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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

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

1943 Mar. 8

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Sweet Briar (Va.) - Letter is written from Sweet Briar, Virginia, and describes life at the cabin and family matters. She is practicing typewriting without looking at the keys.

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

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

1943 Oct. 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Memorandum from Maida Riggs to Don Momand and letter to Riggs family

England - Combines typed report to Momand and handwritten letter to family. Describes feeding 950 men despite their Captain, Ruth Kniep, being sick and a broken cylindar. Maida describes a week of running a clubmobile for the American Red Cross in England during World War II, trying to visit their captain in the hospital by bicycle but being unable to find her, attending a dance, visiting the oldest village in ... more

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 Oct. 29

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes the inconsistency of mail while working as an American Red Cross aid during World War II in England. The letter also describes how difficult it is to keep up neat appearances with the strains of this work, living with nighttime blackout during wartime, sightseeing in Salisbury, the weather and autumnal foliage, and how much Maida misses her family.

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