First letter from E. A. Martel to Jovan Cvijić: the beginning of mutual collaboration

  • Jasminko Mulaomerović Center for Karst and Speleology
  • Jasmina Osmanković
Keywords: E.A. Martel, J. Cvijić, correspondence, history of speleology


The Archive of the Serbian Academy of Science and Art in Belgrade includes four letters, a picture postcard and a plain postcard sent by Édouard-Alfred  Martel to Jovan Cvijić. This correspondence covers the period from 1895 to 1925.


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Mulaomerović J, Osmanković J. First letter from E. A. Martel to Jovan Cvijić: the beginning of mutual collaboration. AC [Internet]. 2021Dec.15 [cited 2022Jan.28];50(2-3). Available from: