Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Download Folder

0 items

[Mr. W.L. Fulton] to Mrs. Ingram, January 15, 1945
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
[Fulton, W.L.]. [Mr. W.L. Fulton] to Mrs. Ingram, January 15, 1945. January 15, 1945. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/183.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

[Fulton, W.L.]. (January 15, 1945). [Mr. W.L. Fulton] to Mrs. Ingram, January 15, 1945. Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/183

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

[Fulton, W.L.], [Mr. W.L. Fulton] to Mrs. Ingram, January 15, 1945, January 15, 1945, Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 22, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/183.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Item Description
Title [Mr. W.L. Fulton] to Mrs. Ingram, January 15, 1945
Creator (LCNAF)
  • [Fulton, W.L.]
Date January 15, 1945
Description A letter sent by Robert's father [W.L. Fulton] to Mrs. Ingram in which he describes a POW postcard written by Robert, who was held as a prisoner of war in Zentusuji, Japan.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of War--Japan
  • Prisoners of War--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, W.L.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Washington. D.C.
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 1 page typed letter
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 27
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 item may be used freely by permission of the copyright holder. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please use the citation provided by the citation button above. To order a higher resolution reproduction click Request High Res above.
File name cruis_201303_027.jpg
Transcript 5510 33rd Street, HW Washington 15, D985. January 15f 1945 Dear Mrs. Ingram; >•• Fulton and I thank you for your recent letter enclosing copy of the last letter you received from your son in the P.O.W. cemp at Osake, Japan. As you requested, I sent a copy of that letter to the editor of the Prisoners of nar Bulletin, and I am enclosing copy of the letter which I wrote him. I hope that he publishes your son'r letter for it will "be of great interest to many people., Last month our dau$h1 II received a pest care from her husband who is a .risoner of war at Zentsuji* That is about 100 or 125 miles southwest of Osaka. In that message my eon wrote that he had not received his package. The postcard was ; ated June, 1944. Since he had not received that package by June I doubt tnat he ever will receive it. I have heard of two postcards received during the past five or six months from the camp in Burma, or Thailand. I understand that both were received in this country during August, 1944, and both had the following printed on the card; "The rains have finished. It is now beautiful weather. I am working healthily. We receive newspapers printed in English which reveal world events. Y*e have joyfully received a present of some milk, tea, margarine, sugar, and cigarettes from the Japanese authorities. ,.e are very anxious to hear from home but some prisoners have received letters and cables. Everyone is hopeful of a speedy end to the war and with faith in the future we look forward to a happy reunion soon. V.ith best wishes for a cheerful Christmas .ft ach card had a short message in the handwriting of the sender. The substances of the messages were the same—that the writers were weli. Mso th^hacidddBS8sewere the same; Camp No. 3 Branch, Thai War Prisoner, Camp Nike Thailand. The fact that it is designated Camp No. 3 indicates that there is more than one camp, so it does not follow that all prisoners are in the same place. Since you do not know definitely that your son has been moved from moulmein, Burma, I would suggest that you continue addressing your letters to him at that place. our daughter-in-law also received in December a postcard which her husband wrote in October,1^44. I have heard of only one other instance where a message from a Japanese camp was transmitted as quickly, and I hope that such signifies the opening of a new route for meil to and from those camps. In that last postal my son said that he was well, and had received several lettess from home, with pictures. That last postcard was numbered fifteen, but we have received only eight messages from him. We do not know how many of our letters have reached him. In his last postal he said that he had received letters to June, 1944. *rs. Fulton joins me in sending kindest regards, incerely,