1943, Year of Fulfillment

1943 must rank as one of the happiest years in William and Philinda's lives. Despite the privation, destruction, and death of World War II raging around them, Lagos was peaceful, with only moderate lack of food and drink, and plenty of friendly people. Best of all, after February 5, William and Philinda had each other. There was lots of intense work for both at the American Consulate General, and social life got a bit hectic in the evenings, but there was usually a trip to the beach on Saturday and Sunday with good food, good surfing, good company, and welcome relaxation. Both enjoyed good health with the exception of a few days of tropical illness, after which they returned to apparent vigor. They even managed to get away from Lagos for a good two weeks excursion to the interior of Nigeria.

1943 Chronology

  • At the New Year William was hard at work in Lagos, knowing Philinda was on her way, though naturally concerned for her safety aboard a ship in waters infested with submarines. (Letter 1943-01-14)
    Meanwhile, Philinda was cruising through the Caribbean near Aruba aboard M/S Siranger, sailing in company with Convoy GAT 33 (Guantanamo to Trinidad via Aruba) For the complete story of Philinda's voyage to Lagos, please see the Family History document by that name.
  • January 4-15 Philinda and fellow passengers enjoy nearly two weeks in Port of Spain, Trinidad, while Siranger awaits a convoy to take her south and east. (Letter 1943-01-11)
  • January 15 Siranger departs Trinidad with Convoy TB 2 (Trinidad to Bahia, Brazil). Two days later, she detaches from the convoy heading east toward Africa. (Letter 1943-02-01)
  • Thursday, February 4 Siranger arrives in Lagos Bay. Passengers spend one more night aboard before being allowed to disembark. (Ship's log (archived) )
  • Friday, February 5 Hitching a ride on the Barber Line's Lagos tug, William goes out to Siranger and is reunited with Philinda. Philinda is finally able to enter Nigeria, where she spends the night at the home of Mrs. Vincent, a friend of William's. (Letter 1943-02-11)
  • Saturday, February 6 Philinda and William are married at First Baptist Church of Lagos, Rev. Dr. Adair officiating. Reception at Consul General Harold Shantz's residence. (Certificate and Letter 1943-02-11; Mr. Shantz also wrote an announcement for publication in the Foreign Service Journal.)
  • Monday February 8 - Tuesday February 9 Mini-honeymoon at the beach, Tarqua Bay, Lagos (Letter 1943-02-20)
  • Wednesday, February 10 Back to work for William; Philinda begins her new job as Clerk at the American Consulate General, Lagos. Work is intense, but evening social life is brisk. Social engagement is an important part of diplomatic life. Saturday and Sunday trips to the beach "shack" belonging to the Consul General are a welcome relief. (Letter 1943-02-25)
  • Early May Philinda is hospitalized with a low fever (probably malarial) (Letter 1943-05-05)
  • July 12-30 William and Philinda travel by train to Bukuru, near Jos, Nigeria. They stay at a guest house belonging to the manager of a tin mining operation and meet many European and African residents of the area. (Letter 1943-07-31)
  • December 31 finds William and Philinda in Lagos, for the most part enjoying life. However, Philinda has had a number of bouts of illness, including malaria and other undiagnosed ailments. Though the year ends on an upbeat note, illness will continue to afflict them and eventually force them to leave Nigeria just over a year after Philinda's arrival. (Letter 1943-12-28)

Lagos : 1943 Documents

 
Index to months in 1943 with Lagos documents
January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December
 

Lagos Documents of 1943-January

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-01-07 L-234 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Blue ink slanted hand on cream paper. Two sheets, each folded in half. One side written as two pages, the other side as one page. P.1 date stamped "FEB 16 Rec'd"
1943-01-11 L-113 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to J.W.Campbell, Sr., D.Middleton, & family Port of Spain, Trinidad Elite type dark ribbon on mid-weight legal-size paper. Location not in heading, but implied in body. Written during port call on voyage from New York to Lagos.
1943-01-11 L-114 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to J.W.Campbell, Sr., D.Middleton, & family Port of Spain, Trinidad Pencil on mid-weight notebook paper. Undated. Postscript: "Our courrier is Ensign Donovan, who formed part of our navel escort. A fine boy." Apparently Donovan mailed the letter in the US, hence the open use of place names without risk of censorship.
1943-01-14 L-45 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 1 American Consular Service letterhead airmail paper Carbon copy on file.
1943-01-23 L-46 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Envelope (#10) labeled "PICTURES"
1943-01-27 L-236 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Blue ink slanted hand on cream paper. Two sheets, each folded in half. One side written as two pages, the other side as one page. P.1 date stamped "MAR -8 Rec'd"

