Freeman's Auction
(Exploration) Lot. Arctic & Antarctic Explorers. Autograph Material, etc.: Amundsen, Roald. Short Typed Letter Signed. Nome, Alaska, May 18, 1926. 1 page, 4to. To Alfred M. Collins, President, Geographical Society of Philadelphia, Pa. "Hearty thanks." Dark, bold signature. * Bartlett, Robert A(bram). Autograph Letter Signed. New York, December 8, [1932]. 3 pages on 3 sheets; minor spotting. To the Geographical Society of Philadelphia on Explorers Club letterhead, reflecting on the contributions of Henry Grier Bryant upon learning of his passing. Contents and signature clean and dark. * Byrd, (Admiral) R(ichard) E(velyn). Typed Letter Signed. West Tremont, Maine, August 24, 1936. 1 page, 4to; light horizontal creases along old folds. To Dr. Frank E. Williams, "For some time I have been wanting to recommend to you recognition of Dr. Thomas C. Poulter for the work he did on our last expedition..." Clean, clear contents, dark, bold signature. * Silver print photo, bust portrait of Admiral R. E. Byrd by Pinchot, 10 x 8 inches; 245 x 203 mm, minor spotting in image. * Melville, Rear Admiral George W. Washington, December 11, 1899. 1 1/2 pages, 4to; moderate creases and separations. To Henry Grier Bryant, responding to Bryant's paper, "Drift Casks to determine Arctic Currents." * - -. Short Autograph Letter Signed. Philadelphia, February 21, 1905. 1 page, oblong 8vo; light creases. To Henry Grier Bryant, responding to an invitation. Clean, clear contents and signature. * Wilkins, (Captain Sir) Hubert. Typed Letter Signed. London, July 19, 1930. 1 page, 4to; light creasing along old folds. To the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, "It gives me great pleasure to know that your Society has so greatly honored me by conferring the Elisha Kent Kane medal... I shall be happy to attend a dinner..." Contents and signature clean and clear, with ink and pencil corrections and annotations.
Estimate $600-900


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Sold for $375 (buyer's premium included)