Churchwood, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 116/14/1-2;D Letters (2) to Captain Hamilton, [1851] [Regarding William Penny] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 116/14/3;D Letter to William Penny, 12 January 1852 [Regarding letter to The Times] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

William Penny (1809-1892) made his first whaling voyage aged twelve. In the ensuing years he led several expeditions to the whaling grounds of the Arctic and in 1850 was placed in command of the British Franklin Search Expedition sent to search Jones Sound and Wellington Channel for signs of the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin).



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for William Penny