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Folder 5 International Committee on Atomic Weights

Collection Creator::
Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth, 1847-1931  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7080, Frank Wigglesworth Clarke Papers
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Frank Wigglesworth Clarke Papers

Creator::
Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth, 1847-1931  Search this
Extent:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1873-1921
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist chiefly of incoming correspondence from Joseph Henry, Spencer F. Baird, Samuel P. Langley, and other scientists concerning Clarke's Smithsonian publications; his appointment as Honorary Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology; the determination of atomic weights; publication of scientific findings on atomic weights; and the International Committee on Atomic Weights. Also included are computations and tables on the atomic weight of elements and compounds; a budget proposal for the United States Geological Survey; memorabilia; a photograph of Clarke; and an annotated copy of Clarke's "The Constants of Nature, Part I: A Table of Specific Gravity for Solids and Liquids," Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Number 659, 1888. Some materials are in French and German.
Historical Note:
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.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7080, Frank Wigglesworth Clarke Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7080
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Frank Wigglesworth Clarke Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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