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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

1943 Oct. 6

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter describes the beginning of Maida's work with her roommate Jean on a clubmobile for the American Red Cross during World War II.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 14

Riggs, Maida L.

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

England - Letter describes shopping in London, celebrating Christmas with Jean, a trip to Taunton to celebrate New Year's Eve and viewing the destruction from bombs, a violet farm on the Exeter side of Dawlish, getting separated from and reuniting with Jean on a trip to Teignmouth, and sightseeing in England. She talks about the emotional toll of living in a communal household with many guests and talking to so... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Dec. 14

Riggs, Maida L.

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

England - Letter describes the weather in England and talking to Bill about Maida's hometown of Grafton, Massachusetts, while sitting in the English woods. She also talks about a visit from her friends from Bournemouth and Jean's departure for a few weeks. She writes her duty will be doubled soon as there will be many Christmas dances to attend in addition to regular work, describes her athletic schedule, and w... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 21

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter describes receiving a Christmas package from her Aunt Mils, working with the GI and at a GI dance, and daily life as a female American Red Cross worker in London during World War II.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 July 17

Riggs, Maida L.

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

Lake Lure (N.C.) - Letter discusses family matters, her duties until they go overseas, her pay, and life at the American Red Cross 3rd Army Air Force Rest Center in Lake Lure, North Carolina. She describes the Army using an entire hotel to accommodate soldiers on vacation but not on leave. Handwriting on envelope reads, "First of Maida's letters in service."

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Sept. 21

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter begins by comparing the surrounds she viewed on her bus ride to London to her familiar Massachusetts. London thrills her and she says it is the cleanest city she has ever visited. Letter discusses family matters, her new roommate, and her future. She is excited and motivated.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

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

England - Addressed "Dearest Win and Al," probably her parents. Letter describes the difficulty of sending and receiving mail as an American Red Cross working in England during World War II, going to the dentist, news regarding mutual friends and family, viewing England from a plane, meeting the Cardell family and their farm near the hospital, and having dinner at a Lieutenant Colonel's house with his wife.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 15

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter describes Maida's feelings about being in London, and asks her mother to send a letter to her roommate Jean's mother. She also asks her mother to number the letters because the mail is delivered inconsistently so it is hard to discern the order of letters. She describes a weekend in Bournemouth which reminded her of Florida, and shopping in London.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Sept. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Black and white photograph on front shows American Red Cross Clubmobiles staffed by American girls providing hot coffee and doughnuts to United States Armed forces, with caption "It's all from the folks back home." Maida writes this is what she will be doing in the future, but in the meantime she is training which primarily consists of learning how to drive on the left side of the road.

Maida L. Riggs Papers