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Fonds

Otto Neuman Sverdrup fonds

[textual record, cartographic material]


Scales [ca. 1:450 000].
1899-1902.

0.3 cm of textual records. (12 p.).
4 maps.
.
BIOGRAPHY/ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY:

In 1888, Otto Newman Sverdrup, navigator and explorer, accompanied the Norwegian explorer Fridtjot Hunsen on his first crossing of Greenland, and in 1893-1896, he was Captain of the Fram when Hunsen at tempted to reach the North Pole. Sverdrup led his own expedition to the Arctic in 1898-1902. He chartered the west coast of Ellesmere Island, Axel Heiberg Island, Amund Ringnes Island and Ellef Ringes Island. The interior of Jones Sound was also chartered for the first time. Between 1914 and 1921, he made three trips to the Kara Sea.

See also: Encyclopedia Canadiana and The Canadian Encyclopedia. 1985.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

Fonds consists of records left in Arctic caches by Otto Sverdrup and members of his expedition of 1898-1902. They were found in Jones Sound, by R.C.M.P. patrols in 1924, 1926 and 1929. The records ar e a log of events and a résumé of the conditions of both the men and the vessel. The originals were written in Norwegian. There are also four maps of Ellesmere Island, North West Territories, 1902.

REFERENCE NUMBERS:
NEW: R1671-0-X-E
FORMER: MG30-B18
; G/3532.E44.1902.I7 H3


CONSULTATION/REPRODUCTION:
     
     
 
USE/REPRODUCTION:

Credit the National Archives of Canada.

FINDING AID:
Aucun instrument de recherche -


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Textual material is in Norwegian.

Portions acquired in 1925 and 1927, from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

CREATORS:
Sverdrup, Otto Neuman, 1855-1930 /


SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Arctic regions - Exploring expeditions, 1898-1902
Arctic regions - Description and travel - Maps, 1898-1902
Arctic regions - Discovery and exploration - Norwegian, 1898-1902
Explorers - Arctic regions, 1898-1902
Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrols - Arctic regions, 1898-1902

OTHER CONTROL NUMBERS


SOURCE:

MIKAN 98094
Updated: 2006-03 from MIKAN3

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