Page 3 of a Letter from S. Dillon Ripley to Herbert Friedmann

ID: SIA2010-0579

Creator: Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001

Form/Genre: Document

Date: October 7, 1944

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

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Summary

Page 3 of a letter from S. Dillon Ripley to Herbert Friedmann, curator of birds, U.S. National Museum, concludes with more on Dr. P.E.P. Deraniyagala and the Colombo Museum collecting, and sending stuff collected by them to the United States National Museum.

Subject

  • Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
  • Deraniyagala, P. E. P (Paulus Edward Pieris) 1900-1973
  • Office of Strategic Services
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947
  • Colombo Museum

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Notes

  • See Neg. SIA2010-0577 for page 1 and SIA2010-0578 for page 2.
  • 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.

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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

October 7, 1944

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Topic

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

Place

  • Sri Lanka
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0579

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 7.74w x 9.87h ; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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