Field notes and diary, Iowa, Missouri, 1920, 1921

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, Missouri, April 28, 1920 - February 25, 1921. Pages are tabbed. Entries are dated and include notes on time of day, daily activities, lists of expenses, and lists of plants observed. These are headed by type of terrain (notes about which were in flower). Often lists of plants from locations including cemeteries, parks, and near railroads including cuts into the terrain; these cuts are numbered. There are notes alongside the plants listed. Some notes are crossed out. Includes notes and inserted news clipping about meetings, other activities, and individuals' contact information. Locations include Summit, Homestead, Iowa City, and Des Moines, Iowa; Oskaloosa, (state unknown).

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 28, 1920

End Date

Feb 25, 1921

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  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Des Moines
  • Iowa
  • United States
  • Homestead
  • Missouri
  • Iowa City


  • 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