Field notes and diary, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, 1918, 1919

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, December 21 - 23, 1918; March 7 - October 14, 1919. Entries are dated and describe weather; dredging and specimen collecting; notes about meetings; lists of expenses; terrain and plants along side railroad lines; cuts in terrain (numbered); geological sections; and list of building repairs. Terrain describes color, composition, appearance, and layers. Includes a hand drawn map in notes. Locations include Mason City, Clarion, Iowa, 1918; Homestead (state not identified), Okoboji, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 21, 1918

End Date

Oct 14, 1919

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Iowa
  • Okoboji
  • United States
  • Mason City
  • Clarion
  • Council Bluffs


  • 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


Box 3 Folder 13