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

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Annotations to the Journal of Matthew Stirling

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July 18, 1926 Becker

Becker was a radio and motor boat operator on the expedition (see photo C088). In the same field notebook in which Stirling wrote his handwritten expedition journal (V2), on an otherwise blank page after the end of the journal, there is a note in Stirling’s hand consisting of 3 lines (each here separate by “/”) giving fuller information about Becker: “Mej L. Jansen Becker, Ruijghweg / 23 Den Helder, Holland / name & address of the radio operator.”


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