Sophia Cracroft, papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/267/1-7;D Statements (7), 1849 to 1857 [Regarding the search for Sir John Franklin] 15 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/254/1-2;D Directions (2) to William Kennedy [1851] [For use of carrier pigeons on British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1851-1852] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/265;D Statement, [1855] [Position of Jane, Lady Franklin in dispute over Sir John Franklin's will] 23 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/266/1;D Obituary of Jane Franklin, 19 July 1875
  • MS 248/266/2;D Notes for memoir of Jane Franklin, undated, 10 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/494;D Note, undated [Regarding the spoons found in the Canadian Arctic and eventually presented to Sophia] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers include notes on the search for the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1847 (leader Sir John Franklin) and obituary for Jane, Lady Franklin and other material


The material is arranged chronologically