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Age, Weight, and Measurements of the Northern Sledge Party, 04/27/1909


Age, Weight, and Measurements of the Northern Sledge Party, 04/27/1909

Age, Weight, and Measurements of the Northern Sledge Party, 04/27/1909 (National Archives Identifier: 304962); Papers Relating to Arctic Expeditions, 1886 - 1909; Collection XP: Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary Family Collection, 1798 - 1976; National Archives.

This document lists and describes Robert E. Peary's main sledge party which crossed the last 270 miles of ice to the North Pole; it consisted of Peary; Matthew Henson, who assisted Peary throughout nearly 20 years of polar explorations; and four Inuit, Ooqueah, Ootah, Egingwah, and Seegloo. This document is dated April 27, 1909, the day Peary returned to the ship that brought him home.
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