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Josephine R. Bull Collection on Polar Exploration

Part II: Box and Folder List

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I. Drift Cask Experiment

Box Folder Content Date
1 1 Recovered Drift Cask Forms and Correspondence  
    Printed Drift Cask Form #2

Recovered June 19, 1918, Franklin Bay, Canada. Finder was David Picktogana (sp?). Form was returned by P.R. Conway, Royal Northwest Mounted Police.

1899 Aug 18
    P.R. Conway to "The Geographical Society of Philadelphia Gentlemen"

ANS, New York; On the recovery of Drift Cask #2, 1918 in Franklin Bay, Canada.

1919 Sept 19
    Vice President of the Philadelphia Geographical Society to Sergeant P. R. Conway
TL, Letter of thanks for the return of Drift Cask #2
1919 Sept 25
   

Clement Biddle to Henry Bryant

TLS, Philadelphia; On Drift Cask #2

1919 Sept 23
    Printed Drift Cask Form #6

Recovered June 7th, 1905, Iceland. Finder was Vigfus Benidiktoson.

1899 Sept 13
   

Drift Cask Form #26

Ms. Recovered Soro Island, November 1908. Returned by Roald Amundsen.

1900 July 12
   

Roald Amundsen to Henry Bryant

ALS, Christiania, Norway; accompanies return of Drift Cask Form #26. Writes that the drift cask data will assist him in planning his next polar exleditions. "I am ging in through BeringSstrait in August 1910, with the Fram." (In fact, having learned that Peary had reached the North Pole in April 1909, Amundsen secretly changed his destination to the South Pole and successfully reached it in 1911.

1909 Feb 4
   

Henry Bryant to Roald Amundsen

TLS, Philadelphia
1909 Feb 23
   

Printed Drift Cask Form #35

Recovered December 19, 1923, Husky Inlet, Yukon Territory. Finder was Papsok. Returned by S. T. Wood, Inspector, Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

1900 Sept
   

S. T. Wood to the Philadelphia Geographical Society

TLS, Herschel Island, Yukon Territory; accompanies return of Drift Cask Form #35

1924 March 8
   

Henry Bryant to S. T. Wood

TLS, Philadelphia

1924 June 4
   

Printed Drift Cask Form #46

Recovered August 17th, 1902, 172° 50' W 67° 01' N, along the Siberian coast. Finder was A.S. Christiansen.

1901 Aug 21
   

A.S. Christiansen, to Henry Bryant

ALS, Nome, Alaska; recounts the circumstances surrounding the recovery of Drift Cask #46.

1906 March 3
    Printed Drift Cask Form #50

Recovered August, 1903, North Cape Siberia. Finder was an inhabitant of Ammen.

1901 Aug 21

 

    "Memoranda Relating to Cask No. 50" n.d.
1 2 Correspondence Surrounding Drift Casks  
    Newspaper Clipping "Drifted Amundsen's Way"

The Sun, Philadelphia

1909 Jan 11
    Newspaper Clipping, from Public Ledger, in "Current Topics of the Town"
On Drift Cask #2.
1919 Nov 5
   

Henry Bryant "Another Drift Cask Received": Copy of Letter Mailed to the New York Times

TLS, on the recovery of Drift Cask #35 by an Eskimo, Dec. 10, 1923 in the Yukon Territories

1924 May 20
   

F. B. Bassett to Henry Bryant

TLS, Washington D.C.

1924 May 23
   

Henry Bryant to F.B. Bassett

TLS, Philadelphia

1924 May 29
   

F.B. Bassett to Henry Bryant

TLS, Washington D.C.

1924 June 2
1 3 Drift-Cask Distribution Table  
   

"Table Showing Distribution of Melville-Bryant Drift Casks"

n.d.
   

"Memoranda Relating to Distribution of Melville-Bryant Drift Casks"

n.d.
1 4 Byrd Antarctic Expedition - 1929  
    Henry Bryant to Richard E. Byrd

Telegram, Philadelphia; notifies Byrd that Bryant will donate $1000 to his expedition.

1928 Oct 7
    Richard E. Byrd to Henry Bryant

Telegram, Los Angeles. Three copies, one pasted up from tape. "Sorry not to have seen you before leaving."

1928 Oct 8
    Henry Bryant to Capt. H.H. Railey
TL, Philadelphia; notifies of Bryant's intention to donate $1000 to Byrd's expedition.
1928 Oct 16
    H.H. Railey to Henry Bryant

TLS, New York

1928 Oct 17
   

Henry Bryant to H.H. Railey

TLS, Philadelphia

1928 Oct 22
   

Receipt of check for $1000, signed by H.H. Railey

TDS

1928 Oct 23
   

Notification of tax deduction for expedition contributions, signed by H.H. Railey

TDS

n.d.
   

H.H. Railey to Henry Bryant

TLS, New York; requests further donation to the Antarctic expedition.

