Saga of the White Horizon.

Olsen was a Norwegian aviator who participated in the Ellsworth/ Trans-Antarctic/Polar Star expedition between 1933 and 1936 as support on the three attempts to make the trip. On one occasion, during the later portion of these trips, the Wyatt Earp anchored at Snow Hill Island and the men visited the place where Otto Nordenskjöld wintered and built a winter house over thirty years earlier.

p. 141: In fact so much had been left behind that we could only conclude that they must have departed in a hurry. We would have liked to have taken such souvenirs as the many books which were on the shelves in the living room, but they were much too rotten even to have handled them.