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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. 31

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint got a letter from Irma which informed him of his father's death, which caused him to break down completely. He feels guilty that he was enjoying himself on leave while his father was dying. He writes of his grief and how much he loved his father, and how strong his mother has been to bear all this. He went to division headquarters to ask about being sent home, and colonel Oliver told him go to 1... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 June 16

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Knoxville (Iowa) - Clint misses Rhea so much he feels like he's going to die and his only consolation is that he'll see her next Sunday. He writes about his travel plans and what he has been up to. He met up with Marge and Brownie and they had some difficulty scheduling a time to go to a dance. The Theta Chi sorority is planning a dance soon and Clint would like Rhea to come to it once they've set a date. He writes abou... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Feb. 21

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint is glad to hear Rhea has finally started to get his letters again, and he tells her about how he almost started a riot at his table by softly reading the parody of "Smiles" that she sent him. Their division football team "met its Waterloo" and lost 10-7. He got a letter from Hunter with an update on his situation and he apologizes to Rhea that he can't make any definitive plans for their future ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Feb. 23

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint was glad to get some snapshots from Rhea but is afraid to send her some of himself because he's aging. He learned that the new dental surgeon, Dr. Epstein, is Jewish and his sweetheart is not, so Clint and Rhea are not the only mixed couple. He might be able to go on leave in early March, though he doesn't think he'll make it to Italy and might go to Monaco instead.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Feb. 9

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint tells Rhea that her spirit is strong for staying positive when she does not get much mail, and he thinks her dream will come true although it may still take some time. Last Wednesday they moved from Bendorf to Ehrenbreitstein, an unpleasant old fortress dating back to Caesar's time. He describes the fortress, including how dirty it is, and his unhappiness with other divisions being allowed to le... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 26

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint has been to two foreign countries since he last wrote to Rhea and will be in another very soon. He describes their journey through Belgium and the enthusiastic reception they received there. In Luxembourg, he writes that though the people speak German, they feel they have been "delivered" from the Germans by the war. He writes about their pleasant stay in Luxembourg and their Thanksgiving over t... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 17

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is still waiting on more letters from Rhea and in the meantime is rereading the ones he has and looking at her photographs. He would send more photos of himself to her but "promiscuous photography" is forbidden. They're staying in a nice German camp that was vacated only three days earlier, listening to the sound of heavy gunfire not too far away. He tells her about an article in the August 31st... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 June 6

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Des Moines (Iowa) - Clint apologizes for not writing sooner but explains that when he sees her next to tell her about what's been happening she won't be surprised. He arrived in Des Moines that night and met up with a friend of his who is trying to decided between two men to marry. Afterwards he met up with Merle Way and "Judge" Anderson and got some of Rhea's letter's in Anderson's office. He has some big news to tell ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1917 Dec. 7

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Fort McCoy (Wis.) - Rhea must have been surprised to get Clint's letter, but he has been thinking of her and is glad she is having a good time in Davenport. He will be leaving camp soon but he does not where he will be going or how long it will take him to write again. The longer it is, the longer the letter he expects her to write him. He hopes she will take him down from any pedestal she's put him on. He's proud of Boy... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers