Cracroft, Sophia, 1816-1892

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Epithet: niece of Sir J Franklin

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Sophia Cracroft accompanied her aunt, Lady Jane Franklin, on a trip to Sitka in 1870 on the vessel Newbern, to search for her husband Sir John Franklin's lost expedition.

From the description of Journal kept during trip to Alaska by Sophia Cracroft, 1870 May 12 to June 14. (Alaska State Library). WorldCat record id: 42067470

Sophia (Sophy) Cracroft was born in 1816, the eldest daughter of Isabella Franklin and Thomas Cracroft and niece of the Arctic explorer, John Franklin. In 1836, she accompanied John Franklin and his second wife, Jane, to Van Diemen's Land [Tasmania] after Franklin had accepted the post of lieutenant governor, later returning to Britain in 1844. After the death of John Franklin on the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848, Sophia continued to accompany Jane Franklin on her travels, visiting Alaska, the United States, Hawaii, Canada, South America, China, Japan, India and Europe. She died on 20 June 1892.

From the guide to the Sophia Cracroft collection, 1843-1875, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sir Francis Leopold McClintock collection, 1848-1903 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Parker Snow collection, 1850-1891 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Jane Franklin collection, 1803-1872 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Seven Stanley collection, 1845 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Vol. I, ff. 245.includes:ff. 1, 3 William Scoresby, Captain afterwards Reverend; FRS: Letters to Capt. G. W. Manby: 1829, 1835.ff. 1-39 passim George William Manby, FRS: Letters to: 1829-1850.f. 5 William John Huggins, painter: Letter to J. Bro... British Library
referencedIn Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857. Papers, 1830s-1860s. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Graham Gore collection, 1847 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Rochfort Maguire collection, 1852-1857 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Harvey collection, 1853-1859 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Anne Leigh Smith collection, 1882 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Elisha Kent Kane collection, 1853-1856 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf FRANKLIN PAPERSLetters on personal and naval matters from Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Briggs, G.C.M.G. (Admiral 1850), Superintendent of Malta Dockyard 1832-1838, together with one letter (f. 1) from Richard William Brant, Consul at Smyrna, addressed to ..., 1831-1840 British Library
referencedIn Charles Osmer collection, 1845 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Charles Duncan collection, 1850 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn James Fitzjames collection, 1825-1845 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Bernard Dryden collection, 1850 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Sophia Cracroft collection, 1843-1875 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Mrs Henry Grinnell collection, 1856-1870 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Hall collection, 1850 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn John Colston collection, 1849 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Elisha Kent Kane Papers, Bulk, 1843-1857, 1810-1953 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Joseph Bellot collection, 1851-1853 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Booth, Charles O'Hara, 1800-1851. Code of signals and papers. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Charles Forsyth collection, 1850-1851 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Robert Dawes Aldrich collection, 1857 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Franklin, Jane Griffin, Lady, 1792-1875. Correspondence, 1850-1864. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Edward Griffiths collection, 1847 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Cracroft, Sophia, 1816-1892. Lady Franklin collection. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
creatorOf FRANKLIN PAPERS: letters of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer (d.1847) and members of his family; 1824-1856, n.d. Included are letters relating to expeditions to discover the fate of Franklin's last Arctic venture. Supplementing Add. 40666, 4686..., 1824-1856 British Library
referencedIn Edward Parry collection, 1830-1859 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn FRANKLIN PAPERS. Vol. 11 B (ff. 235). Journal-letters from Miss Sophia Cracroft to members of her family, describing travels abroad with her aunt, Lady Franklin; 1865-1871.Voyages and Travels: Sophia Cracroft; journal-letters rel. to world tours: 186..., 1865-1871 British Library
referencedIn Edward Hills collection, 1853 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Sophia Cracroft collection, 1843-1875 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Vol. IX. (III. ff. 409). 1. "Captain [Richard] Collinson, C.B., H.M. Discovery Ship 'Enterprize,' 1850"; 15 Jan. 1850-5 June, 1875: including (ff. 55-59) the printed and written notices left in the Arctic regions by previous explorers end found by Ca..., 1849-1892 British Library
referencedIn Alexander McDonald collection, 1841-1845 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Alfred Tennyson Collection, 1852-1875 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Cornelius Grinnell collection, 1859 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Thomas Adamson collection, 1850 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Earl of Auckland collection, 1847 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Jones, Bassett, collector. Bassett Jones records, 1818-1938. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Peter Halkett collection, 1851 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Hobson collection, 1859 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. 491). A-C.includes:ff. 1, 3 George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen; formerly Gordon; Prime Minister: Letters to Sir R. I. Murchison: 1852, 1858.f. 5 Charles Francis Adams, American diplomatist in London: Letter to Sir R. I. Murc... British Library
creatorOf Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. Letter to Sophy Cracroft [manuscript], 1875 November 29. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cracroft, Sophia, 1816-1892. Journal kept during trip to Alaska by Sophia Cracroft, 1870 May 12 to June 14. Alaska State Library
referencedIn John Gregory collection, 1845 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Edward Couch collection, 1845 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn James Anderson collection, 1855 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn N A Cartwright collection, 1850 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Sir George Richards collection, 1853-1873 Scott Polar Research Institute
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associatedWith Adamson, Thomas person
associatedWith Anderson, James person
associatedWith Anne Leigh Smith person
associatedWith Bernard Webb Dryden person
correspondedWith Booth, Charles O'Hara, 1800-1851. person
associatedWith Charles Codrington Forsyth person
associatedWith Charles Hamilton Osmer person
associatedWith Charles W Duncan person
associatedWith Colston, John person
associatedWith Couch, Edward person
associatedWith Cracroft Sophia 1816-1892 person
associatedWith Edward Holland Hills person
associatedWith Elisha Kent Kane person
associatedWith Fitzjames, James person
associatedWith Franklin Jane 1792-1875 person
associatedWith Franklin, Jane Griffin, Lady, 1792-1875. person
associatedWith Franklin John 1786-1847 person
associatedWith George Eden, Earl of Auckland person
associatedWith Gore, Graham person
associatedWith Gregory, John person
associatedWith Griffiths, Edward person
associatedWith Grinnell, Cornelius person
associatedWith Halkett, Peter person
associatedWith Hall, William person
associatedWith Harvey, William person
associatedWith Jane, Lady Franklin (nee Griffin) person
associatedWith Jones, Bassett, collector. person
associatedWith Joseph-Ren Bellot person
associatedWith Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857. person
associatedWith Maguire, Rochfort person
associatedWith McDonald, Alexander person
associatedWith Mrs Henry Grinnell person
associatedWith Parry, Edward person
associatedWith Robert Dawes Aldrich person
associatedWith Sir Francis Leopold McClintock person
associatedWith Sir George Henry Richards person
associatedWith Steven Samuel Stanley person
associatedWith Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. person
associatedWith William Parker Snow person
associatedWith William Robert Hobson person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Sitka (Alaska)
Bastia, Corsica
Alaska
Point Barrow, North America
Subject
Tlingit Indians--Social life and customs
Women
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Birth 1816

Death 1892

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