Field notes and diary, Iowa, 1913, 1915, 1920, 1922

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Creator

Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937

Abstract

The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, April 12 - 18, 1913; October 8, 1915; April 22-23, 1916; June 25 - July 6, 1920; August 25 - September 18, 1922; November 7-20, 1926. The entries are dated and describe destinations, travel details, times of day, terrain observed along railroad lines, accommodations, weather, daily activities, list of plants at locations (sited with local landmarks), geological sections, meetings with colleagues, and chronological lists of expenses. There are hand drawn maps. A quarter of the notebook is blank. Locations include the vicinity of Iowa City, Confalls [Confals], Bayfield, Earlville, Homestead, Muscatine Island, and Mason City, Iowa.

Date Range

1913-1926

Start Date

Apr 12, 1913

End Date

Nov 20, 1922

Access Information

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Topic

  • Plants
  • Geology
  • Botany

Place

  • United States
  • Earlville
  • Muscatine Island
  • Mason City
  • Bayfield
  • Iowa
  • Iowa City
  • Homestead

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 3 Folder 3