Frances Griffin correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/410/1;D Letter to Sophia Cracroft, 9 July [1857] [Regarding support for search for Franklin] holograph
  • MS 248/410/3;D Letter to sister Jane, 12 May 1804 [Family] holograph
  • MS 248/410/2;D Letter (copy) to Sir John Franklin, 8 February 1831 [Regarding Charles Babbage and Edward Sabine]

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to family matters, the search for her brother in law Sir John Franklin and the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition,1845-1847 and polar explorers

Related Material

The institute holds an extensive archival collection for Fanny's sister Jane, Lady Franklin and material on the various expeditions sent to the Arctic in search of the British Naval Northwest passage Expedition, 1845-1847 (leader Sir John Franklin)