Private journal of George Comer while on the Relief Schooner George B. Cluett for the Crocker Land Expedition party at Etah, North Greenland, 1915-17
Journal kept by Comer during his participation in the Crocker Land Expedition relief effort. Loose material was originally laid in and has been rehoused as misscelanea. Includes: 3 typewritten letters, one to Comer from Edmund Otis Hovey, dated 19 March 1917 (1 leaf), one to MacMillan from Hovey dated 19 March 1917 (carbon copy, 2 leaves), one to Comer from MacMillan dated Mar. 23, 1917 (2 leaves); a holograph letter to Comer from Peter Freuchen dated July 27, 1917 (2 leaves); 3 holograph letters to Comer by Hovey and dated 1 April 1917 (4 half leaves), 4 April 1917 (2 p.), 27 April 1917 (1 half leaf); a list of goods handwritten by Hovey dated 2 April 1917 and signed upon receipt (Apr. 8, 1917) by Comer (1 half leaf); a map "drawn by a native, Oudy" (pencil, 1 leaf); a biography of Knud Rasmussen (mimeographed, 1 leaf); a paper entitled The II. Thule Expedition to North Greenland, by Rasmussen (mimeographed, 8 leaves); and an article entitled Exploration of northern Greenland (extracted from: The Field, Feb 5, 1916, p. 215).
361 p. : 1 port. ; 28 cm. Title on front free endpaper. The end date is corrected in pencil from "l6" to "17." A Crocker Land Expedition stationery letterhead and a photograph of Comer mounted on front pastedown. "Crocker Land Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History and the American Geographical Society, 1913-1915. R" printed on cover; "-1917" added next to "1915" in ink. "C" stenciled on cover. Caption title: Voyage of the Schooner George B. Cluett for the relief of the Crocker Land Expedition party, 1915. Period covered: 1915 July 2-1917 Aug. 26. "Up to October 1916, this book has been copied from the old book, because the other had been used to the finish." Pages 319-361 blank.
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- American., Greenland -- Description and travel., Scientific expeditions -- Arctic regions., Comer, George., Crocker Land Expedition (1913-1917), George B. Cluett (Schooner)