Personal Diary of J.M. Wiseman fireman of S.S. Roosevelt, 1908-06-09-1909-10-02 Rauner Stefansson Manuscript Mss-285

Introduction to the Collection

Diary of John M. Wiseman; a fireman aboard the S.S. Roosevelt. The Roosevelt was Robert Peary's ship on his final expedition to reach the North Pole. The diary recounts Wiseman's role and experiences on board and includes an account of hunting for Narwhales, exploring Greenland, hunting, Inuit life, and the death of chief scientist Ross G. Marvin.

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