The collection comprises of correspondence by Flinders to John and Thomas Franklin
Mathew Flinders collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Mathew Flinders / Collection
- Dates of Creation1801-1812
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (15 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Mathew Flinders was born in Lincolnshire in 1774. After mastering geometry and navigation he joined the navy in 1790. In 1795 he sailed to Port Jackson New South Wales where he undertook survey work along the coast of Australia. As commander of Investigator he continued this work . He died in 1814
The correspondence to the Franklin's is arranged alphabetically by recipient
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Dictionary of National Biography volume 20, Smith, Elder & Co. London (1889) and John Franklin traveller on undiscovered seas by John Wilson, XYZ Publishing Montreal (2001) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Franklin, John] and Deadly winter the life of Sir John Franklin by Martyn Beardsley, Chatham Publishing London (2002) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Franklin, John] 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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