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[Letter from Birdie McGee, December 7, 1913]
Letter fragment written by Birdie McGee in which she reports that Henry was thrown from his pony; the health of family members; and the weather. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204085/
[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore and the White family, September 22, 1913]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204082/
[Postcard to Linnet Moore White, July 11, 1913]
This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a postcard which details to Linnet Moore White that Mr. and Mrs. Fred Humes have had a baby boy on July 10 in Charleston. The card is sent to Linnet by Mrs, Chesebro. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204081/
[Postcard to Claude and Linnet Moore White, December 23, 1913]
Postcard to Linnet and Claude White with Christmas wishes from Claudia. The front of the card has an image of a house covered with snow and holly decorating a fence railing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204087/
[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore and Linnet Moore White, June 27, 1913]
In this letter, Sally details that she has been ill for three weeks, notes that their vegetable garden is late, and that farmer's all around them are busy with their crops. She mentions the family who have visited her as of late and that Tom Jackson has married, but has not come home with his wife because she is ill. She gives an update on Cy and Viola Wallace, Birdie McKinley, and Mary Gillespie and her sons. She moves on to news on their Texas kin and notes that there was a homecoming in Chattanooga, TN for all that could attend. She details the news from all the kin who have visited, notes that John Thornhill stayed with them for 15 days, and they visited all their kin in the area. John said that everyone fed him so well that he gained about 10 lbs during his visit. Thornhill states that the had pictures made during John's visit and will send one to Linnet and Mary Ann as soon as she gets more prints. She closes the letter by noting that it may be time for her and Mary Ann to ready themselves for another world. She details that though she isn't religious, she was taught to be honest and to do and be good in this life in order to be forgiven of all sins at death. The envelope is included with the letter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204080/
[Postcard addressed to Mary Moore, December 19, 1913]
Postcard to Mary Moore in Kansas City Missouri that was sent by W. H. McGee and say thank you for the Christmas presents. The image on the opposite side shows two figures walking in a snow covered scene. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204088/
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore, December 7, 1913]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore that is missing pages. She talks about killing hogs, the lack of feed, and whether to sell the work horses. She writes about the children's excitement over Christmas and the family members that are moving. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204084/
[Postcard to Mary Ann Moore, December 29, 1913]
This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this postcard, a family member from Gallatin thanks Mary for her remembrances and the little shoes. She expresses her wish to have them with the family in Gallatin this Christmas, but notes that they are having a good time and hopes the same for Mary and her family. She notes that she will write again soon to Moore and family. (The lower left side of the card is torn off, therefore the sender's name remains unknown as well as the information in those sentences.) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204089/
[Letter from Dr. Mattie L. Arthur to Linnet Moore White, December 19, 1913]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this letter, Dr. Mattie L. Arthur thanks Linnet Moore White for her kindness during her visit with White. She notes that she has intended to write, but has been very busy. She wishes that all are well and also that Linnet and family have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204086/
[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, December 7, 1913]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee McKinley and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McKinley updates Mary Ann on her family's well-being as well as Alice's family and other kin in the area. She discusses the weather, notes that Christmas is almost here and she is not ready, as well as details that Will has been ill with tonsillitis for several days. She mentions the lot is nice and that Ruth and Frank will have a good time playing together, as Frank has no children other that the Franklin children to play with. She notes that she saw a moving picture with Alice and Frank Griffin and she was also able to see a play with Will. She states that they have killed hogs and she wishes that Moore and the White family could be there to enjoy bones and sausage. She details how excited Frank was for the snow on Sunday and notes how he is preparing decoration for Christmas. She notes the gifts Frank will receive for Christmas, discusses the cost of living , and mentions that the war (WWI) is terrible. She closes by noting that she wishes that she could write more often, but the children keep her so bust all the time. She notes that Moore and the White family must write her soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204083/
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, August 16, 1865]
Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore regarding the death of Josephus Moore, an outbreak of disease in the area, successful crop in the face of a depressed economy, and the difficulties of returning to normalcy following the war. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203364/
[Letter from Julia Rucker to Charles Moore, December 9, 1865]
Letter from Julia Rucker to Charles Moore regarding local news, politics, banditry, and news of Henry Moore going to Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203369/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Mary Dodd Moore, November 7, 1865]
Letter from Bettie Franklin to Elizabeth Moore concerning family news and health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203366/
[Letter to Charles Moore, July 29, 1865]
Unsigned letter to Charles Moore announcing that the author has heard of Josephus Moore's death and Charles arriving at the home of the author's father. The letter is written on the back of an envelope. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203363/
