Item 8 - Folder of news clippings relating to the Franklins

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS18-8

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Folder of news clippings relating to the Franklins

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  • c1852 (Creation)

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1 folder of news clippings

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(1786-1847)

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Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), rear admiral, Arctic explorer and lieutenant-governor, was born on 16 April 1786 at Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, ninth of the twelve children of Willingham Franklin and his wife Hannah, née Weekes. Franklin served as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land from 1837 to 1843. He disappeared while on his last expedition, attempting to chart and navigate the Northwest Passage in the North American Arctic.
For more information see: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/franklin-sir-john-2066

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(1791-1875)

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Lady Jane Franklin was born on 4 December 1791, the daughter of John Griffin, silk weaver, of London, and Mary, née Guillemard. In 1828 she married (as his second wife) John Franklin, who was appointed lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen's Land in 1836. For more information see : http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/franklin-lady-jane-2065

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(1890-1985)

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Professor of Modern Languages at UTAS from 1943-1956. His academic career commenced at University College, London where he specialised under the direction of Profesor John George Robertson in the German Theatre of the Renaissance. He emigrated to Sydney in 1926.

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Received from various sources including:
• Dr C.Craig (RS.18/8)
• R.C.Robertson (RS.18/4 (1)
• R.F.Turner (RS.18/4 (2),
• Royal Geographic Society (RS.18/6, on loan from Tasmanian Museum).

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Folder of news clippings relating to the Franklins including report of the Arctic expedition searching for Sir John Franklin (1852), poem on death of Franklin, drawing of coronation of Charles 7th by John Franklin, photo of Lady Franklin's piano, article by L.A.Triebel.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au

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2020

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