1940s Overview

This section primarily links to documents from the 1940s that were written during transitional periods, between times when Laura Philinda Campbell and William Laurence Krieg's were living overseas. Letters from specific overseas posts are grouped and displayed separately. The table below shows these major periods and links to the associated document groups.

Dates William's Location Philinda's Location Document Group
1940 January en route to Milan, Italy Paris, France Milan, France
1941 June Milan Paris to Lisbon, Portugal
1941 July Milan to Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon 1940s
1941 October 30 Lisbon embarks for New York
1941 November 14 Lisbon to London Orange, New Jersey
1941 November 20 embarks from England for Lagos, Nigeria New Jersey, Vermont, Florida Lagos
1941 December William arrives Lagos New Jersey, Vermont, Florida (documents in Lagos section)
1942 July 1 Lagos Divorce of Jimmy Jones and Philinda Campbell
1942 December 24 Lagos Philinda embarks for Lagos
1943 February 4 Lagos Philinda arrives in Lagos
1943 FEBRUARY 6 MARRIAGE OF PHILINDA AND WILLIAM
1944 February William and Philinda return to United States 1940s
1944 July William and Philinda begin assignment in Caracas, Venezuela Venezuela
1945 December First child born: Laurence
1948 William, Philinda, and Laurence return to United States 1940s

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Documents: 1939-1949

1941 1942 1944 1948 1949

1940s Documents: 1940-1942

Date
ID
Where FromByToNotes
1941-06-14
4- 3
Hotel Netto, Sintra, Portugal Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: J.W.Campbell, Sr., D.Middleton, & family
1941-06-20
4- 5
Lisbon, Portugal Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: J.W.Campbell, Sr., D.Middleton, & family Black ink on steno paper, torn from top rings. Draft of 4-6
1941-06-20
4- 6
Lisbon, Portugal Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: J.W.Campbell, Sr., D.Middleton, & family Black ink fair-copy of 4-5 on Hotel Netto stationery
1941-07-02
4- 100
Congress of the United States, Washington other to: John Wood Campbell, Sr. Printing, concerning William Wildman Campbell, formerly Representative from Ohio, for "Biographical Directory of the American Congress" to Kohlman (Napoleon Cemetery) forwarded to JWC.
1941-07-10
4- 7
Lisbon, Portugal Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: J.W.Campbell, Sr., D.Middleton, & family
1941-07-29
4-9
Newark, Ohio Sarah Stasel Krieg to: William Laurence Krieg Black ink. Paper folded to make booklet. First and last sides horizontal, center vertical
1941-07-29
4-8
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Family of Laurence M. Krieg William's account of the evacuation of American diplomats from Italy to Portugal. Typed on 3 sheets of plain thin paper 1 side only
1941-08-11
4-10
Newark Ohio Laurence Montgomery Krieg to: William Laurence Krieg Typed on 2 sheets of thin paper, one side only
1941-08-22
4-11
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Laurence Montgomery Krieg No hand-signature. Very dark somewhat smudged type. Upper left of p.1 in WLK hand "Place on board Excambion "
1941-09-09
4-12
Newark, Ohio Laurence Montgomery Krieg to: William Laurence Krieg
1941-09-20
4- 13
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Family of Laurence M. Krieg Carbon copy on thin white paper (now yellow). Last lines on second page are out of line and sentence incomplete, indicating uneaven paper feed in typewriter.
1941-09-23
4- 14
Lisbon, Portugal Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: J.W.Campbell, Sr., D.Middleton, & family
1941-10-08
4-15
[Lisbon, Portugal] William Laurence Krieg to: Laurence Montgomery Krieg P.1 Western Union telegram form. P.2. Very thin (yellowish) paper, serrated left edge. Printed "RECIBO" with stamp and signature stapled below typed message. Apparently draft of telegram previously designated 4-16, now merged with 4-15
1941-10-09
4-18
Newark, Ohio Laurence Montgomery Krieg to: William Laurence Krieg
1941-10-09
4-17
[Newark, Ohio] Sarah Stasel Krieg to: William Laurence Krieg
1941-10-12
4- 20
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Family of Laurence M. Krieg Thin US Foreign Service stationery. P.1 dark smudge along top edge; p.2 yellowed around top and left edges. (Carbon copy on file, formerly numbered 4-19)
1941-10-20
4- 21
Lisbon, Portugal Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: J.W.Campbell, Sr., D.Middleton, & family Thin US Foreign Service stationery. Scorch mark half-way down p.1 toward right side. P.1v 16 lines typed. P.2 is half-sheet typed recto only
1941-10-29
4-22
[Lisbon, Portugal] Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: William Laurence Krieg Date and location estimated from external and internal evidence. Typed on heavy paper, double-spaced. Not signed.
1941-10-30
4-23
[Lisbon, Portugal] William Laurence Krieg to: Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg Date and location estimated from external and internal evidence. Blue-black ink on heavy paper folded into eighths. One recto eighth and recto creases heavily yellowed.
1941-11-01
4-24
[Lisbon, Portugal] James A. "Jimmie" Jones to: Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg Date and location estimated from external and internal evidence. Black ink on heavy paper. Poem titled Hearts (Broken) and Flowers (Wilted). Hearts and flowers drawn in margin.
1941-11-02
4-25
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg
1941-11-04
4-26
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg col- Blue-black ink on US Foreign Service airmail paper. Heavy bleed-through.
1941-11-05
4- 27
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Family of Laurence M. Krieg
1941-11-07
4-28
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg US Foreign Service heavy paper. Hand-written note below signature
1941-11-09
4-29
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg
1941-11-11
4- 30
Lisbon, Portugal William Laurence Krieg to: Family of Laurence M. Krieg Airmail paper. Stored folded in thirds; back of p.2 rubbed and somewhat grimy, with pencil note in WLK hand "From Lisbon 11/11/41". Second copy not letterhead.
1941-11-12
4- 31
Lisboa William Laurence Krieg to: Laurence Montgomery Krieg
1941-11-13
4- 32
Lisboa William Laurence Krieg to: Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg
1941-11-14
4- 33
Orange NJ Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: William Laurence Krieg
1941-11-15
4- 34
London William Laurence Krieg to: Laurence Montgomery Krieg
1941-11-16
4- 37
AMERICAN EMBASSY London, England William Laurence Krieg to: Family of Laurence M. Krieg
1941-11-16
4-35
London, England William Laurence Krieg to: Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg Typed on airmail paper. P.2 somewhat light.
1941-12-05
4-36
CD SANS ORIGINE [Gibraltar] William Laurence Krieg to: Laurence Montgomery Krieg
1942-07-21
4-45
Miami, Florida Government to: General Public Laura P. C. Jones, Plaintiff, -vs- James A. W. Jones, Defendant