[Wedding announcement for John E. Burrage, Jr. and Mary Wilson, December 23, 1903]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Mr. John E. Burrage, Jr., to Miss Mary Wilson. The wedding was to be held on Wednesday, December 23, 1903 in McKinney, Texas. After December 30, the newlywed couple would take up residence in Shreveport, Louisiana. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203225/
[Wedding announcement for Mary Wilmeth and Thomas H. Horn, May 1, 1901]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Mary Wilmeth, daughter of Mrs. C. M. Wilmeth, to Thomas H. Horn. The wedding was to be held on Wednesday, May 1, 1901 at 96 Hughes St., Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203222/
[Wedding announcement for Virginia Bird and Joseph Harrison Armstrong, January 1, 1902]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Virginia Bird, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Oates, to Mr. Joseph Harrison Armstrong. The wedding was to be held on Wednesday, January 1, 1902 in Dallas, Texas. After February 3, the newlywed couple would take up residence in McKinney, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203221/
[Wedding announcement for Helen Douthitt Horn and Charles Wickliffe Graves, September 30, 1906]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Helen Douthitt Horn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. horn, to Mr. Charles Wickliffe Graves. The wedding was to be held on Sunday, September 13, 1906, at 12 o'clock, at the First Christian Church in McKinney, Texas. The newlywed couple would later take up residence in Hillsboro, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203227/
[Wedding announcement for Jennie Horn and Eugene Holmes, 1900]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Jennie Horn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Horn, to Mr. Eugene Holmes. The wedding was to be held on Sunday, September 23, 1900, at eight o'clock at the Christian Church in Vineland, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203220/
[Wedding announcement for Buena Vista Blassingame and Samuel G. Bryan, November 20, 1907]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Buena Vista Blassingame, daughter of Mrs. John D. Blassingame, to Dr. Samuel G. Bryan. The wedding was to be held on Wednesday, November 20, 1907, at 5 o'clock in Elmont, Texas. The newlywed couple would later take up residence in Van Alstyne, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203228/
[At-Home Card for Newlyweds]
An at-home card for an unknown newlywed couple. Text reads, "At Home after December the fifteenth, 4464A McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203224/
[Wedding announcement for Nancye Moore and David A. Payne, October 16, 1907]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Nancye Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Wright, to Mr. David A. Payne. The wedding was to be held on Wednesday, October 16, 1907. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203229/
[Wedding announcement for Lula Vernon and Charles L. Watkins, February 10, 1903]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Lula Vernon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Vernon, to Mr. Charles L. Watkins. The wedding was to be held on Tuesday, February 10, 1903, at four o'clock in Chambersville, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203226/
[Wedding announcement for Frances Franklin and John Bailey Hill, December 18, 1901]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Frances Franklin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Thornton Brooke, to Mr. John Bailey Hill. The wedding was to be held on Wednesday, December 18, 1901, at 8:30pm, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in McKinney, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203223/
[Envelope for Claude D. White, August 26, 1990]
Envelope for Claude D. White. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203865/
[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, July 13, 1900]
Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore in which Lula describes her illness and lists all the social gatherings that she has missed. She updates Linnet about her friends and family's activities. Lula plans to visit Linnet "next summer." She remarks on Linnet's plans to tell Tom she can't love him. Lula is reading "Prisoners of Hope." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203862/
[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, May 4, 1900]
Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he says that he has received the ring. He is upset that she did not include a note with the ring. He asks that she write him one more letter to say if he may keep her last letter to him or return it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203861/
[Letter to Linnet Moore, August 17, 1900]
Letter for Linnet Moore. She was so glad to hear from Linnet and is sorry that Linnet is worried. Her cousin Minnie went to the City of Mexico to teach English and Literature. Miss Dove came back from her visit in Lampasas. She mentions Sallie and Mr. Easterling also. She then talks about her health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203867/
[Letter from Carter Dalton to Linnet Moore, April 19, 1900]
Letter from Carter Dalton to Linnet Moore in which he says that Lula Dalton and Mrs. White went to the university to hear William Jennings Bryan. He has "a whole train load of people" from Burnet staying with him, so that they could be in town to hear Mr. Bryan. Small post has broken out at the University. He updates Linnet on his activities, the girl he is courting, and the news of their friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203860/
[Letter from C. B. Moore, December 20, 1899]
Letter from C. B. Moore. The letter has been too badly damaged to discern what is being mentioned. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203868/
[Letter from Birdie McGee to C. B. Moore, July 30, 1990]
Letter to her Uncle Charlie, Aunt Mollie and Cousin Linnet. She says they are all doing well except for her grandmother. They haven't adjusted to not having Mary there anymore. They try to visit her grandmother everyday since she got hurt. She doesn't think she will walk again. Her Aunt Bettie had told them to watch her. They were planning on going to Texas before her grandmother got hurt, but now they won't be able to make it. She would like to respond to Willie's question, but she doesn't know where to mail it to. They are planning to get her grandmother a chair with wheels. They haven't thrashed the wheat yet and are scared it might spoil. She mentions the health of everyone. She also mentions that cousin Lou came to see her grandmother. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203864/
