Field notebook, Harry Bassler, 1910-1911, 1915

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Abstract

This field book documents the field work of Henry Bassler for the United States Geological Survey from 1910-1915. Localities include but may not be limited to areas within New York state and Maryland. Dated entries include details of daily activity, as well as descriptions of fossils collected, soil composition, and rock layers. Descriptions may include composition, color, depth, measurements, and surrounding terrain. Plant and gastropod fossils are discussed. There are geological sketches present within the notebook, as well as on a separate loose sheet. Some correspondence is also included.

Date Range

1910-1915

Start Date

1910

End Date

1915

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleobotany
  • Paleontology

Place

  • New York
  • United States
  • Maryland

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches
  • Correspondence

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 1 Folder 2