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Author:
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Office of Strategic Services  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 6.94w x 10.28h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
April 17, 1944
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Future Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, formerly assistant curator in the Division of Birds, U.S. National Museum, volunteered for service during World War II with the Office of Strategic Services, predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency. Stationed in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, he continued his ornithological passion with bird watching in his free time. Having traveled widely in the South Pacific before the war, he knew the geography, natural history and languages of the region.
See Neg. SIA2010-0569 for page 2.
Summary:
Page 1 of a letter written by Herbert Friedmann, curator with the Division of Birds, United States National Museum, to S. Dillon Ripley with regard to his bird manuscript and also about personnel changes and activities at the National Museum.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 899, Folder: 170221
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology--Field work  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Letters  Search this
Birds  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Publications  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0568
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14679