Foshag, William F, Field notes, May 21-August 1943, Typed copy

ID: SIA RU007281

Creator: Foshag, William F (William Frederick), 1894-1956

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1943

Citation: William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated

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The two sets of typed notes document William Foshag's fieldwork May 21 - August 1943, in Mexico at Paricutin Volcano. Entries are dated, and pages are numbered. Entries are detailed narratives describing aspects of the volcano, such as the flow of lava (smell, formation, and appearance); details and changes of the orilla, craters, and cone; area terrain; and effect on the village of Paricutin. Other subject matter includes weather; details about campsites and travel around the cone of the volcano for further observations; and ongoing eruptions. Both types notes describe Paricutin, though the second also discusses vegetation and wildlife of the area, and daily entries are often sub-headed with time of day and event or observation.

Date Range


Start Date

May 21, 1943

End Date

Aug 31, 1943

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  • Geology
  • Volcanos
  • Volcanological research


  • Mexico
  • Paricutín


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007281

Collection name

William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 Folder 1