Field notes and diary, New Mexico, August 1907

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The field notes document Bohumil Shimek's work in New Mexico, May 14 - 27, 1904, and August 15 - 31, 1907. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and sometimes include location. Entries describe travel (method and times); terrain (plains desert, lava beds, erosion) and vegetation (types of trees) seen enroute; locations visited; local inhabitants met; specimen collecting; lists of plants seen at field sites; daily activities; notes about local communities; and ground composition, color, appearance. Includes list of expenses, a description of a bull fight. Locations include Cox Canyon, Carrizozo flats, Mal Pais (or Malpais), Alamogordo, Tula Rosa, Alkali desert, and Ft Bliss, New Mexico.

Date Range


Start Date

May 14, 1904

End Date

Aug 31, 1907

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Fort Bliss
  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Alamogordo


  • 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 17 Envelope 2