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1944 July 10

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Describes new quarters in an old English lodge, where he is in the same building with Captain Owen, Lt. Col. Jeffrey, Lt. Col. Copeland, Capt. Nelson, Capt. Todd, Cap, etc. Also describes weather, flowers and shrubbery, local customs, people, cheap prices, and how well his Val-Pak has kept his clothes. Remarks that "Negro and white commingle to a degree that would astound some Americans--and ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 4

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Writing from "somewhere in England," remarking on how beautiful the countryside is, and mentioning that he mailed a lot of letters, written about one per day, to her at once.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 10

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Describes the mail situation and writing letters by candlelight. Remarks on news of U.S. Army African Headquarters moving to Italy and asks about Lud; on the OPA matter; and on various things Edith said in her letters. Describes visiting English homes and caution when offered their rations. Inquires about the situation at the Copacabana. Suggests she find some pleasant work to keep her occupied.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 20

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning mail and uneven delivery of it, Edith's fears and anxiety for him, his censorship work and the feelings many letter writers share about the war, taxes. Describes an exchange among several officers over "administrative irregularities." First page of the letter is dated June 20, second is dated July 20, which is thought to be the correct date.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 21

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Anna Entratter

England - Addressed to "Mom," Edith's mother. Comments on her improved health and notes she and Edith may be living together for some time, so he hopes they will not worry so much. Enclosing a postal money order and encourages her not to save it but to use it with pleasure. In a note to Edith, he asks for a personalized rubber stamp that includes his name and service number.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 24

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Writing from the lounge, alone, listening to radio musical program and birds singing outside. Requests a weekly food package and suggests specific items--but no candy. See also mums749-ww2-i0050.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 12

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning mail received and sent and comparing the speed of V-Mail and air mail. Admires Edith's handwriting but advises her to write his address a little larger on V-mail forms. Inquires about and remarks on life at home and Edith's family, and assures her he is eating very well.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 16

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning an officers' meeting, censorship duties, bull session led by Lieutenant Colonel Jeffery, sunshine, feelings of loneliness waiting for letters from home, apart from a short note from Ethel. Footlocker finally arrived. Hopes Edith is able to relax and suggests she make plans to go south in the fall.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 24

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Continuing another V-mail (mums749-ww2-i0049). Asks about family news from Sylvia Silbert. Describes sweet memories he has of Edith. Adds peanut butter and cheese to the food package request.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 27

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning mail received, Edith's beautiful letters, censorship, packages expected but not yet received clothing, laundry. Work goes well, but fears possibility of being made adjutant. Also discusses packing and transportation of belongings, Edith's looks and well-being, food served including recent news that real eggs will be served with breakfast tomorrow, and infidelity among many married officers.

Carl Henry Papers