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

ID: SIA RU007082

Creator: Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1912-1913

Citation: Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

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Abstract

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

1912-1913

Start Date

Dec 12, 1912

End Date

Sep 07, 1913

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Paleontology
  • Botany

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 26