Field notes and diary, Iowa, quotations on geology from various sources, January-February 1921

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa; quotations on geology from various sources, January - February 11, 1921. Entries are a combination of quotations, notes, and field notes; they are entered from the back and the front of the notebook. Entries describe a trip between Des Moines to Osceola, February 11-14 1921, detailing travel, time of day, weather, terrain observed along the railroad (including timberlines, plains, bluffs), lists of plants seen. Covers a second trip January 21-22, 1921, from Dubuque through the Mississippi valley, McGregor, and Porterville, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 21, 1921

End Date

Feb 14, 1921

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Des Moines
  • Iowa
  • Osceola
  • United States
  • Dubuque
  • McGregor


  • 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 16