Field notes and diary, Iowa, Nebraska, Tennessee, Missouri, 1917, 1919, 1920

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Creator

Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937

Abstract

The field notes document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, Nebraska, Tennessee, Missouri, August 31 - October 7, 1917; August 8-20, 1919; August 15 - 24, 1920. Some pages are tabbed. Entries include descriptions, chronological lists of expenses per trips, weather, descriptions of terrain (layers, composition, color, appears, presence of fossils), sketches of terrain, photographs taken (numbered with descriptions); hand drawn maps; daily activities; personal observations while attending local community events; notes on local inhabitants; notes about Czech populations in communities and related meetings; and lists of plants seen between destinations. Some notes are crossed out. Locations include the vicinity of Mason City, Fort Atkinson, Clarion, Decorah, Winterset, Saint Charles, Iowa; Unionville, (state not identified). There is a Map of Vickburg, Missouri.

Date Range

1917-1920

Start Date

Aug 31, 1917

End Date

Aug 24, 1920

Access Information

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Topic

  • Plants
  • Geology
  • Botany

Place

  • Vicksburg
  • United States
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Saint Charles
  • Missouri
  • Clarion
  • Tennessee
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Decorah
  • Winterset

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book and 1 map

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 3 Folder 11