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Frank Robertson Van Horn
VAN HORN, Frank Robertson.

VAN HORN, Frank Robertson.
(1872 - 1933)

(Born: 1872; Died: ?) Frank R. Van Horn, (7 February 1872-1 August 1933), mineralogist, geologist, and head of the Athletic Association at Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, Ohio for 26 years, was born in Johnsonburg, N.J. to George W. and Ellen Robertson Van Horn. He graduated from Rutgers with a BS (1892) and Master's Degree in mineralogy (1893) before earning his PhD at the University of Heidelberg (1897). In 1897 Van Horn became an instructor in geology and mineralogy at the Case School of Applied Science, advancing to Assistant Professor in 1899 and Professor in 1902. He traveled widely studying and collecting minerals, making trips to Europe, Alaska, Africa, and the Pacific coast; his collection included 10,000 specimens. Van Horn lectured on his travels and authored two textbooks, 26 technical papers, and coauthored a U.S. Geological Survey report, Geology and Mineral Resources of the Cleveland District (1931). Van Horn was a member of several professional organizations, including a charter fellow and later secretary of the Mineralogical Society of America. In 1898, Van Horn married Myra Van Horn, his first cousin. Part of their wedding trip was a mineral-collecting expedition to Wyoming. The couple had two children Kent Robinson, and Hilda Lucile. (from Encyclopedia of Cleveland History).

Biographical references: ABA: I 1651,296-297; II 639,213-214. American Men of Science. 5th ed., New York, 1933. WBI. Who's Who in America, 1899-1909. Who's Who in Engineering.

1. English, 1903.
Lecture Notes on general and special Mineralogy. Cleaveland, Published by the Author, 1903.

8: vii, 683p. Printed of recto side of paper only. Page size: 205 x 133 mm. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC. USGS Library Catalog.

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