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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 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 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 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

1944 Aug. 17

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and packages received, including letters from sister-in-law Ethel, weather, bathing in a creek, food. Beautiful countryside reminds him of Corot's paintings.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 23

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received and not received, and forwarding some letters including two from Ethel. Admiring Edith's photograph now in a glass on his desk and enjoying Lin Yutang's book "Between Tears and Laughter." Describes Thanksgiving dinner, which included turkey, and a meeting of personnel officers and shares news of the army and troop movements. Expresses concern about how life will be for the me... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Dec. 21

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning lack of mail, putting Edith in touch with Cap's wife, present living conditions, newspapers he is reading (thought they are a couple of months behind), relationships of friends, news of family. Hopes they will read "The Prophet" together. Remarks vaguely on the less than pleasant war news and Hitler's tactics.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Dec. 15

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and photographs sent previously, and enclosing another photograph, described in detail, of him and some others in his section: Tec 4 Joe G. Sloan, Pvt Murray Milman, T Sgt Hull, Cpl John L. Dale, Cpl Leonard C. Wolfe, Cpl Charles K. Brown, and Cpl Charles Falvey. Recounts his day, including purchasing a bottle of scotch for $1.70 and watching a show put on by GIs, and describes the moo... more

Carl Henry Papers