Field notes and diary, Atlantic Coastal states; notes on plants, 1885

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Field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's observations of Atlantic Coastal states; notes on plants, 1885. Entries includes dates, location, type of plant, description of plant parts (stem, leaves, stamens, root), specimens collected, measurements, illustrations of flower parts. Entries extend from both directions in the notebook. Includes descriptions of activities, towns, and people met along the way. Locations include towns in North Carolina (Beaufort), Massachusetts (Wood's Holl [Wood's Hole]), West Virginia, Virginia (Norfolk), and along the Huron River.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 21, 1885

End Date

Aug 17, 1885

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  • Plants
  • Botany


  • North Carolina
  • West Virginia
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • Huron
  • Beaufort
  • Virginia
  • Woods Hole


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 19 Envelope 1