Morten P. Porsild
A Library of Arctic Literature is to be founded at the Station and to be made as complete as possible, but in view of the limited resources of the Station and the vastness of the arctic literature, only a small proportion of it can be purchased. As the designed leader of the Station, I venture to ask you therefore, to be good enough to come to its assistance by giving to its library such Works on Arctic (and Antarctic) Nature, and especially on Arctic Biology as you may have published or are going to publish in the future. The publications of the Station will, of course, be sent to you in return, and the Station and its leader will be glad to render you any service in our power.In view of the arrangements to be made for the purchase of books, I would be very grateful to you, if you would inform me at the earliest possible date, whether the present appeal from the Danish Arctic Station will have the favour of your kind consideration.I am, Sir,Your most obedient Servant[illegible]Preliminary Address: (to May 1st)Copenhagen, S.Denmark.
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