PEARY, ROBERT E. (1856-1920). American admiral and explorer; widely recognized as the first person to reach the North Pole. ALS. (“Peary”). 3¼ pp. 8vo. Washington, June 2, 1915. On Army and Navy Club stationery. To Dr. Jones, likely DR. E. LESTER JONES (1876-1929), whom Secretary of Commerce William Redfield, had recently appointed the 11th Superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
“The Mayor’s Committee & the Chamber of Commerce of New York, have gathered me in for receptions luncheons etc. for the Chinese Commissioners Thursday & Friday & I am leaving on the 3 – p.m. train today. I could not raise you by phone at your house last evening, & thought I would not call you at your office this morning.
My address in New York, Thursday & Friday will Imperial Hotel, B’Way & 32nd St.
Saturday it will be [Hotel] Everett Chambers, Portland Maine, & Monday, South Harpswell, Maine…”