Field notes, Harrison County, Iowa, 1908 (B)

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The field notes document Bohumil Shimek's work in Monona and Harrison County, Iowa, September 2 - 16, 1908. Pages are numbered. Entries describe cuts into terrain, usually between two listed locations. Cuts are numbered and descriptions include appearance, color, fossils (shells), measurements, and compositions of exposed layers. Entries also include interactions with colleagues, notes about trees growing in the area, references to observed drifts, lists of plants seen, and photographs taken. Includes hand drawn maps of some locations. Locations include the vicinity of Turin, Castana, Council Bluffs, and Magnolia, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 02, 1908

End Date

Sep 16, 1908

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Paleontology
  • Botany


  • Iowa
  • Harrison
  • Monona
  • United States
  • Castana
  • Magnolia
  • turin
  • Council Bluffs


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 18