Letter, 6.7.1925, from Jacob Bjerknes
Object reference: RA 318B19
Sender / Author: Jacob Bjerknes
Recipient: Roald Amundsen
On the train 6/7 1925
Dear Captain Amundsen!
I heard from Dr. Ræstad that the book about the polar flight should/shall/will be finished written already in this month, and that some meteorological material may possibly be used in it. I am happy to provide any assistance that might be desirable in discussing the meteorological questions, and likewise suggest the meteorological results that can be inferred from the observations at 87° 44. All of course in short and popular form. From the middle of the month Mr Calwagen will also be in the Oslo area (Gardermoen or Horten), so he too can help.
When I met Ellsworth yesterday I asked him to send his observations to Mr. Calwagen in Bergen, but after what I later heard about the plans for rapid publication, I think it better that all material is kept together in Oslo, and rather that Calwagen and I will be there when necessary. We can both be reached by letter or telegram to Bergen, I will initially be at Turtagrø for a while, but can also come down from there at a couple of days’ notice.
I won’t make this letter longer than necessary now, when you have hundreds of letters to read every day. Nor do I need any [other (crossed out)] answer until you have got through the worst of the fuss, and during the work on the book have found out how much meteorology is needed in the story.
P.S. Excuse the writing, the train is rocking! D.S.