Shipping Invoice of Field Equipment for S. Dillon Ripley

ID: SIA2010-0603

Creator: United States National Museum

Form/Genre: Document

Date: December 18, 1942

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

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Summary

Shipping invoice from Smithsonian Institution for two boxes of field collection equipment being sent to S. Dillon Ripley, serving with the Office of Strategic Services in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), upon the recommendation of Dr. Herbert Friedmann, curator of birds, U.S. National Museum.

Subject

  • Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947
  • Office of Strategic Services

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • See Neg. # SIA2010-0604 for contents shipped.
  • 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 866, Folder: 164398

Contact information

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

Date

December 18, 1942

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Field Kit
  • Animals
  • Transportation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Birds
  • Collecting and collections
  • Field work
  • Shipping
  • Shipment of goods
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology--Field work

Place

Sri Lanka

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0603

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 8.02w x 10.44h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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