Peary Expedition to Greenland (1895)

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1895

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To collect specimens for Departments of Birds and Mammals; objects from Eskimo tribes, and to rescue Peary. With funding from Morris K. Jesup, Josephine Peary was able to procure a ship to get Peary and his crew from Greenland. They transported two pieces of the Cape York Meteorite to New York: "The Woman" and "The Dog".

Ship: the Kite

Department: Department of Mamals and Birds; And others?

Sponsors: American Geographical Society; AMNH; and various sources in Philadelphia

Sources: AMNH Ann. Rept. No. 27, 1895, pp. 11-12, No. 28, 1896, P. 15. Robert Peary at the North Pole, Report by Davies, T. D. et al., 1989

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Greenland

Written by: Iris Lee
Last modified: 2019 March 28


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