1929 April 3
   

Henry Bryant to H.H. Railey

TLS, Philadelphia; makes further donation of $250

1929 April 10
   

Richard E. Byrd to Henry Bryant

"Radiogram, Received by the New York Times", Little America, Antarctica. "It was good to hear from you. Don't forget you helped to make possible the things we have been able to accomplish here."

1929 Dec 10
    Henry Bryant to H.H.Railey

TLS, Philadelphia; seeks advice on inviting Byrd to give a lecture at the Geograhical Society of Philadelphia after his return

1929 Dec 17
1 5 Byrd Arctic Expedition  
   

Henry Bryant, "The Byrd Dinner"

An account of the proceedings of the award ceremony, including the text of Bryant's "Address on presenting Kane Medal of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia to Commander Byrd"

1926 Dec 15
1 6 Peary Arctic Expedition - 1909  
   

Robert Peary to Henry Bryant

Telegram, Indian Harbor. "The pole is ours thank you. Peary."

1909 Sept 7
    Bridgeman to Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Telegram, Brooklyn, NY. "North pole discovered April sixth 1909 by Perry Artic [sic] Club Expedition undercommander Peary."

1909 Sept 7
1 7 Roumanian/Greenland Expedition - 1927-1928  
   

Constantin Dumbrava to Henry Bryant

ANS, Paris

n.d.
   

Photo of "La Madona"

n.d.
   

"The Arctic Expedition "La Madona""

Description of expedition details

n.d.
   

Edwin Swift Balch to Henry Bryant

ALS, Philadelphia

1927 March 8
   

William H. Hobbs to Constantin Dumbrava

TL, Ann Arbor, Michigan; concerning the best base for Dumbrava's upcoming expedition 

1927 March 14
   

Constantin Dumbrava to Henry Bryant

TLS, New York; details of expedition

1927 April 5
   

William Hobbs to Henry Bryant

ANS, Frederik VIII (ship); requests support for Dumbrava's expedition

1927 May
   

Constantin Dumbrava, to Henry Bryant

TL, New York; requests to be put in contact with Mr. Wanamaker for futher financial support

1927 May 11
   

Constantin Dumbrava to Henry Bryant

TLS, New York

1927 May 11
   

Henry Bryant to Constantin Dumbrava

TLS, Philadelphia

1927 May 18
    Constantin Dumbrava to Henry Bryant

TLS, New York

1927 May 27
1 8 Correspondence of Henry Grier Bryant  
   

Martin Conway to Henry Bryant.

ALS, London

1899 Sept 24
   

James Bryce to Charles E. Fay

ApcS, Washington D.C.

1909 Dec 18
   

Unknown correspondent to Henry Bryant

APcS, Cannes France

n.d.
   

Charles Richmond (poem)

ADS, New York

1908 June 10
   

Admiral Sir Assheton G. Curzon Howe to Henry Bryant

ALS

n.d. 1910
   

Howard Palmer to Henry Bryant

TLS, New London, CT

1916 July 8
   

Henry Bryant to LeRoy Jeffers

TLS, Philadelphia

1916 June 16
   

Henry Bryant to LeRoy Jeffers

TLS, Philadelphia

1916 June 24
   

Edward Evans to Henry Bryant

ALS

1917 May 22
   

A. Lawrence Lorrell to Henry Bryant

TLS, Cambridge, MA

1920 Jan 28
   

Oscar S. Straus to Henry Bryant

ALS, Washington D.C.

1920 Feb 8
   

William C. Sproul to Henry Bryant

ALS, Harrisburg

1920 Feb 14
   

Count Paul Teleki, letter of introduction for Edgar Yolland

TLS, Budapest

1923 Jan 8
   

Anna Behrend to Henry Bryant

ALS, Hamburg

1926 April 9
   

"Rough translation" of previous letter from German into English

ALS, Hamburg

1926 April 9
   

Henry Bryant to Anna Behrend

TL

1926 April 28
   

J. Schokalskie to Henry Bryant

ALS, Leningrad; expresses pleasure to hear that Roy Chapman Andrews received the Elisha Kent Kane Gold Medal

1929 Feb 26
   

J. Schokalskie to Henry Bryant

TLS, Leningrad

1929 April 30
   

J. Schokalskie to Henry Bryant

APcS, Leningrad

n.d.
   

Wm. Hobbs to Henry Bryant

TLS, Ann Arbor

1929 July 16
    Henry Bryant to Professor William Hobbs

AL, draft of repy to preceding letter

1929 July 24
    Vilhjalmur Stefansson to Henry G. Bryant

TLS, New York; asking Bryant to give Italian explorer, Nobile, a chance to speak at the Geographical Society. Nobile reached the North Pole in a dirigible.

1929 Dec 5
   

R.A. Bartlett, to Henry Bryant

APcS, Brigus

1931 June 12
   

Gilbert Grosvenor to Henry Bryant

TLS, Washington D.C.

1932 February 2
   

Edgar Tolland to Henry Bryant

ALS

n.d

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