"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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May 23, 1926 Albatros

Correctly spelled “Albatross” in English, but Hedberg writes “Albatros” throughout this journal when writing about both the steam ship (as in this case) and the base camp of the expedition (Albatross Camp). Presumably, since the Dutch word albatros has one “s,” that was the name of the Dutch ship and the Dutch name of the camp; and Hedberg (unlike Stirling) spells it this way.


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