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Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962



  • Existence: 1879 - 1962

biographical statement

Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) was born Nov. 3, 1879 and died Aug. 26, 1962 and Canadian explorer of the arctic. Vilhjalmur Stefansson was also an anthropologist, explorer, book collector, and writer, authority on polar regions; born in the Icelandic Canadian settlement of Arnes on the western shore of Lake Winnipeg; was christened William Stephenson, though his Icelandic-speaking family always called him Vilhjalmur or Villi. He formally adopted the Icelandic form of his name when he was 20 years old)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Vilhjalmur Stefansson letter to Fred A. Rosenstock

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292645]
Identifier: Vault MSS 719
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter addressed to Fred A. Rosenstock of Denver Colorado. The item is a request by Stefansson for a list of items that deal with the Arctic and Antarctic.

Dates: 1934