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FITZHUGH GREEN, SR. PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 George Matthew Adams
October 4, 1917 - October 30, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1. 2 TL carbons from FG to Adams (1878-62) president of the Adams Newspaper Service (George Matthew Adams Service, after 1916), re the former's writing for the publisher. Letterdates: Oct. 4, 1917; Oct. 5, 1917. 2. TL carbon from Adams to Green: "Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of 23 September, 1930 requesting permission to join the Battle Fleet for one or two short trips during the winter of 1930 and 1931..." Letter date Oct. 16, 1930.



Box: 1 Fold: 2 Jerome Lee Allen
c.1913-1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS, 2 TLS to FG from Allen, the wireless operator for the Crocker Land Expedition led by Donald MacMillan (1913-1917).

@ 1. ALS addressed from Niakornarsuk at 7:40 a.m., dated Sunday April 9, 1916: "Dear Fitz, Sorry to have to send back bad news: we arrived here yesterday at 5 p.m. and found the fjord full of young ice, thru which it would be impossible to get a boat or kyak. We had then to stay here over night - the men thought perhaps in the morning we could go. But now the ice is much thicker and the weather colder It may be some time before we can cross. Should you fellows come tomorrow, we should all be held up here - and there is neither dog nor man food for us..."

@ 2. ALS addressed from S.S. Hans Egede, Egedesminde, Greenland. Dated "Last June this year": Dear Fitz: Upon my trying to start something in the way of a search for your box supposedly lost here I was informed quite positively by Johannus Balle that you had found your lost box at Godhavn the day before we left..."

@ 3. TLS addressed from Washington, D.C., dated 2/22/1917: "Dear Fitz, Have you met the enemy yet? I am banking on your turret. I can imagine that there is something doing all the time in the fleet these days. Here in Washington life goes on as usual, except that one must have a pass to get in a government building, and the navy yards are quite inaccessible...Peary has been censured for making a speech in which he said that it would be no job at all for enemy air planes to fly up from Hampton Roads and blow up the unprotected Capitol..."

@ 4. TLS addressed from Washington, D.C., dated April 12, 1917: "Dear Fitz, Quite some time has elapsed since I've heard from you, and I'm beginning to wonder if I put a stamp on my last letter. However, I suppose your whereabouts are indefinite enough to account for any slip in communication. What I am writing now for, Fitz, is to tell you that I have put in my request to take the radio gunner's examination..."

@ Includes 2 TL carbon copies from FG, both dated 5/16/1917.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Scotty Allen
August 16, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to FG from Scotty Allen, Alaskan dog-sled driver and gold prospector, re the writing of his memoirs on "Gold Mine and Dogs." Includes 3 b/w photographs of Allen with his dog-sled teams and two typed biographical pieces about Allen.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Marie Byrd
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Marie E. Byrd to FG, undated: "Dear Fitz, I marked the planes R9 or R6 on the back of the photos. The others were flying boats - all of which were used in training in the order I have named...

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Richard Evelyn Byrd
1925-1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 TLS + 1 telegram to FG from Byrd, American naval officer and polar explorer. TLS dated March 26, 1925 refers to his plans to fly over the North Pole, which he accomplished in 1926 with Floyd Bennett. Includes 1 TL carbon from FG re advice for Byrd's book, "Skyward" (1928).

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Margery Durant
1930-1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains various items relating to Margery Durant (Mrs. Fitzhugh Green): 1. International driver's license, issued in France, June 22, 1939. 2. Printed booklet entitled, "Credo" by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, inscribed to FG from Durant, dated 1930. 3. 2 TLS (June 28 & 29 1932) to Durant from James Hamilton of Hamish Hamilton Ltd. publishers, re the planned publication of a memoir by Durant entitled, "Mrs. Durant's African Flight." Includes carbon of the typed proposal, TL carbon from Durant to Hamilton, and layout plan for the book. 4. TLS from Elmer E. Wigg, counselor at law, dated 4/7/1939.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 W. Elmer Ekblaw
May 1915 - 1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to FG from Ekblaw from University of Illinois, botanist and geologist for the Crocker Land Expedition.

