Eleanor Franklin, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/390;D Letter to James Clark Ross, 13 September 1843 [Congratulations on Antarctic expedition] holograph
  • MS 1100/2/1-2;D Letters (2) to William Scoresby Jr, 15 January and 27 April 1849 [Regarding Franklin search] 7 leaves, holograph (Xerox)

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the British Exploring Expedition,1839-1843 (leader James Clarke Ross) to the Antarctic and mention of the search for her father Sir John Franklin and the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1847.



Alternative Form Available

MS 1100 is a copy

Related Material

The institute holds extensive archival collections which cover the search for Eleanor's father and the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition,18345-1847. The Institute also holds archival collections fro Eleanor's mother the British romantic poet Eleanor Anne Porden, and her step mother Jane Franklin.

Location of Originals

MS 1100 original letter held at Whitby museum (1982)