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-Henry Grier Bryant was a notable explorer of the Arctic (Alaska, Canada, Greenland)
-Bryant acted as second in command of the Peary relief expedition, 1892, Commander of the Peary auxiliary expedition, 1894 and Commander of the Mt. St. Elias (Alaska) expedition, 1897
-He was President of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, the Association of American Geographers, the American Alpin Club, and the Contemporary Club.
-Elisha Kent Kane was an American explorer of the Arctic who began his career as a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century.
-Kane was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850-1851.
-While searching for Franklin, Kane discovered the Humboldt Glacier and mapped the Smith Sound, to be later traversed by Robert Peary’s expedition.
-John was a founder of the American Philosophical Society, a naturalist who studied botany and horticulture.
-William was John's son, and also trained to be a naturalist like his father.
-John and William explored the North American Continent, individually and together, collecting plant specimens and recording their interactions with Native Americans at the same time.
-Taking a “Grand Tour of Europe” was common practice for young, wealthy men, and even some women, from the 1600s through the mid-1800s.
-Such travel excursions sometimes even included areas in the Middle East, Africa, or the Far East.
-Many “Grand Tour” travelers kept records of their trips in journals or diaries noting their experiences seeing new things or meeting new people.