Accession Memorandum for Accession No. 170508 for Herbert G. Deignan, June 8, 1945

ID: SIA2010-0784

Creator: Bartsch, Paul

Form/Genre: Document

Date: June 8, 1945

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 900, Folder: 170508 H. G. Deignan

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Summary

Accession Memorandum signed by Paul Bartsch, zoologist and Curator of Mollusks for the U.S. National Museum, for Accession No. 170508 from Herbert G. Deignan, Curator of Birds, U.S. National Museum, for 75 lots, 236 specimens of land, freshwater, and marine shells from Ceylon as well as a few barnacles. These items were collected by Deignan while serving in Ceylon with the OSS during WWII.

Subject

  • Deignan, H. G (Herbert Girton) 1906-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology
  • Office of Strategic Services

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Accession Memorandum signed by Paul Bartsch, zoologist and Curator of Mollusks for the U.S. National Museum, for items gifted by Herbert G. Deignan, Curator of Birds, U.S. National Museum, while he was stationed in Ceylon during WWII. This memorandum also includes an administrative date of June 13, 1945.
  • Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. During World War II, Ceylon served as an important base for the Allied forces in the fight against the Japanese Empire.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 900, Folder: 170508 H. G. Deignan

Contact information

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

Date

June 8, 1945

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Shells
  • Birds
  • Mollusks
  • Field work
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology--Field work

Place

Sri Lanka

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0784

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 6.5w x 9.75h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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