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Knight, Errol Lorne, 1893-1923



  • Existence: 1893 - 1923


E. Lorne Knight was a member of the failed Stefansson Arctic Exploration and Development Company expedition to Wrangel Island in 1921. The diaries of Lorne Knight were picked up on Wrangel Island after the author's death in 1923. Much controversy surrounded the diaries because certain pages were marked up and/or removed by Harold Noice after his rescue expedition to Wrangel Island.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Errol Lorne Knight papers on his diary

Identifier: Mss-90
Stefansson Mss-90
Date(s): 1921 to 1939
Abstract E. Lorne Knight (1893-1923), Arctic explorer. Consist of original of volume one of Knight's diary, and a copy of volume two of the diary, as well as a typescript of both volumes. Collection also includes photographs illustrating the condition of the diary, correspondence concerning the defacement of the diary, and correspondence concerning the efforts made by the Fogg Art Museum and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to discover a way to read material on the damaged pages of the diary. ...
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