Letter from Elizabeth Nelson to her husband, Manning, April 25, 1945


Letter from Elizabeth Nelson to her husband, Manning, April 25, 1945


Elizabeth wrote this letter to her husband, Manning, while he was stationed in the Pacific. These letters reached Manning after he had been killed and hence, were returned to Elizabeth. They were still sealed and unopened when they arrived at The Citadel Archives.


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Richland (S. C.)


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April 25, 1945

Dearest “Boobie”,

It’s still the same old routine with me. Nothing unusual to report, but I am pleased over the fact that I had a letter from Mary and Dick Horgen today. Was rather surprised too. They’re still in Atlanta and have a small house and want me to come to visit them. Mary says that it’s wonderful to be able to keep house, but Dick won’t be here there but six months before he’ll have to go back out again. That’s the bad thing about being in the Navy. When you get home, I certainly hope that you can stay and I never want you to leave me again - not far any way. I’d love to visit Mary and Dick but can’t now that

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I’m working and I’m afraid that by the time I get my leave they’ll be gone. Don’t have any special desire to go anywhere this summer, but it would be nice to see them. I want you to come home more than anything.

I haven’t seen or heard from Mary and James Fort in quite a while now. In fact, since I’ve been out here. I feel that I’m completely shut off from everything that I ever knew. I plan to get out one of these days and visit around, but my time seems so limited.

I continue to keep up with the movements of the 77th. I hope that you’re well and you’re receiving the mail. Take care of yourself for me. I love you with all my heart.

All my love,

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[See original document for envelope.]


Nelson, Elizabeth, “Letter from Elizabeth Nelson to her husband, Manning, April 25, 1945,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 18, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1536.