NORDENSKJÖLD (NILS OTTO) Autograph letter signed ("Otto Nordenskjöld") to his translator Edward Adams-Ray ("Dear Sir..."), enclosing "the beginning of my manuscript. <u>The whole</u> will be 4000 words... you would greatly oblige me by writing it as dramatically as you can, perhaps also adding interesting points from the book... I hope you can read my rather difficult writing...", 1905
Lot 53
SWEDISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1901-1904. NORDENSKJÖLD (NILS OTTO) Autograph letter signed ("Otto Nordenskjöld") to his translator Edward Adams-Ray ("Dear Sir..."), enclosing "the beginning of my manuscript. The whole will be 4000 words... you would greatly oblige me by writing it as dramatically as you can, perhaps also adding interesting points from the book... I hope you can read my rather difficult writing...", 1905
£500 - 700
US$ 830 - 1,200
Lot Details
SWEDISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1901-1904
NORDENSKJÖLD (NILS OTTO) Autograph letter signed ("Otto Nordenskjöld") to his translator Edward Adams-Ray ("Dear Sir..."), enclosing "the beginning of my manuscript. The whole will be 4000 words... you would greatly oblige me by writing it as dramatically as you can, perhaps also adding interesting points from the book... I hope you can read my rather difficult writing...", 2 pages (joined), together with franked envelope ("Mr. Edw. Adams-Ray... Stockholm", and Nordenskjold's carte de visite (with pencil note in Swedish), 8vo, dated 31.1.[19]05

Footnotes

  • Nordenskjöld was the leader of the eventful Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-03, as their ship, Antarctic was was wrecked and sunk, the men being separated into three parties before their eventual rescue (with the loss of only one man) by an Argentinian ship. Edward Adams-Ray translated Nordenskjöld's classic account Antarctic, två år bland sydpolens isar (1904) as Antarctica, or Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole, appearing simultaneously in England and America in 1905. The present letter relates to a subsequent article he translated for The Pall Mall Magazine, giving an insight into Nordenskjöld's desire to make the account as dramatic as possible, rather than being "a verbal translation".
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