Field notes and diary, Iowa, May-June, 1920

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, May 8 - June 4, 1920. Pages are tabbed. Entries are dated and describe weather, observations of terrain, lists of plants with type of terrain (woods, plains, alluvial terrain), and lists of expenses per trip. Some notes are crossed out. Often terrain and plants described are along railroads. Locations include counties of Worth, Mitchell, and towns of Homestead, Amana, Fort Dodge, Oxford, and Mason City, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

May 08, 1920

End Date

Jun 04, 1920

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  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Worth
  • Iowa
  • United States
  • Homestead
  • Fort Dodge
  • Mason City
  • Mitchell
  • Oxford
  • Amana


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 Folder 15