Kentucky, 1846

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The field book documents geological observation of Kentucky, 1846. Pages are numbered. The notebook begins with an index and miscellaneous notes some of which appear to be for reference purposes. These list stone types followed by description of characteristics. Notes are followed by field notes for August 22 - October 1, 1846, that describe travel details, locations, geological characteristics observed (type of stone, formations, stratigraphy), and terrain. These are followed by descriptions of earthquakes around the world as well as formations in Ohio and Mississippi. In the back are notes on a weather event in 1846 ("singular electrical phenomenon"). The are sketches and illustrations of geological formations with notes.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 22, 1846

End Date

Oct 01, 1846

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  • United States
  • Kentucky


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007062

Collection name

Fielding B. Meek Papers, 1843-1877 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 10 Folder 2