Field notes and diary, Iowa, August-September 1921

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work and travel in Iowa, August 6 - October 6, 1921. Pages are tabbed. Entries are dated and describe weather, travel details, time of day, daily activities, colleagues, locations visited (often citing landmarks), plants observed (including lists), specimen collecting, and dated lists of expenses. Includes hand drawn maps of visited sites with notes about locations of trees. Some notes are crossed out. Locations include vicinity of Mason City, and counties of Kossuth, Palo Alto, Clay, Osceola, Lyon, Joy, and Shelby, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 06, 1921

End Date

Oct 06, 1921

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  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Clay
  • Iowa
  • Kossuth
  • Osceola
  • Palo Alto
  • United States
  • Mason City
  • Lyon
  • Shelby


  • 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 17