Field notes : New York, 1885-1887, 1891, 1893

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Abstract

Charles D. Walcott compiles notes on sites across the state of New York (1885-1893), detailing characteristics of the deposits of limestone, sandstone, shale,and fossils observed in the Cambrian strata. Each set of notes gives details descriptions of an area, usually near a body of water, discussing vegetation, erosion, type and quality of sand, along with implications of observations. Most sets of notes include sketches detailing the strata of the site. They also refer to specimens, photographs of the sites, and latitude and longitude positions. Locations include the vicinity of Washington County, Potsdam, Whitehall, Fort Ann, and Greenwich.

Date Range

1885-1893

Start Date

1885

End Date

1893

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology, Stratigraphic--Cambrian
  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • New York
  • United States
  • Fort Ann
  • Whitehall
  • Greenwich

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Scientific illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007004

Collection name

Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 31 Folder 4