Sophia Cracroft, journals

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/239;BJ Journal, 1843 to June 1844 [Departure from Tasmania to arrival in England, reference to Sir John Franklin, Francis Crozier] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/240;BJ Journal, 29 July to 27 September 1849 [visit Orkney and Shetland Islands] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/241;BJ Journal, 12 September 1851 to 28 February 1852 [Regarding the search for Sir John Franklin] 21 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/229;BJ Journal, 12 June to 27 August 1851 and 20 July to 15 August 1853 [Visits to Scotland] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/230;BJ Journal, 14 to 16 August 1855 [Visit to Paris] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/231;BJ Journal, 5 to 18 January 1856 [Visit to Paris] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/232/1-3;BJ Journals (3), 13 April to 17 July 1858 [Near East and Greece] 3 volumes, holograph
  • MS 248/233;BJ Journal, 18 February to 30 March 1862 [Visit to Japan] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/234/1-5;BJ Journals (5), 10 November 1864 to 23 March 1865 [Visit to Spain and the Balearic Islands] 5 volumes, holograph
  • MS 248/235/1-2;BJ Journals (2), 17 February to 21 May 1871 [Visit to Spain] 2 volumes, holograph
  • MS 248/242;BJ Journal, 12 May to 14 June 1870 [Alaska, including drawings] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/236;BJ Journal, 21 to 23 September 1871 [Oberammergau] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/237;BJ Journal, 30 March to 19 June 1874 [Reference to funeral of David Livingston, Franklin monument at Westminster Abbey, John Rea] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 248/238;BJ Journal, 21 October 1874 to 23 January 1875 [Reference to Albert, Discovery and Pandora expeditions, Sherard Osborn, William Kennedy, Julius Payer, Richard Collinson, John Rea, McClintock, etc] 1 volume, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The journals recount Sophia's travels with Jane Lady Franklin (her aunt) and the search for Sir John Franklin and the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1847 (led by Sir John)

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Material

The institute holds extensive journals by Jane, Lady Franklin which also recount their travels.