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Borup, George, 1895-1912



  • Existence: 1885 - 1912

George Borup (1885-1912). Geologist and explorer. Yale 1907. Borup participated in Robert E. Peary's 1908-1909 North Polar Expedition aboard the S.S. Roosevelt. His book, "A Tenderfoot with Peary," was published in 1911. Borup was appointed Assistant Curator, in the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Geology and Invertebrate Paleontology on Dec. 20, 1911, and was chosen to lead the 1913-1917 Crocker Land Expedition. He drowned on April 28, 1912, in a boating accident on Long Island Sound.

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Peary Arctic Club's North Polar Expedition photo album

Stefansson Mss-258
Identifier: Mss-258
Overview Photographic album of arctic scenes, ships, walrus hunting, whaling, sailors' portraits, poses in animal furs, sledges, encampments, and Muskoxen. Documents the 1908-1909 North Polar Expedition under the direction of Robert E. Peary.