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Copies of letters to Dr Turnbull

Typescript copies of letters to Dr Turnbull, 1839-1845. Letters from George Arthur (1839), John Franklin (1844, 1845), including one written from H.M.S. Erebus, and Jane Franklin (1845), relating to Tasmania, mutual friends, politics, Sir John's expedition, the college.

John Franklin

Dinner engagement book

Lady Franklin's dinner engagement book for the period 18 January 1837 to 12 August 1843. Listing all guests invited to dinner at Government House.

John Franklin

Folder of news clippings relating to the Franklins

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.

John Franklin

Franklin Papers

  • Collection
  • 1838-1923

Letters, diaries and miscellaneous documents relating to both Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin. Many of the papers are only copies (some with omissions). not original, as, according to Rawnsley, after Lady Franklin's death her niece and companion, Sophia Cracroft, selected some papers for publication and had illegible ones copied or extracted and the originals were destroyed. The copies or extracts have been corrected and edited.

John Franklin

Franklin Papers: miscellaneous

  • Collection
  • 1837-1843

Miscellaneous material relating to Franklin and his appointment, the dismissal of Capt. Maconochie. Lady Franklin's dinner engagement book, stereoscopic photograph of Lady Franklin Museum and assorted correspondence

John Franklin

Letter Sir John Franklin in Hobart to Lady Franklin in South Australia

Xerox copy of letter from Sir John Franklin in Hobart to Lady Franklin in South Australia with Governor Gawler :- New year wishes. The colony quiet and prosperous except for the squabbles of lawyers - refers to cases of Gilbert Robertson v. Thomas Mcdonald and Abbot, when Mr. Anstey was roughly handled by the
Attorney General - verdicts farthing in one case and for the defendants in the other. Mr. Jones directed to supervise criminal proceedings at quarter sessions but declined so the Executive Council had been summoned. Mr. Anstey also 'carrying on a correspondence with the Gov. respecting his office' and so Mr. Sorell appointed his successor. Sir John also refers to his proposed visit to Port Arthur, Mr. Henslowe to come in mid-January, Parker's lameness, Government House plans not yet drawn, gardener arrived, Archdeacon Jefferies.

John Franklin