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Thompson Document 18: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Bridget Croft, Henrietta Thompson Aug 1998

Thompson Document 18: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Bridget Croft, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A final letter from Henrietta Thompson to Bridget Croft. It seems that the telephone conversation that prompted this letter was not an entirely felicitous one, and that Henrietta’s recommendation that Croft publish A Sense of Purpose was perhaps mistaken for a promise that Thompson would act on Croft’s behalf to that end.


Thompson Document 16: Letter From Bridget Croft To Henrietta Thompson And Two Selections From Croft's Manuscript, Bridget Croft Feb 1997

Thompson Document 16: Letter From Bridget Croft To Henrietta Thompson And Two Selections From Croft's Manuscript, Bridget Croft

Henrietta Thompson Papers

Two selections of the manuscript that Bridget Croft sent to Henrietta Thompson on Feb 16, 1997. The first page describes Croft’s childhood in Ireland. The second selection is Croft’s description of the “allied” retreat from Burma. She describes the “hot and tough” trek by the Stilwell group, quoting sections of Henrietta Thompson’s work, but she also describes the retreat of the British Army. She takes the position that “the retreat [of the British Army] was made more difficult by large numbers of refugees trying to escape from Burma.” She fails to mention that the refugee families fleeing ...


Thompson Document 15: A Letter From Bridget Croft To Henrietta Thompson, Bridget Croft Dec 1996

Thompson Document 15: A Letter From Bridget Croft To Henrietta Thompson, Bridget Croft

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Bridget Croft to Henrietta Thompson. Bridget promises to send Thompson a copy of her record of her life, which touches upon the experiences of her husband, Jack, who walked out of Burma with Stilwell in 1942.


Thompson Document 14: A Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Bridget Croft, Henrietta Thompson Nov 1996

Thompson Document 14: A Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Bridget Croft, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Henrietta Thompson to Bridget Croft. Thompson expresses surprise at hearing from Bridget Croft, the wife of a Walkout participant, Jack Croft, with whom she had a brief correspondence in 1973. Thompson warmly responds to Croft’s request for permission to quote sections of Thompson’s Walk a Little Faster, and asks to read Croft’s work when it is complete.

Thompson briefly refers to a perplexity inconsistency; Bridget writes: “Jack died on the 26 November 1955,” and yet Thompson tells Bridget: “I enjoyed so much my correspondence with him in 1972-73 and that he was pleased to ...


Thompson Document 13: A Letter From Bridget Croft To Henrietta Thompson, Bridget Croft Oct 1996

Thompson Document 13: A Letter From Bridget Croft To Henrietta Thompson, Bridget Croft

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Jack Croft’s wife, Bridget Croft. Bridget asks Henrietta Thompson’s permission to use a few sections of Thompson’s Walk a Little Faster in her account of her childhood and of her experiences as a nurse in India in the 1940s, where she met Jack.


Thompson Document 01: An Introduction To The Henrietta Thompson Collection, Henrietta Thompson Dec 1992

Thompson Document 01: An Introduction To The Henrietta Thompson Collection, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A very brief introduction to the Henrietta Thompson collection.


Thompson Document 21: A Letter From Ruby Johnson To Henrietta Thompson, Ruby Johnson Jul 1980

Thompson Document 21: A Letter From Ruby Johnson To Henrietta Thompson, Ruby Johnson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Ruby Johnson to Henrietta Thompson. It seems that Johnson is here responding to a request from Thompson that she send some Burmese phrases for Thompson to include in her Walk a Little Faster history of the Walkout.


Thompson Document 20: A Letter From Ruby Johnson To Henrietta Thompson, Ruby Johnson Jul 1980

Thompson Document 20: A Letter From Ruby Johnson To Henrietta Thompson, Ruby Johnson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Ruby Johnson, a nurse who participated in the 1942 Walkout from Burma to India, to Henrietta Thompson. Johnson was the first of the Walkout participants Thompson interviewed, and Thompson particularly enjoyed this meeting and was indebted to Johnson not only for offering an account of her own experiences, but also for making Thompson aware of a number of nurses who had participated on the Walkout in Burma and also Hla Sein in the U.S. who initially resisted being interviewed about the Walkout. In this letter, Johnson mentions having recently seen Hla Sein, who was by then ...


Thompson Document 26: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein, Henrietta Thompson Sep 1972

Thompson Document 26: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Henrietta Thompson to Tun Shein, which is evidently in response to a letter Tun Shein had sent her. Thompson mentions some of their mutual acquaintances and asks whether either Tun Shein or his wife Lulu recognize any of the names on a list of Walkout participants who were then presumably still living in Burma, but whom she had been unable to meet during her brief visit.


Thompson Document 25: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein And Lulu, Henrietta Thompson Jul 1972

Thompson Document 25: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein And Lulu, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Henrietta Thompson to Tun Shein and Lulu. Thompson thanks Tun Shein and Lulu for their hospitality and refers to a few details of her trip to Burma


Thompson Document 24: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein, Henrietta Thompson Jun 1972

Thompson Document 24: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Henrietta Thompson to Tun Shein, in which Thompson discusses her upcoming visit to Burma. She mentions a number of Walkout participants in Burma whom she hopes to meet, and asks Tun Shein to help her by writing to them.