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Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952



  • Existence: 1864 - 1952


William Herbert Hobbs was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1864. He was educated at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and received a Ph.D. from John Hopkins in 1888. From 1889-1906 he held several positions at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He also served with the United States Geological Survey during that time. Hobbs later taught a the University of Michigan where he organized the University of Michigan Greenland Expeditions, 1926-1930. He was also the author of many articles and a book on Peary. Hobbs died in 1952.

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William H. Hobbs papers

Identifier: Mss-112
Stefansson Mss-112
Date(s): 1910 to 1952

William H. Hobbs (1864-1952), professor of geology. Consist of correspondence mss. of essays, including a biographical essay on Frederick A. Cook and printed matter, relating to his career as geologist and explorer of Greenland.

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