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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/FEG/1/29
TitleLetters from Emily Tennyson (née Sellwood) to her cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell
Extent1 item
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorEleanor Isabella Franklin, later Eleanor Gell (1824-1860)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Administrative HistoryEmily Sellwood, later Tennyson (1813-1896) was the daughter of lawyer Henry Sellwood and his wife Sarah (nee Franklin), as well as the niece of Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin and cousin of Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell. Emily married the poet Alfred Tennyson on 13 June 1850 at Shiplake near Reading, Berkshire; they had two children, Hallam (1852-1928) and Lionel (born 1854). She became the secretary and manager of her husband's business arrangements after their marriage. She was also the sister of Anne (1814-1896), who later married Charles Weld, and Louisa (1816-1879), who married Reverend Charles Tennyson Turner, brother of the poet Alfred.
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