Note-book no. 6 of Lester F. Ward, October 1, 1892 to September 30, 1894

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This notebook details the field work of Lester F. Ward for the United States Geological Survey from 1892-1894. Localities include but may not be limited to areas within Virginia, including the James River. Dated journal entries include observations of soils and rock, such as coloration, composition, and depth, as well as accounts of collecting various plant fossils. Locations of fossil beds are given, along with types of rock at these sites, and some species names. There are accounts of additional people worked with, as well as some geological sketches.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 04, 1892

End Date

Sep 12, 1894

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • James River And Kanawha Canal
  • United States
  • Virginia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

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 2