RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/FEG/1/32/1
Former ReferenceD3287/31/13
TitleLetter from Arthur Wright to his cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell, accepting request to call on Edward Kay Kendall at St John's College, Cambridge
Date22 Oct 1852
DescriptionHaving come up to Cambidge last night and only just received her letter; he shall be happy to call on Edward Kendall and show him every attention, but Wright's college career is close to its end, so his acquaintance will not be long; he recollects seeing Mrs Kay when in London but not Kendall; he thinks Uncle and Aunt Booth have benefitted from summer sojourn in Lincolnshire, but Clifton will be better for winter quarters. He was reading Mr Gell's address at Colchester when her letter was given to him; he hopes he is well. Supposes she will visit Lincolnshire before she goes to New Zealand. The Arctic news seems satisfactory, but seems only to protract anxious expectations. Regards to Eleanor and Mr Gell.
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SenderArthur Wright
Sender LocationSt John's College (Cambridge)
RecipientEleanor Isabella Gell
Recipient LocationNo address
Archive CreatorEleanor Isabella Franklin, later Eleanor Gell (1824-1860)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Administrative HistoryArthur Wright (1831-1920) was the son of Reverend Thomas Bailey Wright and his wife Henrietta (Franklin); he was the nephew of the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin and cousin of Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell. he was educated at Grantham School and St John's College, Cambridge. He was ordained as a deacon in 1854 and as a priest in 1855. He served as Curate of South Ormsby wirh Driby, 1853-1857, and Vicar of Welton-le-Marsh, 1857-1871. He was Rector of Gunby, 1866-1871 and Rector of Toynton, 1871-1873, before becoming Rector of Coningsby, 1873-1913. He was Prebendary Canon of Lincoln from 1875 to 1920
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Wright; Arthur (1831-1920); Anglican clergyman
Gell; Eleanor Isabella (1824-1860); daughter of explorer Sir John Franklin
Kendall; Edward Kay (1833-1894); Anglican clergyman
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