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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

1944 Dec. 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes two articles Maida sent her family, reading "Wickford Point" by John Marquand and being reminded of New England, deviating from her diet, her new living arrangements, and the progression of her jaundice. Letter is written on American Red Cross Form 2247 stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Oct. 12

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Nancy (France) - Letter describes the bedding which she has salvaged from various abandoned down blankets she has come across in her travels. Maida also describes her homesickness, trinkets she has found in out-of-the-way shops, pictures of herself and her relatives, and family matters.

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

1944 Aug. 29

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Carenton (France) - Letter describes the differences between living in the hotel and the tent; the tent is much cleaner and more comfortable. Maida also describes social occasions, such as lunch, and their makeshift bathtubs constructed by the G.I.'s for them where the water is treated. She describes the cattle carts and bicycles used for transportation, "innumerable crucifixes of varying ornateness" erected all througho... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 May 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Extract from letter from Maida Riggs

Germany - Letter is a typewritten excerpt from Maida's May 11, 1945, letter (mufs095-b001-f006-i016). Describes a celebration in the Wilhelmsplatz after World War II ends and listening to the Star Spangled Banner. Reflects on how feelings after the war has ended in Europe and on how she felt in 1941 after President Roosevelt declared war.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 June 4

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes difficulties with the typewriter, writing to American troops to boost their spirits and her vacation to Glasgow, Scotland. Viewing the stone walls and rolling hills in the Scottish midlands reminded her of Robert Frost, and she describes the Scottish scenery, weather, and culture in detail. Maida's friends Norm and Jim wrote messages to Maida's family assuring them she is doing a swel... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Doris Buck

England - V-mail from Maida to sister Dottie describes having dinner in London with some old friends, pictures she sent home, including pictures of Jean to be sent to Jean's mother in Pennsylvania, the differences in driving between America and England, and sightseeing in London. Asks Dottie to give some money to her parents so that they may celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

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