Local field note-book no. 2 of Lester F. Ward, October 16, 1892 to May 7, 1893

ID: SIA Acc. 07-041

Creator: Lester F. Ward, 10/16/1892-5/7/1893, 5/14/1893-10/5/1893

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1892-1893

Citation: Geological Survey (U.S.), field notebooks, 1881-1915 and undated

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This notebook details the field work of Lester F. Ward for the United States Geological Survey from 1892-1893. Localities include but may not be limited to areas within Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Dated journal entries include observations of soils and rock (mostly sands and clay), 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 the drawing of similarities and differences to previous sites observed.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 16, 1892

End Date

May 07, 1893

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Virginia


  • 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


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