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1944 Dec. 17

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Winifred L. Riggs

France - Letter addressed to "Dearest Winnie," probably her mother. Wishes her a happy 62nd birthday. She also describes a book recommendation ("Green Dolphin Street" by Elizabeth Goudge), her bedrest as she recovers from jaundice, items sent home, her interactions with male soldiers in the hospitals, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Dec.

Riggs, Maida L.

Christmas card from Maida Riggs to unidentified correspondent

Paris (France) - Flat card features illustration of people waving to each other while bicycling, driving a jeep, or riding in a horse-drawn carriage past famous French monuments. "A Merry XMas" is printed on the front, with handwritten note on the back: "Paris - Christmas - 1944 / Need I say more?" No addressee but probably sent to Maida's family.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Sept. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

Postcard from Maida Riggs to Doris Buck

London (England) - Black and white photograph on front features an American Red Cross Clubmobile staffed by American Red Cross workers providing hot coffee and doughnuts to United States Armed Forces, with caption "The Red Cross keeps a date." On the back, Maida writes to sister Dot saying she will hopefully be working in one of these soon and how much she loves England.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Sept. 1

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

New York (N.Y.) - Letter is written from New York City on personalized "Maida" stationery and discusses plans for her mother's upcoming visit and traveling there from North Carolina with her roommates. She also describes working out and sightseeing in NYC.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan. 27

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Joan Campbell

Paris (France) - Letter describes family matter, presents sent in the mail, enjoying a production of the play "The Barretts of Wimpole Street," sightseeing in Paris, the weather, her living conditions, Parisian culture and cuisine, public transportation, and the horse and bicycle taxi service. Letter is written on "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Alfred D. Riggs and Winifred L. Riggs

England - Addressed "Dearest Win and Al," probably her parents. Letter describes the difficulty of sending and receiving mail as an American Red Cross working in England during World War II, going to the dentist, news regarding mutual friends and family, viewing England from a plane, meeting the Cardell family and their farm near the hospital, and having dinner at a Lieutenant Colonel's house with his wife.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Oct. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes family matters, a five-year-old French girl who took a liking to Maida, helping a GI get through battle fatigue, the basic duties of an American Red Cross Working in France during World War II, wooden shoes and paratrooper boots.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 29

Riggs, Maida L.

Postcard from Maida Riggs to Joan Campbell

England - Black and white photograph on front depicts a female American Red Cross worker offering a tray of food to American Armed Forces members, with caption "Just back from the target." Maida's message describes her experience as a Red Cross worker in England during World War II and Thanksgiving.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 July 26

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter from Maida wishes various family members birthdays after she has seen the newspaper for the first time in a few weeks. She also describes her renewed energy after settling into her new job and location, and her motivation for staying with the American Red Cross in Europe after the war has ended. She also describes the Mediterranean beaches, the weather, dating Lieutenant Colonel Kelsie Reaves, ... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 July 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter briefly describes Maida's leave in Czechoslovakia, a significant increase in work load, a move to less comfortable living quarters, the impoverished conditions near Marseilles, and the uptick in resignations of American Red Cross workers in France after the end of the war in Europe. Maida does not want to quit because the American soldiers will not go home for a long time, either. Letter is wri... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers