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1919 Apr. 17

Oppenheimer, Rhea, 1894-

Letter from Rhea Oppenheimer to Martha Brann

Davenport (Iowa) - An Easter greeting card and a note from Rhea that reads: "Love from Rhea- and three cheers for 'Our Captain!'"

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Apr. 24

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Martha Brann

France - Clint hasn't received mail in so long that it's causing him to wonder and worry. He'll be leaving soon for Marseilles where they will board a ship and depart for home. He's glad they're going to Marseilles because it's a port he hasn't seen yet. He has to return his dental equipment to the medical depot before he leaves, which is a day's trip there and back. He ran into his friend "Hop" from Knoxville... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 May 20

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Martha Brann

Camp Upton (N.Y.) - Clint telegraphed his mother yesterday and is hoping to get a wire from her by tomorrow. They left Marseilles on May 6th on board the "President Wilson" and stopped on the 8th in a very interesting place that he will tell her more about later. They left Gibraltar on the 10th and began to cross the Atlantic. He stayed mostly in his room for five days since he is not a good sailor and they did go throu... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 May 18

Brann, Martha, 1860-1930

Letter from Martha Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Knoxville(Iowa) - Martha has heard from Clinton about his early return, and thinks that she may even receive a telegram from him this week saying that he has landed. She received a letter from Boyd saying that he's been offered the position of manager of the Iowa branch of the Northern Trust Co. and he might be opening an office in Des Moines or Davenport, which Martha would prefer to him continuing on with a military ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Apr. 21

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Martha Brann

France - It has been a while since Clint received mail from home and he is starting to wonder why. He got out of the hospital last Wednesday and is feeling pretty good, and it was a good thing he went because he came very close to getting pneumonia. They are supposed to leave from Brest on the 28th and he heard from another dental surgeon friend of his that he and a number of other surgeons from the 2nd divisi... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Apr. 2

Oppenheimer, Rhea, 1894-

Letter from Rhea Oppenheimer to Martha Brann

Davenport (Iowa) - Rhea is glad to know that Martha does not disapprove of her engagement to Clinton, and writes about his speculations as to when he will return. She hopes he will return in June since school is over for her on June 20th and she will be able to return home then. She writes about Clinton's leave and Dr. Brann's funeral. She is working on an old embroidery project again and has been struggling with a diff... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 25

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Martha Brann

Nice (France) - Clint got two letters when he returned, which he was glad of, although his father's condition does not sound promising. He was promoted to captain and will be relocated soon to the First Army headquarters. He's upset to be leaving the 17th division but thinks it will be better in the long run. He's been with the company so long they feel like a family and many congratulated him on his promotion. He re... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 14

Oppenheimer, Rhea, 1894-

Letter from Rhea Oppenheimer to Martha Brann

Davenport (Iowa) - Rhea offers her condolences and support to Martha regarding the loss of her husband. She confesses that she is very much in love with Clinton but has been afraid to write to her in case she did not yet know of their intended marriage. Rhea calls the two of them "life-long lovers" and writes that the war has only made them realize even more how much they love each other. Their difference in creed will... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar.

Brann, Martha, 1860-1930

Letter from Martha Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Knoxville(Iowa) - Martha thanks Rhea for her letter of sympathy and writes about how her husband will be missed. She was surprised to hear of Rhea's engagement to Clinton, and agrees that their difference in creed would be the only obstacle, but Martha thinks Rhea would make a "splendid Presbytarian." She thinks that Clinton will soon hear about his father's death and take it very hard, although Mrs. Gibson thinks that... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 12

Brann, Martha, 1860-1930

Letter from Martha Brann to Clinton T. Brann

Knoxville (Iowa) - Martha writes to her son to tell him of his father's death and the deteriorating health that led to his passing. "This does not lessen the heartache to come, when we long for the touch of a vanished hand and the sound of a voice that is still." She does not know how she will bear the loneliness that comes from his death. She writes about the funeral and the songs that were sung. Frank has come home ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers