Field notes and diary, Iowa, October-December 1921, March-May 1922

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work and travel in Iowa, October 11 - 26, December 9 ,1921; March 11 - May 28, 1922. Entries are dated and include references to activities other than field work (meetings, talks given). Entries describe travel details (accommodations, mode of travel), time of day, lists of plants observed (sometimes headed with type of terrain), plant specimens collected (including moss, slime mold), and dated lists of expenses. Includes observations of terrain such as layers, topography (drifts, cuts), measurements, color, and composition. Some notes are crossed out. Some observations only list locations at beginning and ending of trip. Locations include the vicinity of Mason City, Homestead, Dubuque, Confals, and counties of Carroll and Hamilton.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 11, 1921

End Date

May 28, 1922

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Iowa
  • Carroll
  • United States
  • Mason City
  • Homestead
  • Dubuque
  • Hamilton


  • 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 18