Field notes : Newfoundland, 1888, 1899

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Abstract

Charles D. Walcott compiles notes on sites across Newfoundland in 1888 and 1899, 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, discussing vegetation, erosion, type and quality of sand, color variation of shale, along with implications of observations. Some sets of notes include sketches detailing the strata of the site. They also refer to specimens and latitude and longitude positions. Notes about fossils found are usually listed separately. Locations include the vicinity of Conception Bay, Trinity Bay, Random Island, Smith Sound, Manuels River, and Topsail. Includes Cambrian Section of Manuels River.

Date Range

1888-1899

Start Date

1888

End Date

1899

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Topic

  • Geology, Stratigraphic--Cambrian
  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Conception Bay
  • Canada
  • Topsail
  • Manuels River
  • Newfoundland
  • Random Island
  • Trinity Bay
  • Smith Sound

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 5