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NGS 20, Shearwater, April 1965

Smithsonian Field Book Project
This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, 1965, on Northern Grid Survey 20 aboard the U.S.N.S. Shearwater. The Northern Grid Survey covered a fixed grid in the Pacific Ocean, to the south of the Hawaiian Islands. Materials include: bird observation data, fix data, at sea daily observations summary sheets, and climatological data. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., hgt., remarks, and loc. Remarks include phase (light phase or dark phase), change or course direction, and other notes. Fix data sheets include date, time and position data, distance data, time of fix, type of fix, longitude, and latitude. Daily observation summary sheets include abundance summary data for birds including abundance of bird groups (Shearwater-Petrel-Albatross group, Tropicbirds, etc.). Climatological data sheets include: recorded time, lat., long., pres wea, vis, slp, dry b, wet b, dew pt, hum%, tl sky, opa sky, waves, sea temp, wind s, wind d, course, speed. Also included is a typed photocopied report.

BCF Cromwell, June-July 1965

Smithsonian Field Book Project
This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea in 1965 by the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (BCF) aboard the Townsend Cromwell, as part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. The cruise covered a fixed grid to the east of the main Hawaiian Islands. Materials include: bird observation sheets, position and distance data, and At Sea Survey Chart C. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., hgt., remarks, and loc. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on water, feeding, etc.). Abundance summary data for birds includes total abundance of birds, and abundance of bird groups (Shearwater-Petrel-Albatross group, Tropicbirds, etc.). At Sea Survey Chart C includes recorded time, lat., long., pres wea, vis, slp, dry b, wet b, dew pt, hum%, tl sky, opa sky, waves, sea temp, wind s, wind d, course, speed. Also included is a photocopy of a typed report.

Nevada, 1968 - 1971

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The field book documents the work of Phillip D. Pack while in Nevada, May 28, 1968 - 1971. Entries are dated and describe type of measurements taken (e.g. thickness of pioche shale), drawings of terrain with detailed notations relating to height and composition, notes on characteristics of sandstone and shale present. Some entries are narrative in structure and discuss observations and findings for each numbered unit.

IV. Virginia, October 22 - December 14, 1940

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The notebook documents the geological work of Harry S. Ladd in Virginia, October 22 - December 14, 1940. The volume begins with an index listing page number and location. Entries are dated and contain numbered descriptions of terrain's geological characteristics (including elevation) and specimen collecting. Also includes notes about individuals visited and a hand drawn map. Locations include but not limited to Hansonville, Markham, Paint Bank, and Dismal Basin., Virginia.

VII. Sweet Springs area - West Virginia, Virginia, July 18 - August 22, 1941

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The notebook documents the geological work of Harry S. Ladd in Virginia and West Virginia, July 18 - August 22, 1941. The volume begins with an index listing page number and location. Entries are dated and include lists of description including number (distance (?)), time of day, and description of terrain. Sometimes entries are headed with location. Locations include, but are not limited to, Peters Mountain, Sweet Springs area, High Head Mountain, and Tazewell county.

Hydrographic sheet no. 564, 1856

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The hydrographic sheet no. 564 documents collecting of sea bottom specimens from San Diego Bay and vicinity in California, in 1856. Notes were recorded by Cmdr. J. Alden, U.S.N, a member of the collecting party. Table data includes locality fathoms, and appearance.

Hydrographic sheet, off shore, 1857

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The hydrographic sheet (off shore) documents collecting of sea bottom specimens by U.S. Str. "Arctic", July 12 - 17, October 8 - 10, 1857. Notes were recorded by Lt. Cmdr. O. H. Berryman, U.S.N. Table data includes date, station number, locality (includes latitude and longitude with minutes and seconds), fathoms, appearance, box no., draw. no.

Hydrographic sheet no. 1157, 1872

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The hydrographic sheet no. 1157 documents collecting of sea bottom specimens Trinidad Harbor in California, August 31 - September 26, 1872. G. Bradford was commanding the party. The table of data includes date, section number, locality (including latitude and longitude with minutes and seconds), fathoms, and appearance.

Hydrographic sheet, no. 1487, 1881-1882

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The hydrographic sheet no. 1487 documents collecting of sea bottom specimens from the Chincoteague Shoals in Virginia, June 24 - July 8, 1881. G. Bradford, U.S.N., was commanding the party. The table of data includes date, section number, locality with latitude and longitude including minutes and seconds, fathoms, and appearance.

Hydrographic sheet, no. 1643, 1885

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The hydrographic sheet no. 1643 documents collecting of sea bottom specimens from Bushy Point to White Rock in California, May 12 - September 29, 1885. Lieut. E. D. Tassig, U.S.N., was commanding the party. The table of data includes date, locality, fathoms, and appearance. There is a note at the bottom on the sheet stating to see Hydrographic sheets nos. 1681 and 1778.

Hydrographic Sheet, Deep Sea, 1889-1890

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The hydrographic sheet documents deep sea currents studied aboard the str. "Blake", off the coast of eastern Florida during November 23, 1889 to March 29, 1890. The party was commanded by Lieutenants J. E. Pillsbury and C. E. Vreeland, U.S.N. Table of data contains dates, locality (includes latitude and longitude), fathoms, and notes.

Monte Alban (Oaxaca), Mexico, 1908

Smithsonian Field Book Project
The collection of photographs and notes relate to William Holmes' field work in Monte Albán in Oaxaca, Mexico, during 1908. Photographs frequently have captions on the verso that list subject matter, location, and source. Several of the images appear to be reference materials Holmes had from Sumner W. Matteson (1867-1920) of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The images show details of carvings found at Oaxaca during June 1907 and area terrain (image undated).

Norcross-Bartlett Expedition, Foxe Basin and vicinity (Accession 124761), 1933.

Smithsonian Field Book Project
This field book is part of a collection of field notes by Robert (Bob) A. Bartlett (1875-1946). Bartlett was born in Brigus, Newfoundland. He spent much of his career at sea in the Arctic, taking part in and later leading expeditions in the region. These field notes concern an expedition from July 25 to September 4, 1933 to Greenland through the Foxe Basin. The field notes show dredge work, plankton collection, fish observation, and the study of birds' stomachs.
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