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1944 Aug. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida's busyvacation with Ruth, Jean, and Steve in Torquay, as well as "dodging buzz bombs in London," and news of friends.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Apr. 15

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - V-mail describes family matters, Easter, attending a Royal Air Force dance, watching a performance of "The Messiah," clothing items from home Maida needs, and visiting the Cardell family.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 20

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes a trip Maida took with her friend Helen Coffin where they shared a train compartment with the actress Jane Carr, her husband, their companion, and their four dogs.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 June 26

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes witnessing civilians fleeing the bombing from the city, visiting Steve and sightseeing in Torquay, and picking strawberries.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Apr. 7

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida's plan for Easter, family matters, attending church, the seasonal time change during wartime blackout in England during World War II, going on a date with a sergeant, and attending dances.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 1

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - V-mail from Maida discusses her weekend at Oxford University, her trip to Scotland with Jean, a wedding in London, and upcoming plans for the American Red Cross' clubmobiles and new skills she will need to learn.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Feb. 4

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida's new portable typewriter, the "nomad feeling" of working for the American Red Cross in England during World Ward II, traveling to Oxford, and teaching others how to drive a giant truck.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Apr. 29

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - V-mail describes meeting up with a loved one, reuniting with her old unit and being presented with a patch by General Watson, and driving a new Clubmobile for the American Red Cross.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 10

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes how much she misses her family and seeing a loved one in England and sharing a meal with them. Describes work as very gratifying.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 22

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes a weekend with Jean visiting Jean's friend from college and the views of the countryside she witnessed from the train's window. She describes popular dances, finding their housing and taking a train at night during a blackout in wartime England, food, the Battle of Britain day service, the architecture of English churches, the weather, and wild ponies. She also described in detail get... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers