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1919 May 3

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - About 17,000 soldiers in camp, most going home on special orders or on discharge. Some are staying in France to set up businesses or marry French girls. "You would be surprised to see the number of American soldiers that marry here. I have seen several weddings take place... some very pretty girls here, but it would take more than that piece of paper so called discharge for me to m... more

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1919

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister (incomplete)

France - Surprised to hear of Ed Costello and Mr. Lynch's death. Wonders about Peggy the dog: had a dream she jumped on his back. Hears people think that men left in France are those suffering from venereal disease, "But you can tell any person making such statements that there is not quite as many fools over here as they might think. Believe me I would love to hear some person ... more

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1944 Nov. 4

Beagarie, Bernard J.

Letter from Bernard J. Beagarie to William L. Machmer

France - Asking about Massachusetts State College and certain professors. Relates as much as he can from his post in France as censorship will allow.

William L. Machmer Papers

1945 Jan. 28

Ryan, William P.

Letter from William P. Ryan to Massachusetts State College

France - Concerning questionnaire about plans for continuing his education after the war, questions about his credits, and other MSC alumni serving in Lt. Ryan's squadron: Gordon P. Smith, H. Dexter Wetherall, and Joseph Gordon. Written to MSC president Baker (not addressed by name).

William L. Machmer Papers

1944 Sept. 3

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Cablegram from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Confirming that mail is arriving, and he is happy to hear from her and is "fit and well."

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 28

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and constant moving, including orders to move out early the next morning. Describes beauty of French landscape, food tossed to the American troops in gratitude, women throw kisses to the soldiers, and the flags flying. Closes with a love poem to Edith.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 20

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail, his living, sleeping, and working conditions in France, farmers' daily routine, and food that he wants. Comments on the war dragging on. Had tooth filling fixed under an apple tree by a "Bronx Jewish dentist." Made a deal with a French family who will supply them with fresh food.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 4

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail, how long it takes a cable to reach her, conversation with Captain Hacker about Colonel Dave, and another sudden move. Traveled until 12:30 a.m. and camped in the woods.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 22

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning news-filled mail received, rainy weather, and a hot shower recently taken. Describes the French countryside and hopes Edith will tour it with him after the war. Describes a Red Cross Clubmobile visiting the area with three "girls" serving coffee and doughnuts from it, and compares American women to French women. In a "bull session" with Cap discussed what they might do after the war is over.

Carl Henry Papers