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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 Aug. 16

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Telegram from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Western Union Cablegram. Telling Edith he is happy to hear from her and is "fit and well" and she should not worry.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 2

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

Atlantic Ocean - Writing at 3 A.M. during duty officer shift describing "superb" meals and a movie shown in the officers' lounge called "Standing Room Only." Also concerns laundry, letters, and request that Edith write with details of his letters' contents so that he knows what she received. Missing her and wishing they were together on his voyage.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Received and reacts to pictures of Edith. Also remarks on arrival of packages, meals of K rations and food acquired elsewhere, the New Year, and whether or not services will be held. Shares some encouraging news about the war.

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 Aug. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning a letter to his parents and some thoughts on their habits and ways of being, as well as Edith's mother. Bought food in nearby towns; can converse in French fairly well. Has learned from locals about how they fared during the occupation; French farmers were able to hide much of their product from the Germans. Americans are being welcomed. Discusses food bought and meals eaten and family news... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Note from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

A note, written on a torn scrap of paper, which may have accompanied a gift of some sort. "From your devoted husband for your further pleasure. All my love, babee." Type-written with flourishing signature in black ink.

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 Sept. 7

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning letters written, mail, and difficulty of staying in touch. Describes camping situation, getting news from the radio and "Stars and Stripes," and hopes for their future together. Asks about the earthquake.

Carl Henry Papers