Field notes, Harrison and Monona counties, Iowa, 1908 (A)

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The field notes document Bohumil Shimek's work in Harrison and Monona counties, Iowa, July 31 - September 1, 1908. Entries are dated and describe travel details (by railway), weather, of terrain enroute (timber present, drifts, cuts), discussion and analysis of water (table of data included) near railroad, lists of plant specimens collected, descriptions of collecting sites with local landmarks listed, and list of photographs taken. Descriptions of cuts are numbered and description color, composition, and appearance of layers, sometimes with sketches. Includes hand drawn maps. Locations include Logan, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 31, 1908

End Date

Sep 01, 1908

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Iowa
  • Monona
  • Harrison
  • Logan
  • United States


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 18