@ 1. ALS dated May 1, 1915, addressed from Greely Fjord, Grant Land, on the letterhead for the Crocker Land Expedition: "My dear Fitzhugh: Summer is coming to the land we love, Fitzhugh. The dogwood, snow-drift-white on the hillsides, and the columbine, jewel-set in the filigree maiden-hair fern, herald her approach..."

@ 2. TL carbon copy (3 pp.) to Henry Fairfield Osborn, president, American Museum of Natural History. Addressed from South Upernivik, North greenland, dated Feb. 14, 1917. Concerns plans and proposed itinerary for the return to the U.S.: "My dear President Osborn: Under authorization from Dr. E.O. Hovey, Chairman of the committee in charge, and instructions from Mr. D.B. MacMillan, leader of the Crocker Land Expedition, Dr. Harrison J. Hunt and I left North Star Bay under the leadership of Hrr. Knud Rasmussen to attempt to return to America by way of South Greenland and Denmark in the summer of 1917..."

@ 3. TL carbon copy (2 pp.) to Henry Osborn. Partially destroyed, fragile condition. Dated possibly November 1917, relating the circumstances of the thwarted return to the U.S. as outlined in the preceding letter of Feb. 14, 1917.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Charles Edward Green
June 1913-April 1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS to FG from his father - ALS + envelope, postmarked 6/29/1913; ALS dated 2/27/1926, 2 sheets, 4 pages; ALS + envelope, dated 4/4/1936, 1 page. Also, 2 telegrams. Includes 2 TL carbons from FG to his parents: 1. Written during the Crocker Land Expedition, dated from Etah, North Greenland, 1/11/1914. 2. Written 2/21/1926, announcing his decision to retire from the U.S. Navy.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Fitzhugh Green, Jr.
July 31/1944

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope from FG's son. Written on U.S. Navy letterhead: "Dear Dad - Am busy learning the trade of a first Lt. - bilge-diving and line-tracing are now my hobby..."

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Isabelle Green
1913-1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 telegram, 4 ALS from FG's mother. Reference made to FG's biography on arctic explorer Robert E. Peary. Includes 1 ACS postcard to Isabelle Green, signed "Marie," postmarked 6/22/1939.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Gilbert Grosvenor
March 12, 1927

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to FG from Grosvenor as president of the National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. References made to FG's biography on Robert Peary, and to Richard E. Byrd's polar flight (1926).

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Edward Otis Hovey
May 1912-November 1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS, 1 TLS to FG from Hovey, curator of the American Museum of Natural History, and chairman of the Committee in Charge of the Crocker Land Expedition. Correspondence refers to the expedition.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 John Oliver La Gorce
August 21, 1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 2 pp., from La Gorce, editor and vice-president of the National Geographic Society, re the solicitation of the former's endorsement of unnamed project proposed by FG and George Putnam - "My dear Commander Green...As you know, I have a world of admiration for George Putnam and would be glad to do anything that I could personally, but I cannot with propriety overstep the line in the matter of bringing the National Geographic Society into a congratulatory message. I fully understand your motive, which is entirely proper from your publicity standpoint, but I am sure you will, on second thought, realize that with more than a million members and a nation-wide newspaper contact that has been built up my many years of careful effort, this Society cannot lend itself to the activities of field parties with which it is not clearly identified..."

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Donald B. MacMillan
1913-1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS, 1 TLS to FG from Donald B. MacMillan, chief of the Crocker Land Expedition. Written on official letterhead for the expedition, dated as follows: ALS 7/11/1913; ALS 3/27/1915; TLS 4/18/1915; ALS 1/2/1916.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Henry Fairfield Osborn
1914-1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS to FG from Osborn as president of the American Museum of Natural History, dated 7/16/1914 and 9/7/1916 (+ copy).

