Field notes and diary, Audubon and Shelby counties, Iowa, 1912, 1913

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Audubon and Shelby counties, Iowa, December 12, 1912; August 13 - September 7, 1913. Entries are dated and describe travel details, weather, terrain (layers, composition, color, appearance, measurements,deposits of loess, presence of fossils), descriptions of cuts (numbered) in terrain along the railroads, list of trees observed at sites, geological sections, photographs taken (with descriptions), Some lists of plants are headed by location and type of terrain (prairie ridges). Locations include in the vicinity of Bowmans Grove, Corley, Polk,and Defiance, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 12, 1912

End Date

Sep 07, 1913

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Paleontology
  • Botany


  • Bowmans Grove
  • Iowa
  • United States
  • Shelby
  • Defiance
  • Corley
  • Township of Polk
  • Audubon


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 26