Field notes and diary, Indiana, November 1904

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Indiana, November 1904. Entries started approximately half-way through the notebook. They describe observations of trip from St. Louis [Saint Louis], Missouri to New Harmony, Iowa. Entries are headed with date; time of day; description of terrain seen during travel by rail; sketches of terrain; description of color, appearance and composition of terrain; and fossils (shells). Notes from time in St. Louis relate interactions with colleagues and contact information.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 31, 1904

End Date

Oct 31, 1904

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Saint Louis
  • Indiana
  • United States
  • Missouri
  • New Harmony


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 7 Envelope 3