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George A. Thorne

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George A. Thorne


George A. Thorne was a young explorer from Chicago who had a graduate degree in Forestry from Yale University. Thorne was an adventurer who had expertise as a skier, pilot, and outdoorsman and who thrived on cold weather. This collection of documents includes several letters of recommendation, as well as letters from Thorne to Byrd describing his qualifications, and his personal information sheet.

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University Libraries. Byrd Polar Research Center. History Teaching Institute.