Forsyth, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/385/1-3;D Letters (3) to Jane, Lady Franklin, 16 July 1850 to 20 April 1851 [Regarding various Franklin search expeditions] 5 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the disappearance of the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1849 (leader Sir John Franklin) with particular mention of the privately funded search expedition of 1850 commanded by Forsyth



Related Material

The Institute holds extensive archival material for Jane Franklin including numerous letters written regarding the disappearance of her husband and the subsequent search expeditions mounted.