Lagos Documents of 1943-February

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-02-01 L-88 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to J.W.Campbell, Sr., D.Middleton, & family At Sea Legal (foolscap) paper. Original missing; several photocopies available. Letter from Philinda to her family while traveling from United State to Nigeria.
1943-02-03 L-115 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Aunt "Jondie" (Josephine) At sea Elite type dark ribbon on mid-weight paper. Two items excised by censor in second paragraph. Apparently mailed from Lagos. Signed in greyish ink. Postscript in pencil.
1943-02-05 L-242 Francis E. Flaherty to Laurence Montgomery Krieg Department of State, Washington From Francis E. Flaherty, Assistant Chief, Division of Foreign Service Administration. Pica type medium ribbon on standard-weight Department of State letterhead. Signed in blue ink
1943-02-06 L-237 William Laurence Krieg to Laurence Montgomery Krieg American Consulate General, Lagos P.1 Pica type dark carbon on thin copy paper. Copy of telegram text submited to telegraph company. P.2 Cable and Wireless Limited receipt of payment for telegram No. 5519, amount £1-13-4. Date stamp barely legible.
1943-02-07 L-238 Melody Schiffeler to William Laurence Krieg family Granville, Ohio Black ink neat compact hand on thin cream paper with visible laid-lines. P.1 heart-shape drawn with fine dots approx. 75x100mm embellished with small birds and musical notes. Date-satamped "MAR 10 Rec'd"
1943-02-07 L-239 Laurence Montgomery Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Pica type medium ribbon on standard weight letterhead of Amateur Trapshooting Association. Handwritten note veritally in lower left margin blue-black ink. Date-stamped American Consulate General MAR 15 1943 Lagos, Nigeria
1943-02-08 L-240 Laurence Montgomery Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Pica type dark ribbon on standard-weight letterhead of The Crane-Krieg- Flory Co. Page cut to 184mm height Date-stamped American Consulate General MAR 10 1943 Lagos, Nigeria
1943-02-09 L-241 Family of Laurence M. Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Purple teleprinter type on Cable and Wireless Limited red-printed telegram form. Date-stamped "[illegible] LAGOS" Also Date-stamped American Consulate General [illegible]
1943-02-09 L-243 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Blue ink slanted hand on cream paper with 1mm blue edge on recto. Two sheets, verso written upside down relative to recto. P.1 date stamped "MAR -15 Rec'd"
1943-02-10 L-44 Newspaper or Magazine to General Public [Newark, Ohio] "vice Consul Krieg and Miss Philinda Jones Wed in Lagos, Nigeria" Clipping hand-datad "1943" {Newark Advocate]
1943-02-11 L-58 Harold Shantz to General Public Lagos, Nigeria Three carbon copies on file. Each copy has a similar note: "Mr. Shantz wrote this acount for the Foreign Service Journal." Copies 1 and 2 at top in WLK hand, blue-black ink; copy 3 LPK hand in pencil at bottom.
1943-02-11 L-59 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Part of page 2 cut off 53 mm from bottom. Repaired with transparent tape, whose adhesive became fluid, soaked through paper and adhered to other pages. Carbon copy available.
1943-02-16 L-87 United States Government to General Public Lagos, Nigeria Printed form on heavy stock with blanks typed, signed, and sealed with blue Consular seal. Witness Certificate of Marriage William L. Krieg and Philinda Campbell Jones, 1943-02-06
1943-02-19 L-244 William Laurence Krieg to John Wood Campbell, Sr. American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria No Sequence Number P.1 American Consular Service letterhead Pica type dark ribbon on airmail paper Signed in black ink Copy of L-58 attached (wedding announcement by Harold Shantz)
1943-02-20 L-254 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria P.1 American Consular Service letterhead Pica type light ribbon on airmail paper No signature
1943-02-25 L-256 William Laurence Krieg to Dorothy Strahorn Campbell Middleton American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria P.1 American Consular Service letterhead Pica type dark on airmail paper Signed in black ink
1943-02-25 L-255 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria P.1 American Consular Service letterhead Pica typ edark carbon on airmail paper P.6 signed in black ink. Note in LPK hand pencil vertically in left margin copy of L-58 wedding announcement by Harold Shantz apparently enclosed, with note in LPK hand in pencil lower margin

