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Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, September 8, 1941
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Fulton, Robert B.. Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, September 8, 1941 - Page 1. September 8, 1941. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/109/show/106.

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Title Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, September 8, 1941
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
Date September 8, 1941
Description In this letter addressed to his parents, Robert explains that he is not permitted to discuss his ship's location or movements due to censorship. He also comments on seeing two President ocean liners and reuniting with former classmates while their ships were in the area. This letter was sent in the same envelope as "Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, September 1, 1941.
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.
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 2 page typed letter with envelope
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 4
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
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Transcript Monday, 8 September 1941. Dear Folks, I enjoyed very much your letters which came in this afternoon on the clipper. The envelope had an August 25th postmark on it. Recently the Clipper shedules have been somewhat mixed up because of a series of storms awhile back that held them up for some time and apparently let them all collect at one end of the run* We now have one due in three days from now and then another four days later* Then there is a nine day wait for the next one. This letter will leave on the 12th if all goes well, so I think that I111 send it to McComb, as it should easily reach there by the time that you gave as your departure date from there* I am so glad that you apparently are going to be able to go down to Mississippi together, and that Aunt Minnie is going to be able to come back with you* Please remember me to everyone down there, particularly Tattie, I hope that She is feeling much better now* Life is going on toery smoothly for us here. I'm not permitted to say anything about the prospective location or future movements of the ship, but anyway I donft know any more about what we are going to be doing than you do* I never know when we are going to get underway, and when we do I have to guess myself where we are going* I saw the ^resident Harrison yesterday. She is on her way back to San Francisco now* Another President liner arrived a couple of days ago and we have about four officers aboard for transportation to other ships* One of them is Eddie Baker out of my class and Heilig*s group Who has Just come from Indian Hea d* Minter Dial also stopped by for a few minutes. Its good to see somebody with more time to do out here than I have, even though it is only a couple of weeks. The people leading here right now a re getting away pretty much on time (50 months) . They have recently announced that the tour out here for enlisted personnel will be reduced to 21 months. However it dows not apply to those already out on the station. That has caused a lot of commotion and I imagine that it will be changed so that the new a rrivals will not go back ahead of those that are already here. Another classmate of mine came aboard today, for transportaion to a destroyer. He has just finished three years in Japan as a language student, and had hoped that he would be going back to the States, but I guess he will stay out here now as long as things remain in their present condition. He is of the opinion that the Japs are in pretty bad shape internally, and are trying to vacillate as much and as long as possible. Like everyone else who has had even the slightest contact with the Japs, he has absolutely no use for them as a group, although he has some very close individual friends. Even the Filipinos, right down to the last Moro seem to be all agreed that the Japs are going to be nothing but trouble for them. There is apparently no where near as much concern felt around here as there is in the States. At least it is not nearly as apparent anyway. If they are building any bomb shelters around here I haven1t seen them. I have seen little "shelter lights " for sale, but that is about the only sign of civilian concern. We on the ship all gather a round to hear a fifteen minute broadcast each noon by Don Beil