Letter from Herbert Friedmann to Mrs. C. B. Ripley
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Letter from Herbert Friedmann, curator of birds at the US National Museum, to Mrs. Constance Baillie Ripley, S. Dillon Ripley's mother, returning a letter and a list that Mrs. Ripley sent to Friedmann and his appreciation for the letter and the list. He also was glad to hear that things seem to be going well with Dillon and that he personally had not heard from Dillon since he left.
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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 field studies 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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 899, Folder: 170221
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
August 28, 1943
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 7.82w x 10.54h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper