Field notes, Kentucky, undated, 2 volumes

ID: SIA RU007242

Creator: Foerste, Aug. F (Aug. Frederic), 1862-1936

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1887-1933

Citation: August F. Foerste Papers, 1887-1933 and undated

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Abstract

The 2 notebooks document geological fieldwork completed by August Foerste in Kentucky. Notebooks are undated. The first notebook includes entries that are headed with location information (combination of county, town, geological and other landmarks, sometimes name of owners, distance from) followed by descriptions of terrain. Sometimes these include geological sections with measurements, composition and color of layers (including type of stone), and presence of fossils. Includes lists of numbered (sometimes alpha-numeric) locations with descriptive narratives. There are two loose inserts dividing the notebook. The second notebook includes the same type of content. Entries were recorded from the front and the back of the notebook.

Date Range

1887-1933

Start Date

1887

End Date

1933

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Topic

Geology

Place

  • United States
  • Kentucky

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007242

Collection name

August F. Foerste Papers, 1887-1933 and undated

Physical Description

2 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 6