1940s Documents: 1944-1946

Date
ID
Where FromByToNotes
1944-03-27
4-38
Washington DC William Laurence Krieg to: Krieg-Campbell family P.1 Pica type sharp dark carbon on thin US gov paper. P.2 WLK hand blue-black ink on green Hotel Raleigh stationery, front and back. Envelope "The Hotel Raleigh"
1944-05-19
4-39
Hotel Raleigh, Washington DC Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: Dorothy Strahorn Campbell Middleton LPK hand blue-black ink both sides on green Hotel Raleigh stationery (incl. envelope). P.5 1/4 sheet roughly torn off with pencil drawing of elegant sitting-room.
1944-05-23
4-40
San Francisco, California Jeannette Krieg Drake to: William Laurence Krieg family Slanted hand blue-black ink on cream note paper folded to make booklet with 8 pages. 6 pages written. Year not written. Envelope contains 8 photos mainly of ~5 month old baby (Barbara)
1944-06-12
4-41
Hotel Raleigh, Washington, D.C. Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: Dorothy Strahorn Campbell Middleton LPK hand blue-black ink on both sides green Hotel Raleigh stationery. Pp. 1-2 full-size standard letter paper. Pp. 3-6 half-size standard letter paper.
1944-06-20
4-42
Hotel Raleigh, Washington, D.C. Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: Dorothy Strahorn Campbell Middleton LPK hand blue-black ink on both sides green Hotel Raleigh stationery
1944-06-30
4- 43
Department of State,Washington William Laurence Krieg to: Lillian F. "Ninnie" Rhoads
1944-07-10
4-44
Miami, Florida Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to: Dorothy Strahorn Campbell Middleton LPK hand blue-black ink on PAA note paper folded booklet-fashion. Written on 1st and 3rd pages only.

1940s Documents: 1947-1949

Date
ID
Where FromByToNotes
1947-11-03
4-2
Newark, Ohio Newspaper or Magazine to: General Public JOHN KRIEG OBIT - Clipping from newspaper, presumably Newark [Ohio] Advocate. Hand written "1947" at top. (Date of death was 1941-11-01)
1948-09-30
4-1
Newark, Ohio Newspaper or Magazine to: General Public CARY MONTGOMERY OBIT - Clipping from Newark [Ohio] Advocate. Pasted to 135x272mm paper, on which is typed "Newark Advocate, Sept. 30, 1948"; inserted at "Wednesday" is typed "Sept. 29,"

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