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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[August Election]
Clipping from St. Louis, Missouri showing the candidates from the August 1851 election for three Supreme Court Judges, Judge of the Circuit Court, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Judge of the Criminal Court, Law Commissioner, Jailor, and Assessor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth198791/
[Bill of Sale for A. D. Kennard, May 12,1857]
Bill of Sale for A.D. Kennard from David M.Smith regarding a slave named Harris. On the back is a witness account of sale. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182797/
[Bill of Sale for A. D. Kennard, November 19, 1857]
Letter from the heirs of A. Anderson to A.D. Kennard regarding money and a slave. The other page is about the witnesses of the signing of the document. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182796/
[Clipping: 1854--Extraordinary Season.]
Newspaper clipping containing a chart of the range of temperatures in the shade from June 24, 1854 to September 14, 1854. It notes that Flowers, a person located on Union Street, kept record of these temperatures for the newspaper. There are miscellaneous advertisements on the reverse side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth198757/
[Clipping: 1854 Temperatures]
Newspaper clipping containing a chart of the range of temperatures in the shade from June 24, 1854 to September 14, 1854. It notes that Flowers, a person located on Union Street, kept record of these temperatures for the newspaper. There is part of an article on the reverse side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth198758/
[Clipping, January 1855]
A newspaper clipping from the Charles B. Moore Collection. the clipping details a meteorological table for the month of January in the year of 1855. The table records these variables for January: the morning, afternoon, and evening temperatures; the mean temperature of the month; the barometer reading; the monthly rainfall; and the direction of the wind. The table also includes the total rain fall for the month and the calculated mean temperature. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth198759/
[Copy of Land Sale Documents]
Copy of multiple documents for the sale of John and Sara Emberson's land. First document contains the Embersons' statement and the land sold to Charles B. Moore. Second document contains an affidavit for the Embersons' sale of land. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207594/
[Criminal Docket, Judges State Docket, District Court, Cooke County, 1857-1871]
Ledger from Cooke County, Texas, containing criminal dockets, including such information as attorneys' names, the names of the involved parties, date of indictment, pleas, and the action taken by the court. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201662/
[Draft of a Wind Mill Design by Charles B. Moore]
Draft and details of a wind mill design created by Charles B. Moore. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207595/
[Envelope addressed to Elvira Moore, 1856]
Envelope addressed to Elvira Moore, Unionville P O, Bedford County, Tennessee. Much of the top portion of the envelope, including most of the postmark have been torn away. The date 1856 is written on the left side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203292/
[Envelope addressed to Henry S. Moore, March 6, 1858]
Envelope addressed to Henry S. Moore in [Trammel] P O, Sumner County, Tennessee. The sender is unknown, but "Gainesville, TX Mar 6/58" us written at the top. Portions of the envelope have been torn away. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203294/
[Envelope Fragment, August 5, 1853]
Envelope fragment postmarked Saco, ME. August 5, 1853. The right side of the front of the envelope, where the address would have appeared, had been torn away. The envelope was received on August 16, 1853 according to the written note at the bottom left corner. Part of a red seal is still on the back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203291/
[J. P. Civil and Criminal Docket, No Precinct, Cooke County,1858-1861]
Ledger from Cooke County, Texas, containing criminal and civil dockets, minutes, and fees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201663/
[Journal entries, April 1857]
This document includes journal entries from April 4 to April 11 in an unidentified year. In the entries, Moore writes about a camping trip that is cut short by a "norther." The cold and snowy weather damaged the wheat and corn crops. He details his trip into McKinney in the snow and the snowball a group of boys were rolling in town. The next morning, on the 12, the winter weather had cleared up and by noon the snow was nearly all gone. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203662/
[Last Will and Testament of Chauncey H. Redway, November 7, 1854]
Last will and testament of Chauncey H. Redway on November 7, 1854. Upon his death, Redway wishes to give his wife Lodema one-third of the avails of his farm; his daughter Harriet $100 and two cows; his daughter Electa $100; his daughter Cornelia $200; his granddaughter Ida $100; his granddaughter Ellen Loretta $200; and his son Hamilton K. Redway all the remainder of his estates. Redway appoints Thomas C. Chiltenden to be executor of the will. The will was examined and executed on October 1, 1855. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth186721/
A Lecture on Sectarian Influence in Schools, and on the Sabbath and Sunday Mail Question.
