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1944 Sept. 22

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning news-filled mail received, rainy weather, and a hot shower recently taken. Describes the French countryside and hopes Edith will tour it with him after the war. Describes a Red Cross Clubmobile visiting the area with three "girls" serving coffee and doughnuts from it, and compares American women to French women. In a "bull session" with Cap discussed what they might do after the war is over.

Carl Henry 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

1944 Jan. 14

Riggs, Maida L.

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

England - Letter describes shopping in London, celebrating Christmas with Jean, a trip to Taunton to celebrate New Year's Eve and viewing the destruction from bombs, a violet farm on the Exeter side of Dawlish, getting separated from and reuniting with Jean on a trip to Teignmouth, and sightseeing in England. She talks about the emotional toll of living in a communal household with many guests and talking to so... more

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 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

1945 Aug. 17

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter is written from Hotel du Forum in Arles, France, and describes the end of the war, confusion over V-J Day and when the war officially ended, and her plans to return to America once her leave to Switzerland gets approved. She also describes her plans to travel a little before returning home, cameras and photographs, sightseeing in France, their lightened workload, and family matters. Letter is w... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Apr. 1

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter is written on Easter Sunday and describes an Easter parade and the weather in Germany. Maida also describes going to a Catholic Easter service in a gymnasium that had been devastated by war, witnessing the Russian and Polish people forced to move out of their homes, and living in a dilapidated apartment building. She remarks that the way of life in Germany seems most similar to America out of a... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 June 26

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes witnessing civilians fleeing the bombing from the city, visiting Steve and sightseeing in Torquay, and picking strawberries.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 9

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida and Jean's trip to Scotland. She describes sightseeing, watching a circus, spending time with Jean and other Armed Forces members, bicycling around the Scottish countryside, attending a Scottish dance, similarities and differences between Scotland and New Hampshire, and attending church and a wedding.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 1

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - V-mail from Maida discusses her weekend at Oxford University, her trip to Scotland with Jean, a wedding in London, and upcoming plans for the American Red Cross' clubmobiles and new skills she will need to learn.

Maida L. Riggs Papers