Letter from Margaret McCormick to John Mayhead, November 7, 1944


Letter from Margaret McCormick to John Mayhead, November 7, 1944


Letter from Margaret McCormick to John Mayhead while he was a POW. Expresses relief that John is alive, tells him about her assignments, and a recent trip to Houston.


McCormick, Margaret E., 1908-1953




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MSS716_ Letter_19441107

Is Part Of

MSS 716c, Margaret McCormick Papers, 1943-1946.

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Mayhead, John

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Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University, P.O. Box 425528, Denton, TX 76204.


[Page 1]

[Prisoner of War Post]
[Part 1]
Spent this night with dad last week. He was surprised and happy to see me.
Visited Janet in Edmonton a short time ago.
All letters, cards, etc which wrote you have been returned to me.
As ever
[Part 2]
FROM (Sender’s Full Name And Address)
M Margaret E McCormick
154 Lexington Ave
Jackson, Miss

[Part 3]
Prisoner of War Post
Service Des Prisonniers De Guere [Box with “Affix [?]” and Stamp “Gepruft 147”]
[Black box “By Air Mail Par Avion”]
Rank and Name (Capital Letters) Su B/Lt. John W Mayhead POW
Prisoner of War No. (See Note on Flap) 5344
Camp Name And No. M.-Stammlager Left 3
Subsidiary Camp No. Belaria
Country Deutschlamd (Allemegne) Germany
Via New York, N.Y.

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Write Very Clearly Within The Lines. In Order To Expedite Censorship, Letters Should Be Typed[tear in paper] Or Printed In Block Capitals.
St. Paul, Minn
Dear John
Cannot begin to tell you how happy I was to learn you are still alive and being treated well. All of the girls rejoiced when I told them you were safe.
Am still in Michigan. Claire is still with us. Vega is in California. Magda is in Missouri. Saw her and told her you had met friends of hers. Marge Ketcham resigned. Paula and Alice were killed.
Have some snapshots for you but don’t think I will be able to send them. Will inquire at the post office.
Received a lovely letter from your cabin mate telling me of your being missing know they are happy you ditched safely.
Was in Houston last month for one night. Stayed with the Fritz Family. They have had their home redecorated – new furniture and all. It looks very nice and attractive. George is quite a big boy now. He thinks you are wonderful. Received a letter from Mrs Fritz this am. She was overjoyed to learn you are O.K.
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McCormick, Margaret E., 1908-1953, “Letter from Margaret McCormick to John Mayhead, November 7, 1944,” TWU Digital Exhibits, accessed May 18, 2024, http://exhibits.twu.edu/ex/items/show/196.

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