Field notes, Kentucky, circa 1905-1907

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Abstract

The notebook documents geological fieldwork completed of August Foerste in Kentucky, 1905 - 1907. Entries include numbered descriptions of geological samples. Others include location information (combination of town, geological landmark (e.g. name of creek) and geological sections. Sections detail measurements, type and color of stone, and soil composition. Some entries have a list of numbered locations, usually defined by distance from town or landmark; hand drawn maps of surveyed locations; descriptions of specimens; and text for plates.

Date Range

1905-1907

Start Date

1905

End Date

1907

Access Information

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Topic

Geology

Place

  • United States
  • Kentucky

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • 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 8