Lagos Documents of 1943-March

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-03-04 L-257 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type light ribbon on standard paper P.3 initialed in pencil
1943-03-09 L-245 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper
1943-03-09 L-246 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 3 Pica type dark carbon on airmail paperP.2 copies not signed 2 copies on file
1943-03-10 L-247 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Pica type light ribbon on thin paper P.1 date written by hand "Rec'd 4/15-43"
1943-03-15 L-69 other to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg Government House, Lagos, Nigeria Glued into L-68 Scrapbook Card, undated. In LPK hand: "Lovely big basketful of roses!" Printed: "With the compliments of the Aide-de-Camp, Government House, Lagos, Nigeria"
1943-03-15 L-68 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg [Lagos, Nigeria] PHILINDA'S LAGOS SCRAPBOOK Multiple papers, sizes, and contents. Poor condition, ragged edges, many staples. Includes separately catalogued items L-69-85 and photos L_68-77
1943-03-15 L-71 other to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg [Lagos, Nigeria] Glued into L-68 Scrapbook Card on green stock. Printed with date, name, and signature handwritten. "Please bring this card. Legislative Council of Nigeria 15th March, 1943 Ladies Gallery Second Row Mrs. - Krieg"
1943-03-15 L-72 other to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg Government House, Lagos, Nigeria Glued into L-68 Scrapbook Card (folded in half) Printed heading with crown device. In LPK hand pencil "Roses & lettuse! [sic]" In blue-black ink unknown hand "Dear Felinda & Bill, Many belated thanks for a lovely day. Yrs. John"
1943-03-15 L-70 William Laurence Krieg to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg [Lagos, Nigeria] Glued into L-68 Scrapbook Scrap of paper torn from larger sheet Pencil in WLK hand: "I have gone to the airport (Apapa) to deliver the pouch. Be back in a few minutes."
1943-03-16 L-248 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Pica type dark carbon on standard paper P.6 initialled in black ink
1943-03-25 L-51 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 4 Two copies on file Copy 1 Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper P.2 initialed in black ink Copy 2 Pica type medium carbon on airmail paper P.2 not signed
1943-03-29 L-250 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper P.1 American Consular Service letterhead P.3 initialed in black ink P.3 initialed in pencil
1943-03-31 L-78 other to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg Marina, Lagos, Nigeria Originally stapled into L-68 Scrapbook as p.3 Light-weight paper, typed iwth light ribbon. Header: THE UNITED AFRICA COMPANY LIMITED | ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT. Signature in purple ink.

Lagos Documents of 1943-April

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-04-01 L-251 Laurence Montgomery Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Pica type medium ribbon on legal-length airmail paper. P. 1 three items cut out by censors P.2 Date-stamped American Consulate General MAY -6 1943 Lagos, Nigeria
1943-04-01 L-79 William Laurence Krieg to other Lagos, Nigeria Originally stapled into L-68 Scrapbook as p.4 Light-weight paper
1943-04-06 L-252 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper P.4 signed "Love, LPK" initialed in black ink P.5 signed "More love, LPK" initialed in black ink
1943-04-09 L-61 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence 1943 #5 Thin copy paper
1943-04-13 L-261 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper P.5 initialed in black ink
1943-04-20 L-259 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper P.4 initialed in black ink
1943-04-28 L-260 William Laurence Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 44 Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper 2 copies on file Copies not signed

Lagos Documents of 1943-May

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-05-05 L-291 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Dorothy Strahorn Campbell Middleton Lagos, Nigeria Two note-slips LPK hand light pencil. Undated, about 1943-05-05
1943-05-08 L-263 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 5 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon on standard paper Initialed in black ink
1943-05-10 L-52 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg [Lagos] Nigeria Envelope only (so far)
1943-05-11 L-262 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Pica type dark carbon on thin paper P.2 initialed in pencil P. 2 P.S. dated May 15 in pencil between lines at end
1943-05-19 L-266 Laurence Montgomery Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Pica type dark ribbon on standard U.S. letter paper, The Crane-Krieg-Flory Co. letterhead, cut to 183mm length. Signed in dark-teal ink Date-stamped American Consulate General JUN 24 1943 Lagos, Nigeria
1943-05-19 L-265 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Large open hand in light blue ink on note paper.
1943-05-25 L-264 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Pica type medium ribbon on both sides standard legal paper P.2v signed in plack ink.

