The collection comprises of correspondence by Mary to her sister Jane, Lady Franklin and Jane's husband Sir John Franklin
Mary Simpkinson collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Mary Simpkinson
- Dates of Creation1832-1841
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (7 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Mary Griffin was the youngest daughter of John Griffin, a wealthy silk weaver and Mary Guillemard. She married John Augustus Francis Simpkinson in 1814. They had two sons John and Francis and three daughters Louisa, Emma and Marianne Jane. Mary was the younger sister of Jane Griffin who married the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to The life, diaries and correspondence of Jane, Lady Franklin, 1792-1875 By Willingham Franklin Rawnsley London Erskine Macdonald
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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