The collection comprises of the correspondence by Colston with Jane, Lady Franklin
John Colston collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 John Colston
- Dates of Creation1849
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
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Administrative / Biographical History
John Colston was a surgeon and contemporary of Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). He resided in Herefordshire and during the autumn of 1849 he corresponded with Jane, Lady Franklin regarding the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin)
The correspondence with Lady Franklin is arranged chronologically
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland Garland Publishing, London (1994) and Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills San Diego and Oxford, 2003
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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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