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Creator

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

Abstract

The field book documents Fielding Meek's work in New Jersey, May 16 - June 19, 1863. Pages are numbered, and entries are dated. Journal style entries detail daily activities, work with colleagues, sites visited, locations (often with geographical landmark, town, or property owner), descriptions of terrain, labels and noted cross sections, fossils, and characteristics and appearance of strata, rock, clay, and sand. Locations visited include marl pits and locations eroded by water sources (rivers, creeks). Locations include the vicinity of (New Jersey) Woodstown, Mullica Hill, Timber Creek [Big Timber Creek], New Egypt, and Tinton Falls, and Marshall Pits.

Date Range

1863

Start Date

May 16, 1863

End Date

Jun 19, 1863

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • United States
  • Tinton Falls
  • New Egypt
  • Woodstown
  • Big Timber Creek
  • Mullica Hill
  • New Jersey

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 11 Folder 2