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



  • Existence: 1856 - 1920

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Roy Chapman Andrews papers, 1987 Accession

Identifier: Mss .A54
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of Andrews' correspondence, manuscripts, and transcripts of Andrews' broadcasts and talks from 1934 to1944. It also contains one folder of family and biographical documents and newspaper clippings received from Charles Gallenkamp, Andrews' biographer, in 1990. The majority of the administrative papers' correspondence concerns requests for speaking engagements about Andrews' explorations, requests for articles, and letters from the public and from companies...
Dates: 1920-1947; Majority of material found within 1934-1944

Field and Expedition Equipment

Identifier: Mem 305
Scope and Contents Since 1887, the American Museum of Natural History has been conducting field expeditions in every continent. This is one of the main resources for the Museum’s scientific research and collection development activities throughout all its disciplines. This grouping holds the equipment that were used during expeditions from around 1877 to 1996. Most of these expeditions required direct interaction with the natural habitat of the subject of study, which usually involves being out in the...
Dates: Usage: circa 1877-1990s

Museum matters, 1906-1912

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Mss .H682
Scope and Contents

Primarily correspondence between E. O. Hovey and museum administrators or staff. Also contains meeting minutes, departmental reports, an invitation to meet Commander Robert Peary, and "Index to Letters."

Dates: 1906-1912

Robert Peary photographic slides of North Pole copied from lantern slides, undated.

Identifier: PSC 394

Photographic copies of the lantern slides made by Robert Peary during his expedition to the North Pole (1908-1909). Used to raise money for further exploration.

Dates: undated

Stored dog sledge, undated

 Item — Object: 50
Identifier: Mem_inv_1370
Scope and Contents

Dog sledge that possibly belonged to Robert Peary.

Dates: Usage: undated

Whip, undated

 Item — Object: 3
Scope and Contents

Whip possibly used by Robert Peary in either one or all his North Pole expeditions between 1898 and 1909. It was collected by Lincoln Ellsworth.

Dates: Usage: undated