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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1510

Fridtjof Nansen correspondence with Frederick Sydney Parry and other papers

Correspondence of Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen with Frederick Sydney Parry, with other letters and print relating to Nansen and expeditions.


  • 1826-1958
  • Majority of material found in 1897

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.04 linear feet (1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, oceanographer, and statesman. His Arctic expedition of 1893-1896 demonstrated the revolutionary concept of pack-ice drift with his specially-built vessel, the "Fram", and he travelled closer to the North Pole than had been reached before. Frederick Sydney Parry was grandson of Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2004M-124. Removed from 59-131.

Processing Information

Processed by: Melanie Wisner
Link to catalog
Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930. Fridtjof Nansen correspondence with Frederick Sydney Parry and other papers, 1826-1958: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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