Field notes, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, 1910 (#2)

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The field notes document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, September 3 - 23, 1910. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and include travel details, describe terrain (layers, appearance, color, composition, measurements); elevation; locations along railways; hand-drawn maps and rough sketches of locations observed; weather; photographs taken; contacts and their information; and lists of plants by terrain type (sandy-mound, sand flat). When describing locations, often refers to roads and local landmarks. Types of terrain include bluffs, river banks, wells, and cuts in terrain (numbered). Locations include Muscatine County, Denison, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Canton,(state unclear); South Omaha, Nebraska; and Rockport [Rock Port], Missouri.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 03, 1910

End Date

Sep 23, 1910

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Omaha
  • Iowa
  • United States
  • Denison
  • Missouri
  • South Dakota
  • Rock Port
  • Muscatine
  • Sioux Falls
  • Nebraska


  • 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 23