Guide to the George Borup North Polar Expedition Photographic Album, 1908 - 1909Stefansson Mss-258

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Title:

Guide to the George Borup North Polar Expedition Photographic Album, 1908 - 1909

Call Number:

Stefansson Mss-258

Collection Dates:

1908 - 1909

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Photographic album of arctic scenes, ships, walrus hunting, whaling, sailors' portraits, poses in animal furs, sledges, encampments, and Muskoxen. Documents the 1908-1909 North Polar Expedition under the direction of Robert E. Peary.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Photographic album of arctic scenes. Includes images of ships, walrus hunting, whaling, sailors' portraits, poses in animal furs, sledges, encampments, and Muskoxen. The album documents the 1908-1909 North Polar Expedition under the direction of Robert E. Peary. Borup was an assistant aboard the S.S. Roosevelt. The photographer was Donald B. MacMillan.

Biography

George Borup (1885-1912). Geologist and explorer. Yale graduate, 1907. Borup participated in Robert E. Peary's 1908-1909 North Polar Expedition aboard the S.S. Roosevelt; his book, "A Tenderfoot with Peary," was published in 1911. Borup was appointed Assistant Curator, in the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Geology and Invertebrate Paleontology on Dec. 20, 1911, and was chosen to lead the 1913-1917 Crocker Land Expedition. He drowned on April 28, 1912, in a boating accident on Long Island Sound.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Photographic Album, 1908-1909

Photographic Album

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1908-1909

Photographic album of arctic scenes. The album documents the 1908-1909 North Polar Expedition under the direction of Robert E. Peary.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

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