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with me and from reading my books and articles on Arctic
development.

I have thought that some newspaper might care to
undertake the relief of the party on Wrangell Island on grounds
of humanity or of public policy, and more likely from a
combination of both. I should think that also from a
bsuiness point of view the enterprise might be worth while,
for if adequately presented to the public it would be
recognised as a humane, patriotic and generous undertaking.

V. Stefansson

P.S.

You will find a brief sketch of my work in the recent
supplementary volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica. since
my views of the polar regions are different from these of
most artic voyagers, I might mention that they have won
enough ground already so that I have recieved the highest
gold medals of the geographical societies of England, France
and the Untied States, as well as the highest honorary degrees
from several universities. I say this as I find my work
is little known in this country, and that because of its
novel character it is supposed to be somehow unsound or
unscientific.

You will note from the biographical sketches (in
Who's Who and so on) that I as a British subject by birth,

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