Field notes, New Jersey, 1891

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The notebook documents geological survey field work of August Foerste in New Jersey, September - November 1891. On the cover he notes that the field book accompanies a map with localities and "examination of Cambrian along to border of Archean Highlands from Hamburg to S. of Andover, NY." There are notes on the inside of the front cover listing page numbers of fossil discoveries. Pages are numbered. Entries describe terrain characteristics including type of stone and geological time, whether fossils are found, location information including geological landmarks and latitude and longitude (magnetic). There are sometimes sketches or hand drawn maps on pages' verso.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 01, 1891

End Date

Nov 30, 1891

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • United States
  • New Jersey


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007242

Collection name

August F. Foerste Papers, 1887-1933 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 2