Letter, Winnie Brooks to Clyde and Augusta Brooks, August 11, 1918

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Correspondence from Winnie Brooks to her brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Augusta Brooks. Winnie served as a nurse at Camp Shelby during World War I. She writes, "I’ll be most awful glad when I leave been here a few months. I never worked until I came here. Of course I didn’t expect everything to be sunshine and roses."

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Military nursing
World War, 1914-1918

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Base Hospital
Camp Shelby
Aug 11th, 1918

Dear Sister and Bro:

Really intended writing you sooner but you will pardon me I am sure. When I arrived in Hattiesburg my train had just left for camp Shelby and no more trains until 1:30. The next thing I started out to find a taxi. I asked a man for information, he said he was on his way out to Camp. He noticed my pin, he was a shriner, so therefore he was awfully nice to me and I surely did appreciate it. I forgot to tell you he said he would be glad to bring me out and I came. I enjoyed my visit with you. Am glad I came on and didn’t wait. I haven’t heard from home. I like my work everything is so new yet. I was really surprised to find the nurses so pleasantly situated. We have nice little rooms. My roommate is a young lady from Hattiesburg. It is wonderful to be here. I’ll be most awful glad when I leave been here a few months. I never worked until I came here. Of course I didn’t expect everything to be sunshine and roses.

By the way Augusta I broke my watch. I was so careful with it. I haven’t had an opportunity to send it out since breaking it. Did I understand you to say they would replace it? Am going to take or send it to Hattiesburg Monday,

I surely would like to hear from home. Don’t forget I like to get letters. Lots of love your sis Winnie.

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Cox, Winnie Brooks, 1886-1958, “Letter, Winnie Brooks to Clyde and Augusta Brooks, August 11, 1918,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed May 29, 2024, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/96.

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