[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, September 18, 1900]
Letter to Linnet Moore from Lula Dalton. She wants to talk to Linnet and the writing is so one-sided it does not comfort her. She wishes that the letter would be like seeing the writer in person. She comments on where Adam and Ruby Johnson are staying and where Sallie and Sam went. She talks about her Jim and the picture he promised her. She asks Linnet to not share the information she is sending her. She received the book, knife and picture that was sent. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203869/
[Envelope for Linnet Moore and Mr. Green, September 15, 1900]
Envelope for Linnet Moore and Mr. Green. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203866/
[Letter from Joe H. Gunstrong to Linnet Moore, July 22, 1900]
Letter to Linnet Moore. He was sorry that he did not make it Friday evening. His horse was sick and is almost well now. Grace informed him that they were friends. Bowers has returned and sends his love to Linnet. He has mixed feelings on Linnet going to Europe. He would like to discuss the topic Tuesday. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203863/
[Internal Revenue Form, 1867]
Tax form from the United States Internal Revenue, 1867. The form is filled in and shows a gross income on $708.30 for Ziza Moore. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203205/
[Will of Charles B. Moore, December 6, 1883]
Will of Charles B. Moore, dated December 6, 1883, in which he leaves his estate to his wife, Mary Moore. He also describes Linnet as being a baby at the time he created this document. There are two copies, the second shows that it was updated on January 17, 1892. Mr. Moore also created a list of his taxable property on January 1st 1883. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203202/
[Draft of Will, September 30, 1901]
Draft of C. B. Moore's will was created on September 30, 1901. He appears to leave the control of his estate to his wife. Birdy McGee was living with the Moore family and he leaves it up to his wife's generosity to care for her. He states that he wants his burial to be similar to others in his family without religious ceremonies. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203201/
[Mortgage, April 9, 1906]
Mortgage between Elizabeth and Peter M. Tuttle and the Conservative Savings and Loan Association for a lot in Madison Square, Omaha, Nebraska. It was signed on April 9, 1906. The document is stamped "paid." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203207/
[Receipt for life insuracne, 1907]
Receipt for life insurance for Claude D. White with the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company. The document is dated December 14, 1907. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203200/
[Note with vendor's lien, September 18, 1906]
Note with vendor's lien for $1,000.00 between Claude D. White and C. M. Rucker in 1906. The note was renewed from 1907 to 1909. The document is stamped "Paid, November 30, 1910." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203208/
[Inventory of Property, 1899]
Inventory of Property for Charles B. Moore in 1899. He listed the number of horses and mules, head of cattle, hogs, buggies, and wagons that he owned. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203204/
[Transfer of vendor's lien notes, September 18, 1907]
Transfer of vendor's lien notes for C. M. Rucker for one thousand dollars to J. S. Gibson of the Melissa State Bank of Melissa, Texas. The original note was made to Claude D. White. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203209/
[Mortgage, September 7, 1906.]
Mortgage between J. Andros Frye and Josephine W. Frye and George P. Bemis real Estate Company. The transaction involved a lot in Madison Square, Omaha, Nebraska. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203206/
[Inventory of Property, 1898]
Inventory of Property owned by Charles B. Moore in Collin County, Texas. The form asked for information on livestock, carriages, wagons, and bicycles, sewing and knitting machines, and jewelry, among other things. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203203/
[Democratic Electoral Ticket in Tennessee, 1844]
This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a list of Democratic candidates for the 1844 election in the state of Tennessee. A handwritten note on the side details that this election was Charles B. Moore's first time voting. The candidates listed in this document includes those who ran for senate seats and for congress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203235/
[Clipping, 1820]
This document is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a clipping which details the politicians who were running for positions in the state senate and congress. The clipping is dated 1820. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203232/
[Wedding announcement for Lena Gibson and C. C. York, June 7, 1917]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Lena Gibson to Dr. C. C. York. The wedding was to be held on Thursday, June 7, 1917, at 7:30pm, at the home of J. E. Gibson in Melissa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203231/
[Republican ticket, undated]
This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a Republican ticket for an election in the state of Texas in an unspecified year. The ticket includes candidates for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Associate Justice, Attorney General, Comptroller, and Superintendent of Public Instruction. It also includes candidates running for seats in the Senate and Congress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203237/
[Wedding announcement for Mary Clara Compton and Harvey Edwin Crawford, June 10, 1909]
A wedding announcement for the marriage of Mary Clara Compton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Compton, to Mr. Harvey Edwin Crawford. The wedding was to take place on Thursday, June 10, 1909 in Nashville, Tennessee. There are two copies of this item included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203230/
[Prohibition ticket, undated]
This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a list of candidates running under the Prohibition ticket in Texas. The ticket includes candidates for offices of President, Vice-President, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General,Comptroller, Land Commissioner, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Judge of Criminal Court of Appeals, and Judge of Civil Court of Appeals. It also includes candidates running for Senate, Congress, and local government offices. The ticket is undated. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203238/