Week 9

Jørgen Brønlund's diary





Jørgen Brønlund's diary from the Danmark expedition to Northeast Greenland 1906-08. In his last pencilled entry in November 1907 he writes: "I arrived here in fading moonlight, and could not go on because of frostbite in my feet and darkness. The other's bodies are in the middle of the fjord in front of a glacier (about 18 km) ... Hagen died November 15 and Mylius about 10 days later." The diary and the expedition's maps were found four months later by his body in the cave.
The Manuscript Department, Ny kongelige Samling 565, oktavo. See the entire diary (in Danish only)