Letter from Paul Bartsch to Sgt. Raymond L. Baker, June 6, 1945

ID: SIA2010-0986

Creator: Bartsch, Paul

Form/Genre: Document

Date: June 6, 1945

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 900, Folder: 170486 Sgt. Raymond L. Baker

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Letter from Paul Bartsch, Curator of the Division of Mollusks and Cenozoic Invertebrates at the United States National Museum (now known as the National Museum of Natural History), thanking Sgt. Raymond L. Baker for collecting and sending specimens for the Smithsonian. Bartsch also asks for the specific locations from which the specimens were collected. This information often had to be sent separately since they were wartime collections and location information was often confidential.


  • Baker, Raymond L
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks
  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Marine Invertebrates
  • United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates


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For Sgt. Baker's reply to this letter, see Negative SIA2010-0987. For the original Accession Memorandum for Sgt. Baker's specimens, see Negative SIA2010-0985.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 900, Folder: 170486 Sgt. Raymond L. Baker

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


June 6, 1945

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  • WW II
  • Animals
  • Accessions
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Science
  • Specimens
  • Shells
  • Gifts
  • Mollusks
  • World War, 1939-1945


Dutch East Indies


  • Document
  • Paper

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