New England notes, 1952 - 1957 ; Colgate Trip, 5/15 ; Ontario, 8/18/1955

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The notebook documents the field work relating to structural and economic geology, completed by William Oliver, 1953 - 1957, and Ontario, Canada, August 18, 1955. Includes itinerary details, as well as entries headed location detail such as local or geographical landmarks, followed by shape of terrain and characteristics of the surface including presence and orientation of pebbles. Entries include sketches with notes, sometimes colored. Locations include Rhode Island, Massachusetts, United States; Innerkip quarry, Ontario, Canada.

Date Range

1953 - 1957

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End Date


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  • Geology, Structural
  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Rhode Island
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • Ontario


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

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 21