Letter of Sir John Franklin to John Murray, 1829

As well as being a national hero in Britain, John Franklin received foreign accolades for his explorations. He was awarded a gold medal from the Société de Géographie de Paris.

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My dear Sir


Thinking it probable you would
like to see the letter communicating to me
the decision vote of the Gold Medal for my second
Expedition from the Geographical Society of
Paris — I had the pleasure of calling for the
purpose of shewing you it —


Dr Fett requested that I would allow him
send it for publication in the Philosophical Journal
to which I assented — and the enclosed is a copy of it
forwarded to me last evening, of which if you wish
to retain it I beg your acceptance.

Yours most truly

John Franklin

Saturday mog.