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1918 Aug. 19

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint has returned to regimental headquarters and has a wonderful billet in a garden by a little castle, which he describes. He watched nearby villages being bombed last night, and he hopes to get leave soon to visit Paris. He asks her what she wants him to send her, and suggests he might send "some dainty lingerie." He asked Captain Stone if that would be proper and he seemed to think so, but he's ma... 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

1918 Jan. 16

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint has arrived in France although he spent his first few days on shore with a terrible cold. The voyage was good and they stayed in port a few days unloading everything before taking a train to somewhere else. They had quite a party for the new year and he hopes many more years won't pass before he can see her again. They came at the worst time of year for sightseeing and it snowed nearly the whole... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Apr. 10

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bar-sur-Aube (France) - Clint has received news that the First Army Headquarters will cease operations on April 20th, and hopefully he will be sent home soon after. He hopes that they will have their reunion at Rhea's home in Chariton, since that place has so many memories for them. He keeps checking the chief surgeon's office, hoping for mail, to the point where he thinks they will be almost as glad as he will be to get som... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Aug. 21 – 1918 Aug. 26

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint was thrilled to receive two more letters from Rhea and writes both about his love for her and her eccentricities, and his concerns about how serious their relationship has become. He believes that her parents would raise many objections to their marrying, if they did not outright forbid it. He has an old soldier friend who has been almost everywhere that he shares some of Rhea's letters and phot... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 4

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint received letters from Rhea with music enclosed, which was much appreciated and he had the chaplain play all of them. He writes about Ehrenbreitstein, and conveys the news that he has heard their division is scheduled to leave on the second week of July. He was a grouch on Sunday because his request for leave was denied and some of his friends will be leaving without him. He ran into his old frie... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 July 22

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint writes about the favorable progress of the war and celebrations back home. He apologizes for not writing enough letters and explains that it's difficult when he doesn't have a permanent location. He saw a battlefield recently that had been occupied only a few days ago, and he gets mad when he reads about other couples getting married. He begs her not to get so upset with him that she stops writi... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Sept. 22

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is in a city now and staying in a room in a hotel annex. He had "a real civilized bath" and feels like living again. The barracks are outside the city but Clint and his friend "Scotty," an Englishman, found rooms in town because they had a feeling there wouldn't be enough billets for everyone. They got dinner at the hotel late when most of the guests had left and sat around chatting with the wai... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 18

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Rhea's most recent letters are the brightest thing in Clint's life and he longs for their reunion. He writes about current restrictions on mail, what the soldiers are allowed to carry, the bath he was able to take with a captured German tub, amd the rules regarding Christmas packages. He apologizes for forgetting that her 25th birthday was on October 7th, remarking that she is three years younger tha... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Jan. 11

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint writes that a lack of anything interesting report and the cold room he has to stay in make writing difficult, but he can at least write about how much he loves Rhea. His old "bunkie," a captain, was up before a court martial on Friday for mistreating an enlisted man and has been under arrest for the last month. Clint doesn't think he will be punished too severely, since an order came in to relea... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers