Robert Peary Collection, 1889 - 1970Stefansson Mss-198

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Series 1, Papers, 1886-1969

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Box: 1, Dates: 1887-1948

Articles, correspondence, manuscript

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Articles by Peary: Bibliography of Peary articles; "Arctic and Antarctic exploration compared/' Bulletin Museum. 'Arctic exploration and the new Stefansson Expedition," in "Scientific American Supplement", 1918
  • Folder: 2, Articles by Peary: "The discovery of the North Pole," 7 parts in "Hampton's, 1910
  • Folder: 3, Articles by Peary: "Does America act wisely in giving up Greenland?" 1916, in "Philadelphia Public Ledger"; "Hunting muskoxen near the Pole," [1896, Windsor Magazine]; "The inland ice of Greenland," 1891, "Goldthwait's Geographical Journal", 1891-1916
  • Folder: 4, Articles by Peary: "The last years of Arctic work"; "Moving on the North Pole: outlines of my Arctic campaign"; "Nearest the North Pole." 1907 in "Harpers Monthly Magazine"; "The North Greenland Expedition," 1895, in "American Geographical Society Bulletin"; "North Polar exploration: field work of the Peary Arctic Club, 1898-1902.", 1895-1907
  • Folder: 5, Articles by Peary: "Peary's latest work in the Arctic: his own account of his visit to Greely's camp"; "Reconnaissance of the Greenland Inland Ice," 1887, "A.G.S. Bulletin"; "Work in North Greenland in 1894 and 1895," 1896, "A.G.S. Bulletin", 1887-1896
  • Folder: 6, Articles about Peary: "Bowdoin and the polar bear," in "Bowdoin Alumnus"; "Commander Peary," by George Kennan, in "The Outlook" 1910; "Discovery of the North Pole," in "National Geographic"; "He stood on top of the world," by John Batiste, in "Colliers," 1925 (about Matthew Henson); "Lieutenant Peary's latest trip to the Arctic regions," in "Harper's Weekly"; "Mr. Peary's return"; "A name for history: Peary," in "American Museum Journal"; "The National Geographic's memorial to Peary"; "Nearest the Pole," book review, circa 1910-1925
  • Folder: 7, Articles about Peary: "Peary: an appreciation" by Herbert Bridgman, in "The Geographical Review," 1920; "Peary and the North Pole: the lingering doubt," by Dennis Rawlins; "Peary as a leader," by Donald B. MacMillan, "National Geographic" 1920; "The Peary flag comes to rest," in "National Geographic"; "Peary found North Pole 50 years ago on April 6; daughter tells the gripping Deke-angled story," by Marie Peary Stafford, in "The Deke Quarterly, 1920
  • Folder: 8, Articles about Peary: "Peary: the man and his work" by H. L. Bridgman, 1914; "Peary, who carried the American flag to the North Pole" in "Literary Digest" 1920. "Peary's cairn is found" in "Life"; "Peary marches on his North Pole Expedition, 1909," by Gunnar Isachsen, in "The Geographical Review, 1929; "Peary's North Pole journey," by G. Hattersley Smith, in "The Beaver," 1961; "The reception of Mr. Peary," in "ACS. Bulletin," 1895, 1895-1961
  • Folder: 9, Articles about Peary: "A retrospective critique of Peary's North Pole claim," by Dennis Rawlins, in "Polar Notes," Includes correspondence of Rawlins, 1970
  • Folder: 10, Articles about Peary: "To students of Arctic exploration," by Thomas H. Hubbard, 1913; "When Peary discovered the Pole," by David Dempsey, in "Columbia," 1959; Fragments, undated
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Chief Geological Survey of NJ (1889); Miss Harris (1896), 1889-1896
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: John K. Hastings; Major James B. Pond; Engineering News, 1898
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence: Major James Pond (1902); Mr. Colles (1903); Mr. Stauffer; Mr. Baker; Engineering News, Mr. Colles, 1902-1903
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence: Dr. James Canfield (1904); Supt. Edward Gleason (1905); Knickerbocker Publishing Co.; Mr. Merrill; William V. Alexander, 1904-1905
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence: Samule V. Hoffman (1906); Kinickerbocker Publishing Co. (1907); H.E. Hood (1909), 1906-1909
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence: Mr. Childs (1910); Annie S. Peck (1912); Frederick H. Dillingham; Albert Operti; F.P. Taintnor, 1910-1912
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence: Henry G. Bryant (1913); Mr. Ely (1915); Josef A. Imhof; Parke R. Kolbe; Knud Rasmussen (copy); Dr. George Frederick Kunz (1916); Max Neuberger; Eugenius F. Outerbridge; Frederick Taintor (1919); William Herbert Hobbs; Mary Dickerson; Mrs. R.E. Peary; Mary Bronson Hartt, 1913-1919
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence with Mary Peary Stafford. Henry E. Rodd, E.K. Hall, Holmer Eaton Keyes concerning gift of flag to Dartmouth College, 1928-1937
  • Folder: 19, Government: Message from the President of the United States, 1913; Report: Recognition of Robert E. Peary the Arctic explorer, by Mr. Bates, from the Committee of Naval Affairs; Typescript facsimiles: Department of State, Department of the Navy, Treasury Department Maine; Robert E. Peary Day. News clippings; Private clubs and organizations, circa 1913
  • Folder: 20, Honors: American Museum of Natural History: Invitation to presentation of Peary Arctic Club medal of honor, 1912; Bowdoin College: Program Address...occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the discovery of the North Pole, 1948; Canadian Club: Menu for the complimentary dinner to...Peary, 1910; The Explorers Club: Program: Memorial meeting, 1920; Indiana Alumni Association of DKE: Invitation, "Peary Dinner", 1910-1948
  • Folder: 21, Honors: Kane Lodge: Program of the centenary celebration in honor of Elisha Kent Kane; Brochure: The portrait of Brother Robert Edwin Peary, undated
  • Folder: 22, Honors: Lotus Club: Dinner menu; National Geographic Society: Program: Presentation of Admiral Peary's flag; Studio Salon: Program for the 25th anniversary of North Pole Conquest, undated
  • Folder: 23, Honors: Press Release: Publicity for 40th anniversary of Admiral Peary's Pole discovery. Address by Richard E. Byrd, delivered to the Admiral Peary Centennial Anniversary, undated
  • Folder: 24, Manuscript: "Conquest of the 'Great Ice,' a narrative of life and work along the shores and across the frozen Sahara of the land of the 'Great Night" 1897. Outline of the proposed work. Typescript signed. Holograph additions and corrections. New title written in: "Northward over the Great Ice." Includes photograph and map, 1897

