Field note-book no. 7 of Lester F. Ward, October 1, 1894 to June 30, 1895

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Abstract

The field book documents the field work of Lester F. Ward for the US Geological Survey, October 1, 1894 - June 30, 1895. Work was completed with several different colleagues over the span of time. Entries describe work in office or field work. Field work entries are headed with date, name of colleague with whom he worked, location, and nature of work completed. Several visits were to sites where fossilized plant specimens were discovered. These entries describe locations (distances and landmarks including structures); terrain characteristics including ground composition, type of stone, color, measurements of layers, time period (Cambrian Carboniferous); and fossilized plant specimens collected. Note states that some paleontological and stratigraphical results are recorded in local field notebook. Locations across Virginia, Maryland, Alabama (Montgomery), and Georgia (Chattahoochee River).

Date Range

1894-1895

Start Date

Oct 01, 1894

End Date

Jun 30, 1895

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleobotany

Place

  • United States
  • Chattahoochee River
  • Montgomery
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 07-041

Collection name

Geological Survey (U.S.), field notebooks, 1881-1915 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 1 Envelope 2