Box: 1 Fold: 16 George P. Putnam
1926-28

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 typed carbons of memoranda for Putnam. N.B. memo dated 4/27/1926 re a conversation between Donald B. MacMillan and Putnam about the proposed polar flight of Richard E. Byrd, as well as about Knud Rasmussen - "...Byrd has no hope or thought of success on this flight. The whole expedition is for the purpose of publicity. Byrd's ambition is to be Governor of Virginia...Byrd knows, as I know, that it is utterly impossible to do anything with a heavier-than-air machine in the Arctic. When Byrd says he flew 6000 miles last year out of Etah, it is an untruth..." and about Rasmussen - "Rasmussen deliberately went off and left his men to starve in Nyboeland. Rasmussen makes every Eskimo pay ten fox-skins before he will start dealing with them at all..."

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Knud Rasmussen
1915-1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TL by the famous Danish arctic explorer and ethnologist. Dated 11/22/1915 to Henry Fairfield Osborn and 1/22/1916 to George H. Sherwood, acting chairman of Committee in Charge of the Crocker Land Expedition, both refer to the return expedition of the Crocker Land exploration team.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Kermit Roosevelt
September 1, 1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to FG from Kermit Roosevelt: "Dear Captain Green: Thank you very much for your letter of the first, enclosing the clippings. George Putnam is certainly having an interesting time."

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Theodore Roosevelt
1924, 1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Roosevelt to FG, dated 9/4/1926 - "Dear Commander: I have just heard on my return this morning from a Western speaking trip, of the adventures and obstacles encountered by the Morrissey. The trip must have been a corker!..." Includes TL carbon from FG, dated 5/12/1924 re proposed tour of lectures on the arctic to be given by FG.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 George Sherwood
May 12, 1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Sherwood, as executive secretary, American Museum of Natural History, New York - "My dear Green: We have received an inquiry from the State Department, accompanied by documents from the Danish Government, making a request for a full report concerning the death of Pee-ah-wah-to and making a claim for the support of the five children of Pee-ah-wah-to. In making reply to the State Department, it is necessary for us to have a full report from you in regard to this regrettable occurrence..."

(Attachments to this letter of journal entries by FG and Donald B. MacMillan regarding the incident are filed in folders 2:7 and 2:8.)

Box: 1 Fold: 21 William S. Sims
1925-1927

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS to FG from Sims, rear admiral, U.S. Navy, re FG's book, "Our Naval Heritage," about which the former points out various errors.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Maurice C. Tanquary
April 1916-May 1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS to FG from Tanquary, zoologist for the Crocker Land Expedition, from the University of Illinois -

@ 1. ALS dated 4/14/1916 - "Dear Fitz: We came 8 Danish miles today (the men wanted to call it nine at first) and reached the igloo at 1 p.m...."

@ 2. ALS dated Holstensborg 4/22/1916, 2 folios + 1 sheet - "Dear Fitz: We left the igloo Apr. 17 and camped that evening on the first of the three large lakes on the big land. The next day we had expected to reach the igloo which is one march from Holstensborg. The going for these two days was fine, very little snow. But when we came to the fjord south of the big land we found nothing but water & I learned afterward that there has been practically no ice all winter..."

@ 3. ALS dated from Hotel Dagmar, Copenhagen, Denmark, 5/30/1916, 4 sheets + envelope - "Dear Fitz: The Hans Egede reached Faroe Islands May 16, stopped about 4 hours, and then came on to Copenhagen which we reached at 4 p.m., May 20..."



Box: 1 Fold: 23 Correspondence Received 1914-1916
June 1914-September 1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous correspondence to FG including - 1. 2 ALS from William H. Smith. 2. 1 TLS signed William S. Waudby.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Correspondence Received 1916-1917
March 1916-March 1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from various acquaintances to FG from Greenland.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Correspondence Received 1920-1923
May 10, 1923

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to FG from Ramona Brady, George Matthew Adams Service.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Correspondence Received 1926-1927
February 1926-May 1927

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous correspondence to FG: 3 ALS, various; 2 TLS from Will H. Hays, president, Motion Picture Producers & Distributors of America, Inc., New York City.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Correspondence Received 1928-1929
April 1928 - June 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous correspondence to FG from various individuals including - 1. TLS dated 4/20/1928, from Thomas F. Hall, Hall Distributor Co., re the death of Prof. Ross G. Marvin, killed by an Eskimo during the Robert E. Peary expedition to the North Pole in 1909. 2. TLS dated 6/6/1929, from Raymond L. Ditmars, curator, New York Zoological Park. 3. ALS signed "Larry" (?) with attached b/w photograph of dog, inscribed to FG: "Fitzhugh Green, Little America, Antarctica, March 12, 1929."

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Correspondence Received 1931-1939
December 1931-January 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous correspondence to FG, including - 1. TLS 12/30/1931 from Red Ruble. 2. TLS 4/19/1933 from Edward Streeter, vice-president of Fifth Avenue Bank, New York, written to Col. W. Stewart Roddie as character reference for FG. 3. TLS 9/22/1936 from E.W. Sutphen. 4. TLS 1/6/1939 & 1/11/1939 from P.J. Halloran.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Correspondence Ephemera (undated/unidentified)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous items - 2 calling cards; an empty envelope addressed to FG; fragment of an ALS.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Correspondence Sent
June 29, 1913-February 16, 1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope from FG to friend William H. Smith. Also, part of a letter from FG to his son Richard (Dick) Elliot Green, with 2 b/w photographs from India, dated 2/16/1935.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Correspondence Sent: Personal Love Letters
1914-1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS dated between 8/8/1914 and 1/1/1915 from Greenland, apparently by FG to a sweetheart addressed alternately, "Dan (sp.?) Dearest" or "Ann Dearest."

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Correspondence 1915-1916
1915-1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence relating to the Crocker Land Expedition. Includes the following -

@ TLS 4/20/1915, 2 pp. on official printed letterhead for the Crocker land Expedition under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History, the American Geographical Society, and the University of Illinois, to FG from Donald Bartlett Peare: "Sir,...The reports of your successful discovery and marking of the glacier are most gratifying; and we feel confident that your labors will be rewarded, and even greater discoveries made. We should like to take this opportunity of reminding you of the great benefit the world will derive from this extraordinary project of yours..."

@ 3 ANS in Danish (?), signed H. Bryden, concerning the expedition. Dated 2/10/1916-2/12/1916.

@ TLS, 5/11/1916, 2 pp. on letterhead for the U.S. Naval Radio Service, to Mrs. Charles E. Green from W.H.G. Bullard (?): "My dear Mrs. Green, This is to acknowledge the receipt of your note of April 29, 1916, with its inclosure of a letter addressed to you by Mr. Geo. H. Sherwood, and the delay in replying has been due to pressure of official work. You have asked me to comment on Mr. Sherwoods's letter and to give you an opinion as to the advisability of asking for National aid for getting into communication with the Crocker Land Expedition. As I understand it, Mr. Sherwood is the Acting Chairman of the Committee in Charge of the Crocker Land Expedition and possibly is responsible for the conduct of its affairs from this end of the line, and as such I should judge he would be the logical person to institute a request for a government vessel to seek the expedition in northern latitudes, and am very much afraid not much attention would be given to a request from outside parties..."

@ ALS, 9/14/1916, to FG from W.H.G. Bullard: "My dear Green, I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your note of September 11. I am extremely pleased to know that my efforts ...resulted in peace of mind for your mother during your long absence..."

