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Papers of the Gell and Franklin families (as filmed by the AJCP) [microform] : [M377-380, M390] 1800-1955
Bib ID 1870666
Format ManuscriptManuscript, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Description Canberra : Australian Joint Copying Project, [19--] 
5 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. 
Summary

The papers include : papers of Rev. J.P. Gell and his wife including letters to Eleanor Isabella from Sir John and Lady Franklin and papers about the Queen's School and Christ's College. Correspondents include Ronald C. Gunn of Hobart. Notebooks and diaries, including a diary describing Gell's voyage to Van Diemen's Land on the convict ship Runnymede in 1839-40. Papers of Sir John and Lady Franklin including private and official correspondence of Sir John while Governor of Van Diemen's Land, a letter from Matthew Flinders, 1812, and a series of letters from Sir John to Dr John Richardson, surgeon and naturalist. Also includes letters written by Franklin aboard the Investigator. M390 consists of only three frames, a note on the contents of the Gell archives.

Biography/History

Sir John Franklin served under Flinders on the Investigator, was a polar explorer and Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania, 1836-1843. Lady Jane Franklin (1792-1875) was his second wife. Rev. John Philip Gell (1816-98) was headmaster of Queen's School, Hobart from 1839 and Warden of Christ's College from 1846. In 1849 he married Eleanor Isabella Franklin (1825-60), daughter of Sir John Franklin.

Notes

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project by the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.

National Library of Australia holds microfilm master.

Australian Joint Copying Project miscellaneous series M377-380, M390.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-742422116

Microfilm copy of originals held in private ownership.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A81

Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 8 : Miscellaneous [M series], Entry 66, p. 38.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (11 p.) appears at the beginning of M377. 
Subjects Gell, John Philip, 1816-1898 -- Archives.  |  Gell, Eleanor Isabella, 1825-1860 -- Archives.  |  Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847 -- Archives.  |  Richardson, John, Sir, 1787-1865 -- Correspondence.  |  Runnymede (Ship)
Time Coverage 1800-1955 
Other authors/contributors Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847  |  Richardson, John, Sir, 1787-1865  |  Gell, John Philip  |  Gell, Eleanor Isabella, 1825-1860  |  National Library of Australia  |  Australian Joint Copying Project  |  State Library of New South Wales

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Collect from: Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
Call Number: Mfm M 377-380
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
Call Number: Mfm M 390
Status: Available
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Mfm M 377-380 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
Mfm M 390 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History

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