Grinnell correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/413/1-2;D Letters (2) to Sophia Cracroft, 31 March 1857 and 27 January 1859 [On Admiralty's refusal to use HMS Resolute for Franklin search] 4 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/413/3-6;D Letters (4) to Jane, Lady Franklin, 11 December 1856 to 1859 [Regarding presentation of HMS Resolute to Britain by United States] 5 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the search for the missing British Naval Northwest passage expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin)



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collections for Sophia Cracroft and Jane Franklin