VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED 12/29/1943 - HFSID 177303
Sale Price $270.00
Explored the Canadian and Alaskan regions of the Arctic.
Typed Quotation signed: "Vilhjalmur Stefansson/Signed December 29, 1943", 5¼x3½. From I Believe, written by Stefansson in 1938. In part: "My hope for the good life of the future, as I have seen it mirrored from the past by the Stone Age of northern America, does not rest wholly on a belief in cycles of history...Perhaps we could live as happily in a metropolis as in a fishing village, if only we could substitute the ideals of co-operation for those of competition...." Born on the Isle of Man, Stefansson lived among the Eskimo (1906-1907), learning their language and culture. He carried out ethnographical and zoological studies among the Mackenzie and Copper Eskimo (1908-1912). From 1913-1918 Stefansson, known for his lengthy expeditions on which he subsisted largely on local resources, was in command of an expedition to explore Canadian and Alaskan regions of the Arctic. His polar artifacts are now housed in the Stefansson Collection at Dartmouth College, where he served as a curator in his later years. Mounting remnants on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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