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 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letters Patent for Flutter Wheels]
Letters patent granting rights to James Stewart for an improvement to flutter wheels used to drive gins, mills, and other machinery. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221789/
[Invitation to a Ball in Honor of General La Fayette]
Invitation to a Ball to honor the arrival of General Lafayette to the city of Nashville, Tennessee in April, 1825. There is an engraved illustration of an arch made up of two pillars with statues texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221790/
[Partial Diagram]
Fragment of a plans for an unidentified apparatus. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221791/
[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 6, 1865]
Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles Moore discussing family news, farming conditions and crops, news related to the Civil War, and news related to local events and people in Mill Creek, Arkansas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221779/
[Land Sale Document]
Document selling 150 acres of land held by Ziza Moore to Elizabeth, M. B., and Nancy E. Damron. According to the agreement, the Damron family will pay $2,000 for the land in installments, including interest. The document is signed by Ziza Moore and two witnesses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221781/
[Journal entries from C. B. Moore's Journal]
Charles B. Moore's original journal entries. The first entry he talks about dotards. The next entry he talks about his failing health and his hope that he goes fast. He doesn't want to worry his wife and daughter and still wants to provide for them. He tells Joseph to not mention this to anyone and that he is open to suggestions on how to use his land after he dies. He repeats the entry on dotards twice. He then writes directly to Joseph K. Henry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221782/
[Letter from the Mountzire Society]
Letter regarding the creation of a society in support of prohibition. The letter discusses the name (Mountzire Society) and organization of the society including the purpose, meeting times, membership, officers, and governance documents. The letter also includes a list of current subscribers who are members of the society. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221783/
[Clipping: Lord Tennyson Dead]
Newspaper clipping about the death of Lord Alfred Tennyson including biographical information and an account of his death on October 6, 1892 in London. The reverse contains a partial "Farm and Garden" section with reprints from agricultural publications on how to build a sliding farm gate and mud sled, as well as information about feeding horses, pruning trees, docking horses' tails, and the start of a segment on growing mushrooms in caves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221784/
[Clipping: Otto Wettstein]
Newspaper clipping of a biographical article about Otto Wettstein, a jeweler. The article discusses several pieces of specialty jewelry that Wettstein had designed as well as his other interests. The reverse contains snippets of other articles including one about a terrier that killed nearly 50 expensive birds, part of an article regarding a mining company expedition, and updates on the stock exchange. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221785/
[Flyer for Bray Brothers Store]
Flyer announcing a new location for the Bray Brothers dry goods store in McKinney, Texas. There is a handwritten note on the back which appears to be a philosophical discussion of freedom and liberties, starting with observations about wild mustangs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221786/
[Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore, September 5, 1832]
Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore. In the letter, Stuart discusses business about a sale made on his account. He talks about past and potential interviews with the President as well as travel plans. Stuart continues to describe various news concerning family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221774/
[Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore, November 4, 1832]
Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore. In the letter, Stuart expresses his concern and anxiety over the news that his "old lady" is not well, and hopes to receive another letter from home. He discusses a his business plans as well as news from a Presbyterian Theological Society camp meeting. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221775/
[Envelope from L. B. Price Mercantile Co. to Linnet White, August 8, 1917]
Envelope from L. B. Price Mercantile Co. at the Price Building in Fort Worth, Texas to Linnet White, addressed as Mrs. Claude D. White in Manitou, Colorado. It is postmarked Fort Worth, Texas August 8, 1917. The date August 15, 1917 is also stamped on the front. The right edge of the envelope has been torn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221770/
[Portrait of Unidentified Man]
Photograph of an unidentified older gentleman, posing in front of a decorative backdrop, visible from the chest up. He is wearing a light-colored shirt with a dark-colored bow tie, waistcoat, and jacket as well as a pair of wire-rim glasses. The photograph is mounted on a dark green mat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207719/
[Portrait of Man]
Photograph of an unidentified older gentleman, sitting on a wooden chair outdoors. The man has a white moustache and beard and he is wearing a light-colored shirt with a dark suit including a waistcoat and bow tie. He is seated in front of a vine-covered wall, on a patch of grass. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207720/
[Photograph of Charles and Linnet Moore]
