Arctowski, Henryk, 1871-1958

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Henryk Arctowski was born in Poland in 1871. He was educated in Belgium and Paris and also studied in London and Zurich. He joined the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1879-1899 (leader Adrian Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery), and was in charge of the geological, oceanographical and meteorological programmes. He was connected with the Belgian Weather Service until 1909 and then became Chief of the Science Division of the New York Public Library. In 1920, Arctowski returned to Poland to become professor of geophysics and meteorology at the University of Lwow, and was attending a conference of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics in Washington D.C. when Poland was invaded at the beginning of the Second World War. After a period in England, he was appointed to a position in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. He died in America on 20 February 1958.

From the guide to the Henryk Arctowski collection, 1896-1940, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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referencedIn United States. American Commission to Negotiate Peace. U.S. American Commission to Negotiate Peace records, 1898-1919 (bulk 1918-1919). Library of Congress
referencedIn U.S. American Commission to Negotiate Peace Records, 1898-1919, (bulk 1918-1919) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Antoni Dobrowolski collection, 1917 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Henryk Arctowski collection, 1896-1940 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947. Ellsworth Huntington papers, 1779-1953 (inclusive), 1890-1947 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Gerlache de Gomery collection, 1895 - 1933 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Arctowski, Henryk, 1871-1958. Letter, 1934 Jan. 16, Lvov [USSR] to Wm. H. Hobbs, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
referencedIn Henryk Arctowski collection, 1896-1940 Scott Polar Research Institute
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associatedWith Antoni Boleslaw Dobrowolski person
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associatedWith Baron Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery person
associatedWith Bruce William Speirs 1867-1921 person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952. person
associatedWith Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947. person
associatedWith Mill Hugh Robert 1861-1950 person
associatedWith United States. American Commission to Negotiate Peace. corporateBody
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Birth 1871-07-15

Death 1958-02-21

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