Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin) 1856-1920

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May 6, 1856 - February 20, 1920

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Arctic explorer

Robert Edwin Peary was an Arctic explorer who led one of the first expeditions to reach the North Pole (1909). With financial assistance from the American Museum of Natural History's president of the time, Morris K. Jesup, Peary brought back specimens and materials to the museum


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