Diary, Iowa, Illinois, 1934, 1935

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The diary documents Bohumil Shimek's work and travel in Iowa, Illinois, August 27, 1934 - November 13, 1935. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated, and describe dated lists of expenses, travel details (locations, modes of travel), weather, descriptions of terrain (layers, colors, composition, measurements), geological sections, destinations and distances, shell fossils found, lists of plants observed, daily work, descriptiond of terrain around streams, cuts in terrain, and bluffs. Notes describe fieldwork in western Missouri and Ozarks in September, 1935. Locations include Lewistown, Waterford, Otter Creek, Havana, Erion, Chandlerville, Green Valley, and Pekin, Illinois.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 27, 1934

End Date

Nov 13, 1935

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Paleontology
  • Botany


  • Waterford (historical)
  • Iowa
  • Green Valley
  • United States
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Havana
  • Pekin
  • Lewistown
  • Chandlerville


  • 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 4 Folder 4