Roald Amundsen’s mother dies

At the age of 56, Gustava Amundsen contracted pneumonia and died on September 9, 1893. Aged twenty-one at the time, Roald was the only one of her sons with her and had to explain the situation to his brothers.

Below is a letter from Roald Amundsen to his brother Leon in which he announces that his mother is dying.📜

Photo: National Library of Norway

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