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1944 Sept. 9

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning news of army's demobilization plans after the war ends in Europe and what it may mean for him and Edith's brother-in-law Lud, though there is little information. Encourages her to make sure their war bonds are in order and hopes earthquake in Astoria did not cause anything "untoward." Includes three poems, retyped, from the "Oxford Book of English Verse."

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 1

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Remarks on constant moving, letters from his parents, and mail. Also concerning laundry services in exchange for soap, food, beauty of French farmland and countryside. Describes sunset, dusk, and joyful celebrations of the liberated French. Decided to stop buying Army bonds as the bookkeeping they require is onerous. Closes with a love poem.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 30

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and package received, finances, his surprisingly good health, meals, his work tent, and cables sent and planned. Comments on Eisenhower's proclamation to the Germans and notes that he will not be "fraternizing" with any German people but expects to be very busy in the personnel office once they cross into Germany. Closes with a love poem.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 13

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and letters written, typhoid shots, packages not received, hair care advice from barber. Comments on how "utterly treacherous and beastly" the Germans are, and the Japanese are the same, which is why the Allies want "unconditional surrender." Closes with a love poem.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 23

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Describing Quartermaster Sales Store, how well the French people do laundry, and Christmas cards created by a member of his battalion, as well as cable sent and what his cables are meant for. Closes with two poems: one by Robert Bridges and one by Carl himself.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 1

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and delays in airmail delivery due to bad flying conditions. Suggests that Edith buy a V-mail magnifying glass. Requests more shaving lotion in next package. Describes dessert eaten with landlady and her guests, visiting for a religious holiday. One guest was the wife of a soldier currently imprisoned in Germany. Recounts towns visited and an ancient fortress. Closes with a po... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 28

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received and slowness of mail delivery to France. Describes feeling lonely but healthy and sleeping well. Recounts work on promotion and recommendation letters for officers including for the Contract Termination and Property Disposal Program, and sending Edith a copy of his own letter for his application to the program--which everyone seems to be applying to. Can only send one more cab... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 16

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Received a service ribbon in the mail; quotes news of Army decorations for valor and comments on recent elections. Describes state of town they are in, left in damaged and unclean condition by the Germans, who seemed to have left in a hurry, and how the American army uses the facilities there. They are in rural France, with barns, farm animals loose, and roads of mud, and it feels desolate. They are p... more

Carl Henry Papers