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Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 6, 1941
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Fulton, Robert B.. Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 6, 1941 - Page 1. October 6, 1941. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/105/show/103.

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Title Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 6, 1941
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
Date October 6, 1941
Description Typed letter from Robert to "Folks" (his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton) informing them about a British officer in charge of the Royal Air Force in Singapore who attended a conference that included commanders from the U.S. and Philippines. Robert also mentions the radio stations that he has been listening to at night.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
  • United States Navy-Military life
  • Military officer
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
  • Fulton, W. L.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Manila, Phillipines
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 1 page typed letter with envelope
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 8
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
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Transcript 6 Oct. 1941 Dear Folks, My last letter should have gotten away yesterday along with Claire Boothe and other celebrities on the Clipper. Another one is going out on Wednesday and I plan to get this aboa rd tha t one. Yesterday was too rainy to play any golf, so I spent the afternoon sorting out a lot of things around my room here. I went to Church on the ship here. Our first day in port in a long time so there were very few on board or at the services. It has rained off and on all day today also, but that at least has made it a little cooler tuan it had been. We are startingto take movies from the commercial circuit in Manila now so that gives us a lot better entertainment while we are here. We always have to run two shows each night, as we canft accomodate the whole crew at one show. The wardroom doesnft eat dinner here in port until seven thirty so that makes it pretty late when we get through with the last show. It is starting to get dark earlier now , by six oclock it is qhite dark and it seems odd with the weather so warm. We are enjoying the chance to read a newspaper again, even if it is only one of the local ones. I will mail you a couple of them soon so that you can see what they are like. The Britisher in charge of the Singapore a ir force has been over here lately for conferences with the U.S. and Philippine commanders. There has been a lot of publicity given that. Also this American army mission on its way to Chungking. As soon as it gets dark I hang my radio a etial out the pert and am getting very good reception with it. However I am having to swap my present radio for a better one as the one which I now have will not meet the shipfs requirements of not emitting any signals. I hooe that I ill fee able to get another at not too much of an added cost as the prices out here are just about twice what they are in the States because of the duty on them. The deliveries on everything are awfully slow. It makes the upkeep of the ship very difficult when you hav* to anticipate your needs for about six months in advance. The Tokyo radio station comes in very strong. They are still making all sorts of extravagant claims about their successes in Honan province/ Some of their commentators are obviously Japanese who speak English. However they have a couple of them who must be Americans from the way that they talk. The Manchukuo station also has an American serving up propoganda there. The Shanghai stations put out a little bit of everything. Most of the British stations have a pretty bad interference signal hung on them, I suppose by either the Japs ar the Germans, howver India and Australia rebroadcasts from London come through all right. I have had the duty today, but hope to get off tomorrow and go back out for some more golf. I suppose that I had better get my Christmas shopping done in the next couple of weeks. I think that about six weeks is average time for ordinary mail to the States. There is very little to choose from out here. For Larry*s birthday I ha d to end up by getting him a toy mechanical train set that was made somewhere in Indiana I think. My degree from M.I.T. finally reached me awhile ago. I am mailing it on back to Frances and sue will no doubt bring it up sometime for you to see. . - ; I am enclosing a couple of pictures which I found the other day. I should have returned them about two years ago.