Letters, Mar. 30, 1936

Cook's Case


I should like to correct your assumption that I am generally considered an impostor [TIME, March 16]. My polar attainment was recognized by such leading explorers and scientists as Roald Amundsen, discoverer of the South Pole, Otto Sverdrup, Director Lecointe of the Brussels Observatory, Captain Bernier of the Northwest Mounted Police, and Anthony Fiala. . . . The Danes have never withdrawn the medal and degree they conferred upon me for their belief in the fidelity of my work. Stielers Atlas, a work of such authority that it is found on...

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