Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940

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Explorer, author, and businessman.

From the description of Audio materials [sound recording]. [1937-1991] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 40723117

Physician and polar explor on three expeditions to North Greenland, 1891-1894; part of Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897-1899.

From the description of Letter from Frederick Albert Cook to S.S. McClure, Ltd., 1894 March 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 70292749

Cook claimed to have been the first to attain the summit of Mount McKinley (1906) and the North Pole (1908).

From the description of Papers, 1902-1975. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 237352182

Physician, explorer, and author.

From the description of Papers, 1881-1977 (bulk 1891-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31816495

From the description of Papers of Frederick Albert Cook, 1881-1977 (bulk 1891-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072252

Biographical Note

  • 1865, June 10: Born, Hortonville, Sullivan County, N.Y.
  • 1885 - 1886 : Student, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y.
  • 1889: Married Libby Forbes (died 1890)
  • 1890: Graduated (M.D.) University Medical College, New York, N.Y.
  • 1891 - 1892 : Surgeon and ethnologist, North Greenland expedition led by Robert E. Peary
  • 1893: Led Greenland expedition aboard the Zeta
  • 1897 - 1899 : Surgeon and ethnologist, Belgian Antarctic expedition led by Adrien de Gerlache, aboard the Belgica
  • 1900: Published Through the First Antarctic Night (New York: Doubleday & McClure Co. xxiv, 478 pp.)
  • 1901: Surgeon, Robert E. Peary's Greenland expedition aboard the Erik
  • 1902: Married Marie Fidell Hunt (divorced 1923)
  • 1906: Claimed attainment of the summit of Mount McKinley, Alaska
  • 1907, July 3: Gloucester, Mass. Gloucester Greenland Greenland Green Island Greenwood Landing Randall Greene Landing Strip Greenly Island Greenlawn Trailer Park Green Island Greenland Church Green Island Green Island Ledges Green Island Green Island Green Island Green Island Greenland School (historical) Greenlawn Cemetery Green Island Bay Green Island Green Island Pond Green Island Evergreen Landing Green Island Green Island Sailed from Gloucester, Mass., for Greenland aboard the John R. Bradley in preparation for polar expedition
  • 1908: Published To the Top of the Continent (New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. xxi, 321 pp.)
  • 1908, Apr. 21: Claimed discovery of the North Pole
  • 1909, Sept. 1: Telegram from Lerwick, Shetland Islands, announcing Cook's claim
  • 1909, Sept. 6: Robert E. Peary's counterclaim message received
  • 1911: Published My Attainment of the Pole (New York: Polar Publishing Co. xx, 640 pp.)
  • 1915 - 1916 : Led round-the-world expedition, focusing on anthropological study in Borneo
  • 1917: Conducted geological exploration in Wyoming
  • 1923: Convicted of mail fraud in connection with Petroleum Producers' Association stock issue
  • 1925 - 1930 : Inmate, United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kans.; editor of prison newspaper, Leavenworth New Era (later called New Era)
  • 1940, Aug. 5: Died, New Rochelle, N.Y.

