This list comprises those books known to be on Peary’s SS Roosevelt, books now surviving at Mystic Seaport. At some point these books were placed in the loan library box, but it appears to have no connection to any contents of the American Seamen’s Friend Society Loan Library that also went on these two voyages. A note with the library case, however, says that a number of books had been pilfered in Nova Scotia before the carpenter put chicken wire on it to protect the remainder.
Ballou, Maturin Murray. Due South; Or Cuba Past and Present. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1885).
Baylor, Frances Courtenay. The Ladder of Fortune. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1899).
Book of Common Prayer… Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David . (Philadelphia: Protestant Episcopal Book Society. 1864).
Conwell, Russell Herman. The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of James A. Garfield. (Portland, ME: Stinson, 1881).
Dana, James Dwight. A Text-Book of Geology. (Philadelphia: Bliss. 1869).
Lord, John. Beacon Lights of History. 5 vols. (New York: Fords, Howard, 1885).
Moore, John McDermott. Lord Nial, a Romance. (New York: J. Doyle, 1834).
Scott, Walter, Sir. The Fortunes of Nigel. (Boston: Estes, 1893).
Wordsworth, William. The Poetical Works. 8 vols. (New York; Macmillan, 1896).