RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Former ReferenceD3311/31/17
TitleLetter from John Booth to his niece Eleanor Isabella Gell, on the wearing of mourning clothes following the Admiralty announcement on the presumed deaths of Sir John Franklin and his men
Date14 Mar 1854
DescriptionAunt busy packing because Mr Fowler has only just told them that he "has given up this house some months ago"; will be wearing mourning when he come to Town in June; concern about upsetting other members of the family , regarding "this distressing subject in Lincolnshire"; will try to promote good relations in the family; assures Eleanor that he and wife not guided by Lady Franklin; doesn't think the wider Lincolnshire family are either; encloses letter from Sir J. Richardson; love to Eleanor, Mr Gell and children on "this melancholy occasion"; he is better following period of gout.
Extent1 sheet
SenderJohn Booth
Sender_LocationNo address
RecipientEleanor Isabella Gell
Recipient_LocationNo address
Archive CreatorEleanor Isabella Franklin, later Eleanor Gell (1824-1860)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
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Booth; John (1779-1854)
Gell; Eleanor Isabella (1824-1860); daughter of explorer Sir John Franklin
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