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Robert Edwin Peary Collection 1855- , n.d.


Correspondence, 1881-1957, n.d.

Catalog Number: M145.1


Box 1
Folder 1 1881 - 1910
1a 1891, Expedition to Greenland
2 1907, Purchase of islands in Casco Bay
3 1911 - 1920
4 Post 1920
5 undated

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Clippings, 1855-2000, n.d.

Catalog Number: M145.2


Box 1
Folder 6 1855 - 1899
7 1900 - 1919
8 1920 - 1939
9 1940 - 1949
10 1950 - 1956
11 1957 - 1958
12 1959
13 1960 - 1964
14 1965 - 1969
15 1970 - 1979
16 1980 - 2000
17 undated
Oversize Box C1 Reproduction of NY Times for September 7, 1909 "Peary discovers the North Pole"

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Miscellaneous Biographical Material, 1877- , n.d.

Catalog Number: M145.3


Box 1
Folder 18 1877 - 1889
Oversize Box C1 1886 North Polar chart
Box 1
Folder 19 1890 - 1909
20 1891-1892, "Atlantic Walrus" by Langdon Gibson
21 1892, "Notes on Arctic Birds" by Langdon Gibson
22 1910 - 1929
Oversize Box C1 1911 Mar 4, Certificate from Congress
Box 1
Folder 23 1930 - 1949
24 1950 - 1969
25 1970 - 1993
26 2000 Apr 27, 91st anniversary of expedition, Arlington National Cemetery
27a 2001-2009, n.d., Peary's Fryeburg, Maine connection
27b 2009, "The Dash," newsletter of Freeport Historical Society with articles about Peary
27c 2010 Spring, "Peary and His Steamboat Agent: Buying Islands--Quietly," Eagle Island Journal, v.15, no.1
27d undated

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Pamphlets, 1887-1922

Catalog Number: M145.4


Box 1
Folder 28 1887 - 1899
29 1900 - 1904
30 1905 - 1909
31 "Extracts from Commander Peary's Personal Diary of his Trip to the North Pole", 1910
32 1910 - 1914
33 1915 - 1919
34 1920 - 1922
35 "Bird notes from North Greenland" by Langdon Gibson, 1922

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Images, 1877-1959, n.d.

Catalog Number: M145.5


Engraving:
Oversize Box C2 Arctic scene by Albert Operti
Box 1
Ink Drawings:
Folder 36 Peary in fur clothing, n.d. (one view, two sizes)
Negatives:
37 Miscellaneous, n.d. - subjects unidentified
Photographs:
38 Bowdoin flag from 1909 Peary polar expedition
39 Bronze bust of Peary presented by Bowdoin class of 1877, n.d. (two views)
40 "Class of 1877, Eagle Island", 1912 Jun 28
41 "Dogs from Williamsport, PA", 1959 Apr 6 (two views)
42 "Flag Island, Peary's lead dog", n.d.
43 Miscellaneous, n.d. - subjects unidentified
44 Miscellaneous nautical, n.d. with unidentified people and places
45 Peary, Bowdoin class of 1877 photograph
46 Peary in fur clothing with his dogs, n.d.
47 Peary in pleasure boat with unidentified people, n.d.
48 Peary in uniform, signed "R.E. Peary", portrait view, n.d.
Oversize Box C2 Peary in uniform, titled "Admiral Robert E. Peary, class of 1877", portrait view, n.d.
Oversize Box C2 Peary with Captain Roald Amundsen and Sir Ernest H. Shackleton, 1913 Jan 16 (two copies)
Box 1
Folder 49 Peary with Theodore Roosevelt, n.d.
50 Robert Edwin Peary Memorial Monument, erected 1932
Portrait Prints:
Oversize Box C2 Bronze bust of Peary from Century Magazine, 1910 Mar
Oversize Box C2 Josephine Diebitsch-Peary seated outdoors with a dog at her side, n.d.
Box 1
Folder 51 Peary in fur clothing, n.d.
52 Peary in uniform, n.d.
Postcards:
53 Postcard by Albert Operti titled "Commander R.E. Peary, C.E. United States Navy", n.d. (two copies)
54 Postcard (metallic) titled "Launching of the Roosevelt, Peary's Arctic ship, Bucksport, ME 1905"

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Realia, 1906, n.d.

Catalog Number: M145.6


MRealia Box 1 Pin worn by Commander R.E. Peary '77,when he reached the Farthese North, 87 [degree16', in April, 1906, and piece of fringe of American flag which he unfurled at that point [framed].
MRealia Box 1 Sledge - miniature (six inches long) Inuit sledge, undated, made entirely with a nail. Brought home from North Greenland by Dr. Edward E. Vincent, surgeon of the Peary polar expedition of 1893.

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