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

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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


Start Date

Aug 31, 1917

End Date

Aug 24, 1920

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


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


  • 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


Box 3 Folder 11