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Monthly Archive July, 2019

The Cook-Peary Files: October 25, 1909: A lawyer informs Dr. Cook of Barrill’s payoff

July 25, 2019

Edward N. Barrill
This is the 14th in a series examining significant unpublished documents related to the Polar Controversy.
In early October of 1909, rumors flew that Edward N. Barrill, who had been Dr. Cook’s only companion on his claimed climb of Mt. McKinley in 1906 was being solicited to swear an affidavit that not only had [...]