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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Nor 2

Roald Amundsen correspondence with Fredrik Herman Gade


Correspondence of Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen with Fredrik Herman Gade concerning raising funds for Admundsen's voyages and preparing for his expeditions.


  • 1903-1928

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Norwegian.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Contains letters, postcards, and telegrams from Amundsen to Fredrik Herman Gade, and carbon copies of a few letters from Gade to Amundsen. Most of the letters pertain to his difficulties in raising funds for his various voyages and to the details of preparing for the expeditions.

Biographical / Historical

Amundsen was a Norwegian polar explorer.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

58M-22. Bequest of Gerhard Gade, care of Eugene D. Wadsworth, Taylor Wadsworth & Burr, 1 East 44th Street, New York 17, New York; received 1958 July.
Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928. Roald Amundsen correspondence with Fredrik Herman Gade, 1903-1928: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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