Bibliographers & librarians
Born in Cam, Gloucestershire on 15 April 1851; died on 22 May 1935 at his Oxford home. Educated at Crewkerne Grammar School (18614) and Marlborough College (186470), and won a scholarship to Brasenose College, Oxford in 1870. He was elected a fellow of Brasenose in 1876, and entered the Bodleian Library as a sub-librarian in June 1880. Upon E.W.B. Nicholson's enforced retirement in 1912, Madan succeeded him as librarian, at the age of sixty-one. On the outbreak of war in 1914, he was granted an extension for five years, and retired in 1919 (ODNB). He was renowned for his meticulous cataloguing of manuscripts, but not mentioned in the ODNB biography his classification of Bradshaw's timetables: see letter from R.B. Fellows. Locomotive Mag., 1943, 49, 142.