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RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
ReferenceD8760/F/FEG/1/40/1
Former ReferenceD3287/31/1/5
TitleLetter from Sir Francis Simpkinson to Eleanor Isabella Gell, including on the the unsuitability of office for her husband John Philip Gell
Date[c1850]
DescriptionConcerning unsuitability of office mentioned by Eleanor for John Gell, as it would mean he could not continue his curacy, he would have to preach every Sunday morning out of term and the salary is only £100 a year . Only dated Friday: Gell was always looking for better career opportunities after his marriage in June 1849, and Sir Francis died in July 1851.
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SenderFrancis Simpkinson
Sender_LocationLincoln's Inn
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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Simpkinson; Sir; John Augustus Francis (1780-1851); barrister and judge
Gell; Eleanor Isabella (1824-1860); daughter of explorer Sir John Franklin
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