Letter from Mrs. C. B. Ripley to Herbert Friedmann

ID: SIA2010-0574

Creator: Ripley, Constance Baillie Rose

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Date: August 26, 1943

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 899, Folder: 170221

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Summary

Letter from Mrs. Constance Baillie Ripley, S. Dillon Ripley's mother, to US National Museum curator of birds Herbert Friedmann enclosing a letter from Dillon and a list and asks for the letter to be returned. She mentions that she has received many cheerful letters from Dillon.

Subject

  • Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • United States National Museum
  • Office of Strategic Services
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

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 (OSS), 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.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 899, Folder: 170221

Contact information

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

Date

August 26, 1943

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Birds
  • Employees
  • Field work
  • Museums
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology--Field work
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • Sri Lanka
  • Washington (D.C.)

ID Number

SIA2010-0574

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5.67w x 7.59h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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