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    Robert E. Peary Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages on "Hotel Imperial" letterhead, 8.5" x 11", New York, January 30 [no year]. Marked "Personal" and written to "Mr. Baynes" concerning "Cook" and his magazine, the Platform. Page one has minor chipping; both pages have a .75" tear along the right side, otherwise 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, suggests that Mr. Baynes "write directly to Cook as to the Platform" because the "stuff you see in it is Cook's." Peary had reason to believe that Cook was the "sole or principal owner of the Platform" and that the Platform "has directed a page or more in each issue for three years to exploiting Cook."

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