New York field work, 7/1/1953 - 8/27/1953

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The notebook documents the field work of William Oliver in the Richfield Springs Quad, and Canajoharie Quad in New York, July 1 - August 27, 1953. Entries are dated and include a variety of details including notes about travel and accommodations. Most entries are organized by "loc" number (nonsequential), listing location information utilizing local landmarks (e.g. "reef on E. edge Rich Spa (7 1/2) quad near Mt. Tom), descriptions of terrain, specimen numbers (coll ##-#) and characteristics of site, descriptions of terrain. Includes a list of pictures taken with short descriptions. There are added notations in red pencil.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 01, 1953

End Date

Aug 27, 1953

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • New York
  • United States


  • 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 17