Notes on work in Mexico, volume I, 1920

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The first of two notebooks (volume I) documents Thomas Vaughan's observations in Mexico, October 30 - November 14, 1920. Includes paste inserts -- correspondence, section descriptions, postcards, and map of Los Aldamas region of Mexico. Pages are numbered. Notes include a suggested itinerary; travel route with destinations and dates; daily work; sketches profiles of mountain ranges; fossil specimens collected (numbered); sections with description, color, composition and measurements of layers; postcards of locations visited, and descriptions of terrain with times of day. Locations include Valley of Rio San Paulo, Sierra de las Mitras, Los Gatos Guerreros, Tampico, Puerto Viejo, and Victoria.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 30, 1920

End Date

Nov 14, 1920

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Mitras, Sierra de las
  • Tampico
  • Los Aldamas
  • Mexico


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 99-124

Collection name

Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers, 1908-1947 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 10 Folder 16