Contents List for Shipment to Ceylon

ID: SIA2010-0604

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

List of contents of two boxes of field collecting equipment sent from Smithsonian Institution to S. Dillon Ripley, ornithologist serving with the Office of Strategic Services in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), so he can collect specimens for the 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

  • 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. # SIA2010-0603 for Shipping Invoice.

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

Place

Sri Lanka

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0604

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 8.02w x 10.5h ; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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