Letter to S. Dillon Ripley from Thos. Cook & Son Ltd
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Letter to S. Dillon Ripley from Thos. Cook & Son Ltd. states that they have shipped per SS Ethan Hitchcock one crate containing scientific specimen and are enclosing papers which Ripley needs to forward to the consignee by airmail. Also enclosed is Cook's account which he is to pay at his earliest convenience.
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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 866, Folder: 164398
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
August 23, 1944
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.17w x 8.21h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper