Collected notebooks, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and correspondence on vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, United States National Museum, circa 1850-1940 and undated

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Description

This record provides a collection level description of the field notes and field research materials (series 1 and series 3) within "Collected notebooks, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and correspondence on vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, United States National Museum, circa 1850-1940 and undated" (Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 007264). These field notes document the field research of several geologists, most of whom were working for the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Notebooks kept by Victor H. Barnett, Carpel Leventhal Breger, Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland, Gilbert D. Harris, Leopold Reinecke, Ira Sayles, and Gilbert Van Ingen resulted from field work in association with Henry Shaler Williams' study of New York and Maine fossils for the USGS (see Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7238). Also included are specimen lists. Locations in which collectors conducted research include New York, Michigan, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Maine, Illinois, Nova Scotia (Canada), and Utah. Also included are photographs from a field trip by Edward Oscar Ulrich, Hugh Dinsmore Miser, Edwin Thor McKnight, and Rector Duvall Mesler and photographs of a field trip by David B. Reger and Paul H. Price. For more information about materials not described here, such as photographs of specimen not taken in the field, manuscripts, and research notes, please see the finding aid for this collection provided in the Related Materials portion of this record.

Date Range

circa 1880-1950

Access Information

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Topic

  • Mollusca
  • Brachiopoda
  • Gastropoda
  • Crinoidea
  • Bryozoa
  • Animalia
  • Feather stars
  • Sea lilies
  • Moss Animals
  • Gastropods
  • Brachiopods
  • Devonian
  • Cambrian

Place

  • New York
  • United States
  • Maine
  • Arkansas
  • Utah
  • Michigan
  • Canada
  • West Virginia
  • Iowa
  • Nova Scotia
  • Illinois
  • Colorado
  • Missouri

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007264

Extent

20 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives