Letter, 19.6.1925, from Harold M. Bennett
Object reference: RA 318B59
Sender / Author: Harold M. Bennett
Recipient: Roald Amundsen
June 19th, 1925
Capt. Roald Amundsen,
My dear Capt. Amundsen:-
Little can you imagine the interest that all of my friends have shown in the venture of you and your associates and I presume that due to the very attractive full page advertisement illustrated with the picture which your friends, Lomen Brothers, made and your letter about the Zeiss binoculars, hundreds of thousands of readers of the Geographic have been particularly interested in your flight. During the past few weeks one would think I had lost a very good friend from the number of consoling remarks people have made, the general opinion prevailing that Capt. Amundsen was lost, and just at the right time comes the wonderful news that you have returned safely with all of your companions.
I could not help but speculate as to whether during your flight the Carl Zeiss binocular has been of value to you. I confirm my
our radio of to-day and sincerely hope that in due time you will let me know how the Zeiss glass worked out.
Harold M. Bennett [by hand]
Zeiss er det besste som nogensinde har vært Blev dessverre efterlatt.
[Handwritten in Norwegian — “Zeiss is the best ever . . . was sadly left behind.”]