Autobiographical manuscript

J-3] Typescript, with corrections in pencil by G.H.G. Pre-1935.

p. 1: Perhaps the first awakening of my interest in these regions came from reading Nansen’s “Farthest North.”

p. 19, crossing Taimyr Peninsula, Ellsworth says “There is but a single record of a man crossing this vast waste.” Then someone writes, “Who was it?”—Kennan?

p. 29A: on Snow Hill I stand, Nordenskjiold’s 1902-03 expedition. “Inside in front of one of the windows Nordenskjiold was a table upon which lay an old-fashioned phonograph and a dozen or so cylindrical wax records.” Tried these out on Wyatt Earp, but the tunes were terrible.

p. 33, fossils on Snow Hill: These were for the most part the fossilized versions of creatures that had lived in warm waters.