From the guide to the Frederick Albert Cook Papers, 1881-1977, (bulk 1891-1940), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Walker, Alice. Alice Walker collection, 1909-1958. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Bryant, Henry G. (Henry Grier), 1859-1932. Correspondence books, 1897-1913. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Bond family. Miscellaneous papers, 1909-1924. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Thomas H. Hubbard Papers. 1908 - 1915. Correspondence
creatorOf Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. Papers, 1902-1975. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Henry G. (Henry Grier) Bryant Letterbooks, 1884-1918 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Brown, Alphonso Bickford, 1872-1906. Alphonso Bickford Brown papers, 1893-1894 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Frederick Albert Cook Papers, 1881-1977, (bulk 1891-1940) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. Papers of Frederick Albert Cook, 1881-1977 (bulk 1891-1940). Library of Congress
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. Papers, 1876-1973. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Furlong, Charles Wellington, 1874-1967. Papers, 1898-1966. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Jones, Bassett, collector. Bassett Jones records, 1818-1938. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Field Stove United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Records of the Bureau of Prisons. 1870 - 2009. quot;New Eraquot; Inmate Newspaper
referencedIn Records Relating to Frederick Cook Arctic Expeditions, 1908-1965 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Wyckoff, Edward Guild, 1867-1924. Edward Guild Wyckoff papers, 1899-1910. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Dunn, J. Allan (Joseph Allan), 1872-1941. Letter, 1940 Mar. 13, New York, to Prof. [W.H.] Hobbs, [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Stickney, William, 1878-1924. Papers, 1897-1930. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. Audio materials [sound recording]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Farquhar, Francis Peloubet, 1887-1974. Francis P. Farquhar papers, 1896-1960. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn McCracken, Harold, 1894-1983. Harold McCracken collection, 1909. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Brown, Alphonso Bickford, 1872-1906. Alphonso Bickford Brown papers, 1893-1894 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Steel, W. G. (William Gladstone). Scrapbook of Klondike gold rush, Frederick A. Cook's ascent of Mt. McKinley, and other Alaskana, ca. 1897-1907. Alaska State Library
referencedIn Vetter, Helen Cook. The Frederick A. Cook Society collection, 1891-1996. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Miranda (Ship). Expedition photographs, 1894. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Hart, Ira. Palmer-Loper family papers, 1667-1994 (bulk 1790-1930). Library of Congress
referencedIn Balch, Edwin Swift, 1856-1927,. Papers of the Balch family, 1760-1955. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rood, Henry Edward, 1867-1954. Papers, 1895-1951. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. Letter to Mr. Harrison. New York, NY. 1917 Jan. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Palmer-Loper Family Papers, 1667-1994, (bulk 1790-1930) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Bryant, Henry G. (Henry Grier), 1859-1932. Letterbooks, letters, ca. 1884-1918. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Frederick A. Cook Society Collection, 1891-1996 The Ohio State University. Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program.
referencedIn Rear Adm. Robert E. Peary Papers. 1798 - 1976. Robert E. Peary Family Collection: Lantern Slides Relating to the Arctic Expeditions of Robert E. Peary
creatorOf Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. At the end of north : a battle for life against famine and frost / by Frederick A. Cook. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Rare Books
referencedIn Frederic William Wile Scrapbooks, 1898-1941 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Gibbons, Russell W. Papers of Russell W. Gibbons, [manuscript], 1967-1968. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962. Papers of the Peary-Cook controversy, 1909-1978. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952. Papers, 1910-1952. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Fortune, Mattie Verhoeff. Mattie Verhoeff Fortune : papers, 1891-1936. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Bickmore, Albert S. (Albert Smith), 1839-1914. Papers, 1854-1914 (bulk 1865-1903). American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Stuck, Hudson, 1863-1920. Letters from Hudson Stuck to James Wickersham, 1909-1910. Alaska State Library
referencedIn Wile, Frederic William, 1873-1941. Frederic William Wile scrapbooks, 1898-1941. Library of Congress
creatorOf Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. Papers, 1881-1977 (bulk 1891-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Newspaper Clippings about Frederick Cook United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Schroeder, William, 1854-1927,. Scrapbooks, 1817-1940. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Prisons. 1870 - 2009. quot;New Eraquot; Inmate Newspaper
referencedIn Newspaper Clippings about Frederick Cook United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Tidd, Harriet,. Papers collected by Harriet Tidd [manuscript] 1926 & n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Balch family. Balch Family papers, 1755-1963 1870-1920. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Browne, Belmore, 1880-1954. Papers, 1906-1980. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Eames, Hugh. Winner lose all : Dr. Cook and the theft of the North Pole / by Hugh Eames, 1973. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. Letter from Frederick Albert Cook to S.S. McClure, Ltd., 1894 March 28. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Weems, John Edward. The race of the Pole, 1960. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Moore, J. Hampton (Joseph Hampton), 1864-1950. J. Hampton Moore papers, 1786-1952 (bulk 1906-1936). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Peyton, Hugh. Hugh Peyton oral reminiscence, 1983. Montana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952. Notes on F.A. Cook's claim to discovery of the North Pole before Peary [191-?]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Rear Adm. Robert E. Peary Papers. 1798 - 1976. Papers Relating to Retirement Bills
