NameFranklin; Lady; Jane (1791-1875); second wife of Sir John Franklin, campaigner and traveller
Name TypePerson
Pre TitleLady
ForenamesJane
SurnameFranklin
Also Known Asnée Griffin, Jane
Dates1791-1875
Epithetsecond wife of Sir John Franklin, campaigner and traveller
Gender IdentityFemale
Key EventsBorn Bedford Place, London, 3 Dec 1791, daughter of John Griffin; died 18 July 1875; buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Address21 Bedford Square (father's house); 33 Spring Gardens (near Admiralty) from 1849
RelationshipsShe was the second of three daughters of John Griffin, a London silk merchant, and his wife, Mary Guillemard, both of Huguenot descent.
Source"The Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian Lady Adventurer" by Alison Alexander, published Allen and Unwin, 2016 (paperback). "Lady Franklin's Revenge" by Ken McGoogan, 2007 (paperback). Proof copy of "Portrait of Jane: A Life of Lady Franklin", by Frances J. Woodward, later published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1951 (DRO ref. D8760/F/LIB/3/3)
Related catalogue entries
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D8760/F/FLJ/1Correspondence of Lady Jane Franklin, including copies
D8760/F/FLJ/3/1Newspaper cutting from "The Times", printing letters from Jane Franklin and Henry Willingham Gell refuting the claims of the friends of the late Robert M'Clure that he was "The Discoverer of the North-West Passage"
D8760/F/GPL/2/1Draft biographical notes on Lady Jane Franklin by Philip Lyttelton Gell
D8760/F/LIB/8/2Photographs of portrait of Lady Jane Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/5/7"The Voyage of the Fox in the Arctic Seas", by Captain Francis L. McClintock
D8760/F/FBO/1/3Letters from Lady Jane Franklin to her sister-in-law Hannah Booth
D8760/F/LIB/8/2/2Photographic facsimile of portrait of Jane, Lady Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/8/2/3Photographic facsimile of portrait of Jane, Lady Franklin, with caption underneath of it being the only existing portrait, taken at the age of 22
D8760/F/FLJ/2/8Copy of the last will and testament of Jane Franklin, widow of Sir John Franklin, made 26 Jan 1871
D8760/F/FLJ/2/1Commonplace book of Lady Jane Franklin, comprising largely of copies of passages on religious or philosophical themes
D8760/F/LIB/11/3"The Aeneid of Virgil", translated by John Conington
D8760/F/GHW/2/1Pages taken from "Britannia", Vol. 4 No. 7, containing article on Lady Franklin by Henry Willingham Gell (on pages 98-100)
D8760/F/FLJ/2Documents of Lady Jane Franklin
D8760/F/FKA/1/7Letters from Lady Jane Franklin to her relative Sarah Henrietta Kay
D8760/F/FLJ/3/3"Portrait of Jane: A Life of Lady Franklin", by Frances J. Woodward [pre-press proof copy]
D8760/F/LIB/8/2/1Photographic facsimile of portrait of Jane Franklin
D8760/F/FLJ/2/5Printed copy of letter addressed by Lady Franklin to the Admiralty concerning the possibility of an expedition being sent by the Bering Strait
D8760/F/GHW/1/4/6/9Photograph of Portland Villa, Portland Place, Leamington Spa, reportedly the residence of Sir Edward Parry
D8760/F/LIB/5/8"The Little Fox", by S.T.C.
D8760/F/GHW/2/2Pages taken from "Britannia", Vol. 4 No. 7, containing article on Lady Franklin by Henry Willingham Gell (on pages 98-100)
D8760/F/FKA/2/2/1Letter from Lady Jane Franklin to her relative Joseph Kay, during her travels in the Mediterranean, including on building proposal in Athens
D8760/F/FLJ/3Printed material on Lady Jane Franklin
D8760/F/FLJRecords of Lady Jane Franklin nee Griffin, second wife of Sir John Franklin
D8760/F/LIB/6/5/2"Arctic Enterprise: A Poem in Seven Parts", by Chandos Hoskyns Abrahall
D8760/F/LIB/7/15Printed copies (2) of letter addressed by Lady Franklin to the Admiralty, dated 24 Feb 1854, in reference to its announcement in the London Gazette of 20 Jan 1854 respecting the officers and crews of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror
D8760/F/FEG/1/2Letters from Lady Jane Franklin (née Griffin) to her stepdaughter Eleanor Isabella Franklin, later Gell
D8760/F/LIB/7/14Printed copy of letter addressed by Lady Franklin to the Admiralty in reference to its announcement concerning the officers and crews of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror
D8760/F/FLJ/2/6Printed particulars for "Lady Franklin's Final Search", appealing for contributions to expedition using the yacht called the "Fox" under the command of Captain McClintock
D8760/F/FLJ/1/1Photographic copy of letter from Jane Franklin to Bishop Broughton, original dated 2 Jan 1844
D8760/F/GPV/2/1/5Photocopied extracts from "Sir John Franklin in Tasmania" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
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.
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