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Franklin [née Griffin], Jane, Lady Franklin (1792-1875), traveller and promoter of Arctic exploration

Dorothy Middleton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10089
Franklin [née Griffin], Jane, Lady Franklin (1792-1875), traveller and promoter of Arctic exploration

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Franklin [née Griffin], Jane, Lady Franklin (1792-1875), traveller and promoter of Arctic exploration, was born in London, the second of the three daughters of John Griffin, a London silk merchant, and his wife, Mary Guillemard, both of Huguenot descent. Her mother died when Jane was four years old and the ...

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