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 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[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/
[Letter from J. A. Nimmo to H. S. Moore, July 22, 1875]
Letter from J. A. Nimmo to Henry Moore discussing farm crops and the weather as well as details about the "steam works" that Moore has requested. He also talks about a device that he is thinking of patenting and local news including ways to bring more immigrants to the area and the health of his family and others in the area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221787/
[Letter from J. C. and Mary A. Barr to Charles B. Moore, December 3, 1865]
Letter sent to Charles B. Moore from J. C. Barr discussing oil drilling in Jersey County, the health of acquaintances, railroad construction, farming, weather, as well as other family and local news. The third page of the letter is a segment added by Mary A. Barr discussing family life including visiting and gardening. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221780/
[Letter from Ziza Moore and Josephus Moore to Charles Moore, July 18, 1864]
Letter from Ziza and Josephus Moore to Charles Moore regarding local and family news, running off horse thieves, and Josephus' thoughts that a country wherein African Americans can own real estate is better than one constantly at war. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207644/
[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/
[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/
[Two Letters to Elvira Moore]
First letter to Elvira Moore is from Mary A. Little regarding Little's current health and time in Paris, Texas. Second letter to Elvira Moore is from Charles B. Moore concerning Little's housing and family. Charles also wrote about how his current job was going and future job prospects. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207597/
[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/
[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/
[Envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore, April 20, 1895]
Envelope addressed to Mr. Charles B. Moore in Melissa, Collin County, Texas. It was sent by Will McGee and received on April 24, 1895, according to the hand-written note in the bottom left corner. It is postmarked Gallatin, Tenn. APR 20, 1895. The top right corner, where the stamp would have been, has been cut away. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207688/
[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/
Programme: Eleventh Annual Commencement of the McKinney Collegiate Institute, 1898
Program for the Eleventh Annual Commencement of the McKinney Collegiate Institute, containing a roll for the class of 1898 and a calendar of events. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207580/
[Letter to Moore, July 16, 1853]
Letter written to a Mr. Moore about the history liquor laws enacted in Portland, the politics behind the passage of the 1851 version of the law, and observations made after it was passed. Author is unnamed, but states he was a member of the senate when the law was passed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207588/
[Letter from Thomas Dyerz to Moore, August 3, 1853]
Letter to Moore from Thomas Dryez regarding the effects of a liquor law passed in Portland and the politicians involved with the law. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207589/
[Two Letters from James Stewart]
Letter from James Stewart and Ziza Moore regarding legalities involved with a patent. The reverse contains a "Coppy [sic] of a letter to [George] Armstrong" discussing patent law. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207583/
[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/
[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 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/
[Portrait of an Unknown Girl]
Photograph of a young girl. Her hair is done in a braid and she is wearing a white blouse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207735/
[Portrait of Will Henry]
Photograph of a young boy. He is sitting and wearing a white outfit. On the back is written "Will Henry 7 months." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207732/
[Portrait of an Unknown Girl]
Photograph of a young girl. Her hair is up in braids and she is wearing a white dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207731/
[Photograph of Lillie Moore, Ela Christian, and Elise Wright]
Photograph of three women sitting together. They are all wearing white blouses and two of them are wearing white skirts while the other is wearing a dark one. On the back is written their names and a few cities in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207737/
[Portrait of an Unknown Woman]
Photograph of an unknown woman. She is wearing a dark bow in her hair and white coat with a matching blouse. Along the outer edges of the picture are light stains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207730/
[Photograph of Billy and Bentha Estes]
Photograph of Billy and Bentha Estes. He is wearing a black jacket, black tie, and a white collared shirt. She is wearing a dark blouse with white frills. On the back is written their names. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207738/
[Portrait of an Unknown Girl]
Photograph of a young girl. She is standing with her hands on her hips. She is wearing a dark dress with puffy sleeves and her hair up. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207734/
[Postcard of N. A. Burton's House]
Postcard of N. A. Burton's house with a child standing at the front of the porch. The house was built in 1910 in McKinney, Texas. It is made of wood and has a covered porch and basement. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207739/
[Photograph of Lillie Moore, Ela Christian, and Elise Wright]
Photograph of three women sitting together. They are all wearing white blouses and two of them are wearing white skirts while the other is wearing a dark one. Handwriting on the back of the photo says "Lillie Moore, Brady, Texas; Ela Christian, Antelope, Texas; Elise Wright, Ha[...]d, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207736/
[Portrait of an Unknown Girl]
Photograph of a young girl. She is wearing glasses and a collared dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207733/
Literature: an illustrated Weekly Magazine, Volume 1, Number 20, July 7, 1888
