Maconochie correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/440;D Letter to Jane, Lady Franklin, 12 April 1848 [Reference to Chartists and search for Sir John Franklin] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin)



Related Material

Correspondence by Maconochie can also be found amongst the Back collection (MS 395/53/1-4;BL MACONOCHIE ALEXANDER Miscellaneous papers sent to George Back, undated [Including pres cuttings, letters, articles] 6 leaves, holograph and printed)

The Institute holds an archival collection for Jane Franklin and her husband John which include mention of their time in Van Dieman's Land