Field notes : Texas, 1884, 1887, 1896

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Creator

Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927

Abstract

Charles D. Walcott records observations of a section of the Potsdam Sandstone near Morgan's Creek in Texas and the Algonkian strata on the surface of the Franklin Mountains near El Paso Texas, between 1884-1896. Notes are handwritten; some are listed by date, giving details about weather, surroundings and specimens collected. The majority are descriptions of strata, including types of stone, characteristics, and fossils observed. Measurements for those descriptions are listed with measurements in feet.

Date Range

1884-1896

Start Date

1884

End Date

1896

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology, Stratigraphic--Cambrian
  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • United States
  • El Paso
  • Texas

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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 11