Field notes, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, undated

ID: SIA RU007242

Creator: U.S. Geological Survey Traverse Book 9-904

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1887-1933

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

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Abstract

The notebook documents geological fieldwork completed by August Foerste in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (undated). Pages are numbered. Begins with notes of times of high tides. Entries are headed with location information indicated with a combination of geological and other landmarks, towns, and distance from. These are followed by details about terrain and geological formations (age of layer, type of stone, characteristics and color). Includes geological sections and some hand drawn maps of surveyed sites. Entries are written from the front and the back of the notebook.

Date Range

1887-1933

Start Date

1887

End Date

1933

Access Information

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Topic

Geology

Place

  • Rhode Island
  • United States
  • Massachusetts

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 3 Folder 4