McClintock, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/439/1-3;D Letters (3) (copies) to British Admiralty, 6 June 1857 to 8 October 1859 [Regarding British Franklin Search Expedition, 1857-1859] 3 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/439/4-8;D Letters (5) to Richards Collinson, 6 August 1857 to 12 January 1860 [Regarding British Franklin Search Expedition, 1857-1859] 6 leaves, holograph and copies
  • MS 248/439/9-21;D Letters (13) to Sophia Cracroft, 2 February 1857 to 17 June 1875 [Regarding search for John Franklin] 15 leaves, holograph
  • MS 853;D Letter to Sophia Cracroft, 3 June 1863 [General social matters] holograph
  • MS 248/439/22-36;D Letters (15) to Jane, Lady Franklin, 6 April 1857 to 24 December 1866 [Regarding search for Sir John Franklin, memorial tablet] 18 leaves, holograph
  • MS 438/20;D Letter to J B Harbord, 24 February 1888 [Regarding memorial window to Sir William Edward Parry in Greenwich Hospital chapel] holograph
  • MS 341/4;D Letter (copy) to Mrs George McKinley, 11 February 1860 Note of thanks] typescript
  • MS 1644;D Letter to Sir Clements Markham, 20 December 1885 [Regarding unnamed individual] photocopy and typescript
  • MS 100/66;D Letter to Hugh Robert Mill, 7 April 1903 [Note of thanks] holograph
  • MS 1226/17/1-3;D Letters (3) to Sir James Clark Ross, 1854 to 1855 [Regarding promotion, John Rae, William Kennedy, Sir Edward Belcher, Stephen Court, Joseph Organ etc] 11 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1229/2;D Letter to Alexander Scott, 7 August 1869 [Regarding Harry Peglar] holograph
  • MS 1453/134/1-3;D Letters (2) to Robert Falcon Scott, 20 and 26 July 1901 [On his intended visit to Discovery ] 3 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/439/37;D Letter to Charles Weld, 13 January 1860 [Regarding search for Sir John Franklin] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence covers the various search expeditions sent to the Arctic after the disappearance of the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin), general correspondence and mention of an intended visit to Discovery (British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904)


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Related Material

Correspondence by McClintock can be found amongst the Richardson-Voss collection held at the Institute (MS 1503/59/2;RV McCLINTOCK Compliments to Miss Richardson, MS 1503/66/3;RV McCLINTOCK Letter to John Richardson, 5 November 1863 [Regarding eldest child of a Mr Ibbett])