“We are Fully in the Expedition”: Philadelphia's Support for the North Greenland Expeditions of Robert E. Peary, 1891‐1895

@article{Wamsley2017WeAF,
  title={“We are Fully in the Expedition”: Philadelphia's Support for the North Greenland Expeditions of Robert E. Peary, 1891‐1895},
  author={Douglas W. Wamsley},
  journal={Geographical Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={107},
  pages={207 - 235}
}
  • Douglas W. Wamsley
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Geographical Review
  • Abstract On 6 April 1909, with the support of the well‐financed Peary Arctic Club, Lieutenant Robert E. Peary claimed to have reached the geographic North Pole, an achievement that marked the culmination of a prolonged struggle over the course of more than twenty years. At the start of his exploration career, however, before Peary had established formidable credentials in the field of exploration, and as he looked for possible supporters, Peary turned to the City of Philadelphia. The city's… CONTINUE READING
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