Field notes, Harrison and Monona counties, Iowa, 1908 (E-1)

ID: SIA RU007082

Creator: Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1908-1909

Citation: Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

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The field notes document Bohumil Shimek's work in Harrison and Monona counties, Iowa, November 21, 1908 - March 1, 1909. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and describe travel details, cuts into the terrain (layers, color, appearance, composition), photographs taken, maps of sites observed, list of plants, details about farmer's histories planting fruit trees, descriptions of different types of tree groves (numbered and listed by type, many are maple or walnut), interactions with colleagues and their collections (Mr. Gilder), and list of expenses. Some notes are crossed out. Locations include the vicinity of Onawa and Persia, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 21, 1908

End Date

Mar 01, 1909

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Onawa
  • Iowa
  • Harrison
  • Monona
  • United States
  • Persia


  • 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 19