Richards, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/462/1;D Letter to John Barrow, 8 November 1859 [Regarding search for Sir John Franklin]
  • MS 248/462/2-29;D Letters (28) to Sophia Cracroft, 10 March 1857 to 28 May 1878 [Regarding search for Sir John Franklin, knighthood, Edward Belcher, George Nares and Arctic exploration] 34 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/462/30-37;D Letters (8) to Jane, Lady Franklin, 7 November 1861 to 18 December 1873 [Regarding Francis McClintock, Charles Hall, David Livingston and H M Stanley, post as Hydrographer of Admiralty] 11 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the many expeditions mounted by the Admiralty and private individuals to the Arctic in search of the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin)


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient

Alternative Form Available

MS 248/462/1;D is a copy of the letter made by Jane, Lady Franklin

Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for Jane Franklin and Sophia Cracroft