Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, July 25, 1943


Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, July 25, 1943


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



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Richland (S. C.)


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July 25, 1943

Dearest Lib,

Just received your two letters that were written on the 22nd & 23rd. They sure did to me so much good. Had just gotten back from church when I received them. Don’t you think that I’m getting good? It sure did do my heart good to know that you will come up here. I want you to come so bad as I miss you and am terribly lonesome without you.

Think that I explained everything in my letter yesterday. Beleive [sic] if you leave Columbia by train Thursday morning you will arrive in Harrisburg Pa around noon friday. It will be better to take a bus from Harrisburg to Carlisle. You will arrive here friday afternoon. I will be unable to meet you as I don’t finish out

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here until around 5 o clock each afternoon, but will ask Francis to meet you. By the way, you had better make reservation on the train in advance.

You should get a wassermann made by the State board of Health and bring it with you. We can get it transferred by the doctor up here and then get the license. Will see about the minister this weekend. Let me know and I’ll make reservation at the hotel for you friday night. I’ll have to go through with getting a wassermann also.

Have found out that I will finish all of my exams. the friday before. So the saturday will be the best time that we could find.

You asked about Sam and Beverely. All I can say is that he doesn’t go around with anyone up here. Hardly even hear him mention an girl except when he receives a letter.

Strangly [sic] enough I wrote Harry Mims last night concerning the tennis shoes. I can’t get his size.

Hoping to see you soon

All my love,

P.S. About the [sic]

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[See original document for envelope.]


Nelson, Manning, “Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, July 25, 1943,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 21, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1426.