Franklin, Jane Griffin, Lady, 1792-1875

Franklin, Jane Griffin, Lady, 1792-1875



  • Existence: 1792 - 1875


Lady Jane Franklin was born in London on December 4, 1791. A well educated traveler she married John Franklin in 1828, after the death of his first wife whose friend she had been. In 1845, Lord Franklin set out on his last voyage and disappeared. Lady Franklin spent the next years trying to discover what had happened to him. To that extent, she sponsored seven expeditions between 1850 and 1875. Lady Franklin died in 1875.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Jane G. Franklin correspondence

Stefansson Mss-180
Identifier: Mss-180
Date(s): 1850 to 1864

Lady Jane Griffin Franklin (1792-1875), Tasmanian pioneer, traveler and second wife of Sir John Franklin. Consist of a collection of letters concerning the search for Sir John Franklin.

Sherard Osborn letter

Mss 855160
Identifier: Mss 855160
Date(s): 1855-02-10
Scope and Contents

Four-page letter from Sherard Osborn in London to Lady Jane Franklin, discussing non-return of Elisha Kent Kane from the Arctic and the method and cost of a rescue mission.