Penny, papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 116/1-98;D Letters and papers, written to and by William Penny, 1953 [Used for a Polar Record biography by F J Woodward]
  • MS 116/63/138-139;D Wills (2), 14 April 1850 to 11 August 1853, 2 leaves
  • MS 116/63/140-158;D Miscellaneous papers and draft letters, undated [Mainly relating to the Franklin Search Expeditions]20 leaves, holograph
  • MS 116/96/1-33;D Miscellaneous papers, 1850-1851 [Crew lists, wages lists, costs and accounts for equipment, theatre playbills] 36 leaves, holograph
  • MS 116/97/1-8;D Miscellaneous documents (8) 1839 to 1853 [Relating to Arctic whaling] 8 leaves, holograph and printed
  • MS 248/454/15-16;D Statements (2), 3 December 1849 and [1851] [Plan for expedition] 2 leaves, holograph and copy
  • MS 116/95;D Chart of the principal fixed stars of the first and second magnitude in there exact places by right ascension and declination and by there bearing of distance from each other can be easily found, undated

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers cover relate to the search for Sir John Franklin, expedition plans, material relating to the vessels Penny sailed in and general biographical material


The papers are arranged chronologically

Related Material

The Institute hold an archival collection for Sir John Franklin