The collection comprises of correspondence by Phipps written on behalf of Queen Victoria to Jane, Lady Franklin
Charles Phipps collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Charles Phipps
- Dates of Creation1859
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Charles Beaumont Phipps was born in Mulgrave Castle Yorkshire, Educated at Harrow he joined the army retiring from active service in 1851. He served the Royal household firstly as equerry to Queen Victoria and then in 1847 as private Secretary to the Prince Consort. He went on to hold other royal appointments. Charles died at St James Palace in February 1866 and was buried at St Georges Chapel Windsor.
The correspondence to Lady Franklin is arranged chronologically
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland, Garland Publishing, London (1994) and Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills, San Diego and Oxford, 2003 and Dictionary of National Biography
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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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