F. C. Whitmore, 3, August 1960 - February 1969

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The field book documents Frank C. Whitmore's field work during August 1960 - February 1969. Pages are numbered (1 - 44). Entries are dated and headed with location. Entries include sections with depth, layer characteristics (color, composition, presence of shell bed), specimens found; additional locality information including zone number and formation name; notes about sites introduced by local inhabitants. Includes some specimen numbers. There are descriptions for numbered core samples. There are notes from an "expedition" taken June 1963, listing names, some expenses and travel details. The notebook includes miscellaneous notes: contact information, lists of expenses. Locations include but are not limited to Chickasaw Creek; Littleton, Colorado; Alabama; Florida; Maryland; Virginia.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 31, 1960

End Date

Jan 31, 1969

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Paleobiology at 202-633-1334 to make an appointment.




  • United States
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Virginia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 14-188

Collection name

Department of Paleobiology Collection F. C. Whitmore Field Books, 1959-1981

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Paleobiology