Simkin, Thomas, Isle of Skye, Field Notebook 2, 1960-1961

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Abstract

The notebook documents the fieldwork of Thomas Simkin at the Isle of Skye in Scotland, while part of the Department of Geology at the University of St. Andrews. In the front of the volume is a list of abbreviations for locations in Skye. Entries are usually dated, and contain notes about terrain, calculations, characteristics observed (e.g. reolite banding, color), sampling completed (including tables of data), drawings of geological characteristics with notations, notes about conditions of access to locations. Sample information includes identifier (e.g. D2), measurements, location (sometimes hand drawn map), and photographs taken.

Date Range

1960-1961

Start Date

1960

End Date

1961

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Volcanology

Place

  • Scotland
  • United Kingdom
  • Skye, Island of

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-255

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), Department of Mineral Sciences, Curatorial Records, 1940-2016

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 4 folder 3