Missouri Geological Survey, 1853-1854, catalogue of Prof. James Hall's library, n.d.

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Creator

  • Meek, F. B (Fielding Bradford) 1817-1876
  • Geological Survey of Missouri (1853-1855)

Abstract

The field book documents Fielding Meek's participation Geological Survey of the Missouri, July 27 - August 25, 1853, Meek's weather weather observations for Albany, New York, September 30, 1853 - January 22, 1854, and a catalog of Professor James Hall's library. Pages are numbered, and entries are dated. Includes descriptions of travel between destinations; weather; strata and characteristics and types of rock observed; bluffs seen along the river; sections listing locations and descriptions of each layer; interactions between settlers, American Indians, and survey participants; issues arising from Whiskey smuggling; references to sightings of higher quantities of frogs than normal. Locations include Fort Pierre (South Dakota), Council Bluffs (Iowa), Missouri River, White River, and Sargent's Bluff (Iowa).

Date Range

1853-1854

Start Date

Jul 27, 1853

End Date

Jan 22, 1854

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • United States
  • Fort Pierre
  • Missouri River
  • Council Bluffs
  • Sergeant Bluff
  • Iowa
  • South Dakota

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007062

Collection name

Fielding B. Meek Papers, 1843-1877 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 10 Folder 6