Field notes and diary, New Mexico, Arizona, California, August-September 1905

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in New Mexico, Arizona, California, August - September, 1905. Entries are dated, and describe travel activities with time of day; terrain observed (colors, appearance, characteristics); plants (sometimes types listed) and shells observed and collected; description and composition of forests observed including types of trees; crossing the Colorado river at Yuma, Arizona; and interactions with colleagues. Includes list of box contents, including photograph descriptions, unidentified notes, and lists of expenses. Some are crossed out. Locations include the vicinity of Cloudcroft, New Mexico; Yuma, Arizona; and Los Angeles California.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 08, 1905

End Date

Aug 31, 1905

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Paleontology
  • Botany


  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Cloudcroft
  • Yuma
  • Los Angeles
  • California
  • Arizona


  • 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 2 Folder 9