Canal Zone notes book #5, 1912

ID: SIA Acc. 16-046

Creator: Ladd, Harry S. (Harry Stephen), 1899-1982

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1912

Citation: Chalmer L. Cooper papers, c. 1932 - 1944

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The notebook documents the work of Harry S. Ladd for the U.S. Geological Survey in the Canal Zone [Panama], 1912. The volume begins with an index that lists page number and location and topic. Entries are dated and headed with location or route, followed by a narrative description of route, observations of topography, formations, sketches and geological sections with notes, fossils collected, samples taken. Details about fossils are sometimes organized by location, and described location where found. Also includes notes about rates of banana planting and names of trees.

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Panama
  • Canal Zone


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-046

Collection name

Chalmer L. Cooper papers, c. 1932 - 1944

Physical Description

1 Field book

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Smithsonian Institution Archives


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