The collection comprises of material relating to Hansen' 1919-1920 voyage to the Arctic
Godfred Hansen collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Godfred Hansen
- Dates of Creation1920
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish, and Danish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Godfred Hansen was born in Copenhagen in February 1876. He served a s am ember of the Norwegian Northwest Passage Expedition, 1903-1906 (leader Roald Amundsen) which saw expedition ship Gjøa become the first vessel to successfully navigate a passage. Hansen returned to the Arctic in 1919 when he was placed in charge of the expedition which sought out deposits for Amundsen's North Pole expedition. Hansen died in May 1937
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland, Garland Publishing, London (1994) and Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills, San Diego and Oxford, 2003
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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