NameRichardson; Sir; John (1787-1865); physician, naturalist and Arctic explorer
Name TypePerson
Pre TitleSir
ForenamesJohn
SurnameRichardson
Dates1787-1865
Epithetphysician, naturalist and Arctic explorer
Gender IdentityMale
Key EventsBorn at Dumfries, Scotland, 5 Nov 1787; died at Grasmere, Westmorland, 5 June 1865
RelationshipsEldest of 12 children of Gabriel Richardson and his wife Anne (Mundell); he married first Mary Stiven or Stevens (1818-1832), then Mary Booth (1833), by whom he had 7 children, and thirdly Mary Fletcher (1847)
SourceDictionary of Canadian Biography Vol 9 by R.E. Johnson, 1976 (online); Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911 (online)
Related catalogue entries
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D8760/F/FKA/1/8Letters from John Richardson to his relative Sarah Henrietta Kay
D8760/F/FEG/1/18Letters from Sir John Richardson and his third wife Mary to Eleanor Isabella Gell
D8760/F/FJR/1/3/2Typescript copy of letter 25 Nov 1840 from Peter W. Dease to Dr John Richardson on the cultivation of crops in northern Canada
D8760/F/FJR/1/3Copies and extracts from letters and documents of SIr John Richardson
D8760/F/FJR/1/2Letters to John Richardson from other correspondents
D8760/F/FJR/2/4The Polar Regions, by Sir John Richardson
D8760/F/FJR/1/1Letters largely by John Franklin to John Richardson, formerly in a bound volume
D8760/F/FJR/1/3/4Extracts transcribed from letter dated 16 Sep 1848 by Sir John Richardson on his search expedition
D8760/F/FJR/2/1Offprint of Polar Regions by John Richardson from the Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. XVIII.
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/FJR/1Letters of John Richardson, colleague, friend and later relative of John Franklin
D8760/F/FJR/2Printed material of John Richardson, colleague, friend and later relative of John Franklin
D8760/F/FJR/1/3/3Written extract on The Franklin Expedition from "The Montreal Minerva" of 20 Feb 1848, comprising copy of letter from Rev. Father Tache, a Canadian missionary
D8760/F/FSJ/1/9Letters by John Richardson to his naval colleague and friend John Franklin
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/FJRRecords of John Richardson, colleague, friend and later relative of John Franklin
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/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/7/7Printed copy of correspondence, instructions and reports, relating to the Arctic Expeditions
D8760/F/LIB/8/5/1Print of engraving of "The Arctic Council Planning a Search for Sir John Franklin", painted by Stephen Pearce
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