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Diaries and letters of Lady Jane Franklin and letters of Sir John Franklin 1837-1859 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2794983
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Franklin, Jane, Lady, 1791-1875
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1837-1859 
22 cm. (3 boxes) 
Summary

Manuscript notes by Lady Franklin on a visit to South Australia, 1840 and manuscript diary of an overland tour to Sydney 1839. Extracts from letters to Sir John describing an overland trip from Melbourne to Sydney in 1839 (manuscript copy). Extract from letter to her sister, Mrs. Simpkinson, describing visit to South Australia, 1841, with an account of the Flinders memorial (4 p.).

Material by Sir John Franklin includes: manuscript copy of letter to Mrs. Simpkinson, 14 April 1839. Handwritten letter, 24 May 1842, to Count Strzelecki (4 p.) re. trip to Macquarie Harbour, 1842. Handwritten letter to Lady Franklin, 1 Jan. 1841 (6 p.). Handwritten letter, Launceston, Feb. 1837, to Sir Richard Bourke. Letter to his sister. One page from Ferguson Bibliography.

Biography/History

Lady Jane Franklin, nee Griffin, second wife of Sir John Franklin, Lt. Governor of Tasmania, 1836-1843. Lady Franklin took a great interest in the affairs of the colony, made a number of overland journeys in Australia and concerned herself with scientific research, public education and convict welfare.

Notes

Manuscript reference: NLA MS 114.

Diaries and papers of Sir John and Lady Franklin available also on microfilm at Mfm G 27758, and Mfm G 2486-87

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-244216652

Related Material Diary of Lady Franklin held in National Library of Australia Manuscript Section at MS 5651 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A1011

Subjects Franklin, Jane, Lady, 1791-1875 -- Correspondence.  |  Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847 -- Correspondence.  |  Bourke, Richard, Sir, 1777-1855 -- Correspondence.  |  Strzelecki, Paul Edmund de, Sir, 1797-1873 -- Correspondence.  |  Franklin, Jane, Lady, 1791-1875 -- Diaries.  |  Governors -- Tasmania -- Correspondence.  |  Tasmania -- Governors' spouses -- Correspondence.  |  Victoria -- Description and travel.  |  New South Wales -- Description and travel.  |  South Australia -- Description and travel.
Time Coverage 1837-1859 
Occupation Governors' spouses.  |  Lieutenant governors.
Other authors/contributors Franklin, Jane, Lady, 1791-1875

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