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Biographical entry Franklin, John (1786 - 1847)

Born
16 April 1786
Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
Died
11 June 1847
at sea
Occupation
Arctic explorer

Summary

(Sir) John Franklin was a well-known polar explorer when, in 1836, he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land. He was recalled in 1843 and continued his explorations meeting his death searching for the 'North-West Passage' in 1847.

Archival resources

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • John Franklin - Records, 1800 - 1847; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • John Franklin - Records, 1845 - 1893, ML MSS 1465; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John Franklin - Records, 1830 - 1853; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John Franklin - Records, 1842, ML DOC 918; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John Franklin - Records, 1837, ML DOC 919; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • John Franklin - Records, 1837 - 1853, G2486; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • John Franklin - Records, 1837 - 1859, MS 114; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Community History Collection

  • John Franklin - Records, 1800 - 1847; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Community History Collection. Details

Royal Society of Tasmania

  • John Franklin - Records, 1837 - 1868; Royal Society of Tasmania. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • John Franklin - Records, 1800 - 1847; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Burns, T. E. and Skemp, J. R., Van Diemen's Land correspondents: letters from R. C. Gunn, R. W. Lawrence, Jorgen Jorgenson, Sir John Franklin and others to Sir William Hooker, 1827 - 1849, Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, 1961, 142 pp. Details
  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, Sir John Franklin in Tasmania 1847-1843, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1949. Details

Book Sections

  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, 'Franklin, Sir John (1786-1847)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 412-415. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010380b.htm. Details
  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, 'Franklin, Sir John (1786-1847), rear-admiral, Arctic explorer and lieutenant-governor', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Prometheus, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 412-415. Details
  • Russell, Penny, 'Paradise Lost: Sir John and Lady Franklin', in Penny Russell (ed.), For Richer, For Poorer: Early Colonial Marriages, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1994. Details

Journal Articles

  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, 'Whence came the lead in Franklin's crewmen', Food Science and Technology Today, vol. 3, no. 2, 1989, pp. 93-94. Details
  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, 'Lead in the last Franklin expedition', Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 20, 1993, pp. 399-409. Details
  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, 'Goldner's preserved meat and the last Franklin expedition', Food Science and Technology Today, vol. 15, no. 1, 2000, pp. 20-24. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.