NameGell; Eleanor Isabella (1824-1860); daughter of explorer Sir John Franklin
Name TypePerson
ForenamesEleanor Isabella
SurnameGell
Also Known Asnée Gell, Eleanor Isabella
Dates1824-1860
Epithetdaughter of explorer Sir John Franklin
Gender IdentityFemale
Key EventsBorn in London, 3 June 1824; died at Tredunnoc, Monmouthshire, 30 Aug 1860
RelationshipsDaughter of John Franklin and his first wife Eleanor Anne (Porden); she married John Philip Gell on 7 June 1849; they had 7 children, Elizabeth Eleanor Franklin (1850-1909), John Franklin (1851-1884), Philip Lyttelton (1852-1926), Mary Frances (1854-1946), Henry Willingham (1856-1942), Alice Honora (1857-1927) and Lucy Dorothea (1859-1939).
SourceAssorted published books on Sir John Franklin, the records in the Gell collection and assorted genealogical websites.
Related catalogue entries
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LS/920FRA/BK/9780571231614Franklin: tragic hero of polar navigation
D8760/F/FEG/1/1Letters from Sir John Franklin to his daughter Eleanor Isabella Franklin
D8760/F/FEG/1/29/1Letter from Emily Tennyson to her cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell, written during Emily's honeymoon with the poet Alfred Tennyson
D8760/F/FEG/1/28Letters from cousin Anne Weld (née Sellwood) to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FKA/3/4Letters from Eleanor Isabella Franklin to her cousin (Sarah) Frances Kay
D8760/F/FEG/1/45Letters from cousin Mary Louisa Dixon (née Simpkinson) to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FBO/1/2Letters from Eleanor Isabella Franklin to her aunt Hannah Booth
D8760/F/FEG/1/18Letters from Sir John Richardson and his third wife Mary to Eleanor Isabella Gell
LS/919.804/BK/9781908643216Heart of the hero: the remarkable women who inspired the great polar explorers
D8760/F/FEG/1/21Letters from Catherine Cracroft to her cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/33Letters from Sarah Henrietta Kay (née Porden) to her niece Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/GEL/2/1/2Proof photograph of torn label of parcel of letters received by John Franklin from his wife Eleanor, to be given to his daughter
D8760/F/FEG/1/36Letters to Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell, from cousins in the Kay family
D8760/F/FEG/1/11Correspondence between Elizabeth Franklin and her niece Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/5/1Letter from Reverend Philip Gell to his future daughter-in-law Eleanor Isabella Franklin
D8760/F/FEG/4Letters and other documents following the death and burial of Eleanor Isabella Gell nee Franklin in 1860
D8760/F/FEG/1/10Letters from Harriet Sim (née Dod) to her relation Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/39Letters from Lady Mary Simpkinson (née Griffin) to her niece Eleanor Isabella Franklin
D8760/F/FEG/1/38Letters between Frances Majendie (née Griffin) and her niece Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/LIB/6/1/9"The Last Journals of Captain Fitzjames, R.N., of the Lost Polar Expedition", edited by William Coningham, Esq., M.P.