Photograph of Charles Moore and his daughter Linnet seated outside of a house. He is wearing a dark suit and she is wearing a checkered blouse and a dark skirt. They are sitting in front of a porch with a railing and a screen door. Written on the back is "Charles Moore and daughter Linnet." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207721/
[Photograph of Linnet Moore]
Photograph of Linnet Moore. She is wearing a checkered blouse and a dark skirt. She is holding a cat and is sitting beside stairs. The top half of the photo is stained and obscured by the damage. On the back is written "Lynnette." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207722/
[Letter to Linnet Moore and Family, June 1901]
Letter from an unknown person to Linnet Moore and family discussing daily events, crops, household chores, and news of family and friends. The letter is dated June 20, 1901 and June 21, 1901. It is torn in several places, making it difficult to read. Some of the pages are numbered, and some are not, so it is unclear if the pages are in the correct order. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207576/
[Letter from Matilda Dodd, May 1885]
Letter from Matilda Dodd to an unknown recipient discussing the weather, crops, and recent news. There appears to be part of an envelope stuck to the front page with a postmark from Gallatin, Tennessee dated May 23, 1885. The first page is written in purple ink, and the second page is written in pencil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207577/
[Letter from from Charles Moore to Henry Moore, March 8, 1870]
Letter from Charles Moore to Henry Moore discussing farm topics, deaths, shootings, and family illnesses. Includes a transcribed advertisement for boilers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207655/
[Letter from Lana Gleesort to Charles Moore, May 17, 1868]
Letter sent by Lana Gleesort to her cousin, Charles Moore, regarding crops, family members, and community affairs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207656/
[Letter from Henry Moore and a child to Charles Moore, October 25, 1870]
Letter sent by Henry Moore and co-written by a younger relative of Charles Moore that discusses farm life and hunting. Large sections of the text and paper are missing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207657/
[List of papers left by C. B. Moore, August 26, 1870]
Papers left by C. B. Moore involving debts that were owed to and by him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207658/
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, September 8, 1870]
Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, discussing such topics as family health issues, farming, and news of an attempted rape of an African American girl. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207659/
[Letter from Enoch D. Rushing and Henry Moore to Charles Moore, September 15, 1870]
Letter from Enoch Rushing and Henry Moore to Charles Moore. Enoch Rushing talks about local politics, farming, and friends. Henry Moore talks about family health, mill work, and property for sale. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207660/
[Letter from W. A. Hays to Charles Moore, September 15, 1870]
Letter from W. A. Hays to Charles Moore, discussing a local drought. Hays is setting up a homestead outside of Howell County, Missouri. Milling has suffered due to low water levels from the drought. He finishes by speaking of wars in Europe and of the city of St. Louis, Missouri. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207661/
[Letter from Jo S. Wallace to Charles Moore, September 25, 1870]
Letter from Jo Wallace to Charles Moore that discusses health of friends and family, the desire for relatives to move from Tennessee to Texas, building a house, and witnessing the Aurora Borealis. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207662/
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, August 13, 1871]
Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, discussing a traveling party in Oklahoma, camping, and hunting. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207673/
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, September 14, 1871]
Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore discussing Henry's time at a campsite in Oklahoma Chickasaw territory. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207674/
[Letter from W. Down to Jos. Hochler, September 14, 1871]
Letter from W. Down to Jos. Hochland regarding a question of debts. Down expresses confusion over who is in debt to whom and attempts to present an idea of accounts to Hochland. Investment in a hotel is mentioned. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207675/
[Paper Craft Hand Holding Heart]
Paper craft blue hand holding white heart.The heart and hand have been woven together. There is some faint writing in pencil on the thumb that cannot be read. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207676/
[Letter from Jesse Morris to Charles Moore, November 15, 1871]
Letter from Jesse Morris to Charles Moore, sent in response to earlier correspondence. Morris talks about visiting Texas and his poor health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207677/
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore]
A letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, discussing farming, milling, a saw mill, hauling crops, and people he knows. Written upon a sheet of paper that was torn in half horizontally. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207665/
[Letter from Charles Moore to Elvira Moore, October 21, 1871]
Letter to Elvira Moore from Charles Moore discussing his trip to Sherman, Texas, with Henry Moore to have wheat processed into flour, an account of the health of family and friends, and the transport of a man named Parker to Sherman, Texas in order to stand trial for the murder of a person named Peacock. Portions of the document have been destroyed and are illegible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207678/
[Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore, Sabina, and Mr. Morris' family, October 24, 1871]
Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore, wherein Elvira tells her uncle about a visit she had with extended family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207679/
[Letter from Elvira Moore to Aunt Till and Papa, November 13, 1870]
Letter from Elvira Moore to her father and Aunt Till regarding friends and family, farming, local news, and day to day activities. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207680/
[Letter from Charles Moore to Elvira Moore and Jo, November 22, 1871]
Letter from Charles Moore to Elvira Moore and Jo (perhaps Wallace). The letter mentions births, deaths, health of friends, family, and neighbors, as well as farming concerns. Murders and attempted murders are also discussed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207681/
[Envelope addressed to Miss Linnet Moore, October 7, 1897]
Envelope addressed to Miss Linnet Moore in Chambersville, Collin County, Texas. It was sent by Birdie McGee and read by Linnet on October 13, 1987. It is postmarked Gallatin, Tenn. October 7, 1897. The right side of the envelope is torn, and the top right corner, where the stamp would have been, had been cut away. There is some writing in pencil on the back and another postmark from McKinney, Texas on October 9, 1897. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207689/
[Letters from Alta Berry and J. H. Berry to Claude D. White, April 11, 1909]
A pair of letters from J.H. and Alta Berry to Claude White describing their experiences on the family farm, including the hassle of keeping turkeys, health issues, keeping servants, and an early frost that may have ruined a cotton crop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207690/
[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Linnet White, January 9, 1914]
Letter from Sally Thornhill to Linnet White and family discussing a favor Linnet had done for Sally, crops, raising chickens, and family news. It includes an envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude White in Fort Worth, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207691/
[Letter to Mary Ann Dodd Moore, January 11, 1914]
Letter written to Mary Moore and family discussing family, livestock, and farm work. The letter is opens with "Dear Aunt and Cousins," so the author is related to Mary Moore. It includes an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore in Kansas City, Missouri. Some of the text is missing as the pages are torn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207692/
[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Dodd Moore, June 25, 1914]
Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Dodd Moore discussing events since receiving Mary's letter in May, the hot, dry weather in June, troubles with farming, family news, and health issues. Sally includes a note to Linnet Moore instructing her to tell Ruth something for her. It includes an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore in Fort Worth, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207693/
[Letter to Mollie Dodd and Family, February 25, 1914]
Letter from Birdie to Aunt Mollie and family discussing the family's upcoming move to Texas, health, family news, and sewing. Birdie specifically addresses Linnet in the letter as well. It includes an envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White in Kansas City, Missouri. Birdie's last name is not given. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207694/
[Letter from Emma E. Walker to Linnet White, February 26, 1914]
Typed letter with handwritten notes from Emma E. Walker of The Ladies Home Journal to Linnet White discussing how to deal with superfluous hair. It includes a typed article titled "Superfluous Hair," which gives detailed instructions regarding the best way to deal with the issue. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. C. D. White in Kansas City, Missouri. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207695/
[Letter from Elvira Moore to her family, December 20, 1871]
Letter from Elvira Moore to her family, giving her account of visiting her relatives in Tennessee. Personal illness and the death of a child are recalled. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207682/
[Letter from Elvira Moore and Jo S. Wallace to Charles Moore, January 31, 1872]
Letter from Elvira Moore and Jo S. Wallace to Charles Moore. They share local gossip, comment on the harsh weather in Tennessee, makes note of recent local weddings, and Wallace talks about a wheat processing device referred to as "the dropper." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207683/
[Letter to Elvira Moore, February 16th, 1872]
An unsigned letter to Elvira Moore. In it the author writes about local gossip, including numerous deaths and births, house fires, and the treatment of a neighbor's miscarriage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207684/
[Letter from Liza Moore and Charles Moore to Elvira Moore, March 15, 1872]
Letter from Liza and Charles Moore to Elvira Moore. Elvira is informed that Missa is recovering from her miscarriage. A friend has been having a string of bad luck, and the locals are excited about railroads coming through the area. Charles Moore adds a section about farming concerns. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207685/
[Letter from Jo S. Wallace to Charles Moore, April 23, 1872]
Letter from Jo S. Wallace to Charles Moore, discussing weather, Wallace's health, and news. A significant amount of the letter has lost. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207686/
[Two Letters to Linnet, 1898]
Two letters written to Linnet Moore. The first, from E. E. Welherald discusses local news, a church function, and inquires about the well being of Linnet's family. Charles Moore wrote an additional letter to Linnet on the reverse side of E. E. Welherald's letter, wherein he wrote about Welherald, family business, and news. The letters included two envelopes since the first letter and envelope was forwarded after adding notes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207687/