The collection comprises of correspondence by Amundsen regarding the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1912 (leader Roald Amundsen).
Leon Amundsen collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Leon Amundsen
- Dates of Creation1911
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (6 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Leon Henry Benham Amundsen was born near Oslo in Norway in September 1870, the brother of Roald Amundsen. He acted as expedition secretary and business manager for his brother for much of his life. In October 1910, he sent a telegram from Madeira to Robert Falcon Scott, bound for the South Pole on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, informing him of his brother's decision to proceed to the Antarctic.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and South pole.com and Roald Amundsen - en biografi (Norwegian) by Tor Bomann-Larsen, Cappelen Oslo (1995) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Amundsen, R.]
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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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