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Fonds F0208 - Frits Johansen fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0208
Frits Johansen fonds.
- [18--], 1897-1928 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.75 m. of textual records.
Name of creator
Canadian biologist. Born July 17, 1882, and educated in Copenhagen, Denmark. Member of the Danish East Greenland Expedition, led by Mylius Erichsen, 1906-1908. Moved to the United States in 1911 where he worked for the U.S. Bureau of Entomology, 1912-1913. In 1913 came to Canada where he joined the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918, as botanist and marine biologist. Member of an expedition to Hudson and James Bays,1920. Biologist on the Canadian Hudson Strait Expedition, 1927.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists chiefly of material relating to the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918, led by Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Includes correspondence, biological reports and official journals kept by F. Johansen, chiefly on hydrography and entomology, as a member of the Southern Party of the expedition. Also includes correspondence, biological reports and diaries relating to F. Johansen's field research in Hudson and James Bays, June 1920 - October 1920; scientific reports and species lists resulting from other field expeditions by F. Johansen and others, 1897-1926; and transcriptions of articles and personal narratives of scientific explorers, chiefly on hydrography, geology and meteorology, ca.1804 to the early 1900s.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, and Finnish.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Fonds is part of the Arctic Institute of North American rare books collection.