Field notes and diary, Iowa, September-November 1921

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work and travel in Iowa, September 20 - November 8, 1921. Entries are dated, and first set describe terrain and vegetation per for each numbered turn of drive per county including distances, and measurements; geological sections with notes on layers, measurements, compositions, color, and appearance; cuts (numbered) along terrain of railroad; lists of plants; and dated lists of expenses. Notes detail observations of specified types of terrain, including drifts, fields, loess, hills. Locations include the vicinity of Audubon, Guthrie, and Shelby county, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 20, 1921

End Date

Nov 08, 1921

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Iowa
  • United States
  • Shelby
  • Guthrie
  • Audubon


  • 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 17