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Frederick Cook papers

Stefansson Mss-127
Identifier: Mss-127


The papers of Frederick Albert Cook contain articles, correspondence, photographs and manuscripts relating to his career as an Arctic explorer, focusing on the controversial claims made by Cook that he had reached the North Pole before Peary. Of particular interests are autobiographical notes in his own hand and a 1911 letter to Mr. Colburn in which he states that he did not "reach the exact pinpoint of the earth's axis."


  • 1894 - 1993


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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.5 linear ft. (1 box)


Frederick Albert Cook (1865-1940), Arctic explorer and physician. Consist of correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to his career as an Arctic explorer.

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

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