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1945 Feb. 14

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Riviera (France) - Letter describes train ride from Paris to the Riviera where she is spending her leave, the weather, and her general well-being. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

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 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

1945 June 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Neuheim (Germany) - Letter describes their journey southward and their female Dutch companion, compares the German woods to Ashville, North Carolina, flowers and plants, German architecture, and the various activities Maida and her friends did in Germany right after the war in Europe ended.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 June 8

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Beckum (Warendorf, Germany) - Letter describes Maida's optimism about coming back to America soon. She also describes driving around Germany on a beautiful day in the convertible with Jean, remarking the German streets are very well laid out and marked but easy to get lost in the bombed out cities. She also talks about exploring Kassel, stories she heard about concentration camps, reuniting with their old friends including Truck, ... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 July 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter describes Maida's trip to Nauheim, visiting her first German bath house, driving through the back roads of north German countryside, traveling to Czechoslovakia, seeing a beautiful church in Frankfurt, staying in the Post Hotel in Franzensbad (Czechoslovakia), a legend about the women who traveled with Adolf Hitler, and what she did with her down time.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Mar. 2

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Holland (Netherlands : Province) - Letter describes in detail Maida's trip to Nice, Cannes, and Marseille on her winter leave, her discharge from the hospital after recovering from jaundice, comparing train travel in America, England, and France, the weather, and the sights they saw from the airplane. Now in Holland.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Aug. 17

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter is written from Hotel du Forum in Arles, France, and describes the end of the war, confusion over V-J Day and when the war officially ended, and her plans to return to America once her leave to Switzerland gets approved. She also describes her plans to travel a little before returning home, cameras and photographs, sightseeing in France, their lightened workload, and family matters. Letter is w... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Apr. 30

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes traveling up the side of the Rhine River, the local residents of war-ravaged towns in Germany, visiting one of Ruth's uncles in his bombed house, Polish and Russian refugees, freed British prisoners of war, slavery, her friend's wedding, her upcoming plans, and the spring weather and flowers.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Apr. 1

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter is written on Easter Sunday and describes an Easter parade and the weather in Germany. Maida also describes going to a Catholic Easter service in a gymnasium that had been devastated by war, witnessing the Russian and Polish people forced to move out of their homes, and living in a dilapidated apartment building. She remarks that the way of life in Germany seems most similar to America out of a... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers