Field notes and diary, Iowa, August-September 1906

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, August 29 - September 3, 1906. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and often headed with location. Entries describe observations of cuts into the terrain made during the construction of a railroad line as well as along rivers. Descriptions include estimated measurements, layers, composition, fossils, color, appearances, soil drifts, trees seen and where, and notes on photographs taken. Includes sketches, labeled geological sections, hand drawn maps, and list of expenses. Some notes have been crossed out. Locations include the vicinity of Glenwood, Balfour, Malvern, Red Oak, and Hamburg, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 29, 1906

End Date

Sep 03, 1906

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Paleontology
  • Botany


  • Balfour
  • Iowa
  • Red Oak
  • United States
  • Glenwood
  • Hamburg
  • Malvern


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 13 Envelope 2