Franklin, John, (Sir) (1786-1847)

Also known as
Franklin, Dzhon (1786-1847)
Franklin, John (1786-1847)
Field of activity
Navies--Officers; Explorers; Governors--Tasmania; Rear Admiral; Arctic explorer; lieutenant-governor
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35100108
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-826477

Biographies

Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), rear admiral, Arctic explorer and lieutenant-governor, was born on 16 April 1786 at Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, ninth of the twelve children of Willingham Franklin and...

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(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.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  • (Corporate Body) Tasmanian Natural History Society (1838 - 1849)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Franklin, John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Franklin, Sir John (1786-1847), rear-admiral, Arctic explorer and lieutenant-governor
    Fitzpatrick, Kathleen
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Prometheus, 1, 412-415
  3. Sir John Franklin in Tasmania 1847-1843
    Fitzpatrick, Kathleen
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1949
  4. Franklin, Sir John (1786-1847)
    Fitzpatrick, Kathleen
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 412-415
  5. Goldner's preserved meat and the last Franklin expedition
    Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry
    Published: 2000
    Series: Food Science and Technology Today, 15, 1, 20-24
  6. Lead in the last Franklin expedition
    Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry
    Published: 1993
    Series: Journal of Archaeological Science, 20, 399-409
  7. Whence came the lead in Franklin's crewmen
    Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry
    Published: 1989
    Series: Food Science and Technology Today, 3, 2, 93-94
  8. Paradise Lost: Sir John and Lady Franklin
    Russell, Penny
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1994
    Series: For Richer, For Poorer: Early Colonial Marriages
  9. 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
    Burns, T. E. and Skemp, J. R.
    Published: Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, 1961

Resources by John Franklin (107)

  1. Letter : to Rev. Thomas Ainger
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Unpublished : 1836 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Signature and seal
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Unpublished : 1841 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 145,229.141)

  3. Voyages of discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic seas and round the world : being personal narratives of attempts to reach the North and South Poles, and of an open-boat expedition up the Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin and Her Maje ...
    Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Book, Microform : 1884-1980 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At National Library
    Voyages of discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic seas and round the world : being personal narratives of attempts to reach the North and South Poles, and of an open-boat expedition up the Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin and Her Majesty's ships "Erebus" and "Terror", in Her Majesty's boat "Forlorn Hope", under the command of the author to which are added an autobiography, appendix, portraits, maps and numerous illustrations / by R. M'Cormick
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 142,457.016)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 142,457.016)

  4. Document bearing signature of John Franklin
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Unpublished : 1842 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 142,293.094)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 142,293.094)

  5. Seal
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Unpublished : 1842 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. [6 letters from John Franklin to his family, 1801-1804 : and 2 letters from Matthew Flinders to Thomas Franklin, 1801.]
    Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Book : 1801-1804 ]
    At Flinders University
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132,196.859)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132,196.859)

  7. Sir John Franklin's journals and correspondence : the first Arctic land expedition, 1819-1822 / edited with an introduction by Richard C. Davis
    Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 2 libraries
    Sir John Franklin's journals and correspondence : the first Arctic land expedition, 1819-1822 / edited with an introduction by Richard C. Davis
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 123,153.422)

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  8. Narrative of some passages in the history of Van Diemen's Land : during the last three years of Sir John Franklin's administration of its government. A facsimile reproduction
    Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Book : 1967 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 120,909.805)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 120,909.805)

  9. [Journal and miscellaneous papers of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin, 1837-1853]
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1900-1999 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 118,858.875)

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  10. Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Polar Sea in the years 1819-1822
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Book : 2005 ]
    Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Polar Sea in the years 1819-1822
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 118,507.672)

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  1. Letter : to Rev. Thomas Ainger
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Unpublished : 1836 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 145,264.969)

