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VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 02/10/1947 - HFSID 312321

VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON Handwritten note, a book order, requesting an item from a list Autograph Note signed: "V. Stefansson", 1 page, 3¼x5½. New York City, 1947 February 10. On personal letterhead, in full: "From your list 194 please send No. 253 (Hovgard).

Sale Price $270.00

Reg. $300.00

Condition: fine condition
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VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON
Handwritten note, a book order, requesting an item from a list
Autograph Note signed: "V. Stefansson", 1 page, 3¼x5½. New York City, 1947 February 10. On personal letterhead, in full: "From your list 194 please send No. 253 (Hovgard)." Addressed in his hand to Owen Davies Books, Chicago. Note in red ink (unknown hand). Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) was an Arctic explorer and scientist who spent a total of ten winters and seven summers exploring Canada's northern regions. Stefansson, referred to as the "Prophet of the North", covered a distance of nearly 20,000 miles in his travels on foot and by dogsled, living among and adopting the clothing and habits of the native Inuit people. Stefansson, who became a lecturer at Dartmouth in the 1930s and 1940s, did much to change the image of the Arctic through his lectures and writings, portraying the region as friendly and hospitable. Pencil note (unknown hand) in red. Otherwise, fine condition.

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