Curtis, Heber Doust, 1872-1942

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Heber Doust Curtis was born June 27, 1892 in Muskegon, Michigan. He received his A.B. (1892) and A.M. (1893) degrees from the University of Michigan. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Curtis taught Latin at Napa College (1894-1897) and mathematics and astronomy at the University of the Pacific, 1897-1900. He came to the University of Virginia as Fellow in Astronomy, 1900-1902; then became Assistant, 1902-1904. From 1904 to 1910, Curtis was in Santiago, Chile, as assistant, then as astronomer in charge of the Lick Observatory station, three years of which he headed the D.O. Mills Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, 1906-1909. He left the Lick Observatory in 1920 to become Director of the Allegheny Observatory. In 1930 he came to the University of Michigan as professor of astronomy, chairman of the Department of Astronomy and Director o the Observatories. As an astronomer, Curtis was renowned as a specialist in solar eclipses and celestial photography. He died January 9, 1942.

From the guide to the Heber Doust Curtis papers, 1889-1890, 1900-1908, and 1921-1942, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Professor of astronomy at University of Michigan.

From the description of Heber Doust papers, 1889-1890, 1900-1908, and 1921-1942. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419138

From the description of Heber Doust Curtis papers, 1889-1890, 1900-1908, and 1921-1942. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 84941062

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creatorOf McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962. Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1912. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Alumni Association (University of Michigan), Individual Photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1960s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Heber Doust Curtis papers, 1889-1890, 1900-1908, and 1921-1942 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962. Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1962. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Curtis, Heber Doust, 1872-1942. Heber Doust papers, 1889-1890, 1900-1908, and 1921-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Curtis, Heber Doust, 1872-1942. Heber Doust Curtis papers, 1889-1890, 1900-1908, and 1921-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Observatory (University of Michigan) records, 1855-1985 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Curtis, Heber Doust, 1872-1942. Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1894. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005, 1960-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. Observatory. Observatory (University of Michigan) records, 1855-1977. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Robert R. McMath Papers, 1916-1962 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. Observatory. Observatory (University of Michigan) records, 1855-1985. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Curtiss, R. H. (Ralph Hamilton), 1880-1929. Ralph Hamilton Curtiss papers, 1907-1923. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Curtiss, R. H. (Ralph Hamilton), 1880-1929. person
associatedWith Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938. person
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Maine.
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Birth 1872-06-27

Death 1942-01-09

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