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Field note-book no. 7 of Lester F. Ward, October 1, 1894 to June 30, 1895

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
Virginia
Alabama
Montgomery
Georgia
Chattahoochee River
Date Range:
1894-1895
Start Date:
18941001
End Date:
18950630
Abstract:
The field book documents the field work of Lester F. Ward for the US Geological Survey, October 1, 1894 - June 30, 1895. Work was completed with several different colleagues over the span of time. Entries describe work in office or field work. Field work entries are headed with date, name of colleague with whom he worked, location, and nature of work completed. Several visits were to sites where fossilized plant specimens were discovered. These entries describe locations (distances and landmarks including structures); terrain characteristics including ground composition, type of stone, color, measurements of layers, time period (Cambrian Carboniferous); and fossilized plant specimens collected. Note states that some paleontological and stratigraphical results are recorded in local field notebook. Locations across Virginia, Maryland, Alabama (Montgomery), and Georgia (Chattahoochee River).
Topic:
Geology
Paleobotany
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 07-041
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
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