NameFranklin; Sir; John (1786-1847); naval officer and Arctic explorer
Name TypePerson
Pre TitleSir
ForenamesJohn
SurnameFranklin
Dates1786-1847
Epithetnaval officer and Arctic explorer
Gender IdentityMale
Key EventsBorn at Spilsby, Lincolnshire, 16 April 1786; died 11 June 1847 during his last Arctic expedition
RelationshipsNinth child and fifth son of Willingham Franklin and his wife Hannah (nee Weekes); he married Eleanor Anne Porden (1795-1825) at St Mary's Church, Marylebone, on 19 August 1823; their daughter Eleanor Isabella (1824-1860) was born on 3 June 1824; his first wife Eleanor Anne died on 22 February 1825; he married his second wife Jane Griffin (1791-1875) at Stanmore, Middlesex on 5 Nov 1828.
Related catalogue entries
RefNoTitle/Description
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/LIB/8/1Portraits and photographic represntations of Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/5/7"The Voyage of the Fox in the Arctic Seas", by Captain Francis L. McClintock
D8760/F/FSJ/1/1Letters from Eleanor Anne Porden, later Franklin, to John Franklin, later her husband
D8760/F/FSJ/2/1Documents relating to exploration concerning Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/FSJ/1/14Letters, notes and unfinished drafts written by John Franklin
LS/919.804/BK/9781908643216Heart of the hero: the remarkable women who inspired the great polar explorers
LS/623.82/BK/9781847948120Erebus: the story of a ship.
D8760/F/FKA/2/1Letters from John Franklin to his relative Joseph Kay
D8760/F/LIB/1Books identified as having been in the possession of Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/FSJ/2/2Documents relating to the time spent in Van Diemen's Land [now Tasmania] by Sir John Franklin
D517/BOX/9/Item/64Letter from Sir John Franklin, HMS Rainbow, to Rear Admiral George Mundy, regarding his nephew having gone to Malta
D8760/F/FLJ/2/4Printed particulars for branch expedition in search of Captain Sir John Franklin, by Prince Regent Inlet and the passages connecting it with the Western Arctic Sea
D8760/F/FSJ/2/4Autographs and other personal papers of Sir John Franklin and Admiralty colleagues
D8760/F/GEL/2/1/1Proof photograph of Captain John Franklin R.N., afterwards Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/8/1/4Print of the portrait of Sir John Franklin by Negelen
D8760/F/LIB/1/9"The Book of the Church", by Robert Southey; Volume 2
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
LS/920FRA/BK/9781472948694Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror expedition: lost and found.
D8760/F/LIB/5/17"Franklin of the Arctic", by Richard S. Lambert
D8760/F/GHW/1/4/6Photographs of places and people with links to Sir John Franklin, with notes by Richard J. Cyriax
D8760/F/FJR/1/1Letters largely by John Franklin to John Richardson, formerly in a bound volume
D8760/F/LIB/6Pamphlets, published poems and printed material on Sir John Franklin, the search expeditions sent to find him or evidence of their fate, and the exploration of the Arctci regions of northern Canada
D8760/F/LIB/7/2Printed copy of orders from the Admiralty for the Arctic expedition under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross in search of Captain Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/7/10Printed copy of extracts of correspondence on proceedings of the Board of Admiralty. instructions to officers, and correspondence from the United States, relating to the Arctic Expeditions
D8760/F/LIB/10/2/15Newspaper cutting from "The Times" on event held by the Royal Geographical Society at Greenwich in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Sir John Franklin's last expedition
D8760/F/LIB/5Books written on Sir John Franklin, the expeditions sent out to search for him, his ships and his crews, and exploration for the North West Passage in general
D8760/F/GEL/2/1/5Proof photograph of beginning of letter from Eleanor Anne Franklin to her husband John, starting in French
D8760/F/LIB/5/3"Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions", by P.L. Simmonds
D8760/F/GEL/2/1/4Proof photograph of portrait of John Franklin, with label dated 23 January 1824
D8760/F/GEL/2/1Proof photographs for inclusion in "John Franklin's Bride" by Edith Gell, published by John Murray in 1930
D8760/F/FSJ/4Records relating to the trustees of Sir John Franklin, following his death
D8760/F/LIB/6/3/6Magazine "Once a Week", No. XVII, containing article `The Last Voyage of Sir John Franklin' by Captain Sherard Osborn
D8760/F/LIB/4/3"The Town of Sir John Franklin: A History of Spilsby in Lincolnshire", by Rev. H. Cotton Smith
D8760/F/FSJ/1/10Correspondence of John Franklin from members of the Kay family
D8760/F/LIB/5/14"The Life of Sir John Franklin, R.N.", by H.D.Traill
D8760/F/LIB/1/4"Les Aventures de Telemaque, fils d'Ulysse" [The adventures of Telemachus, son of Ulysses], by Francois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon
D8760/F/LIB/5/6"The North West Passage and the Plans for the Search for Sir John Franklin: A Review", by John Brown, F.R.G.S.
