[Letter from Julia A. Barr to the Moore family, December 3, 1888]

Description:

This item is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Julia A. Barr, Henry and Charles Moore's cousin. In the letter, Julia updates the Moore family on the happenings in Jerseyville, Illinois and the news includes: a dialogue about meeting cousin George Wilson in Eureka Springs, Arkansas while on a trip there, a discussion about the people that accompanied here on the trip and how long she stayed, details concerning the people she meet in Eureka Springs, a conversation about Seella, her two children, and Polly, a dialogue about their helper who was discharged over a year ago and how they are getting along without him, an update on the bountiful crops and how good rain has made it possible for people to get out of debt, a discussion about "Aunt" Sally Smith and Uncle Abner's family, a dialogue about Sottie Knaff's daughter, details about the Goodrich family, an aside about the town of Jerseyville, a dialogue about Mrs. O. P. Powell's children, a discussion about Wilson Cross and Ida Barr Cross, details about Fannie and her love for entertaining, updates on family, a dialogue about Barr's California trip and the places they stopped at along the way, details about the trip and the cities and sites Barr saw in California, a discussion about the trip back home to Illinois and details about their stop in Salt Lake City, an aside on how lovely the topography was from Salt Lake to Denver, a discussion on her return home, and a dialogue about recent plans. She closes the letter by asking how Linnet was doing, asks the Moore family to write soon, and sends her love to all. The envelope is included with the letter.

Creator(s): Barr, Julia A.
Location(s):
Creation Date: December 3, 1888
Partner(s):
UNT Archives
Collection(s):
The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
Usage:
Total Uses: 29
Past 30 days: 9
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Author):
Date(s):
  • Creation: December 3, 1888
Coverage:
Place
United States - Illinois - Jersey County - Jerseyville
Place
United States - Arkansas - Carroll County - Eureka Springs
Place
United States - Illinois - Saint Clair County - East Saint Louis
Place
United States - Missouri - Saint Louis Independent City - Saint Louis
Place
United States - Illinois - Adams County - Quincy
Place
United States - Kansas - Leavenworth County - Kansas City
Place
United States - Kansas - Shawnee County - Topeka
Place
United States - Kansas - Sedgwick County - Wichita
Place
United States - Nevada - Clark County - Las Vegas
Place
United States - New Mexico - Santa Fe County - Santa Fe
Place
United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Place
United States - California - San Diego County - San Diego
Place
United States - California - Los Angeles County - Pasadena
Place
United States - California - San Francisco County - San Francisco
Place
United States - California - Alameda County - Oakland
Place
United States - California - Sacramento County - Sacramento
Place
United States - Virginia - Fairfax County - Mount Vernon
Place
United States - Utah - Salt Lake County - Salt Lake City
Place
United States - Colorado - Denver County - Denver
Place
United States - Texas - Collin County - McKinney
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1888~  
Description:

This item is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Julia A. Barr, Henry and Charles Moore's cousin. In the letter, Julia updates the Moore family on the happenings in Jerseyville, Illinois and the news includes: a dialogue about meeting cousin George Wilson in Eureka Springs, Arkansas while on a trip there, a discussion about the people that accompanied here on the trip and how long she stayed, details concerning the people she meet in Eureka Springs, a conversation about Seella, her two children, and Polly, a dialogue about their helper who was discharged over a year ago and how they are getting along without him, an update on the bountiful crops and how good rain has made it possible for people to get out of debt, a discussion about "Aunt" Sally Smith and Uncle Abner's family, a dialogue about Sottie Knaff's daughter, details about the Goodrich family, an aside about the town of Jerseyville, a dialogue about Mrs. O. P. Powell's children, a discussion about Wilson Cross and Ida Barr Cross, details about Fannie and her love for entertaining, updates on family, a dialogue about Barr's California trip and the places they stopped at along the way, details about the trip and the cities and sites Barr saw in California, a discussion about the trip back home to Illinois and details about their stop in Salt Lake City, an aside on how lovely the topography was from Salt Lake to Denver, a discussion on her return home, and a dialogue about recent plans. She closes the letter by asking how Linnet was doing, asks the Moore family to write soon, and sends her love to all. The envelope is included with the letter.

Physical Description:

[16] p. ; 20 x 13 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): letters | debts | post offices | eye injury | Independent Order of Odd Fellows | vegetables | old friends | Coronado Beach | Coronado Hotel | chinatown | joss houses | curio shops | Sutro Heights | Seal Rocks | tabernacle | Assembly Hall | Marshall Pass | Royal Gorge | Van Horn Place | East St. Louis, Illinois | St. Clair County, Illinois
Contributor(s):
Series Title: Charles B. Moore Family papers, 1832-1917
Partner:
UNT Archives
Collection:
The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 39096548 |
  • UNTCAT: b2075015 |
  • CALL-NO: HM. 70
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: CBM_2082-003-007
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth203598
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth203598
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text