Sir John Franklin

Standard Name: Franklin, Sir John

Connections

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death Eleanor Anne Porden
EAP died of tuberculosis, six days after her husband embarked on an expedition to look for the Northwest Passage.
Porden, Eleanor Anne. John Franklin’s Bride. Gell, Edith M.Editor , John Murray, 1930.
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Family and Intimate relationships Eleanor Anne Porden
Although EAP was not beautiful—indeed, Mary Russell Mitford (no beauty herself) remarked on her ugliness—
L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, editor. The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford as Recorded in Letters from Her Literary Correspondents. Hurst and Blackett, 1882.
1: 121
she was courted by many men. She turned down all proposals of marriage on the grounds that she...
Family and Intimate relationships Eleanor Anne Porden
It is clear that Franklin , a naval captain by profession and Arctic explorer by avocation, must have been in love before his 1819 trip to the Arctic, on which he named the Porden Islands...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Mary Peard
FMP 's father, George Peard , was a naval officer who rose to the position of commander, and the son and grandson of Devon naval men. He had married Frances Mary's mother in 1823 and...
Family and Intimate relationships Eleanor Anne Porden
After entertaining serious doubts, EAP finally married John Franklin , at 55 Devonshire Street, in the house where she was born.
The old Dictionary of National Biography gave the date of the wedding as...
Friends, Associates Charlotte Barnard
Henry Alington Pye was a friend of James Franklin , brother of Sir John Franklin , the famous Arctic explorer.
Smith, Phyllis. The Story of Claribel. J. W. Ruddock & Sons Ltd., Lincoln, 1965.
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Material Conditions of Writing Eleanor Anne Porden
EAP addressed a letter on the subject of Bread to the editor of the Sun in about 1817.
Porden, Eleanor Anne, and Edith M. Gell. “Letters: 1821-1824”. John Franklin’s Bride, John Murray, 1930, p. various pages.
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She wrote remarkably honest and self-scrutinizing personal letters to John Franklin during their courtship. Edith Gell
Reception Eleanor Anne Porden
Mary Russell Mitford was given this poem to review by Whittaker ; it was then that she met EAP .
L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, editor. The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford as Recorded in Letters from Her Literary Correspondents. Hurst and Blackett, 1882.
1: 121
Alexander Dyce named Coeur de Lion as EAP 's best work. When she...
Textual Features Annie Keary
The shadows fall on Alice Earle on the eve of her wedding to her beloved Sebastian, when her best friend, Ruth Brandon, comes to ask her help in rescuing her brother, Frederick Brandon, from the...
Textual Production Eleanor Anne Porden
These mixed attitudes, opposition from John Franklin , her declining health and early death, must be variously to blame for her not issuing a collected edition of her poems, as she clearly planned to do...
Textual Production Eleanor Anne Porden
While engaged to John Franklin , EAP was planning to write a biography of her architect father, but it seems that some combination of marriage, motherhood, and declining health prevented her from carrying this project through.
Porden, Eleanor Anne, and Edith M. Gell. “Letters: 1821-1824”. John Franklin’s Bride, John Murray, 1930, p. various pages.
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Textual Production Eleanor Anne Porden
EAP wrote, in disguised handwriting, a Valentine to John Franklin under the title The Esquimaux Girl's Lament.
Porden, Eleanor Anne, and Edith M. Gell. “Letters: 1821-1824”. John Franklin’s Bride, John Murray, 1930, p. various pages.
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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sheenagh Pugh
Of the two sequences, Fanfic presents a fictional character—lean, cool, charismatic, deadly star of a series—whom a woman imagines with such intensity as almost to make him real. She fantasizes that if she believes in...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Margaret Atwood
She looks at what she calls the Grey Owl Syndrome—the envy and appropriation by white writers of native identity; at the web of stories surrounding the last expedition of Sir John Franklin ; and...
Travel Eleanor Anne Porden
Married for fifteen months, EAP and her husband were staying at Vale Cottage in Tunbridge Wells, no doubt for the benefit of her health.
L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, editor. The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford as Recorded in Letters from Her Literary Correspondents. Hurst and Blackett, 1882.
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Timeline

1823
Charles Macintosh of Glasgow patented a process of waterproofing textiles (by dissolving rubber in naphtha); in time his name became attached to the product.
19 May 1845-1848
John Franklin made his final, unsuccessful attempt to discover the North-West Passage.