The geological and paleontological work in Greenland which forms the basis for the following somewhat fragmentary notes was carried on under authorization of the United States National Museum in connection with the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1897. The chief object was to make collections of fossils from the type Cretaceous and Tertiary localities of Nugsuak (Noursoak) peninsula (plate 24) for comparison with those from the Potomac, Dakota, and other Cretaceous formations of North America; but, besides the collecting of geological and paleontological specimens, the writers were further charged with gathering living plants, insects, and mammals. Plans were matured for a field season of six weeks in Greenland, during which it was purposed to search the principal type localities in the Kome beds on the north side of Nugsuak peninsula and in the Atane, Patoot, and Tertiary series on the south coast.
After several delays, the expedition left Boston on . . .