Franklin, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/393/1-3;D Letters (4) to John Franklin, 6 November 1816 to 1823 [Regarding John Barrow, British Naval Exploring Expedition, 1819-1822] 4 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/394;D Correspondence (22 letters) to or from John Franklin, 1812 to 1822, 44 leaves, copies
  • MS 248/392;D Letter (draft) to Lord Melville, [1814] [Soliciting employment for John Franklin under Captain Epworth] copy

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to John Franklins naval career and general correspondence between the two brothers



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for John Franklin and numerous collections containing material regarding the search of John and the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1847 (led by Franklin)