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1943 Nov. 21

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter describes receiving a Christmas package from her Aunt Mils, working with the GI and at a GI dance, and daily life as a female American Red Cross worker in London during World War II.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Sept. 21

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter begins by comparing the surrounds she viewed on her bus ride to London to her familiar Massachusetts. London thrills her and she says it is the cleanest city she has ever visited. Letter discusses family matters, her new roommate, and her future. She is excited and motivated.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 6

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter describes the beginning of Maida's work with her roommate Jean 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

1943 Sept. 23

London County Council

Driving licence

London (England) - License issued to Riggs for driving "motor vehicles of groups I and III," defined in the list of regulations, valid until September 22, 1944. Enabled Riggs to drive a clubmobile vehicle (truck or bus) or a motorbike. Includes stamped notice "Visitor to Great Britain." Small hardcover booklet, not all blank pages scanned.

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 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 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 Sept. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

Postcard from Maida Riggs to Doris Buck

London (England) - Black and white photograph on front features an American Red Cross Clubmobile staffed by American Red Cross workers providing hot coffee and doughnuts to United States Armed Forces, with caption "The Red Cross keeps a date." On the back, Maida writes to sister Dot saying she will hopefully be working in one of these soon and how much she loves England.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 15

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter describes Maida's feelings about being in London, and asks her mother to send a letter to her roommate Jean's mother. She also asks her mother to number the letters because the mail is delivered inconsistently so it is hard to discern the order of letters. She describes a weekend in Bournemouth which reminded her of Florida, and shopping in London.

Maida L. Riggs Papers