Letter from A. Wetmore to S. D. Ripley, November 15, 1971

ID: SIA2011-0998 (page 1), SIA2011-0997 (page 2)

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Document

Date: November 15, 1971

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Box 510, Folder : Untitled

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Summary

Letter (2 pages) from sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Alexander Wetmore to eighth Secretary S. Dillon Ripley informing him, Ripley, of the history of owls living in the towers of the Smithsonian Building, or "Castle." Ripley had inquired about this information so that he could reinstall owls in the towers.

Subject

  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Towers
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution General History

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For other correspondence between Ripley and Wetmore on the owls, see SIA2011-0996, SIA2011-0999.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Box 510, Folder : Untitled

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

November 15, 1971

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • Letters
  • Birds
  • Owls
  • Ornithologists

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2011-0998 (page 1), SIA2011-0997 (page 2)

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 8w x 10.5h ; Type of Image: Paper ; Medium: Document

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