Letter to Miss Kirkpatrick

ID: SIA2010-0590

Creator: Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001

Form/Genre: Document

Date: June 22, 1942

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

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Summary

S. Dillon Ripley writes to Miss Kirkpatrick that he wishes after Wednesday the 24th she hold his mail because he will be at a different address. Also after Saturday the 27th he will try to get in to pick up any mail.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Office of Strategic Services

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

June 22, 1942

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Topic

  • Letters
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Postal service
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0590

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Back and white; Size: 4.94w 7.97h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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