Women On Adventure is a blog by K.L. Webber exploring our rich shared history of women's adventure writing. This curated collection of quotations showcases the opinions and experiences of influential female travellers in their own words.

WOA Image: "Today is the last day the sun will be above the horizon..."

WOA Image: "Today is the last day the sun will be above the horizon..."

 

Josephine Diebitsch-Peary

McCormick Bay, Greenland, 1891

 

Source: Josephine Diebitsch-Peary, My Arctic Journal, London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1894

Further links:

https://archive.org/details/myarcticjournaly00pear

http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic62-1-102.pdf

http://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/peary-josephine-1863-1955

https://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/biographies/jpeary.shtml

http://www.une.edu/node/903/josephine-diebitsch-peary

http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2009/02/a-woman-in-full/

 

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