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1944 Dec.

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Alfred D. Riggs and Winifred L. Riggs

France - Letter describes Maida's experience receiving medical treatment for jaundice, sending packages, mail censorship, the girls she is sharing hospital living quarters with, her plans, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Nov. 30

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes the process of packing with all of Maida and Jean's possessions and trinkets to move, a trip to Belgium and staying in the Hotel Brittannique in Liège, flags on the houses, the death of her Uncle Francis and listening to others talk about deaths they have witnessed in battle, the change in her disposition since she has been overseas, and family matters. Half of the paragraph about fla... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Mar. 2

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Holland (Netherlands : Province) - Letter describes in detail Maida's trip to Nice, Cannes, and Marseille on her winter leave, her discharge from the hospital after recovering from jaundice, comparing train travel in America, England, and France, the weather, and the sights they saw from the airplane. Now in Holland.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Feb. 14

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Riviera (France) - Letter describes train ride from Paris to the Riviera where she is spending her leave, the weather, and her general well-being. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Dec. 18

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes family matters and wishing them a Merry Christmas, makeshift Christmas decorations, books read,her progress fighting jaundice, a dinner date at a mess officer from Spokane's house, and her Christmas plans. Letter is written on the American Red Cross Form 2247 stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Aug. 17

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter is written from Hotel du Forum in Arles, France, and describes the end of the war, confusion over V-J Day and when the war officially ended, and her plans to return to America once her leave to Switzerland gets approved. She also describes her plans to travel a little before returning home, cameras and photographs, sightseeing in France, their lightened workload, and family matters. Letter is w... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan. 31

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes Maida's new roommate, family matters and presents, and contemplations about the family sharing her letters and preserving her account as a woman serving in World War II. Letter is written on "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Oct. 25

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes family matters, the change in demeanor of men serving in France during World War II, helping a soldier with battle fatigue feel better over the course of a few days, new clothes that are better suited for winter, the duties of an American Red Cross working in France during World War II, and visiting a former Charge d'affair of Chile in his fourteenth-century chateau.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan. 17

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes the presents Maida received from her family, her current satisfactory lodgings, her recovery from jaundice, navigating public transportation in Paris, seeing the Opera, the weather in France, food, sightseeing and shopping, a new friend, the other girls in the hospital service, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes recovering from a hemorrhoidectomy, how her tolerance for pain compares to the male patients' tolerance for pain, social activities, typewriter repair, visiting Paris, Parisian cuisine, various theater and music performances, books she is reading, and her excitement to reunite with Jean and Ruth.

Maida L. Riggs Papers