Field notes and diary, Iowa, August-November 1923

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Abstract

The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work and travel in Iowa, August 18 - December 2, 1923. Locations visited are listed on the cover, with dates. Pages are tabbed. Entries are dated and describe travel details (accommodations, mode of travel), times of day, plants collected and observed, terrain (layers, colors, composition, measurements), geological sections with notes, and dated lists of expenses. Lists of plants sometimes include notes about abundance. Terrain observed is along railroad lines, prairie, and alluvial terrain. Some sites are indicated by landmarks. Locations include counties of Winneshiek, Clayton, Wapello, Washington, Huskins, and towns of Davenport, Dubuque, Lamont, Homestead, and Clinton.

Date Range

1923

Start Date

Aug 18, 1923

End Date

Dec 02, 1923

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

  • Debuque
  • Iowa
  • Winneshiek
  • United States
  • Homestead
  • Lamont
  • Davenport
  • Clinton
  • Clayton
  • Wapello
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 3 Folder 20