||Activities of George Langford, Sr. [in the handwriting of George Langford, Jr. transcribed from GL, Sr.'s notes].|
to the strip mines with [Dr. Robert H. and Mrs.]
Whitfield and two with [Eugene S.] Richardson. [no mention of the
collecting sites visited - GL,Jr.] The [William] Turnbulls found
an amphibian, snake-like, near the Santa Fe tracks [Locality
23]. July was wet and hot. The first half of August was
nice, but the last half was a long, terribly hot spell.
1954 and up until April 1955 on my manuscript of flora
from the Pennsylvanian Wilmington deposit. Having no automobile,
I made only five collecting trips and did not get very much, as the
accessible sites had been gone over by numerous collectors.
However, each time I did get some new species of flora and some
fauna. I was a guest of [Dr. Robert H. and Mrs.] Whitfield each
time. [no identification of collecting sites vistited - GL,Jr.]
months - no chance for field work.
with [Dr. Robert H. and Mrs.] Whitfield. Mrs.
Whitfield got five specimens. [sites not identified - GL,Jr.]
Peck, Braidwood, Illinois; he has a collection.
to April has been the mildest that I can
remember. Not much snow or ice, and the temperature never got
down to zero (°F). Most of my time has been spent writing up
the Wilmington Pennsylvanian flora.
Whitfield and son Jack at Goldblatt's [Locality
3]. Cold up to 11:30AM, then mild and sunny the rest of the
field trips up to now and none planned.
mines with [Dr. and Mrs. Robert H.] Whitfield. Weather
very hot. [site visited not identified - GL,Jr.]
mines with [Dr. Robert H.] Whitfield and son John
Whitfield. Rain in morning at Goldblatt's [Locality
"The Wilmington Coal Flora"
was formally [dedicated] at the meeting of ESCONI [Earth Science Club
of Northern Illinois] at Downers Grove, Illinois. Dr. Robert H.
Whitfield spoke for me. Mrs. Whitfield, Sydne Holmes Langford,
and George Langford, Jr. were with us.
Eocene specimens from the southern states.
[Robert H.] Whitfield took me down to the "Goldblatt" area [Locality
3]. Weather perfect 70°F; but the wind blew
strongly. Our collecting was better than we expected; a fine
trip, after my layoff of nearly three years.
Eugene S. Richardson drove me to Joliet, where we visited
John L. McClucki, who was a patient in Silver Cross Hospital. I
had not been there [the hospital] since about 1944, nor in Joliet since
[this was Father's final entry in the field book he maintained relating to the Wilmington strip mine spoil heaps collecting areas - GL,Jr.]
[unsigned, but in the handwriting of] George Langford, Jr.