Schwatka, Frederick, 1849-1892

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Birth 1849-09-29
Death 1892-11-02
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Frederick Schwatka. Explorer, born in Galena, Ill., where he later worked at printing. Attended Willamette University. Graduated from West Point, held army posts, while studying law and medicine. Became interested in exploration and convinced the American Geographical Society to back an attempt to discover the fate of the expedition of Sir John Franklin to the Arctic, thirty years earlier. With William Gilder led a two-year search, successfully completed in 1880. Published books on explorations to Alaska and Mexico, including "Along Alaska's Great River" (1885).

Samuel Sydney McClure 1857-1949. Editor, publisher, founder McClure's Magazine.

From the description of Letters to Mr. McClure, 1890, 1892. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 57596699

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