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 Resource Type: Letter
 County: Davidson County, TN
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Adelitia McGee and Matilda Dodd to the Moore family and Alice McGee, May 11, 1890]

[Letter from Adelitia McGee and Matilda Dodd to the Moore family and Alice McGee, May 11, 1890]

Date: May 11, 1894
Creator: McGee, Adelitia & Dodd, Matilda
Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee and Matilda Dodd. In Dinkie's letter, she updates the Moore family and Alice on the goings-on in Sumner county. The news includes: updates on William Dodd's health and Willie McGee's trip to Nashville, a discussion about Lizzie's baby, details about a visit from dressmaker Mat Blackmore, community news of health and happenings, a discussion about the hat fashion for the summer, additional community updates, news about the strawberry crop, an details concerning a visit from family. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family and Alice should write soon. In Matilda's letter, she informs the Moore family of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee, and the news includes: details about the health of family members, an update on the cool and rainy weather, news on the condition of crops and the planting season, a discussion about Birdie's duck and goose business, a dialogue about chores, details about Matilda's rheumatism, and additional community news. She closes the letter by sending her love to all.
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[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore and the White family, September 22, 1913]

[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore and the White family, September 22, 1913]

Date: September 22, 1913
Creator: McKinley, Birdie McGee
Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee McKinley and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore and the White Family. In this letter, Birdie informs her kin of the goings-on in her community. The news includes: details about how they have survived the drought with their well and spring for the stock animals, a discussion about Minnie's visit and their preparation for Minnie's return to Georgia, a dialogue about Birdie's baby who likes to be in her buggy, updates on community news and the well-being of family and friends, a discussion about a boat trip Will took with the boosters, details about some dentistry work Birdie is going to get done, news about their chickens and milk cow surviving the drought, a discussion about the baby and how she wears short dresses now, details about having some Kodak pictures made of the baby, a dialogue about correspondences received including Linnet's postcard, an update about Will's position at Ewing's,and news about Will's aunt passing away. She closes the letter by noting that she hopes to hear from Mary Ann and the white family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore and Claude and Linnet White, September 22, 1908]

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore and Claude and Linnet White, September 22, 1908]

Date: September 22, 1908
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore (who she address as Aunt Mollie) and Claude and Linnet White discussing recent news, family and friends, the weather, sewing clothes, and how she wishes they could come for a visit. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White, McKinney, Texas, and it is postmarked Nashville, Tennessee on September 24, 1908.
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White, September 28, 1909]

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White, September 28, 1909]

Date: September 28, 1909
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White. In this letter, Birdie discusses having Minnie stay at her house and how wonderful it was to have her around all the time, details about Minnie's new position teaching at a city school in Tullahoma, TN, and notes that her an Minnie went to the fair. McGee reminiscences about going to the Dallas Fair and mentions that they saw many fine domestic animals there and had a wonderful time, but she often though of Linnet and Mary Ann while she was there. She mentions that the weather is getting cooler and her vegetable garden has dried up. She notes that their corn crop was good this year and that they still have chickens, two hogs and a sow. She informs Mary Ann on the most recent news about family. She details that the house they plan to build will be up by December and will send the plans. She asks Claude to write to them and inquires about his kin. She asks Linnet if she has begun her fall sewing yet ...
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[Letter from Bounds, J. William to Charles B. Moore, October 8, 1899]

[Letter from Bounds, J. William to Charles B. Moore, October 8, 1899]

Date: October 8, 1899
Creator: Bounds, J. William
Description: Letter from J. William Bounds to Charles B. Moore in which he says that he has visited a mutual friend, Mr. Crawford. Mr. Crawford is very interested in the phosphate mining industry. Mr. Bounds says that Nashville is a very pleasant place to live. He is a student at Vanderbilt University and plans to graduate soon.
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elvira D. Moore, July 7, 1850]

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elvira D. Moore, July 7, 1850]

Date: July 7, 1850
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Elvira Moore discussing his recent trip to Jerseyville, the Fourth of July celebrations there and the progress that community had made, farming, seeing King Lear at the theatre, building engines, and news of family and friends. There is an envelope addressed to Elvira D. Moore, Unionville P O, Bedford County, Tennessee. It is postmarked Nashville, and July 7, 1850 is written in pencil at the top.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

Date: August 16, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara was written while he was on the march in Louisiana. He describes the troops that are gathered and speculates on the purpose of their movements. He mentions that he has been invited to dine with Captain McDavid.
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[Letter from Dinkie McGee and William Dodd to C. B. Moore, February 24, 1888]

[Letter from Dinkie McGee and William Dodd to C. B. Moore, February 24, 1888]

Date: February 24, 1888
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & Dodd, William
Description: William hopes that Linnet has recovered from whooping cough. None of the kids have come down with whooping cough yet and he has to worry about measles going around. He received a letter from Tobe and Florence. He mentions the weather and the crops being planted. He also mentions the people who have died. Em's daughter who got married moved away. Dinky says they are all well except for Willie who has a bad cold. She went to town for some errands. She gives some advice for Linnet and wishes they were with her. She mentions that Mr.Campbell is moving to Nashville.
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[Letter from Elizabeth Franklin to the Moore family, January 10, 1901]

[Letter from Elizabeth Franklin to the Moore family, January 10, 1901]

Date: January 10, 1901
Creator: Franklin, Elizabeth
Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Elizabeth "Bettie" Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In the letter, Franklin informs the Moore family that Matilda Dodd has passed way from pneumonia. She discusses the time period right before Dodd passed and describes how the family worked very hard to keep her well with visits from the Doctor and with medicine. The family realized she would not get well and all they could do was keep her comfortable tile she passed. Franklin details how the family and how friends have all helped out during this trying time. This is a fragment of the letter.
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[Letter from J. J. Crawford to Charles B. Moore and Rev. Jim Biggs, February 16, 1899]

[Letter from J. J. Crawford to Charles B. Moore and Rev. Jim Biggs, February 16, 1899]

Date: February 16, 1899
Creator: Crawford, J. J.
Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by J. J. Crawford and is addressed to Charles B. Moore and Rev. Jim Biggs. In this letter, Crawford informs Moore and Biggs about the goings-on in Nashville, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt on Moore's letters, a discussion concerning the reasons why he hasn't written Moore in some time, details on the bitter winter weather and how important it is to have a fire in this weather, a dialogue about Moore's trip to Colorado and how Crawford learned much from the letters Moore sent to him,a brief message to Biggs about Tennessee and how he has not been outside of Nashville to see their "old time folks," news about Crawford's family and the winter activities of the children, a message from Anna to the Moore family, and a few messages sent by Crawford to people he knows who reside in Texas. He closes the letter by noting that he hopes Moore, Biggs, and their families are not home bound due to the bad winter weather, detailing that soon the blue birds will sing. The envelope is included with the letter.
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