Field notes and diary, Natchez, Mississippi, 1898

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Abstract

Field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Natchez, Mississippi, 1898. Pages are numbered; some entries are dated ands are journal style. Begins with a list of dates, method of travel (rail), and destinations, with some information about surrounding vegetation. Entries become more detailed and discuss observations of local environment and communities, observed relations between African Americans and whites, interactions with local inhabitants, terrain, types of trees observed, weather, daily activities, specimen collecting, and specimen preparation. Much of the second half of the diary is crossed out, and noted to have been copied. Most of this material are descriptions of terrain and vegetation with measurements and references to local landmarks.

Date Range

1898

Start Date

1898

End Date

1898

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Topic

  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

  • Mississippi
  • United States
  • Natchez

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 29