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Letter from Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fulton, December 18, 1941
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Letter from Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fulton, December 18, 1941 - Envelope front. December 18, 1941. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 4, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/180/show/178.

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(December 18, 1941). Letter from Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fulton, December 18, 1941 - Envelope front. Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/180/show/178

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Letter from Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fulton, December 18, 1941 - Envelope front, December 18, 1941, Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 4, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/180/show/178.

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Title Letter from Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fulton, December 18, 1941
Creator (Local)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
Date December 18, 1941
Description This was the first letter written by Fulton to his parents during wartime, after the United States entered World War II by declaring war on Japan following Pearl Harbor. In this letter, Robert writes about how the start of the war was a surprise and a shock to most people, about the losses at Pearl Harbor, and the impact that full censorship has on the letters he writes. After the war started, Robert mailed a carbon copy of the letters he sent to increase their chances of delivery. This letter was one of the original copies he sent.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
  • United States Navy-Military life
  • Armed Forces--Officers
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
  • Fulton, W. L.
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 1 page typed letter with envelope
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 16
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
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
File Name index.cpd
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Title Envelope front
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File Name FN-000030.jpg
Transcript y|k OiffER AIRMAN Mr and Mrs W.L. Fulton 5510 - 33rd. Street, N.W. Washington D.C. U.S.A. ' —«*- § VIA AIR MAIL I