Note-book no. 5 of Lester F. Ward, April 1, 1892 to September 30, 1892

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This notebook details the field work of Lester F. Ward for the United States Geological Survey from April 3 - September 30, 1892. Localities include but are not limited to areas within Alabama, New Jersey, and New York state, including Staten Island. Dated journal entries include observations of soils and rock, such as coloration, composition, and depth, as well as accounts of collecting plant fossils. Locations of fossil beds are given, along with types of rock at these sites, and some species names. Additional information on daily activity and travel details is also present.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 03, 1892

End Date

Sep 30, 1892

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  • Geology
  • Paleobotany


  • New York
  • Staten Island
  • United States
  • Alabama
  • New Jersey


  • 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


Box 1 Folder 20 Envelope 1