Letter from Herbert Friedmann to Mrs. Baillie Ripley

ID: SIA2010-0587

Creator: Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987

Form/Genre: Document

Date: July 12, 1943

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

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Summary

Herbert Friedmann, curator of birds at the US National Museum, writes to Mrs. Baillie Ripley, S. Dillon Ripley's mother, enclosing mail, which seems unimportant and was sent to the Smithsonian for Dillon. He also tells her that Dr. Alexander Wetmore, director of the museum, had a letter from London from Dillon.

Subject

  • Ripley, Constance Baillie Rose
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • 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, 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

July 12, 1943

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0587

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 7.92w x 10.46h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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