April 1C, 1909
MARCH: Calendar |
2 | 3 |
6 | 7 |
8 | 9 |
D | 12 |
13 | 14 |
15 | 16 |
| 18 | 19 |
20 | 21 |
22 | 23 |
28 | 29 |
30 | 31
APRIL: 1, B,
B, C |
4, B |
B, Bv, C,
D, E |
G | 8 |
| 13-14 | 19-20 |
Reports from MacMillan, Borup Marvin, & Captain regard their return,
From these form a sheet of sketches of route, & show position of main,
advance, & each supporting party, every five days.
Large cairn, cross & copper plate & glassed record at Aldrich & ship.
Small replicas of Partridge bust. Purchase bust?
|...their sledges. I hope this will be our last delay or
lay over day till we are back here. Today the sky, the light drifting
snow, the hazy horizon, the biting character of the wind at not
excessive low temps, everything except the surface of the ice, are the
replica of ice cap weather. I do not regret the wind though it has
stolen some of our miles, for it will close up everything behind us, for
the Captain & any others still out on the ice.
3 years ago today we crossed the "Big Lead" Up to now I have
intentionally kept in the extreme rear, to straighten out any little
hitch or en-
[vertically in margin:] courage a man with a broken sledge & see that
everything is drawing. From here on I shall take my proper place in the
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