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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

1945 Aug. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter is written from Hotel du Forum in Arles, France, and reflects on Maida's past year on the European continent, going to the movie theater, spending the day on a French beach, and family matters. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

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

1944 May 2

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes the English weather and scenery in the spring, Maida and Jean’s new housing arrangement at the St. Peter's Rectory, some gifts from her friend Steve, playing field hockey and suffering a hand injury, visiting the Cardell family, and playing tennis. Their new Clubmobile is formally named "Spokane," but they spray-painted the name "Hot Stuff" on the vehicle's side.

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 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 Aug. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida's busyvacation with Ruth, Jean, and Steve in Torquay, as well as "dodging buzz bombs in London," and news of friends.

Maida L. Riggs Papers