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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Year: 1881
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Envelope from Dinkie, Alice and Willie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore, December 12, 1881]

[Envelope from Dinkie, Alice and Willie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore, December 12, 1881]

Date: December 12, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Alice & McGee, Willie
Description: Envelope for Mary Moore. On reverse are math problems.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Envelope from Matilda and William Dodd to C. B. Moore, March 26, 1881]

[Envelope from Matilda and William Dodd to C. B. Moore, March 26, 1881]

Date: March 26, 1881
Creator: Dodd, William & Dodd, Matilda
Description: Envelope for Charles B. Moore from Matilda and William Dodd.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mollie and Charles Moore, December 11, 1881]

[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mollie and Charles Moore, December 11, 1881]

Date: December 11, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Alice & McGee, Willie
Description: Dinkie had started to write two weeks ago, but did not finish and she hopes that Linnet is well. She is almost done with her dress. Tobe is going to marry at Christmas. Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Montgomery asked about her. Mrs. Donnell moved and Birdie can say Linnet. R. Wallace left after Uncle Sam died, he was in Atlanta now is in Florida. Dinkie has about four dozen eggs, eggs in town cost 35 cents a dozen. Henry helped Mrs. Donnell move in and got a coat, a pair of boots and shot got overcoat things. She asks they she write back soon and asks what they are doing for Christmas. Willie could not write because Birdie was sick. He went to his Uncle Abe's and got his shoes fixed. He had a cold for two days. He tells his uncle that he is doing well in school and will get new clothes made. His father killed five hogs and he wants to see Linnet. His Uncle Simon McGee is doing better. Alice missed three days and also mentions that Birdie is doing better. She asks how Linnet is doing and asks to give a kiss for her. The ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, June 3, 1881]

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, June 3, 1881]

Date: June 3, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Description: She went home for a while and has canned 7 cans of cherries and one can of strawberries. She hopes to see them this summer. Birdie has grown and is able to talk and sing. She has irish potatoes, peas, beets and 100 little chickens. Henry isn't done planting, but it has been so dry. Birdie keeps Sissie busy minding her. Sam Wallace came to visit and is not as proud as he used to be. She has been cleaning. Mollie's Nephew writes a few lines. He writes about how helpful he has been. He mentions he has new clothes and shoes. He has helped his mother clean and has been fishing. He caught a turtle. Dinkie mentions she has no way to go visit Bettie and is happy with the Sunday school Willie and Sissie go to. She wants to go to town and get a hat and dress. She really wants them to visit and asks that they write soon.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Dinnkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, October 9, 1881]

[Letter from Dinnkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, October 9, 1881]

Date: October 9, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Description: She was happy to hear they had made it home safely. She says everyone is doing well except Birdie who has a cold. Birdie has kept her busy since Sissie started school. She wishes Sis was there to help her eat beans. Old Major is about to die and Henry has not planted wheat. He wants to pasture it. Her cows make plenty of milk for butter. She is going to finish a dress for Sissie and Sallie Elliot has a baby boy. Mrs. Ellis sent her some peaches and she made a pie. She hasn't visited her mother because she doesn't have a ride. She hasn't had rain since Sis left. Uncle Sam died. Willie want to tell Uncle Charlie about his studies. She finished the quilt and Henry is helping Tobe to plow. She ask that they write soon.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles, August 8, 1881]

[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles, August 8, 1881]

Date: August 8, 1881
Creator: Moore, H. S.
Description: He received Charles' letter and Clarence got a job moving Mr. Crowell to Delta County. They were going to go through Melissa and Ladonia, but couldn't. They went through White Rock, Devil's Race Track, Hogeye, and Commerce. After moving Mr. Crowell they visited Paris, Texas. Nelson Dalken and J.W. Broad are dead. He talks of how nice Paris square is. Then he went to Bonham and his acquaintance Maddsey is becoming rich from being a butcher. He mentions Dodd City and they were going to start for home, but Una wasn't feeling well. They returned home and he mentions that his cotton is damaged by the drought. The corn has also been effected by the drought. Sam Doss was killed by the sheriff of Bonham. He talks about camp meetings taking place on their route, the little rain they received. Sylvanns and Solomon killed some skunks and Aunt Ann has gotten better, George is not back from the Nation, and Harriets' folks are not well.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from William Brown to W.A. Morris, February 23, 1881]

[Letter from William Brown to W.A. Morris, February 23, 1881]

Date: February 23, 1881
Creator: William Brown
Description: Letter from Stephen H. Darden, State Comptroller to W.A. "Bud" Morris discussing credit owed and receipts that were turned in. Discusses receipts involving Levi Perryman, Mr. Perkins, and Judge Rugely.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter to Henry and Salina, August 19, 1881]

[Letter to Henry and Salina, August 19, 1881]

Date: August 19, 1881
Creator: unknown
Description: They saw Sam Thornhill and Add Nimmo and spent Saturday night at Sam's. He dropped Mary off at home Sunday and went back to meet Mrs. Susan Thornhill. Jim got married and John lives in Knoxville with his wife and six kids and owns a furniture store. He speculates that Tom and Alice Thornhill will get married. Mary and Dinky visited Abe Franklin. Abe is farming and carpentering. They went to visit their Uncle John, who is doing well. John is running a mill for $75 a month. They visited Sally who wants to see Henry and visit Texas. John and Sally's daughter played some music. They spent an hour with Billy's widow, Kate Moore. Uncle Sam Wallace is not doing well and in his will he already promised a few things to some people, but the rest would go amongst his relations. He is sorry to hear of all the drought damage for the cotton farmers. He prays for rain for Henry's crops.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Postcard from H. S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 23, 1881]

[Postcard from H. S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 23, 1881]

Date: August 23, 1881
Creator: Moore, H. S.
Description: H.S. Moore is having 100 to 102 degree weather and has seen a second comet that was not as bright. Maria is doing better. George Kendall has started picking cotton. He missed two sermons, but received a private sermon from Bro. Noble. He was able to have more of a conversation with him. Bro. Penn was ill. Mrs. Welbom moved to Sasby and is going to keep a boarding house. The prairies have every kind of livestock coming. Owls and skunks are going after chickens. A rooster fell into the hogs' pen. William Hubford is suffering from an old wound. Jeff Love picks about 100 pounds of cotton every afternoon. Coffman and Scott went to sell dry goods, but their cash box was emptied of $40. Captain Russell has a sign in his salon that says, "In God We Trust." Aunt Ann is doing well.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Receipt for taxes paid, April 26, 1881]

[Receipt for taxes paid, April 26, 1881]

Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Morris, W.
Description: Receipt for taxes paid by Levi Perryman. The payment covered state and county taxes for the year 1881.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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