||Robert Edwin Peary, American explorer|
Robert Edwin Peary (1856 - 1920), American explorer who claimed to have been the first to reach the North Pole in 1909. Though this was accepted for a long time, it is now disputed.
||Alick P F Ritchie in 'The Throne & Country', 18 September 1909, Vol 5 page 614|
||Mary Evans Picture Library|