Weekly literary magazine that contains articles and excerpts on various topics as well as advertisements; according the to the cover, it includes "Criticism, Biography, News, [and] Selected Readings." Contents for this issue: Maurice Thompson at Home, Selections from A Fortnight of Folly, and Sylvan Secrets in Bird-Songs and Books. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207755/
I Shall Walk Proudly
Sheet music for "I Shall Walk Proudly;" the poem was written by Arthur Sampley and the music is by Gerhardt Dorn. The lyrics say "I shall/ walk proudly through these lonely/ ways because I once walked proudly by your side/ not even death can rob me of the bride whose beauty/ made man love and woman praise. I wear with pride the/ splendor that you shed upon my days./ So walks a warrior's steed behind the pall and so the aide behind the/ nation's head and so the bridesmaid to the wedding strain,/ and so I walk, who, having lost my all,/ go with the valiant bearing of the dead and wear, like her, the/ smile above the pain." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207752/
By What Lost Campfire
Sheet music for "By What Lost Campfire," for mezzo soprano. The poem is written by Arthur Sampley and the music is by George Minter. The lyrics are "By what lost camp fire/ what lone height did deserts streching [sic] far, what/ comrades faces framed in light guide western star./ Up slopes I shall not/ climb again down trails the grasses hide, past/ camps where sleeping friends have lain too late to/ ride. to one dark peak a-/ gainst the sky on which the faint trail ends./ guide star and camp fire till I spy those fire lit friends." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207751/
[Photograph of an Unknown Group of People]
Photograph of a group of people standing in front of a house's front porch. The woman in the photo is sitting on a ramp and behind her are three men. Beside them is a horse and a dog. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207750/
[Family Portrait Postcard]
Photographic postcard with a family portrait on the front. There is a young girl wearing a dark coat with a light-colored bow in her hair, standing on the left; in the center, there is a seated woman wearing a dark coat, skirt, and decorative hat and she is holding a baby wearing a light-colored hat and dress; standing on the right, there is a young boy waring a light-colored suit and a military-style hat. The whole group is posed together in front of a backdrop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207754/
[Portrait of an Unknown Child]
Photograph of a young child sitting on a stool. The child is wearing a white outfit with matching shoes. On the back is written "Valentine for Mrs. and Mr. White from Fred." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207745/
[Postcard of an Unknown Boy]
Postcard of a young boy riding a donkey. He is wearing overalls, a white long-sleeved shirt, and a cap. Behind him is a small, wooden building. On the back is no correspondence. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207742/
[Photograph of an Unknown Woman]
Photograph of a woman on her patio tending to her plants. She is wearing a white blouse and skirt. The patio and house behind her are made of a brick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207741/
[Photograph of a Statue]
Photograph of a statue. The statue is of a man on a horse and is placed on top of a stone structure. There is a person standing on the structure. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207747/
[Postcard of a Family to Mary Moore]
Postcard from Mr. and Mrs. [O. J. Bentley] to Mrs. Mary Moore. The photo on the postcard is of a family sitting out in front of their house. The mother is sitting on the steps leading up to the porch with the younger boy in her lap. The older boy is sitting on a brick column with a dog. On the back is a message wishing Mary Moore a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207740/
[Photograph of an Unknown Boy]
Photograph of a young boy standing with two cats in his arms. He is standing in front of a thin tree and wearing a white shirt, dark pants, and a cap. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207748/
[Photograph of Flowers]
Photograph of several white flowers laying on the ground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207744/
[Portrait of Two Unknown Girls]
Photograph of two girls. One girl is leaning on the other and they are both wearing white. The photograph is faded around the edges. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207749/
[Photograph of an Unknown Girl]
Photograph of a girl standing by a house. She has her hair in pigtails and wearing a dark dress. Directly behind her is a plant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207746/
[Portrait of an Unknown Girl]
Photograph of a young girl. She is wearing her hair up and a white blouse. The front has the photograph and the inside has an embossed flag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207743/
[Personal Notebook]
A notebook containing loose-leaf pages with handwritten text that includes a discussions of American politics and the value of gold and silver as a standard for currency, duties on imported goods, and religion. It also includes at least partial letters to friends from Charles Moore, copies of letters from friends, and some practice in shorthand. There is a cover with an illustration of a fisherman steering a boat on the front, and it says "Pilot." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207579/
[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/
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/
The Visitor
Sheet music for "The Visitor," for tenor voice. The poem is written by Arthur Sampley and the music is by George Minter. The lyrics concern a dream wherein a man encounters the boy he once was - interested in freedom, truth, love, and fame instead of the heavenly. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207753/
[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/
[Letter to Tyree B. Harris, June 16, 1871]
Letter to Tyree B. Harris regarding a deed, selling gold, and taxes. Another itemized page is mentioned but missing, and the reverse side is blank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207671/
[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/