IV: President Gould
Presenting the Amundsen note to Professor Strom, president of the Norwegian Geographic Society, Jan. 26, 1949.
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For 19 years Gould had kept personal custody of the original note written by Roald Amundsen and placed in the tin can in the cairn in Mount Betty. (See the account of its discovery elsewhere in this exhibit.) On this occasion however, he completed his lecture in Oslo by retelling the story of the discovery of the note, and then presenting the original to the Norwegian Geographic Society.