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  2. Signature and seal
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Unpublished : 1841 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Voyages of discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic seas and round the world : being personal narratives of attempts to reach the North and South Poles, and of an open-boat expedition up the Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin and Her Maje ...
    Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Book, Microform : 1884-1980 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At National Library
    Voyages of discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic seas and round the world : being personal narratives of attempts to reach the North and South Poles, and of an open-boat expedition up the Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin and Her Majesty's ships "Erebus" and "Terror", in Her Majesty's boat "Forlorn Hope", under the command of the author to which are added an autobiography, appendix, portraits, maps and numerous illustrations / by R. M'Cormick
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  4. Document bearing signature of John Franklin
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Unpublished : 1842 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  5. Seal
    Franklin, John Sir, 1786-1847
    [ Unpublished : 1842 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. Dzhon Franklin / I︠U︡. Davydov
    Davydov, I︠U︡ri.̆
    [ Book : 1956 ]
    Languages: Russian
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  7. Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N. KNT. F.R.S. etc. etc. etc
    [ Book : 1800-1899 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. The endless guest : the life of John Franklin / Ann Sutton
    Sutton, Ann, 1923-
    [ Book : 1966 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 135,758.875)

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  9. Sir John Franklin, the colonial governor, 1837-1843 / by John Reynolds
    Reynolds, John, 1901-
    [ Book : 1937 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  10. [Biographical cuttings on Sir John Franklin, former Governor of Tasmania, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 134,288.203)

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  1. Spencer, Baldwin, (Sir) (1860-1929)
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    ... Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer arrived in Australia in 1887 to take up the chair of Professor of ... Lincoln College Fellow (1886), (Sir) Walter Baldwin Spencer was appointed to the foundation chair of ...
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  3. Wainewright, Thomas Griffiths (1794-1847)
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    ... Governor Sir John Franklin ... John T. Payne ... Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794-1847), artist and writer, was born in October 1794 at Richmond ... affinities with Fuseli, date from this time. John Linnell also claimed Wainewright as a pupil in an ...
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  1. [Portrait of Sir John Franklin] T.H ...
    Maguire, T. H. ...
    [ Art work : 1840-1849 ]
    [Portrait of Sir John Franklin] T.H. Maguire; Negelen
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    Franklin, John, ...
    [ Photograph : 1842 ]
  3. Crew of the Blossom's barge erectin ...
    Finden, Edward ...
    [ Art work : 1830 ]
    Crew of the Blossom's barge erecting a post for Captn. Franklin near Refuge Inlet / drawn by Wm. Smyth; engraved by Edwd. Finden
  4. Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt., K.C ...
    Phillips, Thoma ...
    [ Art work : 1840-1849 ]
    Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt., K.C.H., K.R.G., D.C.L., F.R.S. &c., commander of the Arctic Expedition 1845 / engraved by permission of Lady Franklin from a picture by Thomas Phillips
  5. Sir John Franklin Lieut. Governor 1 ...
    Maguire, Thomas ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1914-1941 ]
    Sir John Franklin Lieut. Governor 1837-1843
  6. STATUE OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, HOBART ...
    Sadd, Henry Sam ...
    [ Art work : 1870 ]
    STATUE OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, HOBART TOWN
  1. THE ORDER OF ST JOHN PRIORY IN AUSTRALIA
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. General (National : 1977 - 1987) Tuesday 17 February 1987 p 577

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Brother John Garfield Baldock, J P Geoffrey Sydney Bigwood Ronald Arthur Bird Dr Franklin Herbert Griffin ... 700322 THE ORDER OF ST JOHN PRIORY IN AUSTRALIA HER Majesty The Queen, Sovereign Head of the Order ... 768 words
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  2. CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT NOTICES. IRRIGATION ACT, 1912, AS AMENDED BY SUBSEQUENT ACTS.—PROCLAMATION. WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WATER CONSERVATION AND IRRIGATION COMMISSION OF LANDS SITUAT...
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 29 September 1950 [Issue No.153] p 2967

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation

    ... , Lieu tenantGeneral Sir John Nobthcott, Governor of the State of New South Wales, with the advice of the ... , County of Nicholson, and Parish of Marowie, County of Franklin. (l.s.) J. NORTHCOTT, Governor. IN ... 464 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 665.85)

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  3. In the Insolvent Estate of Thomas George Blunt. By order of John Morris, Esq., Official Assignee.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 5 June 1863 [Issue No.106] p 1278

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... On Monday, 8th June, at 1V o'clock^ * 1 " At the Sir John Franklin H »tel, William-street. In the ... Insolvent Estate of Thomas George Blunt* By order of John Morris, Esq., Official Assignee. The interest of ... 103 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 581.693)

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  1. Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin
    Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin
    Created by hminol, 6 items.

