RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/FEP/1/7
TitleCorrespondence between Eleanor Anne Porden and friend Henry Elliott
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Archive CreatorEleanor Anne Porden, later Eleanor Franklin (1795-1825)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Administrative HistoryHenry Elliott (1786-1873) was a good friend of Eleanor Anne Porden and a member of her Attic Circle. Between c1812-1820 he was the Private Secretary of Henry Temple, Viscount Palmerston, when he was Secretary of War. Elliott later held the position of Secretary to the Board of General Officers (War Office). It was believed by many he may have been closer to Eleanor than just a good friend; before she married John Franklin, she ensured that Franklin knew about the platonic nature of her relationship with Elliott in case any reports of a more intimate relationship came to his attention. Elliott had a brother Edward and a sister

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Elliott; Henry (1786-1873); civil servant
Porden; Eleanor Anne (1795-1825); poet and first wife of explorer Sir John Franklin
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