D8760/F/LIB/3Books identified as having been in the possession of Eleanor Isabella Gell nee Franklin
D8760/F/FEG/1/40/1Letter from Sir Francis Simpkinson to Eleanor Isabella Gell, including on the the unsuitability of office for her husband John Philip Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/16/1Letter from John Booth to his niece Eleanor Isabella Gell, on the wearing of mourning clothes following the Admiralty announcement on the presumed deaths of Sir John Franklin and his men
D8760/F/FEG/1/12Correspondence between cousins Catherine Franklin, later Rawnsley, and Eleanor Isabella Franklin later Gell
D8760/F/LIB/3/1"The Public and Private Life of the Ancient Greeks", by Henrich Hase, translated from German
D8760/F/LIB/5/11"A Brave Man and His Belongings: Being Some Passages in the Life of Sir John Franklin R.N.", by Eliza Margaret Jupp
D8760/F/LIB/3/2"A Collection of the Promises of Scripture", by Samuel Clarke
D8760/F/LIB/5/10"A Brave Man and His Belongings: Being Some Passages in the Life of Sir John Franklin R.N.", by Eliza Margaret Jupp
D8760/F/FEG/1/34Letters from cousin Mary Anne Kendall (née Kay) to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/14Letters from Fanny Lydia Franklin, wife of Willingham Franklin, to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FKA/1/4Letters from Eleanor Isabella Franklin to her aunt Sarah Henrietta Kay
D8760/F/FEG/1/9Letters from Harriet Isabella Gell to her sister-in-law Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEP/4/4/6Poem entited "Charity: A Second Contribution in aid of the Bedford Free School, Argyll Rooms", 5 May 1821 [by Eleanor Anne Porden]
D8760/F/FEG/1/32/1Letter from Arthur Wright to his cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell, accepting request to call on Edward Kay Kendall at St John's College, Cambridge
D8760/F/FEP/4/1The Veils; or The Triumph of Constancy: A Poem in 6 Books, by Eleanor Anne Porden
D8760/F/FEP/4/3/1Coeur de Lion, or The Third Crusade; A Poem in Sixteen Books: Volume 1, Books 1-8, by Eleanor Anne Porden
D8760/F/FEG/2Diaries of Eleanor Isabella Gell nee Franklin
D8760/F/FEG/1/13Letters from Emma Franklin to her cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/37Letters from John Griffin, father of Lady Franklin, to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/5Letters from father-in-law Reverend Philip Gell to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/6Letters from mother-in-law Elizabeth Gell (née Dod) to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/3Letters from John Philip Gell to his wife Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/8Letters from Elizabeth Gell to her sister-in-law Eleanor Isabella Gell (nee Franklin)
D8760/F/FEG/1/35/1Letter from Mary Anne Mantell to her cousin Eleanor Gell
D8760/F/FSJ/1/2Letters from Eleanor Isabella Franklin to her father Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/FEG/1/31Letters from Henrietta Weekes Wright (née Franklin) to her niece Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/27Letters from Henry Sellwood to his niece Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/41/1Letter from John Nassau Simpkinson to his cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell, including reference to her improved relations with Lady Jane Franklin
D8760/F/FEG/1/44Letters from Marianne Jane Simpkinson to her cousin Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/26/1Letter from Julia Price to Eleanor Isabella Gell, mainly on family news, including on the death of her sister-in-law Anne Price in the British Virgins Islands
D8760/F/FEG/1/42Letters from Sarah Dorothea (known as Dora) Simpkinson (née Vaughan), wife of John Nassau Simpkinson, to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/48Letters from the Guillemard family to Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/46Letters from James Dixon, husband of Mary Louisa Dixon (née Simpkinson), to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/22Letters from cousin Emma Cracroft to Eleanor Isabella Franklin later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/30/1Letter from Louisa Turner to her cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell, congratulating Eleanor on her marriage to Mr Gell: with envelope
D8760/F/FEG/1/7Letters from Fredrick Gell to his sister-in-law Eleanor Isabella Gell (nee Franklin)
D8760/F/FEG/1/47Letters from Anna M. Dixon, sister of husband of Mary Louisa Dixon (née Simpkinson), to Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/2Letters from Lady Jane Franklin (née Griffin) to her stepdaughter Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/3Personal records of Eleanor Isabella Gell nee Franklin
D8760/F/FEG/1/4Letters to Eleanor Isabella Gell from her children
D8760/F/FEG/1/23/1Letter from Isabella Cracroft to her cousin Eleanor Isabella Franklin, written while Eleanor was in Tasmania
D8760/F/FEG/1/49Letters from the Beaufort family to Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/50Letters from the Parry family to Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/51Letters from members of the Ross family to Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/15Letters from Hannah Booth to her niece Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/19Letters from Thomas Willingham Booth to his cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/20Letters from Isabella Cracroft (née Franklin) to her niece Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/24Letters from Sophia Cracroft to her cousin Eleanor Isabella Franklin later Gell
D8760/F/FEG/1/25Letters from Mary Price (née Franklin) to her cousin Eleanor Isabella Franklin later Gell
D8760/F/FEGRecords of Eleanor Isabella Gell nee Franklin, daughter of Sir John and Eleanor Franklin and wife of Reverend John Philip Gell
D8760/F/LIB/1/7"The Holy Bible" used by John Franklin on his second expedition (1825-1827)
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