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associatedWith Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928. person
associatedWith Balch family. family
correspondedWith Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918 person
correspondedWith Bernier, J. E., 1852-1934 person
associatedWith Bickmore, Albert S. (Albert Smith), 1839-1914. person
associatedWith Bond family. family
correspondedWith Boriss, Stanley person
associatedWith Brown, Alphonso Bickford, 1872-1906. person
associatedWith Browne, Belmore, 1880-1954. person
associatedWith Bryant, Henry G. (Henry Grier), 1859-1932. person
associatedWith Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (N.Y.). Rare Book Room. corporateBody
correspondedWith Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 person
correspondedWith Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999 person
correspondedWith Cook, Marie Fidell Hunt person
associatedWith Dunn, J. Allan (Joseph Allan), 1872-1941. person
associatedWith Eames, Hugh. person
correspondedWith Entrikin, Samuel J. person
memberOf Explorers Club corporateBody
associatedWith Farquhar, Francis Peloubet, 1887-1974. person
correspondedWith Fiala, Anthony, 1869-1950 person
associatedWith Fortune, Mattie Verhoeff. person
correspondedWith Franke, Rudolph person
correspondedWith Franke, Rudolph person
correspondedWith Franklin, Alfred S. person
associatedWith Frederick A. Cook Society corporateBody
correspondedWith Freeman, Andrew A., 1900- person
associatedWith Furlong, Charles Wellington, 1874-1967. person
associatedWith Gibbons, Russell W. person
correspondedWith Goodsell, John W., 1873-1949 person
associatedWith Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. person
associatedWith Griffeth, William Henry. person
correspondedWith Hamilton, Ruth Hunt Cook person
correspondedWith Harré, T. Everett (Thomas Everett), 1884-1948 person
associatedWith Harrison, Harry P., 1878-1968, person
correspondedWith Hayes, J. Gordon (James Gordon), 1877-1936 person
associatedWith Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955. person
associatedWith Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952. person
associatedWith Jones, Bassett, collector. person
associatedWith Kiel, Lilian E. person
correspondedWith Levin, Hugo person
correspondedWith Loper family family
associatedWith Lory, Milton M. person
associatedWith McCracken, Harold, 1894-1983. person
correspondedWith Mears, William E. person
associatedWith Miranda (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, J. Hampton (Joseph Hampton), 1864-1950. person
correspondedWith Murphy, Adah person
correspondedWith Murphy, Eugene A. person
correspondedWith Murphy, Eugene A. person
correspondedWith Neville, Russell T. person
correspondedWith Nordenskjöld, Otto, 1869-1928 person
associatedWith Olson, Bud. person
correspondedWith Palmer family family
associatedWith Parker, Herschel Clifford, 1867-1931 person
associatedWith Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920. person
associatedWith Petroleum Producers Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Peyton, Hugh. person
associatedWith Pohl, Frederick Julius, 1889- person
correspondedWith Reitman, Ben L. (Ben Lewis), 1879-1942 person
correspondedWith Riis, S. M. (Sergius Martin), b. 1883 person
associatedWith Rood, Henry Edward, 1867-1954. person
correspondedWith Rost, Ernest Christian, 1867-1940 person
correspondedWith Ruskin, John W. person
correspondedWith Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911 person
associatedWith Schroeder, William, 1854-1927, person
correspondedWith Shainwald-von Ahlefeldt, Ralph person
correspondedWith Shea, William E. person
associatedWith S.S. McClure, Ltd, corporateBody
associatedWith Steel, W. G. (William Gladstone) person
associatedWith Stickney, William, 1878-1924. person
associatedWith Stuck, Hudson, 1863-1920. person
correspondedWith Thompson, F. P. (Frank P.) person
associatedWith United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas corporateBody
associatedWith Vetter, Helen Cook. person
associatedWith Vetter, Helen Cook. Helen Cook Vetter papers. 1910-1977 person
associatedWith Waale, H. C. person
correspondedWith Wack, Henry Wellington, 1869-1954 person
associatedWith Walker, Alice. person
associatedWith Weems, John Edward. person
correspondedWith Whitney, Harry, 1873-1936 person
associatedWith Wile, Frederic William, 1873-1941. person
associatedWith Wyckoff, Edward Guild, 1867-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Arctic regions
North Pole
Antarctica
Polar regions
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Antarctica
Arctic regions
New York (State)--Buffalo
McKinley, Mount (Alaska)
Antarctica
North Pole
North Pole
McKinley, Mount (Alaska)
Arctic regions
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
McKinley, Mount (Alaska)
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Greenland
Arctic regions
Africa
Arctic regions
Massachusetts--Boston
Arctic regions
McKinley, Mount (Alaska)
North Pole
Africa
North Pole
United States
McKinley, Mount (Alaska)
North Pole
Greenland
Arctic regions
Subject
Manuscripts--English
Voyages around the world
Ethnology--Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Sled dogs
Cold--Physiological effect
Petroleum industry and trade--Corrupt practices
Prison reformers
Ethnology--Greenland
Ethnology--Africa
Ethnology
Explorers
Dog shows
Drug abuse--Treatment
Ethnology--Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Diet
Prison periodicals
Nutrition
Occupation
Authors
Explorers
Physicians
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Birth 1865-06-10

Death 1940-08-05

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