Field note-book of Lester F. Ward no. 6 US Geological Survey, Washington DC

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Abstract

The field book documents the field work of Lester F. Ward for the US Geological Survey, March 25, 1902 - September 5, 1904. Entries are dated and describe travel details, sites visited where plant fossils were collected, and geological descriptions of terrain (color and characteristics of layers). Some collecting sites are in a list. Collecting sites include railroad cuts, mines, and alongside bodies of water. Sites in DC are identified by neighborhood and roads. Locations include vicinity of District of Columbia and Maryland.

Date Range

1902-1904

Start Date

Mar 25, 1902

End Date

Sep 05, 1904

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleobotany
  • Paleontology

Place

  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Maryland

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 4 Envelope 2