Field notes : September 5-October 7, 1882

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Charles D. Walcott records observations of geological formations in Kanab Canyon in during September 5-October 7, 1882 for the U.S. Geological Survey. Entries are listed and headed by dates. He notes the travel progress, weather, characteristics of stone observed (color, texture), detailed sketches, and fossils observed and collected. He focuses on Permian and Carboniferous fossils and layers. Journal entries fill the first third of the notebook. In the back of the notebook, he lists boxes of fossils sent from Milford UT, and Nevada, giving a basic description of the types of fossils included.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 05, 1882

End Date

Oct 07, 1882

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology--Carboniferous
  • Paleobotany--Permian
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology--Permian


  • United States
  • Kanab Canyon
  • Arizona


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007004

Collection name

Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated

Physical Description

1 notebook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 32 Folder 2