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Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, Cavite, Philippines, November 7, 1941
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Fulton, Robert B.. Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, Cavite, Philippines, November 7, 1941 - Page 1. November 7, 1941. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 2, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/18/show/16.

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Title Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, Cavite, Philippines, November 7, 1941
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
Date November 7, 1941
Description Typed letter from Robert to "Folks" (his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton) in which he writes about how a Japanese ambassador's departure is going to alleviate some of the tension in the area. He also writes about not being off of his ship much, working a lot, and the possibility of the USS Houston going home early.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • United States. Navy--Military life
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
  • Military officer
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
  • Fulton, W. L.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Cavite, Philippines
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 11
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
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Transcript Friday 7 November 1941 Dear Folks, I enjoyed Mother1s letter so much* It was written the day that ^unt Minnie left and reached me the 4th. Viy letters should be reaching you somewhat more quickly now as they are being mailed right here in Cavite v/here the clipper takes off so I am able to write and mail one at the last minute on this end. I expect this one to go back on the same clipper that is taking the extra Jap ambassador across. A good deal of interest is being shown In his passage through here tonight. His going has tended to relax some of the tenseness around here, but it will no doubt be on again a couple of days after he gets to Washington. The Japs are certainly anxious to keep on having a free hand out here, and they surely are mad at thM economic pressure that is being put on them. ^n» I hope that Mother is able t^PSkjoy these days now without having to fit her plans around us children. I know it must be a big change for her after so many years ofhaving at least one of us around the house, and hope that it isnft too lonely. Ifm glad that Mary likes the University and hope tht she is going to continue to do well there. I have hardly been off the ship this week. With a lot of work going on I have been right busy, and that is just what I want. The Filipino yard workmen are not particularly easy to work with, that is I have spend a long time explaining to them what is to be done and then I*m never sure that they understand and Won*t do exactly the opposite. I donTt kn ?*? that I would particularly care for a job ov:r in the yard, although something less than a year there would be good for me I guess and wouldnft be too unpleasant. However as long as I stick on here there is always the chance that the ship might go home early before my regular tour is up and that I could go with her. This one is the only one that is relieved by another ship with the possible exception of the Marblehead. The Houston came out here a year ago and relieved the A ugusta. At that time everyone on the Augusta with less than a year to do out here went back with her. I was very much interested in Dadfs experiments with the Tung nuts. I hope that his work load is notVgoing to be heavy this winter, and that you both are going to be able to take good care of yourselves. Please donft worry about me as I ait; perfectly safe comfortable and well, my only complaint being the long distance from home* I would like for you to send my napkin ring some time when it is convenient for you. I am using one on the ship and that is quite satisfactory, but might as well use my own as long as I have one. Most of my Christmas packages have been mailed, however those for the men have not and I am rather doubtful If they will arrive on time. I have my trunk on board with me now and intend to repack it and ship it back to you. I have no need for an y woolen clothes out here at all, will just keep a few to wear back in case I go back in the winter, and also there is no need for the dress clothes. It will probably be several months before the trunk arrives as it will go by water probably all the way around to the Ea st Coast. ^^J^^