Text of a speech given by J. A. Stewart regarding sectarian influence in schools, mail delivery on Sunday. Contents: The Author's Habit of Thought and his Religion; Reason and Sophistry--A Contrast; Sectarian Influence in Schools; Sabbath Desecration, or Sunday Mails and Monday Elections; The Records of Heaven, or the Vision of Boards, a Poetic Dream. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207756/
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elizabeth Moore, Matilda Dodd, and Josephus Moore, August 1858]
Letter to Elizabeth Moore (Leiz), Matilda Dodd, and Josephus Moore from Charles B. Moore regarding Moore's activities in Paris, Texas. He wrote about an incident with a local minister and what has happened at the mill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207598/
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elvira D. Moore, July 7, 1850]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203290/
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elvira Moore, July 4, 1859]
Letter to Elvira Moore from Charles B. Moore about local news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207600/
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elvira Moore, October 13, 1856]
Letter to Elvira Moore from Charles B. Moore about his time in Nashville and a nearby camp. Charles mentioned local politics for an election. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207592/
[Letter from Charles B, Moore to Elvira Moore, September 29, 1856]
Letter to Elvira Moore from Charles B. Moore containing an update about local happenings and health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207591/
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore, November 18, 1857]
Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore discussing his work at the mill in Texas, attempts to sell a house and lots and a buggy, a recent trip to Paris, his latest business dealings, and the wildlife around the mill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203293/
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Isaac Greenwald, August 18, 1856]
Letter to Isaac Greenwald from Charles B. Moore regarding a payment owed to Greenwald for the sale of machinery. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207590/
[Letter from Charles Moore, August 4, 1859]
Letter from Charles Moore to a friend regarding local news. The lower horizontal half of the document is missing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203296/
[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, January 6, 1859]
Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore regarding business with local Native tribes and observations about the Christian missionaries among them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203295/
[Letter from D. M. Biddle to Albert, June 4, 1858]
Letter to Albert from D. M. Biddle regarding the condition of Biddle's mill and business. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207596/
[Letter from David Smith to Daughter, April 21, 1852]
Letter from David Smith to his daughter and someone else. He writes about the prices of cattle, horses, and the price of Beef. He also mentions wheat crops, corn, and coming home at end of May. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182755/
[Letter from Elvira Moore to Josephus C. Moore, July 10, 1859]
Letter to Josephus C. Moore from Elvira Moore concerning her time at school, the local news, and when she will be making her trip home. At the end of the letter, Elvira mentions her impression of nearby slave owners and fights involving slaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207601/
[Letter from H. S. Moore to J. and Ziza Moore, February 8, 1850]
Transcript of a letter to J. and Ziza Moore. Henry has written to Solomon and Sabina, but has not heard from Charles. He talks about the weather and the dances he has been attending. He mentions that his Aunt is going to visit Mary Ann and George Wilson is happy with his land. People are trying to start up businesses of hauling logs. He has to cancel his trip to visit because of the hard economic time he is having. He then goes into detail about the engine he has. Henry then writes to Ziza Moore an anecdote about a man trying to please everyone. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221788/
[Letter from H. W. Raglin to A. D. Kennard Jr., July 27, 1858]
Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard Jr regarding the period of Kennard's service and the certificate waiting at the Claims Office for approval. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182756/
[Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard Jr., October 15, 1859]
Letter from H. W. Raglin to A. D. Kennard Jr. regarding the service requests of both M. (Michael) Kennard and A.D. Kennard and how those requests are doing. He also mentions prices on food and transportation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182759/
[Letter from J. A. Nimmo to Henry and Charles Moore, October 23, 1858]
Letter to Henry S. and Charles B. Moore from J. A. Nimmo discussing local news. Nimmo goes in depth on the state of trading in the area and the business of a mill. The last page of the letter has a drawing of three figures. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207599/
[Letter from James B. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 6, 1853]
Letter from James B. Moore to Charles B. Moore concerning the Maine Liquor Law and James' opinion of its effects. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207587/
[Letter from John Emberson to Eldridge and Elizabeth Emberson, February 15, 1857]
Letter to Eldritch and Elizabeth Emberson from John Emberson regarding a sale of land John made and the granting of the power of attorney to Eldritch over the sale. John also wrote about his family and his desire to see Eldritch and Elizabeth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207593/
[Letter from Julia L. Rucker to Charles B. Moore, October 22 - November 14, 1859]
Letter to Charles B. Moore from Julia L. Rucker regarding daily events. In the second half of her letter, she mentions an expedition into Indian Territory and the Sons of Temperance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207603/
[Letter from Kate Fentress to David Fentress, February 11, 1866]
Letter from Kate Fentress to her brother David Fentress in which she she discusses her students, news of the war, recent deaths of soldiers, and family news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160289/