@ TLS, 8/19/1916, from the American Consul General in Copenhagen, announcing the return of FG from the Crocker Land Expedition to the U.S., and verifying his credentials.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Crocker Land Expedition Correspondence 1917
February 12 to May 26, 1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence relating to the Crocker Land Expedition. Includes the following -

@ 1a. TLS 2/12/1917, to FG from George H. Sherwood as acting chairman of the committee in charge of the Crocker Land Expedition, 1 p. on official letterhead for the Crocker Land Expedition: "My dear Mr. Green, I am enclosing herewith copy of a letter that I have just received from Mr. Nyeboe which throws added light on the Crocker Land situation - although not of a very satisfactory character. It appears that the "Kap York" was unable to reach North Star Bay and I suppose that we must assume that one-half of our year's provisions were not delivered. This letter makes me feel more than ever that possibly we must send a third ship and I am taking immediate steps to canvass all available vessels..."

@ 1b & 1c. Attached to Sherwood's letter (1a), 1 TL carbon and transcribed telegram from Mr. Nyeboe to Sherwood, dated 12/19/1916 & 1/17/1917 from Copenhagen:

@ 1b. "Dear Sir, ...Our telegram of November 14th was confirmed by a letter which you evidently have not received, in which we informed you that Captain Pedersen from the motor boat "Kap York" (who has been at Kap York several times and was caught for 4 days in the ice last year but at a date early enough to get back again) explains that "Danmark" will most probably drift with the ice until the ice parts at a point which is very near Kap York. When the ice parts it will, in his opinion, be easy for "Danmark" to get to Knud Rasmussen's station Thule. It is very disappointing for all of us and especially for the families of the members of the Expedition, that ice conditions should be so bad this year. The above mentioned captain says that he never has seen anything like the ice he saw in August..."

@ 1c. Copenhagen, January 17, 1917. American Museum of Natural History, New York. If you consider sending ship Etah propose cooperation - Will you obtain best offer for ship America South Greenland Etah America - Mining Company obtains best offer for ship Europe South Greenland Etah America - cheapest arrangement probably time charter - Cable answer to Nyboe, Nissen Chamber of Manufacturers.

@ TL carbon, 3/2/1917, reply from FG to Sherwood (letter 1a).

@ Newsletter signed by George H. Sherwood to "Relatives and Friends of the Crocker Land Expedition," dated 3/21/1917, 3 pp.: "The latest word which we have received from the members of the Crocker Land Expedition was Doctor Hovey's letter of July 10, 1916, which was brought out by the "Cluett" last September. A copy of this letter was sent to you at that time. In this letter Doctor Hovey stated that all the members of the expedition were well and that he was proceeding with Mr. Rasmussen from Parker Snow Bay to North Star Bay, there to await the arrival of the second relief ship which Mr. Rasmussen told him we were sending...the latest word of the "Danmark" was that she was in Melville Bay,...on August 20 1916, some 150 miles southeast of Cape York. Admiral Peary and others think that she probably reached North Star Bay at least and that our explorers are safely on board of her. Since no further word has been received, it is evident that the "Danmark" has been forced into winter quarters in the Arctic. We have information that owing to the ice condition of Melville Bay, Mr. Rasmussen's motor boat, the "Kap York" could not make Cape York and was compelled to return to Copenhagen. While the failure of the Danmark to bring back our explorers is a keen disappointment to all of us, we feel that grave anxiety need not be felt for their safety..."

@ Report to the Executive Committee on the Status of the Crocker Land Expedition, dated 3/21/1917, 4 pp., typed copy, by George H. Sherwood: "There are six members of the Crocker Land Expedition, including Doctor E.O. Hovey, who are marooned somewhere in north Greenland and whose return must be accomplished this summer. The first relief ship, the George B. Cluett, sent north in 1915, was caught in the ice, broke her shaft and was forced into winter quarters in Parker Snow Bay, some 150 miles south of Etah, its northern objective. The disabling of the "Cluett" necessitated the sending of a second relief ship and the SS "Danmark" of the Greenland Mining Company was chartered for this purpose in the summer of 1916. The "Danmark has not returned and without doubt is frozen in north Greenland. She was last reported on August 20, 1916, in Melville Bay...Accordingly, Mr. Nyboe, president of the Greenland Mining Company, proposes to send his motor schooner, the "Kap York," to Greenland with supplies for his stations, as soon as navigation opens, and for the sum of $7,500 he offers to have his boat await news from our expedition..."

