Ludlowville coral beds (Cornell University), 6/5/1949 - 7/21/1949

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This is the first of two notebooks documenting the field work of William Oliver at the Ludlowville coral beds, New York. It covers June 5 - July 21, 1949. The notebook begins with a legend indicating "check later", "known out crops", "checked - not found", "in literature, check", and "in wash." Entries are headed with location (e.g. "w. side Otisco Lake"), followed by description of strata composition, geological sections, type of coral fossils present, and notes. Locations include Otisco Lake, Skaneateles Lake, and Tully Valley.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 05, 1949

End Date

Jul 21, 1949

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • New York
  • Skaneateles Lake
  • United States
  • Otisco Lake
  • Tully Valley


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 15-307

Collection name

William Albert Oliver papers, 1946-1998

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 7