West Brighton and n.p: .
On 4to sheet and small piece of paper. 1 vols. 4to and 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. The first in the lower corner of an autograph letter sent to Bartlett from Seymour Halpern, the second addressed to Doctor Knut Rasmussen. corners clipped on the second, folds and a few creases on first else very good. Provenance: From the collection of Seymour Halpern, who was a Representative from New York. From 1931 to 1933 he was a reporter and feature writer for the Long Island Daily Press and the Chicago Herald Examiner. Item #35310
Halpern wrote to Bartlett regarding a previous invitation to visit the “Morrissey” saying that he is ready to go and when is Bartlett ready for him. Bartlett replied that he could come the following Saturday. Bartlett, the noted Newfoundland-born Arctic explorer, who was with the Peary expedition in 1897-89, commanded the “Roosevelt” on its Arctic voyage in 1905 to 1909. He served on the Canadian government Arctic expeditions in 1913 and 1914 and several subsequently to Greenland, Alaska, the Arctic Ocean, Siberia and Labrador. The “Morrissey” was his schooner, now called “Ernestina” and now the official vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Built in Essex, Massachusetts, she reached within 600 miles of the North Pole with Bartlett to whom she was sold in 1914. The second note reminds the doctor to put a 5 cent stamp on the letter.