Phipps correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/456;D Letter to Jane, Lady Franklin, 30 December 1859 [Written on behalf of Queen Victoria. Gives thanks for copy of McClintock's narrative of British Franklin Search Expedition, 1857-1859, mention of her admiration for Lady Franklin] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the search for the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin). In 1857 Lady Franklin sent a private expedition under the command of Francis Leopold McClintock to the Arctic, which returned with the first written record from the expedition.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Material

The Institute holds numerous archival collections containing material relating to the search for the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin) including a collection for Jane Franklin