Letter from Sgt. Raymond L. Baker to the Smithsonian Museum, April 8, 1945

ID: SIA2010-0987

Creator: Baker, Raymond L

Form/Genre: Document

Date: April 8, 1945

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

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Summary

Letter from Sgt. Raymond L. Baker to the Smithsonian Museum regarding a collection of Mollusks from the Netherlands East Indies which he had collected and sent to the Smithsonian while stationed abroad during World War II. The letter was written in response to a request by Paul Bartsch, zoologist at the United States National Museum, for the exact locations from which the specimens had been collected. In this letter, Baker explains that these locations would be given "when there is no longer need for censorship."

Author

Baker, Raymond L

Subject

  • Bartsch, Paul
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks
  • United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For the Accession Memorandum for the specimens in question see Negative SIA2010-0985. For the letter from Paul Bartsch, zoologist at the United States National Museum, to which this letter is a reply, see Negative SIA2010-0986.

Contained within

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

Contact information

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

Date

April 8, 1945

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

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

Place

Dutch East Indies

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0987

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 7.25w x 10.5h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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