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MAJOR GENERAL ADOLPHUS W. GREELY - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 04/07/1901 - HFSID 24191

 
ADOLPHUS W. GREELY. AQS: "A.W. Greely", 1p, 3½x4½. In full: "'Their fidelity wrought out success'". Bookplate depicting the coat of arms of Henry Preston Child. Dated: "April 7, 1901" by Greely. Adolphus W. Greely (1844-1935) and his party of 25 men landed on northern Grinnell Land in the Arctic Sea in August 1881. Within a few months, Greely's expedition had charted the outlines of Grinnell Land, and obtained meteorological and magnetic data while three men from the party reached 83ยบ24'N, setting a new record for the farthest northern exploration. In 1935, Greely received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his contributions to polar exploration. 3-inch horizontal line at upper margin. 2 letters of text lightly smudged. Overall, fine condition.


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MAJOR GENERAL ADOLPHUS W. GREELY
Born: March 27, 1844
Died: October 20, 1935





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