Field notes and maps, circa 1928-1929

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This field book contains paleontological and geological notes on the Devonian Gaspé, Quebec taken approximately between 13 July and 27 August 1929. Locations Cooper visits include St. Johns River Valley, Dalhouise, Black Cape, St. Peter's Point, and other areas. Cooper describes stratigraphy of the locations, often providing color and consistency of shale in which fossils are found. Fossils vary greatly, but some examples of fossils recorded in this field book are trilobites (Arthopod) and cochlospira (Mollusk). 2 Maps drawn to scale are included.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 13, 1929

End Date

Aug 27, 1929

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Canada
  • Gaspé
  • Black Cape
  • Quebec
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu


  • 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 7