D8760/F/FSJ/3/3/2"Journey to the Shores of The Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 1820, 1821 and 1822, with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825, 1826 and 1827", containing Volumes 3-4 by John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/6/6/2Printed copy of address given by the Worshipful Master (Worshipful Brother G.H. Gregory) at an emergency meeting of the Franklin Lodge, No. 838, Boston
D8760/F/LIB/5/2"Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin: A Narrative of the Circumstances and Causes Which Led to the Failure of the Searching Expeditions sent by Government and Others for the Rescue of Sir John Franklin", by Rear Admiral Sir John Ross
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/7Printed copies of Parliamentary papers relating to the expeditions sent in search of Sir John Franklin, his ships and his crews
D8760/F/GEL/2/1/3Proof photograph of page from Franklin's diary on voyage in the Arctic, 1821
D8760/F/FSJ/1/7Letters from Hannah Booth and others to her brother John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/6/4/2Report on the Dominion Government Expedition to Arctic Islands and the Hudson Strait on board the C.G.S. Arctic, 1908-1909, by Captain J.E. Bernier
D8760/F/FSJ/1/15Typed transcripts of letters of John Franklin not held in the Gell collection, including several items not written by or to him
D8760/F/LIB/3/2"A Collection of the Promises of Scripture", by Samuel Clarke
D8760/F/FLJ/2/3Printed particulars for branch expedition in search of Captain Sir John Franklin, by Prince Regent Inlet and the passages connecting it with the Western Arctic Sea
D8760/F/GEL/2/1/6Photograph of start of letter from Eleanor Anne Franklin to her husband John, initially in French
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/LIB/6/6/8Souvenir folder entitled "The Discoveries of the Expedition under the command of Captain Franklin, R.N.: Prudhoe Bay, 1826-1976", curated with the assistance of author Roderic Owen
D8760/F/GHW/1/6/3Letter from Kenneth Franklin to Dr Gell on possible family links wth Sir John Franklin
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/LIB/10/2/11Pages from the journal "The Medium and Daybreak", an article on the Sir John Franklin "Revelation"
D8760/F/FSJ/1/4Letters from James Franklin to his brother Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/6/6Published material relating to Sir John Franklin and Arctic exploration in general
D8760/F/FBO/1/5Letters from Sir John Franklin to his brother-in-law John Booth
D8760/F/FSJ/1Correspondence of Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/5/5"Notice Biographique sur l'Amiral Sir John Franklin", by M. de la Roquette, correspondent of La Societe de Geographie
D8760/F/LIB/6/4/8Canada's Arctic Islands: Reports on Canadian Expeditions, 1922-1926
D8760/F/FKA/1/1Letters from John Franklin to his sister-in-law Sarah Henrietta Kay
D8760/F/FSJ/1/3Letters from John Philip Gell to his prospective father-in-law Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/FSJ/1/11Correspondence of John Franklin with members of the Flinders family
D8760/F/LIB/7/5Printed copy of orders from the Admiralty to James Saunders, master commanding H.M.S. North Star, on supplying provisions and stores for ships employed in searching for Sir John Franklin and his company and ships
D8760/F/LIB/7/18Printed copy of further papers relative to the recent Arctic expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin and the crews of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror
D8760/F/FSJ/1/2Letters from Eleanor Isabella Franklin to her father Sir John Franklin
LS/919.84/BK/9781771640794Frozen in time: the fate of the Franklin Expedition
D8760/E/L/1/1/3Lease by Francis Bedford and Henry Sellwood to William Pearman of No. 13 Castle Street, Oxford Street, London
D8760/F/FSJ/2/3Assorted loose accounts of John Franklin
D8760/F/FSJ/1/12Correspondence of John Franklin with other members of his extended family
D8760/F/LIB/1/1"A Voyage to Terra Australis: Volume 1", by Matthew Flinders
LS/919.8/BK/9780660078816Death in the ice: the mystery of the Franklin expedition.
D8760/F/LIB/5/18"Sir John Franklin in Tasmania", by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
D8760/F/LIB/10Scrapbooks and printed cuttings on Sir John Franklin, search expeditions and related topics
LS/920FRA/BK/009131190XThe fate of Franklin: the life and mysterious death of the most heroic of Arctic explorers.
D8760/F/FSJ/1/9Letters by John Richardson to his naval colleague and friend John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/7/11Printed return to the House of Commons of the sailing orders given to Sir Edward Belcher relating to the Arctic Expedition
D8760/F/FSJ/3Published works of Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/6/5Printed works of poetry inspired by Sir John Franklin and subsequent expeditions
D8760/F/FBO/1/5/1Letter from Sir John Franklin to his brother-in-law John Booth, during the travels of Sir John and Lady Franklin in Ireland
D8760/F/LIB/1/2"A Voyage to Terra Australis: Volume 2", by Matthew Flinders
LS/917.19/BK/9781911546498Franklin's fate: an investigation into what happened to the lost 1845 expedition of Sir John Franklin.