@ TLS 3/30/1917, to FG from George Sherwood, 2 pp. on Crocker Land Expedition letterhead. Refers to preceding report originally enclosed with this letter: "My dear Mr. Green, I am enclosing herewith a copy of a report that I made to our Executive Committee in regard to the status of the Crocker Land Expedition, and I have now the necessary authorization to procure a third ship and despatch her to Etah this summer. My expectation is that we will charter one of the Newfoundland sealers of the "Neptune" or "Erik" type and we hope to send Bob Bartlett as captain of her. If we succeed in making these arrangements, I feel that we will have done everything that is possible to make certain the rescue of our friends...I was very glad to received your letter of March 2, and appreciated your willingness to go north again...Later, when we have secured a ship and our plans are more definite, I wish it might be possible for you to get leave of absence and come to New York in late April or early May to assist us in making the final arrangements, but with the crisis now facing the country, I presume that leave of absence for any officer is out of the question..."

@ TL copy to George Sherwood from M.I. Nyeboe, 4/19/1917 from Copenhagen, re the status of ships, "Kap York" and "Danmark."

@ TL carbon from FG to Sherwood, 5/5/1917 from USS "Texas," forwarding a list of supplies for relief of the Crocker Land Expedition.

@ TLS 5/5/1917, to FG from Sherwood, 2 pp. on official expedition letterhead: "My dear Mr. Green, As you can well imagine, we are having the greatest difficulty in securing a suitable relief ship...We have secured the services of Captain Robert Bartlett as commander of the Relief Expedition..."

@ Newsletter signed by Sherwood to the Relatives and Friends of the Crocker Land Expedition, dated 5/26/1917: "I am enclosing herewith clipping from the New York Times, which gives the plans for the relief of the members of the Crocker Land Expedition. The "Neptune" will leave Sydney about July 10, in command of Captain Robert A. Bartlett, and we expect her to return to Sydney with our friends within two months..."

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Crocker Land Expedition Correspondence by Fitzhugh Green, Sr.
August 1, 1914 to November 22, 1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains copies of correspondence by FG relating to the Crocker Land Expedition. Includes the following - 1. TL 8/1/1914 to Lieut. Herbert F. Leary, 2 pp., re proposal to enlist in the navy. 2. TLS 8/3/1914, to Dr. William Ray Dobyns. 3. ALS 11/20/1914 from Etah, North Greenland, to Edmund Otis Hovey, reporting on the Expedition with references to Donald MacMillan, W. Elmer Ekblaw, Maurice Tanquary, and Harrison Hunt. 4. AL to Robert E. Peary, 9/19/1916: "My Dear Admiral Peary, Your letter and telegram have been forwarded to me. I deeply appreciated the kindness and magnanimity that have prompted you to welcome us home in such a spirit..." 5. TL carbon 11/22/1916, to Lieut. Comdr. J.W. Greenslade, re the latter's request for some writing about the expedition.



Box: 2 Fold: 4 Crocker Land Expedition Journal 1913-1915
June 29, 1913 to August 1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains typewritten journal kept by FG, 51 sheets of double-sided text, with 13 double-sided typed sheets of equipment, supplies and food inventory.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Crocker Land Expedition: Report of Trip to Cape Constitution
May 23 to June 16, 1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains 11 typewritten pages taped together, bearing title, "Report of Trip to Cape Constitution....May 23-June 16, 1915. (Ekblaw's relief party...). Essentially a report by FG on his mission to relieve W. Elmer Ekblaw at Cape Constitution. Includes TLS from Donald B. MacMillan to FG issuing orders for this mission, dated 5/22/1915, from expedition headquarters at Etah, North Greenland.

