Letter from Herbert Friedmann to S. Dillon Ripley, October 23, 1943, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Letter from U.S. National Museum Curator of Birds Herbert Friedmann to S. Dillon Ripley discusses the arrival of 115 birds which have been unpacked, sorted out and are now being prepared for cataloging. Having received this lot, he would like to see the small birds Ripley has collected. He also says that between Ripley's efforts and Herbert G. Deignan's, the museum should have a good collection of Ceylonese birds. In addition, if negotiations can be undertaken with Salim Ali of India, there should be a very fruitful source of material from other parts of India..