Certificate of Insurance for one case of scientific specimen from S. Dillon Ripley

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Page 2 of the Certificate of Insurance under War Risk policy for one case of scientific specimen from S. Dillon Ripley in Ceylon going to the U.S. Dispatch Agent, New York, U.S.A.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Office of Strategic Services
  • United Dispatch, Inc
  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947


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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.
  • See Neg. SIA2010-0597 for page 1.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 866, Folder: 164398

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


August 23, 1944

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