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1943

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

London (England) - Letter describes family matters, Maida's paycheck for working in the Red Cross, insurance, and other matters. She expresses her love for her parents but says they cannot visit where she is because it is "practically the army."

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Nov. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

London (England) - Letter is written from a hospital and describes Maida's experience contracting jaundice, the work the nurses do, and asks her parents to double check with her primary care provider in America about the best course of treatment for jaundice.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 23

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

London (England) - Letter describes a weekend trip to Bath, England, the weather, nightlife during a blackout in wartime London, the differences between English and American cuisines, and a date with a corporal. She closes the letter with a detailed description of working on a clubmobile for the American Red Cross during World War II.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

London (England) - Letter discusses Maida's experience in New York, family matters, and boarding the ship to travel from New York City to London. She describes in detail life on the ship transporting Red Cross workers and Armed Forces overseas, including the schedule, food, activities, drills, athletics, religion, and the other passengers. She also describes the 1st class train ride from the English port to London and L... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Sept. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

London (England) - Letter describes censorship in World War II letters, sightseeing in London with her roommate Jean (the Buckingham Palace, St. James Palace), the differences between English and American dialects, and her affection for the English people. She describes going out to dinner at night during a blackout in wartime, and daily life as a female American Red Cross worker in London in 1943.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 7

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

London (England) - Letter describes the process of getting driving licenses from the Royal Automobile Club, walking around St. James Park, the weather, the architecture of London houses and areas that were hit and burned by bombs, living in a city with a blackout during wartime, and daily life as a female American Red Cross worker during World War II.

Maida L. Riggs Papers