Fonds 358 - Ole Andreasen fonds

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Ole Andreasen fonds

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  • 1931-1935 (Creation)
    Andreasen, Ole

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ca. 10 cm of textual material

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Ole Andreasen came to the North on a whaling ship that was possibly captained by his brother. He was a trader who operated the trading post at Shingle Point in the Richardson Islands in the early 1930s for T.C. Pederson. He also had a post at Point Atkinson (Nuvoraq) in the early 1920s. He traveled with Vilhjalmur Steffanson on several of Steffanson's expeditions in the Canadian Arctic and owned the ship the 'Gladiator'. He married Susanna, also known as Atugpik and had two sons, David and Jasper.

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This fonds consists of approximately 10 cm of textual material containing five diaries or journals and one trade ledger belonging to Ole Andreasen, who was a trader at Shingle Point in the Richardson Islands. The dairies date from June 1931 to November 1935. The diary entries include detailed observations about the weather, daily activities and visitors to the Shingle Point post. The trade ledger lists the prices and goods purchased from the trading post. In addition, there are typewritten transcripts of the diaries.

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