Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth, 1847-1931

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Birth 1847-03-19
Death 1931-05-23
French, English, German

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Physicist, chemist, and geologist.

From the description of Frank Wigglesworth Clarke diaries, 1865-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78216515

Cornell University faculty member.

From the description of Frank Wigglesworth Clarke autograph book, 1869-1878. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936042

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847-1931) was a geological chemist. Clarke taught chemistry and physics at Howard University in Washington, D.C., 1873-1874, and at the University of Cincinnati, 1874-1883. While teaching at Howard University and the University of Cincinnati, Clarke collaborated with the Smithsonian Institution on atomic weight research. In 1883, Clarke joined the United States Geological Survey and served as Chief Chemist until 1925. Clarke was also Honorary Curator in the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Department of Geology, United States National Museum, 1883-1931, where he organized the Museum's mineral and gem collection.

From the description of Frank Wigglesworth Clarke Papers, 1873-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83300166

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke, Chief Chemist, U.S. Geological Survey, and Curator of Minerals, National Museum.

Samuel Sydney McClure, editor, publisher, and founder of McClure's Magazine.

From the description of Letter to S.S. McClure, 1888 August 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 61395656


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