Ohio, 1870-1871

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The field book documents Fielding Meek's work in Ohio during 1868. Includes list of expenses August 8 - 30 1871, list of species found in a coal mine, descriptions of studied specimens, a hand drawn map of Sulphur Springs, West Virginia followed by a detailed description of observations and work done at the site, description of Hamilton Shale, and Oriskany Sandstone. a list of specimens from collections in Columbus, Ohio September 1870; cross section of Rusleville [Russellville]. Map and notes on Allegheny tunnel.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 08, 1870

End Date

Aug 30, 1871

Access Information

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  • Geology
  • Coal--Geology
  • Paleontology


  • West Virginia
  • United States
  • Columbus
  • Ohio
  • Alleghany Tunnel
  • Russellville
  • Pennsylvania


  • 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


Box 11 Folder 4