ANDRÉE, SALOMON. (1854-1897). Swedish scientist and polar explorer who perished in his attempt to reach the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon. ALS. (“S.A. Andree”). 1p. 4to. Stockholm, October 6, 1895. To ROBERT UNDERWOOD JOHNSON (1853-1937), influential editor of The Century magazine.
“Your letter of the 10 Sept. is received. I would certainly have estimated it agreeable to do with you, as the proposed price is acceptable, etc. But I am sorry to say, that under the present circumstances I have no time at all for anything but necessary work. Besides I may say that I have so many years experience as a scientific man and as a journalist, that I can under no circumstances agree to have the payement [sic] for my articles depending of discretion. I know how to write such matters, and in fact I permit no essential alterations in articles signed by me. The letter sent to the American minister at Stockholm has not been forwarded to me. But I think, that a letter addressed to my friend Mr. Ekholm has, some days ago, been forwarded to him by the minister.”