Lagos Documents of 1943-June

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-06-02 L-249 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 7 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type medium carbon on airmail paper P.3 hand written pencil large open hand , initialed LPK
1943-06-02 L-268 other to William Laurence Krieg Nigeria Receipt Form Oval stamp purple ink "Police Magistrate, Lagos" Black printing filled in with blank ink "Received from Mr. W. L. Krieg, the sum of Two Shillings and six Pence, being fee for obtaining Registrar's Certificate No. 6/1943"
1943-06-02 L-267 William Laurence Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 7 Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper P.3 copy not signed
1943-06-04 L-269 William Laurence Krieg to Dorothy Strahorn Campbell Middleton Lagos, Nigeria WLK hand blue-black ink on American Consular Service note card, standard- weight paper Single sheet folded in half making 4 small pages. End page blank.
1943-06-10 L-53 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria American Consular Service airmail paper
1943-06-11 L-270 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, [Lagos, Nigeria] Sequence No. 7 Elite type dark ribbon on both sides standard-weight legal paper P.1 two lines overtyped with Xs at top P.2 signed in black ink
1943-06-18 L-271 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, [Lagos, Nigeria] Sequence No. 7 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Elite type dark carbon on airmail paper P.2 signed in black ink
1943-06-19 L-272 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Dorothy Strahorn Campbell Middleton Lagos, Nigeria Elite type dark ribbon on both sides standard weight paper. P. 1 three hand-written notes in two hands P.2 Two hand-written notes blue-black ink right margin. Signed blue-black ink.
1943-06-24 L-273 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 9 Elite t ype medium ribbon on both sides of standard-weight legal paper. P.4 initialled in black ink
1943-06-25 L-62 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence 43 # 8 American Consular Service letterhead Air mail paper Two carbon copies on file
1943-06-29 L-275 Laurence Montgomery Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Pica type dark ribbon on thin paper with COPY p;rinted in red at bottom

Lagos Documents of 1943-July

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-07-01 L-276 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 10 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Elite type dark ribbon Pp. 1-2 on both sides standard weight paper P.3 on airmail paper P.3 initialed in pencil
1943-07-02 L-235 William Laurence Krieg to Lillian F. "Ninnie" Rhoads American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Pica type medium ribbon on thin paper P.1 American Consular Service airmail letterhead Pica type dark carbon on thin copy paper P.2 copy not signed
1943-07-04 L-75 other to William Laurence Krieg family F.F.S. President Houduce [Marina, Lagos, Nigeria] Glued into L-68 Scrapbook Printed Naval message form with handrwitten names and salutation; typed message "Will you give me the pleasure of your company at 7.30 P.M. Sunday 4th July. An informal party. Cars can come alongside at Apapa and boats run from R.N.O. ..."
1943-07-07 L-274 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 11 Elite type dark carbon on regular weight paper P.1 Gov legal one side only Pp.2-3 Gov legal both sides P.3 initialed in pencil P.4 Gov letter one side only
1943-07-09 L-57 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence 1943 #9 Carbon copy on file
1943-07-10 L-76 other to William Laurence Krieg family Lagos, Nigeria Glued into L-68 Scrapbook Ruled index card. "MR. JOHN S. N. OFFO. | AND | MISS PATRICIA ADA EZERIM. |Respectfully request the company of Mr. & Mrs W L Krieg to their GRAND WEDDING CEREMONY ON Saturday 1oth July, 1943. At the HOLY CROSS-CATHEDRAL LAGOS, at 8 a, m,..."
1943-07-14 L-279 Melody Schiffeler to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Black ink compact hand on cream note paper with laid lines visible.
1943-07-15 L-280 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Large slanted hand blue-black ink on cream note paper with laid lines visible. P.1 Ink color faded in rectangular section, possibly by contact with acidic paper
1943-07-16 L-281 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Anglo-Jos House Bukuru via Jos [Nigeria] Apparently a draft of L-54 1943-07-31 Large upright hand in black ink fine nib on cream deckle-edge note paper. P. 3v hand-drawn illustration of village and woman typically clothed; p.7r dated July 22; p.11r dated July 24
1943-07-29 L-282 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria P.1, P.3 American Foreign Service letterhead Pp. 1-2 Pica type medium ribbon on regular weight paper P. 2 signed in blue-black ink P.3 Elite t ype medium ribbon ; initialed in blue-black ink
1943-07-29 L-283 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Large slanted hand in blue-black ink on cream note paper with laid lines visible. Black date stamp p.1r "AUG 31 Rec'd"
1943-07-30 L-284 Melody Schiffeler to William Laurence Krieg family Granville, Ohio Compact hand black ink fine nib on thin cream note paper with decorate AirMail logo. P.S. upside down top left p.1.
1943-07-31 L-55 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence 1943 #10 American Consular Service letterhead Airmail paper Carbon copy on file
1943-07-31 L-54 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Anglo-Jos House, Bukuru via Jos [Nigeria] "Air Mail" printed on thin sheets

