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Franklin and his family

The Franklin Searches

  • Sir Horatio Austin (died 1865): leader of the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1850-1851
  • Robert Allan (1812-1903): for the first Franklin Search Expedition led a party to explore Lowther and Garrett Islands
  • William Kennedy (1814-1890): leader of the British Franklin Search Expedition, 1851-1852, sponsored by Lady Franklin
  • Charles Forsyth (circa 1810-1873): leader and commander of the schooner Prince Albert on the British Franklin Search Expedition in 1850, sponsored by Lady Franklin
  • William Penny (born 1809): commanded the British Franklin Search Expedition, 1850-1851
  • Sir Edward Inglefield (1820-1894): leader of the British Franklin Search Expedition in 1852; author of A summer search for Sir John Franklin; with a peep into the polar basin (1853)
  • Sir Richard Collinson (1811-1883): commander of the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1850-1855
  • Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877): led the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1852-1854
  • Sir Francis McClintock (1819-1907): commander of Fox on the British Franklin Search Expedition, 1857-1859
  • Charles Francis Hall (1821-1871): leader of the United States Franklin Search Expedition, 1864-1869

Lady Franklin's correspondence

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