Field notes on fossil localities, 1950-1959

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The journal includes notes on fossil localities recorded by Franco Rasetti, 1950-1959. Entries are headed with locality, and town nearby; these are followed with detailed directions and hand drawn maps are included to locations. Maps also detail locations of fossils and rock formations. Descriptions include measurements, types of fossils, appearance and texture of rock present, and period. Most are Cambrian. Some extensive notes are included on inserts. Includes Photographs. Locations include near Staunton and Strasburg, Virginia; Frederick, Maryland; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Low Hampton, New York; Tennessee; and Conococheague Island, West Virginia.

Date Range


Start Date


End Date

Oct 11, 1959

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  • Geology
  • Cambrian Period
  • Paleontology


  • West Virginia
  • New York
  • Frederick
  • Staunton
  • United States
  • Low Hampton
  • Tennessee
  • Chambersburg
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Conococheague Island
  • Pennsylvania


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007240

Collection name

Franco Dino Rasetti Papers, 1944-1965 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 3