D8760/F/FSJ/2Personal papers of Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/5/13"Life of Sir John Franklin and The North-West Passage", by Captain Albert Hastings Markham
D8760/F/LIB/6/1/8Pamphlet entitled "Des Dernieres Expeditions Faites a la Recherche de Sir John Franklin, et de la cecouverte d'un passage par mer de l'Ocean Atlantique a l'Ocean Pacifique", advertising the Notice by M. de la Roquette, correspondent of La Societe de Geographie
D8760/F/FEP/4/3/2Coeur de Lion, or The Third Crusade; A Poem in Sixteen Books: Volume 2, Books 9-16, by Eleanor Anne Porden
D8760/F/FSJ/1/6Correspondence between sister Elizabeth Franklin and brother John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/7/3Printed copy of orders from the Admiralty for the Arctic expedition under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross in search of Captain Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/6/6/3Programme for The Victorian Exhibition, illustrating Fifty Years of Her Majesy's Reign: The New Gallery, 1891-1892
D8760/F/FSJ/3/1/1"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of The Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 1820, 1821 and 1822", by Captain John Franklin, R.N.
D8760/F/LIB/5/4"Notice Biographique sur l'Amiral Sir John Franklin", by M. de la Roquette, correspondent of La Societe de Geographie
D8760/F/FSJRecords of Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/5/9/1"The Fate of Sir John Franklin", by Captain F.L. McClintock
D8760/F/FLJ/1/1Photographic copy of letter from Jane Franklin to Bishop Broughton, original dated 2 Jan 1844
D8760/F/LIB/1/8"The Book of the Church", by Robert Southey; Volume 1
D8760/F/LIB/6/4/1Report on the Dominion Government Expedition to Arctic Islands and the Hudson Strait on board the C.G.S. Arctic, 1906-1907, by Captain J.E. Bernier
D8760/F/LIB/6/3/7Magazine "Once a Week", No. XVIII, containing continuation of article `The Last Voyage of Sir John Franklin' by Captain Sherard Osborn
D8760/F/GEL/2/1/7Proof photographs of Eleanor's "wonted sofa" and torn label of parcel of letters in the handwriting of John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/7/1Printed copy of instructions to Captain Sir John Franklin for the Arctic Expedition of 1845 and to any officer or officers appointed by the Admiralty on any expedition to search for him, and copy of extracts from any proceedings and correspondence in reference to any Arctic Expeditions from 1845, with copies of charts
D8760/F/FSJ/3/2"Narrative of a Second Expedition to The Polar Sea in the Years 1825, 1826 and 1827", by John Franklin
D8760/F/FSJ/1/5Letters from Willingham Franklin to his brother Sir John Franklin, with related correspondence
D8760/F/LIB/10/2/9Part of book review from "The Pall Mall Gazette", referring to the Franklin expeditions and Captain McClintock
D8760/F/GJP/1/1/1Letter from Sir John Franklin to John Philip Gell
D8760/F/FSJ/1/13Correspondence of John Franklin received from Admiralty, fellow naval officers and other correspondents
D8760/F/GPV/2/1/5Photocopied extracts from "Sir John Franklin in Tasmania" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
D8760/F/FSJ/3/3/1"Journey to the Shores of The Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 1820, 1821 and 1822, with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825, 1826 and 1827", containing Volumes 1-2 by John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/2/2"The New Testament" (in Greek), given by Sir John Franklin to his wife Eleanor Anne
D8760/F/FEG/3/1/11Manuscript transcript of extract from the Presidential address of Sir Roderick Murchison to the Geographical Section of the British Association at the Oxford meeting of 1860, in hand of Eleanor Isabella Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/1/7"The Holy Bible" used by John Franklin on his second expedition (1825-1827)
D8760/F/LIB/7/7Printed copy of correspondence, instructions and reports, relating to the Arctic Expeditions
D8760/F/FBO/1/1Letters from John Franklin to his sister Hannah Booth
D8760/F/LIB/7/12Printed copies (2) of correspondence received at the Admiralty from Sir Edward Belcher, Mr Kennedy, Commander Inglefield, and others on the subject of the Arctic Expeditions
D8760/F/FKA/3/3Letter from Sir John Franklin to his niece Emily Kay, including references to her sister Mary Anne's marriage to Edward Kendall, news of his wife's travels, and the progress of her brother Henry Kay on board H.M.S. Rainbow
D8760/F/LIB/8/5/1Print of engraving of "The Arctic Council Planning a Search for Sir John Franklin", painted by Stephen Pearce
D8760/F/LIB/7/17Printed copies (2) of report from the Select Committee on Arctic Expedition, with proceedings of the Select Committee, minutes of evidence and appendix.
D8760/F/FEP/1/1Letters from John Franklin to Eleanor Anne Porden, later his wife
    Powered by CalmView© 2008-2022