Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection
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Letter from "Jo" to Martha Smith
Letter from Bernice Smith to Martha Smith; January 6, 1944
Annie Bernice Smith
Letter from Bernice to Martha describing her Christmas presents, plans to get her hair done, and a double date that she went on.
Letter from Christine Smith to Pauline Smith; Feburary 1, 1944
Edith Christine Smith
Christine updates her mother about a new lieutenant she's dating, who has intentions of marrying her, and how her previous boyfriend, Phil, says he's too busy with the war. She also tells about donating blood, letters she's receiving, including one from a previous boyfriend, Wade Horn, and a visit from Don Cunningham, a naval aide to the Governor of the Virgin Islands.
Letter from Christine Smith to Pauline Smith; January 23, 1944
Edith Christine Smith
From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Letters Collection. Christine tells Pauline about her social life.
Letter from Pauline Smith to Martha Smith; January 24, 1944
Edith Pauline Smith
From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Pauline informs Martha that Daddy has been injured.
Letter from Sam E. Smith to Pauline Smith; March 28, 1944
Sam Ellard Smith
From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Sonny Boy informs Pauline of conditions at camp and asks her to send him some candy.
Letter from Sonny Boy to Pauline Smith; January 8, 1944
Sonny Boy Smith
Letter from Sonny Boy to his mother describing how he made a watch and gifts he got from his mother and sister.
Letter from Dot Ellard to Martha Smith; October 23, 1943
From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Letter from Dot Ellard to Martha Smith; October 23, 1943. Dot tells Martha that she is taking typing classes and practices by writing this letter. Most of the letter is spent gently chastizing Martha for not writing sooner and asking her to do better, while also summarizing a letter from Sonny Boy that sounds identical to those he wrote his mother and sisters.
Letter from Victor Ellard to Pauline Smith; December 8, 1943
From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Letter from Victor Ellard to Pauline Smith; December 8, 1943. Victor asks Pauline about buying some hens from her and tells her about how he has been getting eggs despite shortages. He also discusses some of the other chores that he does on his farm and updates Pauline about other family members.
Letter from Christine Smith to Pauline Smith; November 28, 1943
Edith Christine Faust
From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Letter from Christine Smith to Pauline Smith; November 28, 1943. Christine writes of how her Sunday went, noting they all woke up early that morning. Christine also mentions Betty and Loretta 'dressed up' and went to church, saying she would have joined if she didn't have work. She mentions a house with a 'somewhat scraggly front yard' that has a poinsetta bush with several flowers on blooming, notes that one of her roomates picked a number of them and put them in one of their floor vases on either side of their fireplace afterward. Christine mentioned a Mrs. Walsh called her and asked her to go out with a friend of both her and her husband, Lt. Kenneth States, on a double date. Noted that a friend of Kenneth's called and told her Kenneth had died in a plane crash and killed himself and seventeen others that were with him, just outside of Rio. Mentions Marine activity in recent weeks in the South Pacific and the heavy casuality numbers. Notes she got the money from Leon, made note that she recieved received the pictures that had been sent. Also mentions the fruit cake that was sent.