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Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 10, 1941
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Fulton, Robert B.. Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 10, 1941 - Page 1. October 10, 1941. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 30, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/81/show/79.

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Title Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 10, 1941
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
Date October 10, 1941
Description In this letter addressed to his parents, Robert shares that he has been spending most of his free time golfing in Manila. He also expresses his frustration with the newspapers available in the Phillipines.
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.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Manila, 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 9
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
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Transcript 10 October 1941 Dear Folks, l ha ve been having a pretty easy week this time. We have been able to get off the ship at one oclock each day, and I have been over in Manila almost every afternoon. Ifve spent a good deal of time just shopping around, and am still trying to get a radio tha t will satisfy the shipTs requirements. I have had two out here already that do fine so far as reception is concerned, so do not expect any real difficulty in getting one that will suit. I played golf again yesterday afternoon out at what is supposed to be the best course in the islands. It is a very beautiful course and in excellent condition. They have a lot of Chinese and native labor to keep it up and is more carefully cared for than any of the clubs around Washington. However the membership is predominately Filipino and Jap, and our reception out there is sort of hard to predict. Once or twice they have raised the fees n the i^avy people so as a result most of them play regularly at the other course where we are always welcome. I had an interesting ride home, the four of us were brought in by the head of the penal system out here. He is a na tive with a lot of time in the constabulary and on various jobs in the southern Islands. He is right proud of his new prison near here and asked us all to come out and see it. We had seen some othersdown south where they have over two thousand convicts with no guards and no fences. The convicts live on farms with their families and have no idea of running away as they live a great deal better than would if they were completely on their own. Things on the ship are going along very smoothly and quietly. I still have plenty to do and am virtually my own boss as to what I do and when I do it. Not having to stand any watches ma kes a big difference. I ha venft seen Admiral Hart yet. He has been out on the ship once or twice, but doesnft stay on board. The Russians are having a pretty hard time of these days I hope that they are going to fable to hold out Into the winter, it a pparently is helping to keep Japan quiet. One of the local papers has had a correspondent over in Siam and they are all fired up about the Japs preparations there. These papers out here are as bad as the ones in the States in dramatizing everything they get ahold of, and very few real facts come out. The weather has stayed wet all week. It makes things a little cooler perhaps, but it is the dampness and not the heat that bothers people around here. I hope that you are getting good reports from Mary and that you are both well. If Sarah and Hank can use any of our things mp in the attic I hope that they will go ahead.