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Field note-book of Lester F. Ward, no. 4, October 29, 1893 to June 4, 1897

Catalog Data:
Alternate Title:
Lester F. Ward, 10/29/1893-6/4/1897, 10/1/1894-6/30/1895
Collection name:
Geological Survey (U.S.), field notebooks, 1881-1915 and undated
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 2 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
Maryland
District of Columbia
Virginia
Date Range:
1893-1897
Start Date:
18931029
End Date:
18970604
Abstract:
The field book documents the field work of Lester F. Ward for the US Geological Survey, October 29, 1893 - June 4, 1897. Notes describe observations of sites in District of Columbia, Maryland, and northern Virginia. Entries are headed with date, location visited, and reference to name of colleague with whom worked (Bibbons, Hollick, Mason, and Watson). These are followed with narratives describing locations, nature of work completed (sometimes procuring and research sites where fossilized plants found), and sometimes followed by numbered sites with descriptions per site including landmarks (i.e. structures, streets, and distances from), measurements (of layers), terrain and soil characteristics (color, composition,i.e. sand, loam, gravel, clay). Includes geological sections. Details collecting fossilized botanical specimens, some with identifying numbers. Locations include sites across Maryland.
Topic:
Geology
Paleobotany
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 07-041
Access Information:
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Geological Survey (U.S.), field notebooks, 1881-1915 and undated
See more records associated with this person:
Ward, Lester Frank 1841-1913
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project