Leon Amundsen collection 1911
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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...
While on an Arctic exploration, Amundsen's ship, the Maud, was disabled by a broken propeller off the Siberian coast. He requested assistance from Captain Claude S. Cochran on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bear. From the description of Radiograms and telegrams : between Amundsen on the disabled auxiliary schooner Maud and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bear, 1921 July 8-19. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 30352211 Amundsen was a Norwegian polar explorer. ...