Herschel, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/423/1-2;D Letters (2) to John Franklin, 8 March 1838 and 16 June 1839 [Regarding drowning of Lieutenant Thomas Burnett while surveying the D'Entrecastaux Channel in 1837, frontier movement of Boers in Cape Colony and plans for the British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843 to the Antarctic] 2 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence contains material on the Cape Colony (South Africa) the D'Entrecastaux Channel, Papua New Guinea and the British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843 to the Antarctic (leader James Clark Ross).



Related Material

See SPRI collection GB 015 British Naval Expedition, 1839-1834 (leader James Clark Ross). The Institute also holds extensive material on John Franklin which it is hoped will be placed on the HUB in due course.

Geographical Names