October 5, 2009

Tuesday, 5 October 1909


Greenland dogs, Upernavik, photographed in June 2007 by Kim Hansen. [1]

Amundsen, anxious that Scott would also want to get dogs from Greenland, wrote to Daugaard-Jensen, "If you receive other orders for dogs I hope you will remember that I was first." [2]


[1] Wikimedia Commons.
[2] Roald Amundsen, letter to Jens Daugaard-Jensen, 5 October 1909, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.222.