Field notes and maps, circa 1927-1928

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This field book contains note on the paleontological specimen and geology of the Devonian Hamilton Group in upper New York State. Locations listed include but are not limited to Beech's Quarry, Turkey Hill, Jack Knife Ravine, and Barber Point. Cooper notes specimen found and also which are the most common specimen in certain locations. Annotated maps are included. Maps are labeled with alpha numeric codes which he refers to in his field notes. Several hand drawn charts of the stratigraphy in various locations are included. Cooper also describes the color and consistency of the shale in which the fossils are found. The Marcellus formation and Moscow formation are included in these notes. Other formations may be included. Page numbers for these field notes are 0473a-0679.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 30, 1927

End Date

Oct 31, 1928

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • New York
  • Union Springs
  • Cayuga Lake
  • United States
  • Hamilton
  • New Berlin
  • South Brookfield
  • Jacox Pond


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007318

Collection name

G. Arthur Cooper Papers, 1923-1993 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 32 Folder 6