Box: 2, Dates: 1886-1969

Newspaper Clippings, speeches, programs

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Revision forms for biographical listing in Who's Who in America, 1912-1913, 1914-1915, and 1920-1921, with holograph entries by Peary. Includes correspondence about listings, 1912-1913, 1912-1921
  • Folder: 2, Advertisements mentioning Peary; Biographical notes, Author unknown; Extracts from "The North Pole"; Notes: Left in cairn by 1905-1906 expedition, Ellesmere Island; Left by Third Thule Expedition (photocopies); Peary monument: article and blueprint, undated
  • Folder: 3, Radio program "You are there: Peary's dash at the North Pole", undated
  • Folder: 4, Record of Peary and Bartlett on Polar Dash Ships; Launching of the S.S. Robert E. Peary; S.S. Roosevelt information; Statement of Joseph G. White concerning the voyage of the "Eric", undated
  • Folder: 5, Newspaper Clippings: Expeditions, 1886-1909
  • Folder: 6, Newspaper Clippings, 1915-1949
  • Folder: 7, Newspaper Clippings: General, 1913-1969
  • Folder: 8, Speeches by Peary: Address at the Rotary Club of Portland, Maine, 1915; In memoriam: Ross Gilmore Marvin, 1905, at Cornell University; Peary's toast Our Nation, 1915; Proposed exploration of Northern Greenland, 1891, 1891-1915
  • Folder: 9, Speeches by others: "Peary's discovery of the North Pole," by Hon. J. Hampton Moore, in the House of Representatives, 1910; Lecture advertisement: Peary's North Greenland Expedition of 1891-1892, 1891-1910

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