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    Robert E. Peary Typed Letter Signed. One page, 8" x 10.5", May 22, 1905, Portland, Maine, asking the editor of the Portland Daily Advertiser to insert a wanted ad for three whaleboats. Some light soiling; fine.

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    Peary, an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person--on April 6, 1909--to reach the North Pole, writes in part: "Kindly insert the following ad. Conspicuously . . . WANTED---- Twenty-eight foot, twenty-five foot and twenty foot New Bedford, or New London Whaleboats, new or second-hand. Address, stating price and where to be seen, 'Whaleboat', c/o Portland Daily Advertiser."

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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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