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Fonds F0208 - Frits Johansen fonds.

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CA ACU SPC F0208

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Frits Johansen fonds.

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  • [18--], 1897-1928 (Creation)

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0.75 m. of textual records.

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Biographical history

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.

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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.

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Text in English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, and Finnish.

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Fonds is part of the Arctic Institute of North American rare books collection.

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