Lot #267
Lady Jane Franklin Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $300+


Second wife (1791-1875) of the English explorer Sir John Franklin, known for her philanthropic work, her travels throughout south-eastern Australia, and her sponsorship of search expeditions after her husband's disappearance while seeking the Northwest Passage. Rare ALS signed “Jane Franklin,” one page, 4.5 x 7, July 3, 1870. Handwritten letter to a gentleman, written from San Francisco. In full: "I am on the point of starting by the Pacific railway & have only time to acknowledge your note and say that the recollection of one charming visit…will always be among the pleasantest I cherish." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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