I recently happened to have borrowed a library book titled, "The Sport of Orienteering," by Stig Hendenstrom and Bjorn Kellstrom, published by Silva in Canada in 1948.
The outer cover is stamped, "To Frank Elkins with compliments." Google reports that a Frank Elkins was involved in skiing at some point back in those days, but that's all I came across. Does anyone know who he is or anything about his subsequent involvement in orienteering?
The inside leaf reads, in script:
" - there may be something in this sport for the U.S.A. What do you think? Christmas Greetings - 48. Bjorn Kjellstrom."
There's also reference to a 16mm sound color film that goes along with the book. I've just discovered the ONE thing that's not on YouTube!
Cover, sign page, and photo page here: link
I've only skimmed the book at this point, but it's clear that a LOT about the sport has changed in a mere 74 years. Quite a treasure.