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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 Nov. 29

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes the diet and treatment for jaundice in France during World War II, writer's block, the postal services, the arrival of a new roommate Joyce Farnham, the food at the hospital, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Dec. 5

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes family matters, Maida's stay at the hospital while she has jaundice, and Christmas.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

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 Aug. 6

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter concerns the weather, family matters, seeing some mutual friends and family, and general life as an American Red Cross worker in England during World War II. Describes uniform.

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

1944 Dec.

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Paris (France) - Letter written from "Paris hospital" describes family matters, presents sent to Maida's family in the mail, hopes that perfume sent via air mail arrives intact, and a change in her upcoming work. Letter is written on the American Red Cross Form 2247 stationery and has no formal salutation.

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

1944 Nov. 30

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes the process of packing with all of Maida and Jean's possessions and trinkets to move, a trip to Belgium and staying in the Hotel Brittannique in Liège, flags on the houses, the death of her Uncle Francis and listening to others talk about deaths they have witnessed in battle, the change in her disposition since she has been overseas, and family matters. Half of the paragraph about fla... more

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