Kentucky, 1857; account with Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, 1857-1859; Montana and Wyoming, n.d.; list of addresses of foreign geologists, n.d.; list of books on paleontology in S.I. library, n.d.

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Creator

Meek, F. B (Fielding Bradford) 1817-1876

Alternate Title

Kentucky, 1857

Abstract

The field book was used for several purposes by Meek, during 1857-1859. It includes a catalog of botanical specimens collected near Owensboro, Kentucky (March 28 -November 2, 1857) including quantity, name, date, and remarks (usually with description of plant or collecting location); a description of Laramie Peak near Fort Laramie and Rawhide Butte; an account of expenses with Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (1857-1859); and descriptions of cross sections during September 1857. Locations include the Black Hills and Old Woman's Fork of the Cheyenne River. In the back are assorted notes (including topics like Ammonites and Crustacea) and lists of contacts and a list of Paleontology books in the Smithsonian Library. Some notes are in French.

Date Range

1857-1859

Start Date

Mar 23, 1857

End Date

Nov 30, 1858

Access Information

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Topic

  • Plants
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Botany

Place

  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Fort Laramie
  • Cheyenne River
  • Kentucky
  • Black Hills
  • Owensboro
  • Rawhide Butte
  • Montana

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 7