[Letter] 1945 August 22, Mid-Atlantic [to] Mr. Stoughton

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Title

[Letter] 1945 August 22, Mid-Atlantic [to] Mr. Stoughton

Subject

Refugee camps
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration

Description

Townsend writes that he is being sent by UNRRA to a Displaced Persons camp in Germany. He is looking forward to doing some constructive work.

Creator

Townsend, Curt

Source

Wagner College Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

8/22/1945

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Is Part Of

A complete index to the letters in this collection can be found here: http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Correspondence index.pdf

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

Townsend1

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Text

Mid-Atlantic
Aug 22, 1945

Dear Mr. Stoughton,
When the ship rolls, and dips, and rises and slides again I find there is nothing like being in a horizontal position. Since my pen works less than well upside down this letter is written with the unorthodox pencil.
Yes, I am on my way to Germany via London and Brussels, and am as excited as can be about the opportunity given me to do constructive work in the first organization of International

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Cooperation.
UNRRA accepted my application and is sending me as an administrative officer to a Displaced Persons camp in Southern Germany. My applications was accepted rather promptly, but getting out of the Army to accept the position offered was another matter. At first my release was disapproved by reason of military necessity and it was almost two months before I managed reconsideration. I just made the last US recruited

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group for European operations.
I wish to thank you again very sincerely for whatever part you had in securing my appointment. I am sure that the recommendations of my references were extremely important.
Very truly yours,
Curt Townsend

Original Format

http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Townsend1.pdf

Date Digital

2014

Citation

Townsend, Curt, “[Letter] 1945 August 22, Mid-Atlantic [to] Mr. Stoughton,” Wagner College Archives and Special Collections, accessed October 2, 2022, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/16364.