The Papers of Lincoln Ellsworth in the Dartmouth College LibraryWMST Mss-63

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ellsworth, Lincoln
Title Remainder: Papers. 1913-1952
Dates: 1913-1952
Identification: Mss-63





Administrative Information

The processing of this collection was supported by a Title II-C grant from the U.S. Department of Education

INTRODUCTION

Lincoln Ellsworth was an explorer and an engineer, the first person to make a crossing at the top and the bottom of the world.

Early adventures led him to Peru, the Yucatan, Alaska, and Death Valley in pursuit of scientific knowledge in the fields of geology and biology.

In 1925 Ellsworth was the navigator, with Roald Amundsen, of an expedition to cross the North Pole by seaplane. Although their planes were forced down 136 miles from the Pole, their expedition marked the first penetration of the Arctic by air. A second attempt in 1926 proved more successful. In the airship “Norge” designed by Italian Umberto Nobile, they flew from Spitzbergen to Teller, Alaska, dropping the flags of Italy, Norway, and the United States on the North Pole.

Ellsworth was again attracted to the Arctic in 1931 and attempted an underwater expedition with Sir Hubert Wilkins in the submarine “Nautilis”. The trip was unsuccessful and the “Nautilis” damaged, but it was an important model for later submarine ventures in the Arctic. Also in 1931, Ellsworth flew on the Graf Zeppelin Arctic Flight.

Ellsworth's interests turned to the Antarctic and he made two unsuccessful attempts at trans-polar flights in 1934. In 1935 his 23,000 mile flight was successful and he flew over land never before seen by man. He claimed 350,000 square miles for the U.S. and proved that the Antarctic was a single great continent.

The papers of Lincoln Ellsworth were a gift of Harold T. Clark of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1962. Mr. Clark was a prominent lawyer who represented the interests and honored the friendship of the Ellsworth family. The collection is composed of correspondence, articles, biographical information, and other materials concerning Lincoln Ellsworth and his polar expeditions. Much of the correspondence is that of Mr. Clark.

The Ellsworth papers are part of the Vilhjalmur Stefansson Collection on the polar regions and occupy approximately 2.0 linear feet of shelf space.






BOX I

ARTICLES



FOLDER : 1.

Ellsworth, “Two Friends over the North Pole”, My Magazine January, 1930



FOLDER : 1A.

Ellsworth, “My Flight across Antarctica”, National Geographic Magazine, July, 1936 “Air pioneering in the Arctic”, 1928



FOLDER : 1B.

Ellsworth, “My Four Antarctic Expeditions”, National Geographic Magazine, 1939



FOLDER : 2.

Green, Fitzhugh, “Under the Arctic Ice”, The American, January, 1930



FOLDER : 3.

Horowitz, August, editor, Little America Times



November 30, 1934



December 31, 1934



January 31, 1935



February 28, 1935



March 31, 1935



May 31, 1935



FOLDER : 4.

Peary, Robert E. “The Conquest of the Poles”, The Mentor, October 27, 1913



FOLDER : 5.

Ramm, Frederick, “The Flight of the Norge,” The American-Scandinavian Review, July, 1926



FOLDER : 6.

Singewood, Joseph T. “The Ellsworth Expedition, of the John Hopkins University, to the Peruvian Andes”, Pan American Union, March, 1925



BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL



FOLDER : 7.

James Ellsworth, father of Lincoln Ellsworth, Western Reserve Academy



FOLDER : 8.

Youth



FOLDER : 9.

1926 Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile Transpolar Flight



FOLDER : 10.

1927 Clare Ellsworth Prentice: An Appreciation



FOLDER : 11.

1928 Amundsen Memorial Day Services



Clark, “Episodes of the Amundsen-Ellsworth Arctic Flights” Transcript of service



FOLDER : 12.

1930's



FOLDER : 13.

1931, Congressional Gold Medal



FOLDER : 14.

1931, Wilkins-Ellsworth Trans-Arctic Submarine Expedition



FOLDER : 15.

1930's Antarctica Expedition



FOLDER : 16.

1936, Explorers Club Banquet in Honor of Lincoln Ellsworth



FOLDER : 17.

1936, National Geographic Hubbard Medal



FOLDER : 19.

1944, Honorary Member of the American Polar Society. Press releases



FOLDER : 20.

1950, “The Ohio Story” transcript of the radio program



FOLDER : 21.

Will



FOLDER : 22.

Notes by Harold T. Clark, undated



CORRESPONDENCE



FOLDER : 23.

1920-21, Ellsworth to Stefansson



FOLDER : 24.

1925



FOLDER : 25.

1927



FOLDER : 26.

1928, January- March



FOLDER : 27.

1928, April



FOLDER : 28.

1928, May- July



FOLDER : 29.

1928, August- December



FOLDER : 30.

1929, concerning Fridtjof Nansen; includes some newsclippings



FOLDER : 31.

1929, January- February



FOLDER : 32.

1929, March- May



FOLDER : 33.

1929, June- August



FOLDER : 34.

1929, September- October



FOLDER : 35.

1930



FOLDER : 36.

1931, concerning Wilkins- Ellsworth Expedition



FOLDER : 37.

1931, January- February



FOLDER : 38.

1931, March- December



FOLDER : 39.

1931- 1936, correspondence with Marie Peary Stafford



FOLDER : 40.

1932



FOLDER : 41.

1933- 1935



FOLDER : 42.

1936, January- July



FOLDER : 43.

1936, August- November



FOLDER : 44.

1937- 1939



FOLDER : 45.

1940- 1945



FOLDER : 46.

1946- 1950



MANUSCRIPTS



FOLDER : 47.

unnamed, autobiography



NOTES



FOLDER : 48.

Extracts and notes from reading



FOLDER : 49.

Concerning Roald Amundsen



FOLDER : 50

Concerning H.H. Railly



FOLDER : 51.

Concerning Commander P.V.H. Weems



FOLDER : 52.

Concerning Henry Wodehouse, Charles Augustus Young and Dr. Edward William Morley



Miscellaneous



PHOTOGRAPHS



FOLDER : 53.

President Hoover, presenting the Congressional Medal of Honor to Lincoln Ellsworth



FOLDER : 54.

Antarctic Flight, June 1936, incomplete set



FOLDER : 55.

Miscellaneous



REPORTS



FOLDER : 56.

“At the North Pole” by Lincoln Ellsworth



“Under the North Pole with the Nautilus” The Wilkins-Ellsworth Trans-Arctic Submarine Expedition



BOX II

NEWSCLIPPINGS



FOLDER : 1-10.

1925- 1951



388 pgs. of photocopied clippings from the New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, Cleveland Press and Plain Dealer, Winnipeg Free Press



FOLDER : 11-13.

1928-1952



107 pgs. of photocopied clippings on Sir Hubert Wilkins



FOLDER : 14.

Miscellaneous



Lincoln Ellsworth material



Inclusive Dates: 1927



Quantity: 30 pp



DonorCharles Hamilton Galleries



Restrictionsnone



Type: letters



Physical Condition: good



Related Holdings: Ellsworth papers



Comments: $300, Dirlam Fund



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