(Exploration) 2 Pieces. Autograph Letter Signed. Cook, F(rederick) A(lbert). Brooklyn, New York, July 5, 1905. 1 page, 4to; light creases along old horizontal folds. To Henry Grier Bryant, accompanying an introduction to friend who "aimes to find the new lands west of Prince Patrick Island... He is a worthy fellow very much in earnest in the promotions of a promising expeditions." On Cook's letterhead. Text and signature clean and clear. * Postal Envelope addressed by hand on his personal printed envelope by Frederick A. Cook to Dr. Paul Sartain, Philadelphia, stamped April 2, 1903, moderately dusty.

Frederick Albert Cook, 1865-1940, American explorer, physician, and ethnographer, claimed to have reached the North Pole on April 21, 1909, almost a year before Robert Peary.

Henry Grier Bryant, 1859-1932, American explorer and author, president of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia.
Estimate $500-800

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Sold for $313 (buyer's premium included)