Peru, 1947

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The notebook documents the work of Axel A. Olsson in Panama and Peru, December 1946 - March 1947, and undated. A note inside the front cover indicates begining Peru locality numbers with 1333. Entries vary in format and content. Some include lists of mollusks, others are narrative in structure, describing travel plans in the field, observations of geological characteristics, fossils seen and identified, tasks to complete, individuals to contact, fossils for which he is looking, descriptions of samples taken, measurements. There are also summaries and questions relating to publications. Entries in the latter portion of the volume are dated and headed with location (e.g. Tembladira). There is a portion of a printed map pasted inside the back cover.

Date Range

1946 - 1947

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Panama
  • Peru


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 15-309

Collection name

Axel A. Olsson Papers, c. 1915 - 1974, 1988

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 11