Lagos Documents of 1943-August

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-08- L-300 Newspaper or Magazine to General Public Newark, Ohio Clipping from Newark Advocate (P-shaped) Photo of young woman on left under "Society" banner. "Wedding Anounced of Katharine Montgomery and Capt. D. C. Jenkins"
1943-08-02 L-286 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 13 - I think P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type dark ribbon on standard paper P.3 no signature
1943-08-07 L-304 Newspaper or Magazine to General Public Newark, Ohio Clipping from Newark Advocate titled "Wm. Krieg Wins New Promotion" Found attached to 1943-08-21 L-305; filed separately.
1943-08-08 L-77 "Mick" to William Laurence Krieg family [Lagos, Nigeria] Glued into L-68 Scrapbook Black ink, thank-you note
1943-08-08 L-74 William Laurence Krieg to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Glued into L-68 Scrapbook Scrap of paper, lower left corner cut diagonally. "Darling Philinda | Fountain Pen No. 1 | The first hundred years are | the hardest."
1943-08-10 L-73 U. S. Army Air Forces Mess, Apapa, Nigeria to William Laurence Krieg family Point Road, Apapa [Lagos, Nigeria] Glued into L-68 Scrapbook Typed with handwritten names filled in "UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES REQUESTS THE PRESENCE OF Mr. and Mrs. William Kreig[sic]" AT A BUFFET SUPPER DANCE U.S. ARMY MESS | POINT ROAD, APAPA | EIGHT O CLOCK, TUESDAY EVENING |AUGUST 10, 1943 RSVP"
1943-08-10 L-287 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 14 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Elite type dark ribbon on standard paper with red pencil corrections P.3 initialed in black ink
1943-08-17 L-288 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 15 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead standard paper P. 1, 2 (top): Elite type medium ribbon P.2 (near end), 3: Elite type dark ribbon P.3 not signed
1943-08-19 L-302 I. G. Stirgwolt to Laurence Montgomery Krieg Sixty East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio Elite type medium ribbon on letterhead of Irving G. Sirgwolt, Attorney at Law, Certified Public Accountant. Signed in blue ink
1943-08-20 L-289 William Laurence Krieg to Lillian F. "Ninnie" Rhoads Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 11 Pp. 1-2 Pica type medium smudgy carbon on thin paper P.3 WLK hand black ink fine nib on note slip 127x76mm stapled to carbon copy of L-56 1943-08-20.
1943-08-20 L-56 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence 1943 #11 American Consular Service letterhead Two carbon copies on file, one of which was sent to LFR, with a hand written note. Note was catalogued as L-289.
1943-08-21 L-301 Lillian F. "Ninnie" Rhoads to William Laurence Krieg 1234 S.W.Second Street, Miami 35, Florida Large open hand slight slant in blue ink. P.1 black date stamp "SEP -3 1943"
1943-08-21 L-305 Laurence Montgomery Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Pica type medium ribbon on thin paper printed "COPY" in red. Notes in pencil added to p.1 left margin and p.2 verso.
1943-08-25 L-306 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Large slanted hand in green ink on Amateur Trapshooting Association standard weight letterhead
1943-08-26 L-292 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Elite type dark carbon on standard-weight U.S. Government paper. Pages cut or torn to about 8.5 inches. P.1 typed art representing screaming woman. P.2 numbered at top, dated "Thrusday [sic] Aug. 26"
1943-08-31 L-290 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 17 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Elite type very dark ribbon on standard paper P.3 signed in blue ink