Box: 2 Fold: 5.1 Crocker Land Expedition: Diary by Fitzhugh Green, Sr.
May 28 to June 7, 1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains portion of FG's arctic diary kept during the months of May and June 1915. Total of 14 autograph sheets, double-sided, with illustrations by FG throughout.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Account of Oil Party
Spring 1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains typewritten account by FG of an expedition to hunt musk oxen for blubber and oil supplies. 12 pp.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Crocker Land Expedition: Donald MacMillan Journal Extract
May 4, 1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains an extract from the journal kept by Donald B. MacMillan during the Crocker Land Expedition. Entry for Monday, May 4, 1914, 55th day. Contains account given to MacMillan by FG of the circumstances leading to the shooting of the Eskimo Pee-ah-wah-to by FG. 2 typed pp. Originally attached to TLS from George Sherwood to FG, dated 5/12/1921 (see Folder 1:20) -

@ As told to MacMillan by FG: "Twice I found Pee-ah-wah-to trying to get away from me by leaving the trail. Watching my chance I quickly grabbed the rifle from the sledge, I asked him where the igloo was. Starting out in the direction of his pointed arm I ordered him to follow closely behind me. Looking back a few minutes later I noticed that he had left the trail again. I shot over his head. He did not stop so I shot him through the body. He fell back against the upstanders. As the dogs did not stop I thought that possibly he might still be alive so I shot again splitting his head open so that his brains fell out..."



Box: 2 Fold: 8 Crocker Land Expedition: Fitzhugh Green, Sr. Journal Extract
April 30 to May 4, 1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed journal extract by FG of the events leading to the shooting death of the Eskimo Pee-ah-wah-to during one of the drives on the Crocker Land Expedition. (Originally attached to TLS from George Sherwood to FG, dated 5/12/1921 in Folder 1:20. cf. Folder 2:7, journal extract by Donald MacMillan, describing the same incident.)

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Crocker Land Expedition: Journal by Fitzhugh Green, Sr.
August 20, 1915 to July 26, 1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains notebook journal kept by FG, entitled, "Rough Notes of Fitzhugh Green. Sledge Journey Cape York to Egedesminde 1916 and to Copenhagen, Danmark." Written in pencil, with some entries in shorthand.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Crocker Land Expedition: Notebook by Fitzhugh Green Sr.
April 26 through circa May 1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains notebook kept by FG entitled, "May 1916. Egedesminde, Greenland. Rough Notes..." Includes anecdotes, observations, accounts of incidents, poetry written during his sojourn in Egedesminde.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Crocker Land Expedition: Journal Fragment by Fitzhugh Green
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains pages from a small notebook journal kept by FG during the expedition. Handwritten in pencil. Pages are numbered top center beginning with p.7 through p.27. First line, p.7: "...midway between Cape York and North Star Bay..."

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Crocker Land Expedition: Notes by Fitzhugh Green
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 pp., AMs by FG, beginning: "Any record of this arctic romance would be incomplete without a brief mention of the dramatis personae..."

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Crocker Land Expedition: Contract
July 1, 1913

DESCRIPTION: Contains contract of agreement made between and signed by the American Museum of Natural History, Donald B. MacMillan, W. Elmer Ekblaw, Fitzhugh Green, Sr., Maurice C. Tanquary, Harrison J. Hunt, and Jerome L. Allen.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Crocker Land Expedition: Account Book
January 28 to August 1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains detailed expense account book kept by FG. Handwritten.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Crocker Land Expedition: Expense Records (Misc.)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains various fragments of expense records kept by FG during the expedition.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Crocker Land Expedition: Expense Receipts
October 1913 to August 1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains original receipts for purchases and expenditures for items including clothing and guns.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Crocker Land Expedition: Miscellaneous Note Fragments
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous note fragments pertaining to the expedition.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Publication: "Crocker Land Expedition to the North Polar Regions"
1913-1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 copies of the publication.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Publication: "Antarctica and Some of Its Problems"
Reprinted from "Geographical Journal" June 1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 copy of the reprinted article by T.W. Edgeworth David.

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