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Copies of published letters from Americans who are held prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Island of Shikoku, Japan
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Copies of published letters from Americans who are held prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Island of Shikoku, Japan - Page 3. circa 1944. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 30, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/130/show/129.

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(circa 1944). Copies of published letters from Americans who are held prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Island of Shikoku, Japan - Page 3. Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/130/show/129

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Title Copies of published letters from Americans who are held prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Island of Shikoku, Japan
Date circa 1944
Description Copies of published letters from Americans who were held as prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp on the Island of Shikoku, Japan.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
  • Prisoners of War--United States
  • Prisoners of War--Japan
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  • documents
Language English
Physical Description 3 page document
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 25
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
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Copies of letters from Zentsuji - Sheet 3 Zentsuji «ar Prison Camp, Japan, December 1943 Dear Mother; Message Bo. 8. During the past few weeks have received 12 letters, late latest being no. 33 of ^ept. 12. You can't imagine how much pleasure they gave me. Thank Dotea for her two. %il and packages which arrived on exchange ship are still being distributed and 1 should receive your package in the next few days. It will certainly be the grandest Christmas present I ever had. Two more letters will make your series from 20 to 33 complete. To answer a few of your questions: Bessett, Wilson, and I are the only Pope personnel in this C8iap. regret that I can give you no additional information on others. There are 29 English, Dutch, Australian, and American office nay room, and," as you suspect, I have .made a number of friends among the nearly 700 residents here. Jake Van- dergrift, Mead Willis, Hugh Mellon, Ed Vn'ood and Joe Martin ere some of the naval officers. Yes, I have gained weight since that picture was taken—all the way to 140 pounds. Since someone would mention bridge, I'll admit that I have become rather proficient, iave read 135 assorted books in my spare time in addition to daily paper and weekly magazine. From yourbletters I judge that getting married has become a national pastime. Hope there will be a few eligible girls left. Give my love to the family.—Flash—Your box arrived Dec.13. It exceeds my fondest expectations. A postcard from the above prisoner dated January 25, 1944 read "Since signing my letter I have received 15 of your earlier communications, 7 on my birthday. Am still enjoying your parcel". Zentsuji, December 1943 Dear i»en; Your birthday is past and Christmas is nearly here, while all I can do is write with hopes that you will receive it in about six months. I have reads several letters and seen some of the parcels which arrived on the exchange ship. The wool socks, underwear, sweaters, candy and dried fruit are particularly appreciated. I have drawn a blank so far, but have strong belief that I should rec: tter soon. ~I ~^ certain frc information in these letters that you are receiving word of where I am. It must have been hard until you did know. I have written three letters and two cards from here previous to this one. I wonder if you heard about my broadcast recording. I last saw Gene Mirdlinger and Hay Minogue in the Philippines over a year ago. They were in good health and supposed to have gone to Mindanao. We are able to write only once every two months. There are five Australians, two English, one Scottish, and six American officers in my room. I em looking forward to the time when I can be with you all again. Undated, published in October, 1944. Since ^ovember25, 1943, I have received 18 beattiful letters from you, 24 from Katherine and 2 from Virginia, mostly written fromJanuary to June. ~ pholoiraphs. 35ie invaluable texfbookl,.alQng with pthers came recently. I fcttenS classes an hour or two each week*in Spanish, German. Commercial *awf photography and statistics. A dozen of us have church weekly, valuable to me are tne friendships I have made here. There is an interesting international group here. This is letter No. 7, your parcel not yet arrived, l am well and cheerful.