Amundsen, Leon

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Leon Henry Benham Amundsen was born near Oslo in Norway in September 1870, the brother of Roald Amundsen. He acted as expedition secretary and business manager for his brother for much of his life. In October 1910, he sent a telegram from Madeira to Robert Falcon Scott, bound for the South Pole on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, informing him of his brother's decision to proceed to the Antarctic.

From the guide to the Leon Amundsen collection, 1911, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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associatedWith Amundsen Roald Engelbregt Gravning 1872-1928 person
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