Lagos Documents of 1943-September

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-09-02 L-81 "Frank" to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg [Lagos, Nigeria] Glued into L-68 Scrapbook p.5 Paper torn from larger sheet. Handwritten in pencil. Birthday greetings to Philinda
1943-09-02 L-80 (undecipherable) to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg [Lagos, Nigeria] Glued into L-68 Scrapbook p.5 Canary paper scrap torn from larger sheet. Writing in red, apparently crayon. Date stamped with rubber stamp. Entire message: "Happy Birthday, Philinda"
1943-09-03 L-293 William Laurence Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 12 P.1 American Consular Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper P.2 signed in black ink Carbon copy on file.
1943-09-03 L-307 William Laurence Krieg to Lillian F. "Ninnie" Rhoads Lagos, Nigeria Pica type dark carbon on thin paper. P.1 return address A.P.O 606-A, Miami, Florida P.2 copy not signed
1943-09-04 L-294 William Laurence Krieg to John Wood Campbell, Sr. Lagos, Nigeria P.1 American Consular Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper Penciled note LPK hand near top: "XXXXXX to Pop" with sketch of lips P.2 signed in black ink
1943-09-08 L-295 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 18 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Elite type dark carbon on standard weight paper P.2 on reverse of p.1 P.3 on thin paper, initialed in black ink Carbon copy (3 separate sheets) on file
1943-09-09 L-308 Laurence Montgomery Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Pica type dark ribbon on thin paper with "COPY" printed in red at bottom. Signed in greyish ink
1943-09-14 L-296 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 19 U.S. Gov. "Air Mail" stationery Elite type dark carbon on airmail paper P.3 copy not signed
1943-09-16 L-65 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Dorothy Strahorn Campbell Middleton Am. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria Postcard. Picture catalogued as L_59-2 "410 Lagos. Broad Street and St. George's Hall." No date of writing. Apparently sent by State Department Pouch to Washington, where it was postmarked. Catalogued by postmark date..
1943-09-23 L-297 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 20 "I sent two 18's by mistake" Elite type dark carbon on airmail paper P.4 copy not signed
1943-09-29 L-298 William Laurence Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 13 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper Penciled note near top: "Recd 11/8/43" P.2 signed in black ink Carbon copy on file.

Lagos Documents of 1943-October

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-10-06 L-309 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 21 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Elite type dark ribbon on standard paper P.2 Note in LPK hand blue ink left margin; burn at center of lower edge, probably cigarette. P.3 Legal length. 1.5 lines cut out by censor near end. Not signed.
1943-10-09 L-310 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Large slanted hand in black ink on note paper. P.1 black date stamp "OCT 23 Rec'd"
1943-10-25 L-314 Lillian F. "Ninnie" Rhoads to William Laurence Krieg Miami, Florida Large slanted hand blue ink on moderately thin paper. Clipping 1943-10-25 L-313 attached.
1943-10 L-313 Newspaper or Magazine to General Public Newark, Ohio Announcement of "Bud" Francis medal in The Newark Advocate. Attached to letter 1943-10-25 L-314 LFR to WLK
1943-10-25 L-312 William Laurence Krieg to John Krieg Lagos, Nigeria P.1 Copy of Form for Reduced Rate Plain Language Telegram, Cable and Wireless Limited. Pica type medium carbon on green-printed form. P.2 Cable and Wireless Limited receipt of payment for telegram No. 15371, amount £1-16-0 Birthday telegram to WLK's grandfather.
1943-10-26 L-311 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. 22 P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type dark ribbon on standard paper P.2 cut to 3/4 length. Iinitialed in black ink

