Page 1 Bill of Lading, Isthmian Steamship Company

ID: SIA2010-0599

Creator: Isthmian Steamship Company

Form/Genre: Document

Date: August 1944

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

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Summary

Page 1 of Bill of Lading, Isthmian Steamship Company, Agents, for the shipping on the "Ethan Hitchcock" from Colombo to U.S. Dispatch Agent, New York, of one crate of scientific specimens. While in the Office of Strategic Services in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), S. Dillon Ripley collected bird specimens which he shipped to the United States 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
  • Ethan Hitchcock (Steamship)

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. # SIA2010-0600 for Page 2 of the Bill of Lading.

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

August 1944

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Animals
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • 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

SIA2010-0599

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 13.97w x 8.97h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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