Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930

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Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian explorer, oceanographer, and statesman, was noted for his Arctic expedition of 1893-1896, travelling closer to the North Pole than anyone had reached and using his specially-built vessel "Fram" to demonstrate the revolutionary concept of pack-ice drift. Frederick Sydney Parry was the grandson of Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry.

From the description of Correspondence with Frederick Sydney Parry and other papers, 1823-1958 (inclusive), 1897 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79463937

Norwegian zoologist and oceanographer.

From the description of Letter, 1909, Sept. 21 : Lysaker, Kristiana, Norway. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35201190

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.

From the guide to the Correspondence with Frederick Sydney Parry and other papers, 1826-1958 (inclusive), 1897 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) was a Norwegian explorer and scientist, specializing in zoology and oceanography. He made several expeditions to Greenland and the Arctic, and was a professor at the University of Oslo (then called the University of Kristiania). He was also active in politics, serving as Norwegian envoy to London and as a High Commissioner of the League of Nations, and assisting the Red Cross in organizing a relief program during the Russian Famine of 1921-1922. For the latter, and for his other humanitarian work, he received the Nobel Peace Prize of 1922.

The Fridtjof Nansen Foundation and Institute, established in 1958, undertakes research within Nansen's interest areas, including marine affairs, biodiversity, and energy and environmental politics.

From the guide to the Fridtjof Nansen Letters, 1921-1922, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930. Letter, 1909, Sept. 21 : Lysaker, Kristiana, Norway. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Vol. XXV (ff. 199). 1920-July 1923.includes:ff. 1, 11, 122, 125 Walter George Frank Phillimore, 1st Baron Phillimore: Correspondence between Lord Cecil and Lord Phillimore: 1920-1922: Signed.ff. 5, 39-42, 61, 68-72v, 133, 139 Colonel Edward Mande... British Library
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referencedIn Anna V.S. Mitchell Papers, 1920-1944 Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930. [Letter 19]29 April 15 [to] Mr. Finley / Fridtjof Nansen. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Koettlitz, Reginald, 1861-1916. Autograph album, 1824-1900. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Autograph File, N, 1686-1975. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Correspondence with Frederick Sydney Parry and other papers, 1826-1958 (inclusive), 1897 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Fridtjof Nansen collection, 1893-1925 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Vol. XLVI (ff. 290). 1906-1907.includes:f. 1, 3, 52 Robert Threshie Reid, Earl Loreburn; Lord Chancellor: Letters to Sir C. Dilke: 1897-1906.: imperf.f. 4 Frederick Martin, of St Briavels, county Gloouc: Letter to Sir C. Dilke: 1906.ff. 6, 8, 44..., 1906-1907 British Library
creatorOf Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930. Correspondence with Frederick Sydney Parry and other papers, 1823-1958 (inclusive), 1897 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
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creatorOf Vol. XXVII (ff. 219). March 1924-1925.includes:f. 4 L. M. de Sousa Dantas, Brazilian diplomatist: Charles Alfred Cripps, 1st Baron Parmoor: Letter to Lord Parmoor from L. M. de Sousa Dantas: 1924: Fr.: Signed.f. 8 Dr Scholz, representative of Ger... British Library
creatorOf American Relief Administration. American Relief Administration Russian operational records, 1919-1925. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscript Maps, 1747-1948 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Bryant, Henry G. (Henry Grier), 1859-1932. Correspondence books, 1897-1913. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Apsley Cherry-Garrard collection, 1910-1950 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930. Letter, 1929 Feb. 20 [N.Y.] to Prof. W.H. Hobbs, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
referencedIn Wood, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Wood Albums, ca. 1902-1914. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Edward and Kathleen Young, Lord and Lady Kennet: Papers, 1753-1960 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Vol. XXIX (ff. 201). March 1927-1929.includes:ff. 1, 76, 80-82, 99-105, 114-124v William Clive Bridgeman, 1st Viscount Bridgeman: Correspondence between Lord Cecil and Lord Bridgeman: 1904-1935: Partly signed.f. 2 Alberto de Marinis Stendardo de ... British Library
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referencedIn Hudson, Manley O. (Manley Ottmer), 1886-1960. Papers of Manley Ottmer Hudson, 1894-1960 (inclusive), 1905-1960 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Fridtjof Nansen Letters, 1921-1922 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Stickney, William, 1878-1924. Papers, 1897-1930. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Bothne, Gisle, 1860-1934. Gisle Bothne papers, 1896-1934. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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referencedIn Vol. IV (ff. 332). Andrew Lang-A. W. Pollard.includes:ff. 1-20 Andrew Lang, author: Letters to W. Archer: [1886?]-1905.ff. 21, 23 Marion Lea, actress and producer: Letters to W. Archer: 1891, n.d.ff. 25~28 Sir Sidney formerly Solomon Lazarus Le... British Library
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referencedIn Bernard Day collection, 1910-1911 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Mitchell, Anna V. S. Anna V. S. Mitchell papers, 1920-1944. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Papers, 1894-1960 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Rear Adm. Robert E. Peary Papers. 1798 - 1976. Published Materials Relating to Polar Explorations
referencedIn Robert Peary collection, 1897-1909 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Vol. CXIII (ff. 232). March-Aug. 1939.includes:ff. 1, 19 Hubert Beaumont, MP: Correspondence between Lord Cecil and Hubert Beaumont: 1939: Signed.ff. 2, 13 Arthur Salisbury Baxendale, author: Correspondence between Lord Cecil and Arthur Salisbury... British Library
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referencedIn Grosvenor, Edwin A. (Edwin Augustus), 1845-1936. Grosvenor family papers, 1827-1981 (bulk 1872-1964). Library of Congress
creatorOf Vol. XXVI (ff. 171). Aug. 1923-Feb. 1924.includes:f. 1. Alberto Aguilar, Spanish diplomatist: Memorandum by Lord Cecil rel. to conversation with Alberto Aguilar: 1923: Copy.f. 2 Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer: Correspondence, including teleg... British Library
referencedIn Stomberg, Andrew A. (Andrew Adin), 1871-1943. Papers, 1898-1939. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn J F Child collection, 1897 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Grosvenor Family Papers, 1827-1981, (bulk 1872-1964) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Nansen thanks Major James B. Pond for courtesies and discusses a successful lecture tour. Letters of Harriet Monroe, Nathaniel Fish Moore, Fridtjof Nansen. University of Virginia. Library
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Arctic regions
Soviet Union
South Africa, Africa
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Birth 1861-10-10

Death 1930-05-13

Norwegians

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