Field notes and diary, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, 1935

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Abstract

Field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa, June 11 - October 19, 1935. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and describe observed cuts in terrain along railroad lines, shells collected, lists of mollusks, loess observed, geological sections and rough sketches of shell locations, and hand drawn maps. Terrain descriptions include layers, composition, color, appearance, and measurements. Several entries begin with description of location with a combination of county, town, streets, and landmarks.

Date Range

1935

Start Date

Jun 11, 1935

End Date

Oct 19, 1935

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Geology
  • Mollusks
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • United States
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 4 Folder 5