Alaska Coal Fields, Bogosloff Volcano, Corral Hollow, California, 1895

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The field book documents William Dall's collecting and observations of Alaska Coal Fields, Bogoslof Volcano, Corral Hollow, California, 1895 while with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Entries are dated and usually list location at the top. Subject matter covers daily occurrences, geological formations, weather conditions, descriptions of anchorage spots, specimens collected (includes the bag numbers for specimens), and mineral deposits. Near the end of entries is a list of distances, with bearings, for Bogaslof and Grewingk islands. Locations across Alaska include the vicinity of Sitka, Bogoslof Island, Kootznahoo Inlet, Kodiak Island, Augustine Island , Point Possession, Kialagvit Bay [Wide Bay], and Grewingk Glacier. Includes sketches of observed terrain.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 02, 1895

End Date

Oct 04, 1895

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  • Geology
  • Geological surveys--United States
  • Paleontology


  • Augustine Island
  • United States
  • Wide Bay
  • Bogoslof Island
  • Sitka
  • Kodiak Island
  • Alaska
  • Kenai Peninsula
  • Kootznahoo Inlet
  • Point Possession
  • California
  • Grewingk Glacier


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007073

Collection name

William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 25 Folder 2