Afterword: On First Entering Evelyn's Laboratory

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S. Dillon Ripley recalls his first meeting with G. Evelyn Hutchinson at Yale University. Both discuss and argue over their separate experiences at a festival in Ladakh. Ripley illustrates that the type of relationship he and Hutchinson shared was more than just insects and birds. The two discussed medieval history and environmental research. Summarizes Hutchinson's considerable influence on Ripley and his career.


  • Hutchinson, G. Evelyn (George Evelyn) 1903-
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Yale University


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


This essay gives a good account of Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley's personality and close/influential relationships in his life.

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Growth By Intussusception: Ecological Essays in Honor of G. Evelyn Hutchinson Vol. 44 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


December 1972


  • Autobiography
  • Animals
  • Entomology
  • Birds
  • Ecology
  • History
  • Environmental research
  • Ladakh
  • Ornithology


  • Lada?kh (India)
  • Middle West

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pp. 439-441

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