Frank Wigglesworth Clarke

ID: 2005-4042

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Date: c. 1900s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7080, Box 1, Folder 21

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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.


  • Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth 1847-1931
  • Howard University
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology


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c. 1900s

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