Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, July 18, 1943


Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, July 18, 1943


Letter written from Manning to "Lib" while stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.



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Richland (S. C.)


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Sunday. 11:30 PM

July 18, 1943

Dearest Lib,

Received your letter today that was written friday. Hope they party was nice. Sure that it was.

Well the boys from Columbia are up here now. They begin classes in the morning. Please don’t feel sorry for me about the work. It’s not as hard as I have pictured. Have gotten around now to where I’m about in the swing of it. It’s doing me good to have to work for a change.

We are having a full week beginning Tuesday. Even Monday Judy Garland is coming to the post. Guess I’ll go to see her. Tell Hazel that we’re going on that night problem this tuesday night.

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You know the one in which they take you out about 8 miles from camp and tell you to be at a certain place a [sic] specified time. If you aren’t there you have to walk back.

Guess how I spent my sunday? Began working on a problem we have to hand in the latter part of the week around eight thirty this morning. Worked on it continuously until 6 oclock this evening with about one hour out for eating.

I don’t mind my work so bad now. If it just wasn’t for those 7-8 hours in classes each day. Saw George and Francis in the hotel down town [sic] Saturday night. She said that she had talked with you every day lately.

Sure do miss you. I’m sincere about this and just want you to know that I trust you.

All my love,

P.S. Please excuse as its [sic] past my bedtime. Goodnight.

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[See original document for envelope.]


Nelson, Manning, “Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, July 18, 1943,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 22, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1424.