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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/FEG/1/12
TitleCorrespondence between cousins Catherine Franklin, later Rawnsley, and Eleanor Isabella Franklin later Gell
DescriptionThe 10 letters written by Eleanor Franklin between 1832 and 1849 were sent by Catherine to John Philip Gell as keepsakes after Eleanor's death in 1860.
Extent15 items
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorEleanor Isabella Franklin, later Eleanor Gell (1824-1860)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Administrative HistoryCatherine Franklin, later Rawnsley (1818-1892) was the daughter of Sir Willingham Franklin and his wife Catherine Elizabeth (nee Burnside). She was the niece of Sir John Franklin, whose only child was Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell. Catherine married Robert Drummond Rawnsley, son of Reverend Thomas Hardwicke Rawnsley of Holton Holgate, on 15 Sep 1842; they had 9 children (Mary Sophia, Willingham Franklin, Emily Margaret, Hardwicke Drummond, Alfred Edward, Walter Hugh, Ethel Elizabeth, Arthur Eden, John Franklin).

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Rawnsley; Catherine Ann (1818-1892); wife of Reverend Robert Drummond Rawnsley
Gell; Eleanor Isabella (1824-1860); daughter of explorer Sir John Franklin
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