Lagos Documents of 1943-November

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-11-02 L-50 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Airmail paper
1943-11-05 L-49 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence 1943 #14 American Consular Service letterhead airmail paper 2 carbon copies on file
1943-11-09 L-278 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. [omitted] P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon. P.1 copy 1 on standard paper, copy 2 on thin paper Pp.2-4 on thin paper P.4 copy 1 cut off to 1/2 size; neither copy signed
1943-11-11 L-299 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Large slanted hand medium-fine nib in black ink on cream note paper with laid lines visible. 4 sheets both sides.
1943-11-12 L-315 William Laurence Krieg to Lillian F. "Ninnie" Rhoads Lagos, Nigeria P.1 American Consular Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon on airmail paper P.2 copy not signed Carbon copy on file.
1943-11-17 L-47 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria Standard-weight paper using both sides
1943-11-20 L-86 other to General Public St. Saviour's (Colonial) Church, Lagos, Nigeria Glued into L-68 Scrapbook p.8 Wedding program printed in dark blue ink. Wedding of M.B.H and J.M.E.H. May originally have been 4 pages, but last page is firmly glued into scrapbook.

Lagos Documents of 1943-December

DateIDFromToWhere FromNotes
1943-12-03 L-48 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence 1943 #15 American Consular Service letterhead, airmail paper Carbon copy on file.
1943-12 L-318 Newspaper or Magazine to General Public Newark, Ohio Clipping presumably from The Newark Advocate. File position suggests it was included in SSK letter of 1943-12-06.
1943-12-06 L-317 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg Newark, Ohio Blue-green ink large slanted hand on cream note paper with laid lines visible. P.1 date does not include year, 1943 assumed from file position and internal evidence. Black date stamp "DEC 17 Rec'd"
1943-12-07 L-63 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family Lagos, Nigeria thin copy paper carbon copy on file
1943-12-20 L-83 Arnall family to William Laurence Krieg family TELEGRAPHS LAGOS Nigeria Glued into L-68 Scrapbook p.13 Telegram form on pink paper with message on white strips glued to form. " Originated in Jos, Nigeria "CHRISTMAS GREETINGS BEST WISHES NEW YEAR BOTH = ARNALLS"
1943-12-21 L-84 "Mickey Finn Corporation" to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg Yaba, Nigeria Laid into L-68 Scrapbook p.12 or 13 Pink telegram form hand-written in pencil. Gag message answered in L-82
1943-12-23 L-320 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to Krieg-Campbell family American Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria Sequence No. [28 omitted] P.1 American Foreign Service letterhead Pica type dark carbon on standard paper with orange-colored stains P.2 initialed in black and blue ink
1943-12-25 L-82 Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg to other LAGOS TIMBER COMPANY YABA Nigeria Originally part of L-68 Scrpbook p.12 Draft of telegram on light-weight paper Gag message responding to L-84 and followed by L-87. In LPK hand "Telegrams from and to Nils Rasmusson | December, 1943
1943-12-26 L-85 "Al Capone & Co. Ltd." to Laura Philinda Campbell Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Glued into L-68 Scrapbook p.6 Printed heading: "Savingram" Subject: one chocolate bar - gift of
1943-12-28 L-258 Melody Schiffeler to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Compact hand black ink on note paper with laid lines visible. P.1 embellished with heart-shape outlined with fine dots; recipients' names have birds with musical notes above. P.2 drawing of dachshund black ink third line.
1943-12-28 L-321 Laurence Montgomery Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Teleprinted paper tape purple type glued to Cable and Wireless Limited red-printed telegram form. Date-stamped "C.&.W.LTD 28DEC43 LAGOS"
1943-12-28 L-60 William Laurence Krieg to Family of Laurence M. Krieg Lagos, Nigeria Sequence 1943 #16 American Consular Service Airmail letterhead Page 4 letter to Dad (LMK) sequence 1943 16a Salutation: Dear Dad, Signed: Good-bye again, Love,
1943-12-30 L-323 Sarah Stasel Krieg to William Laurence Krieg family Newark, Ohio Slanted hand black ink medium-fine nib on cream note paper with laid lines visible. P.1 black date stamp "JAN 8 Rec'd"
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