Jane Franklin papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/169;BJ School timetable and report, 1803-1804, 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/168;D A Plan for the employment of time and improvement of the mind arranged according to the nature and relative importance of the studies necessary to be daily pursued, April 1811, holograph
  • MS 248/220;D Essay on sadness, followed by notes on Cornwall, [1812], 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/11;D List of book read, 1814-1824, holograph
  • MS 248/70;BJ Notes, [1820s] [On Scotland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Channel Islands, Holland, Germany, England and Wales] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/59;BJ List of book read, 1825-1841, 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/62;BJ Notes on constitution of Norway [1827] holograph
  • MS 248/167;D Outline statement of career of Sir John Franklin to 1844, holograph
  • MS 248/215;D Article, 6 November 1847 [In Athenaeum, regarding missing Franklin expedition]
  • MS 248/97;BJ Notes on the treatment of convicts in Van Diemen's Land [1848], holograph
  • MS 248/118;BJ List of book read, 1849-1859, holograph
  • MS 248/216;D Memoranda, [1851] [Regarding British Franklin Search Expedition, 1821-1852 (leader William Kennedy)] 3 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/105;BJ Papers, May to October 1850 [Relating to the search for Franklin] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/201;D Form of agreement, 1851 [Between Jane Franklin and Gideon Smith for service in Prince Albert, British Franklin Search Expedition, 1851-1852 (leader William Kennedy)] holograph
  • MS 1100/9;D Extracts from the Admiralty Instructions taken up by the Phoenix to Sir Edward Belcher in 1854, 2 leaves, holograph (Xerox)
  • MS 248/163/2;BJ Notes, 1857 [Regarding death of William Scoresby] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/217;D Notice of reward offered to whalers for news of missing expedition, March 1857
  • MS 248/163/3;BJ Notes, 1860 [Made in United States and Canada] holograph
  • MS 248/218/1-2;D Notes (2) on Charles Hall's discoveries in the Arctic, 1869
  • MS 248/202/1-2;D Notes (2), undated [On boyhood of John Franklin] holograph
  • MS 918;D Will and Testament, 26 January 1871 [Proved 6 August 1875 by Sophia Cracroft and George Benjamin Austin Lefroy] 2 leaves (Xerox)

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers cover Jane's schooling, notes on her husband Sir John, general lists and other material relating to the search for the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (led by Sir John). The material also includes a copy of Jane's will.



Alternative Form Available

MS 248/217;D in the hand of Sophia Cracroft