[Letter from Littoon to Charles B. Moore, November 6, 1859]
Letter to Charles B. Moore from Littoon regarding local news around Chapel Hill, including health, prices of crops and land, and Elvira Moore's schooling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207604/
[Letter from M. A. Hamner to A. D. Kennard, October 6, 1859]
Letter from M.A. Hamner to A.D. Kennard regarding a suit Kennard had with a Mr. Baker. Hamner refers some people for Kennard to ask regarding how Hamner handled the case. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182758/
[Letter from M. Thomas to his Brother, August 22, 1859]
Letter from M. Thomas to his brother regarding selling something in the Fall and mentions Thomas's baby. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182757/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 8, 1858]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress discussing personal finances. She tells him how much she misses him, and also includes information on family and friends. Towards the end of the letter she discusses various fruits and crops. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160296/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress inquiring about the purchase of a Mare and discussing the travel arrangements of his Uncle. She mentions that his uncle is ill, and also inquires about his housing accommodations, in case she should decide to come visit him. Towards the end of the letter she mentions that she is making dresses for a baby and sleeves for David's wife, Clara. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160238/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 1, 1858]
Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her son, David Fentress, concerning her gathering seeds for him; the amount of money she can raise and send to him; the trial of Allick Neilson for rape; the condition of the crops; and an update on the health and activities of friends and family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160297/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 20, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing Kate, Sallie, and financial transactions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160236/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee. The letter is extremely faded and hard to read. The last page of the letter can be read in places and is not as faded as the beginning of the letter. It appears to be that on this last page Maud is discussing the marriage of Clara Bills and her departure to Williamson County. Maud discusses her servants Anne and Eliza, one of whom has 7 children who belonged to Maud, but who are now free. She expresses her wishes for David to visit and help her "arrange matters to live." At the end of the letter, Maud discusses issues of slavery, the freeing of slaves, and agriculture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160291/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 4, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a marriage between Jimmie and Mary Tate which would take place on August 25, 1859, the couple's plans for their honeymoon, and their plans to board with Maude; a discussion of gifts made by Maude for her granddaughter (David's daughter); reports of the weather and its affect on the crops; a discussion about David's delayed visit; a discussion about the health of Eva Polk's infant; a brief recap of the most recent happenings in town. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160233/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 29, 1859 ]
Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee which includes: Maud's health and the health of Anne and Sallie; home improvements made to Maud's house; a horse purchased by Maud; the health of the cattle and the hogs as well as the death of a cow from "black tongue" and the death of ten hogs from cholera; news of David's baby, it's growth and health, and it's appearance; news of the weather; a dialogue about Jimmie and Mary as well as details on their whereabouts; a discussion about how lucky Maud is to have "so good a daughter-in-law and two such nice daughters-in-law; a request for David to send the ten dollars in interest, though not by mail; a dialogue about sending David's letter to Neely; news about John Wood's marriage to Miss Guy; a discussion about Frank's eligibility for marriage; and a dialogue regarding Mary Tate, Jimmie, and "Old Pitner." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160234/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]
Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160232/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, June 30, 1858]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news for Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a financial agreement between Maud and David, a dialogue about buying a "place for herself" if her current place "falls" to Jimmie or Frank if they marry; a discussion concerning Mr. Wood who was closing Balam's estate; a discussion of religion; a dialogue detailing gifts given to Maud by Mrs. Neely; and an update on family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160294/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]
Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing a compromise for the "Jones suit" that she was able to work out with his Uncle John, other news from his uncle, and a note about the local doctor buying a 15-year-old girl. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160230/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]
Letter to David W. Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing the receipt of his letter and his arrival at Prairie Lea; a request for Frank to write a letter informing Maud of his travels; a discussion of sending information and gifts; a brief discussion about marriage and gifts;a dialogue concerning "Episcopacy or Pickett"; news about the weather; the affect of the weather on the planting of crops; a discussion of real estate; a brief mention of Maud's health; a request for information on "how the presents went" and if pictures were received; a discussion requesting a visit from David's "Aunt", "Uncle", as well as from Tom and Frank; an ending statement requesting letters from David, Clara, and Frank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160231/
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