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1944 Dec.

Riggs, Maida L.

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

France - Letter describes Maida's experience receiving medical treatment for jaundice, sending packages, mail censorship, the girls she is sharing hospital living quarters with, her plans, and family matters.

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

1944 Dec. 18

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes family matters and wishing them a Merry Christmas, makeshift Christmas decorations, books read,her progress fighting jaundice, a dinner date at a mess officer from Spokane's house, and her Christmas plans. Letter is written on the American Red Cross Form 2247 stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan. 31

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes Maida's new roommate, family matters and presents, and contemplations about the family sharing her letters and preserving her account as a woman serving in World War II. Letter is written on "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan. 17

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes the presents Maida received from her family, her current satisfactory lodgings, her recovery from jaundice, navigating public transportation in Paris, seeing the Opera, the weather in France, food, sightseeing and shopping, a new friend, the other girls in the hospital service, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Aug. 30

The maxinette

France - Author's name given as Chu Chu Swanson. Volume 1, issue 4. Describes news and activities of Maida Riggs's Red Cross Clubmobile unit, Group G, including traveling by convoy from the place they have been stationed--most likely in France--but three place names have been excised presumably by censors. Possibly written by Riggs.

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 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

1945 Jan. 9

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes Maida's current location and plans, new eyeglasses, her improved health as she recovers from jaundice, how she celebrated New Year's Eve, and learning how to work leather. Letter is written on the American Red Cross Form 2247 stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Aug. 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes packing up their base to move to France, English weather and foliage in August, encountering military in a manor house during a bicycle ride, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers