Field notes, Iowa, April-May 1905

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Abstract

The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, April 17, 1905 - May 1906. Pages are numbered. Includes notes on geology, followed by botany. First entries are dated and sometimes headed with destination ranges for trips taken. Details include descriptions of terrain observed; and route taken (railroad). Sites studied were cuts in the terrain made for the construction of the railroad. These sites are numbered and described with location, depth, color, composition, presence of fossils (shells), sketches, and sections. Botany notes are dated and describe tree groves with information about photographs taken, height and width, and terrain. Some notes are crossed out. Iowa (Luxemburg, Halbur, Carroll County, Colfax) and Nebraska (Clarkson, Fremont, Scribner).

Date Range

1905-1906

Start Date

Apr 17, 1905

End Date

Apr 30, 1906

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Paleontology
  • Botany

Place

  • Luxemburg
  • Iowa
  • Carroll
  • United States
  • Scribner
  • Halbur
  • Colfax
  • Fremont
  • Nebraska
  • Clarkson

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 8