Specimen notebook, Ohio, 1887-1888

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Abstract

The specimen notebook documents geological survey field work of August Foerste in Ohio, 1887-1888. Folder title in finding aid indicates that it includes a copy of a letter from Leo Lesquereux to Edward Orton, 1886. Pages are numbered. Includes bookmarks denoting sections. The first section includes illustrations and descriptions of specimens including composition of surrounding terrain where found. Other sections include hand drawn maps and description of sites observed. Includes a section of candy recipes. References geological observations in New York State. A portion of the notebook is blank.

Date Range

1886-1888

Start Date

1886

End Date

1888

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • New York
  • United States
  • Ohio

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007242

Collection name

August F. Foerste Papers, 1887-1933 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 1