Gallery view

1944 Aug. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning a letter to his parents and some thoughts on their habits and ways of being, as well as Edith's mother. Bought food in nearby towns; can converse in French fairly well. Has learned from locals about how they fared during the occupation; French farmers were able to hide much of their product from the Germans. Americans are being welcomed. Discusses food bought and meals eaten and family news... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 16

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning an officers' meeting, censorship duties, bull session led by Lieutenant Colonel Jeffery, sunshine, feelings of loneliness waiting for letters from home, apart from a short note from Ethel. Footlocker finally arrived. Hopes Edith is able to relax and suggests she make plans to go south in the fall.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to family

France - Addressed to "Dear All," with some comments addressed directly to brother Rob. Has not moved in the last two weeks so has little to report but acknowledges the "many thoughtful letters" from his family and the letters that Edith forwards to him. Explains that he cannot write about where he is and comments on content of Rob's letters, encourages him to consider a career as a chemical engineer, and expr... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 19

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Robert and Ethel Levy

France - Concerning mail speed and policy, censorship, places visited in England and how the towns and their residents appeared, the hospitality of the English and the French, liberated France, and the food situation. Responds to updates about nephew Bobbie and mentions of Edith, and explains why he cannot describe hardships in his letters.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 12

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning mail and impracticality of sending cables. Encourages her to visit Ethel and Rob in Provincetown in September. Mentions recent small expenditures, clippings Edith sends him, which he appreciates, and a Red Cross party he attended. Not worried about robots (German bombs). Two lines of the letter are covered by tape.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Responding to Edith's letter describing the apartment, her plans to visit the city regularly, and finances. Explains why he is sending all letters back to her, why he wants her to write him everyday, and why he could not write to his sister-in-law Ethel on her birthday. Also comments on cable transmission, the nice change in weather, laundry situation, and the need to sew his patches on again. One... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 11

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Ethel and Robert Levy

England - Concerns letter-writing and mail received, why Edith may decline their offer to her to visit them, movie recommendations. Would like to say more but the rules of censorship prevent him from doing so. Two lines on second page have been excised.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 6

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to family

France - Addressed to "Dear Ones," with some comments addressed directly to brother Rob. Concerning wife, Edith, and appreciating family's interest in her wellbeing. Work responsibilities are interrupted by constant moving and the activities associated with setting up and taking down their work tent. Describes France and interactions with the French people in the wake of the liberation. Asks Rob for informatio... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 25

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning news story about the Copacabana, mail received, news in letters from others, family members, air mail versus V-mail, Edith's pretty and youthful looks and his desire for photographs of her, soldiers voting in upcoming elections. Remarks on rainy weather and his own generally healthy habits (vitamins, enough sleep).

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 19

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning letters from Rob and Ethel, packages received, and Carl and Edith's anniversary. Remarks on his daily life and information read in a recent Jewish Center Servicemen's mimeographed news sheet. Asks her for news of friends and family and urges her to take care.

Carl Henry Papers