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1944 Oct. 30

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Recounts mail received. Also concerning recent meeting and conversation with a French family who are interested in politics and whose daughter wants to go to America. French people seem to believe that everyone in America is happy and generally support Roosevelt over Dewey; Roosevelt is popular in France. Carl's French continues to improve. Describes delicious French meal, including ersatz co... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 21

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail: received September issue of Esquire but no letters from Edith; sent cables; keeps track of mail received. Discusses the presidential election of 1944, voting, and predictions of the war's end and reminds her of what he cannot write about. Recounts what he had for dinner and how he enjoys his scotch. Comments on living accommodations and impact of building on health. Consider... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 3

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received and contents of package of food also received, including a piece of a wedding cake. Comments on photographs of her. Describes typical breakfast, which he missed today, and how they shave in the office. Also concerns girls visiting from the American Red Cross, one of whom described her work, and the attractiveness of American women in general; speculation on what will happen in... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 9

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail, visit with French friends, and the elections, especially hopeful about Roosevelt, Congress, and a peace plan. Appreciates the Heatabs heating device Edith sent. Describes a hike with Captain Surrey. Now officially allowed to write home that their division is in the XII Corps of the United States Army and that the XII Corps is in the Third Army commanded by Lt. General Patton. Suggest... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 10

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail, cables, and lack of V-mail forms. Following election news in the United States and what the election outcomes say about the American people and hopes for peace and the influence of labor. Believes the war will be over in the next two years. Notes that the activities of the Third Army are much in the news. Asks Edith if she wants to move to Kashmir with him ... 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

1944 Nov. 14

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received and expectations for mail delivery for the next few months, a letter he wrote to Mac about his election to the Senate, and comments on the recent elections. Also describes progress of move, meals eaten, goodbyes to French friends, and the deserted village in which they are now stationed--its buildings and how they get electricity. Feels very far from home.

Carl Henry Papers