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    Robert E. Peary, First to the North Pole, Autograph Letter Signed "R. E. Peary". One page, 8" x 10", May 2, 1897, to a Mr. Skinner. Robert Edwin Peary (1856-1920) was undoubtedly very busy about this time getting ready for the first of several attempts to reach the North Pole. He writes to a friend "I am so fixed just now that it is almost impossible for me to make a definite appointment two weeks ahead." In fact it would nearly 12 years before Peary would successfully reach the North Pole. A bold, legible letter, with the usual fold creases and two taped repairs on the verso, else near fine. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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