Building inspection trip, Iowa; field notes, Illinois, Indiana, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921

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Abstract

The notebook and loose papers, including 5 maps, document Bohumil Shimek's work during a building inspection trip of Iowa, and field notes for, Illinois, Indiana, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921. Field notes covered collecting in Royal, Urbana, Keithsburg, Illinois; Dune Park, Indiana; and August 27 - September 1, 1920. Entries list plants (with type of terrain and a range of destinations noted) seen along the railroad; weather; photographs taken (numbered with descriptions); notes on observed tree groves; descriptions wetlands; and observations on October 23 1920 to Linder's (state not identified). Includes a chronological list of expenses. Some notes are crossed out. Among loose papers are 5 maps, and tables of plants in near Royal, Illinois, recording type, and counts in categories of woods, open, west, and railroad.

Date Range

1916-1921

Start Date

Aug 27, 1916

End Date

1921

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Topic

  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

  • Royal
  • Indiana
  • United States
  • Keithsburg
  • Illinois
  • Urbana

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book and 5 maps

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 3 Folder 8