This collection contains correspondence and other materials sent by Maj. Edward "Ted" Rivinus, USA, to his wife Esther "Teddy"
Rivinus while Edward was stationed in North Africa and Italy during the Second World War.
Major Edward "Ted" Florens Rivinus, Jr., United States Army (11/27/1915 - 1998) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and
grew up and went to school in New England until an asthma condition forced his family to relocate him to Arizona to attend
the Evans School for Boys, a prep school known as a haven for the wealthy east coast jet set. He attended Princeton University
and enrolled in ROTC. Upon his graduation, he joined the 166th field artillery battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
After the war, he worked as a Foreign Service officer and after his retirement, worked for the Smithsonian Institute. He died
in a car crash in 1998.
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