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  2. Lady Franklin
    Lady Franklin
    Created by bwoold, 8 items.

    Lady Jane Franklin, Governor of VDL wife, 1837-1843(?)

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  3. F. A. Franklin
    F. A. Franklin
    Created by keithpainter, 230 items.

    Mr F. A. Franklin, engineer, road and bridge builder, Royal commissioner, Mayor of Wollongong

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 298.877)

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  1. Letters to Sir John Franklin, 1812 to 1847, (File 8), (from Papers of the Gell and Franklin families / Sir John Franklin (D))
    [ Unpublished : 1812-1847 ]
    View online
    At AJCP
    Letters to Sir John Franklin, 1812 to 1847,  (File 8),  (from Papers of the Gell and Franklin families  / Sir John Franklin  (D))
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 768.483)

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  2. Sir John Franklin
    University Of Melbourne. Department Of Geology
    [ Unpublished ]
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    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    Sir John Franklin
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  3. Rev. John Gell to Franklin, 13 Febuary 1847, (Item), (from Papers of the Gell and Franklin families / Sir John Franklin (D) / Letters to Sir John Franklin (8))
    [ Unpublished : 1847 ]
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    Rev. John Gell to Franklin, 13 Febuary 1847,  (Item),  (from Papers of the Gell and Franklin families  / Sir John Franklin  (D) / Letters to Sir John Franklin  (8))
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  1. Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) and Lady Jane Franklin (1791-1875)
    Parrott, J
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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    At Uni of Tas: Inst Rep
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  2. SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
    The Australian magazine.
    [ Article : 1838 ]
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    SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
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  3. Sir John Franklin in Tasmania
    Fitzpatrick, Kathleen
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1939 ]
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  4. SIR JOHN FRANKLIN. (3 May 1946)
    New South Wales. Department of Education;
    The school magazine of literature for our boys and girls
    [ Article : 1925-1946 ]
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    SIR JOHN FRANKLIN. (3 May 1946)
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  1. Sir John Franklin : portrait sitter file
    Franklin, John
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Portrait Gall
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  2. Some private correspondence of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin (Tasmania, 1837-1845). Part I
    Mackaness, George
    [ Book : 1947 ]
    At RHSV Library
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  3. Some private correspondence of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin (Tasmania, 1837-1845). Part II
    Mackaness, George
    [ Book : 1947 ]
    At RHSV Library
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  4. Life of Sir John Franklin, and the Northwest passage
    Markham, Albert Hastings
    [ Book : 1891 ]
    At RHSV Library
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  1. MEMORIAL TO SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.
    The Daily Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1896) Thursday 25 November 1875 p 2 Article
    ... monument is tbo inscription—" To tho momory of Sir John Franklin, born April 10, 1786, nt Spilsby, I ... ,in-colnshiro, diod Juue 11, 1847, off i'oint Victory in the Frozon Ocean, the bclovod chief of tlie oraws who ... 446 words
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  2. PIONEERS AND EXPLORERS" NO. 13. SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.
    The Longreach Leader (Qld. : 1923 - 1954) Saturday 4 December 1937 p 3 Article
    ... crews on April 22, 1848. Sir John Franklin had died on June 11, 1847; and the crews of the ships were ... . He was born at Spilsbury, Linconshire, on April 6, 1786. In those days it was generally conceded that ... 2331 words
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  3. MONUMENT TO SIR JOHN FRANKLIN IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.
    Weekly Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1872 - 1878) Saturday 2 October 1875 p 7 Article
    ... "To the memory of Sir John franklin, born April 16, 1786, atSpilsby, Uncolnshire. Died June. 11, 1847 ... MONUMENT TO SIR JOHN FRANK-LIN IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. In Westminster Abbey, on July 31, s r ter the ... 372 words
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  1. The legend of Sir John Franklin
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2009 ]
    View online
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    The legend of Sir John Franklin
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  2. Erebus and Terror: The lost ships : Sir John Franklin and the search for the Northwest Passage / Victor López
    Lopez, Victor
    [ Printed music : 2016 ]
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  3. Lady Jane Franklin
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
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  4. Expeditions: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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    Expeditions: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition
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