Field notes : British Columbia, 1907-1911, 1917, and undated

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Charles D. Walcott records observations of the sites including the Burgess Shale, across the Canadian Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, between 1907 and 1917. Each set of notes are several handwritten pages, generally separated into acid free envelopes. Notes include descriptions of sections of strata detailing stone characteristics (measurements in feet included), sketches, lists of fossils found. Locations observed include the vicinity of: Mt. Stephen, Mt. Field, Mt. Bosworth, and Sherbrook Ridge. Formations mentioned include Burgess, Ptarmigan, and Paget.

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  • Geology, Stratigraphic--Cambrian
  • Geology
  • Burgess Shale (B.C.)
  • Paleontology


  • Canada
  • Rocky Mountains
  • British Columbia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007004

Collection name

Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated

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1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 29 Folder 30