Field notes, Iowa, Nebraska, 1909 (I)

ID: SIA RU007082

Creator: Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1909-1910

Citation: Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

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The field notes document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, Nebraska, October 6, 1909 - June 18, 1910. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and describe trips taken, including methods and times of travel, weather, health of colleagues, photographs taken (numbers, descriptions), exchange of fossil specimens (bones, shells), terrain observed (composition, appearance, color, measurements) with rough sketches, lists of expenses, cuts in terrain along railroad lines, lists of plants seen, and lists of maintenance for local schools. Described locations (cuts, bluffs) are often numbered. Some notes are crossed out. Locations include Okoboji, Akron, Council Bluffs, Eldon, Sioux City, and Chillicoth, Iowa; and Florence, Nebraska (1910).

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 06, 1909

End Date

Jun 18, 1910

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Akron
  • Iowa
  • Okoboji
  • Eldon
  • United States
  • Chillicoth
  • Sioux City
  • Council Bluffs
  • Nebraska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 22