Letter, 27.5.1920, from Thora Hansen
Object reference: RA 318B57
Sender / Author: Thora Hansen
Recipient: Roald Amundsen
Kristiania 27 May 1920, Sorgenfrig. 37.
Her. Kaptein Amundsen.
Dare I be so bold as to send you the enclosed little package? The package contains a pair of black woollen socks that I have made for you.
As an old minister’s wife, I have got used to spinning wool. I buy wool in Hûrdalen, spin the wool and then knit socks for my 12 grandchildren. One pair for every birthday. This year I have spun and knitted for 13, and if Herr Amundsen will do me the great pleasure of wearing my stockings, there will be five ready-made pairs for him on the day when we shall meet him with jubilation and joy at Kristiania harbour.
Yours with respect and admiration,
(Widow of Provost H.E. Hansen, Moss.)