Charles D. Walcott indexes locality numbers according to states, localities, and formations in what appears to be an address book. He also includes Burgess Shale fossils. Locations are listed alphabetically and include most of the United States,parts of Canada, as well as a few sites in Sweden, Norway, and India. Many localities listed for states: Alabama, Wisconsin, Utah, Tennessee, Nevada, Montana, New York, Minnesota, and Georgia. Most of the book is blank and undated.
The brown notebook documents the work of August Foerste, and includes extensive sketches of fossils with notes. Pages are numbered, but the majority of information was entered back to front. Entries include observations of geology and collected specimens for locations around bluffs and river banks. Entries are organized by site and begin with directions to site observed. Includes hand drawn map of location with directions by bearing, landmark, and distance (unsure of measurement type). Includes section descriptions of layers (color, texture and type of stone) indications of when fossil specimens collected with descriptions, some details about surrounding environment. Locations include the vicinity of Chipola River (Florida), Chattahoochee River (Georgia), and Cape Fear River (North Carolina).