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[Letter from Alta Berry to Linnet White, September 16, 1909]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Alta Berry and is addressed to Linnet White. In this letter, Berry informs White of the goings-on in McKinney. Berry discusses community news, details Minnie's plans to visit several friends before she goes back to Weatherford, and notes that the weather has been hot and windy, making everything dusty.She mention that John's Cotton crop is good, that he has planted cane, and notes that his corn was not a good crop. She states that she has not had much luck with raising chickens, but has been successful with turkeys. Berry notes the death of Mariah Rucker, and notes that Linnet may already have heard about Rucker's illness and subsequent death. She informs Linnet that Anna was asking about Mary Ann's soap and would like to but it, but wants to know how much Moore is charging for it. She discusses her baby boy and say she wishes Linnet could see him. Berry closes the letter by noting that Linnet must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204022/
[Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore, January 29, 1899]
Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore in which she discusses going to school. She says that the teacher separated all the girls that were sitting with their friends and had them sit with their sisters. Alta updates Linnet on the health and activities of the friends they have in common. She says who is getting married, who is courting, and who has broken up. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203796/
[Letter from Anna Boyd and H. S. Moore to C. B. Moore, September 16, 1893]
Anna Boyd writes that Will's twins are in school and the new baby always wants to be outside. The school district is putting a suspension foot bridge for the children to cross on. He hoped they enjoyed themselves and wanted to go with them to visit family. John has only one son to help him farm and Will has two, but they are still too young. H. S. Moore writes that John will finish gathering corn, and he lifted a sheep out of mud. He mentions the clouds and that Anna Boyd's letter is included in the envelope. He also says that Priest has improved a little. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203693/
[Letter from Anna Boyd to Charles B. Moore, April 27, 1899]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Anna Boyd and is addressed to Charles B. Moore. She informs Moore about the reasons for the family's delay in continuing correspondence with the Moore family since their visit to Colorado. In this letter, Boyd discusses the weather's affect on their crops for this spring. She details the failures they had last season due to grasshoppers and hopes that this season would be better than the last. She notes that they did not have much success with fruit, though the gooseberry harvest looks promising. She mentions to Moore what the family plans to sow this season and tells him that they are all well at present. The envelope is included with the letter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203809/
[Letter from Anne B. McKey to Linnet White, April 27, 1917]
Letter to Linnet White from Anne B. McKey. She wrote to wish Linnet well after her operation and to let her friend know that once Linnet is well, she would like to see her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204161/
[Letter from Austin A, Yates, April 12, 1865]
Letter from Austin A. Yates to the Colonel commanding the 1st N. Y. Vet. Cavl. which certifies the following men as Privates in the 1st Company N. Y. Vet. Cavalry: James A. Wilkie, Theron King, Myron H. Densmore, Benjamin F. Carpenter, and John D. Humphrey. These men were certified as privates by Capt. Capt. S. M. Harmon and received bounties for their promotions. The bounties were: advanced pay in the sum of $13.00, a premium on the sum of $2.00, and a bounty in the sum of $60.00. Hamilton K. Redway is listed with the promoted soldier's signatures. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth186793/
[Letter from B. Ada Drury to Charles B. Moore, June 13, 1897]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by B. Ada Drury. In this letter, Drury discusses the theory of evolution, the idea of life after death, and compliments Charles on his ability to think for himself and be a champion of free thought. She asks to hear from him again and in the letter's close she give a brief update on the weather in Louisville, KY. She mentions that she hope the Moore Family will be able to read the letter and sends her love to Mary Ann, Linnet, John, and Charles. The envelope is included with the letter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203724/
[Letter from B. S. Kelly to the Commanding Officer, March 30, 1865]
Kelly was able to furnish transportation to Gallipolis OH for a Private in Co. F 1st NY Vol. Cav. for the cost of $1.01. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth186379/
[Letter from B. S. Kelly to the Commanding Officer, November 25, 1864]
Letter from B.S. Kelly to the Commanding Officer that transportation was furnished from Parkersburg West Virginia at the cost of $1.01. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth186404/
[Letter from Belle Jernigan to Linnet Moore, March 12, 1898]
Letter from Belle Jernigan to Linnet Moore in which she updates her cousin on the building of the mill house and her visits with friends. A note on the top of the first page requests, "don't let any body see this letter." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203753/
[Letter from Belle to her friends and family, 1898]
A letter from Belle in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to her friends and family (the "home folks") in 1898. In the letter, Belle describes the events that took place during a great rain storm and subsequent river flooding in Tellico Plains, near the Tellico Lumber mill. While trying to secure her belongings and escape the home of Mr. Heyser, the general manager of Tellico Lumber, Belle fell into the water beneath a rearing horse ("Joe the horse"). She was saved by John Ballon, a black preacher, whom she called her "hero." Belle mentions that she plans to join Ballon's church and send him a poem entitled "John Ballon and the Flood of '98." Many of the belongings of all involved families were destroyed, but everyone made it out of the flooded area alive. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203151/
[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, April 1900]
Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he congratulates her on her choice for a husband. He asks her to return the ring that he gave her. He has promised to marry a girl in Van Alstyn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203857/
[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, December 5, 1899]
Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he states that he has never received a reply from her and that he thinks she does not wish to hear from him. He said he enjoyed seeing her at Thanksgiving and would like to see her again. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203823/
[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 from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, September 24, 1899]
Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he says he enjoyed the Sunday he spent at her home. He wished he had received an answer to his previous letter. Then he announces that he will be near her on a business trip and would like to see her again. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203818/
[Letter from Berry, Purton to the Commanding Officer, February 27, 1865]
Letter to the Commanding Officer from Berry Purton that transportation was furnished to Frederick, MA for Mensc. Selden Averell at the cost of $2.70. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth186388/
[Letter from Berry, Purton to the Commanding Officer, February 27, 1865]
Letter to the Commanding Officer from Berry Purton that transportation was furnished to Frederick, MA for Mensc. Selden Averell at the cost of $2.70. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth186389/
[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Claude, Linnet, and Ruth White, December 27, 1916]
Letter to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White from Bessie Franklin. Bessie sends her sympathies and understanding to Linnet for the death of her mother and goes on to write about Christmas festivities. At the end, she thanks the family for sending the Christmas gifts that Linnet's mother had intended to send. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204144/
[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore, December 17, 1900]
Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary and Charles Moore in which she gives family news, including their health and activities. She also talks about visits by friends and the weather. Bessie gives an update on Grandma's health and activities. There is also an accounting of the crops and farm animals. She also talks about developing plans for Christmas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203879/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Mary Dodd Moore, December 10, 1865]
Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Mary Dodd Moore regarding a trunk from Mary that has yet to arrive, as well as cold weather and health issues. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203370/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Mary Moore, May 22, 1876]
A letter to Mary Moore from her sister, Bettie Franklin, and her mother, Matilda Dodd. In the letter, Franklin and Dodd discuss the state of the family and of the farm and animals. Franklin informs Moore that there have been many deaths in town, including Mallie Donnell, Mrs. Holder, and Tom Berry's wife. Franklin and Dodd both ask Moore to visit soon. Franklin closes by sending her regards to Moore's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The letter, postmarked May 22 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Mrs. Mollie Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203415/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, March 17, 1879]
Matilda had received and written back already, but hasn't heard anything from them yet. She says that they are doing well, but the county is sick with pneumonia. They have been gardening in the dry weather, but it might frost. She doesn't expect any peaches because of the bad weather. She should finish her quilt by tomorrow. Mrs. Nay died and Peat Wallace lost is youngest son. She is afraid to leave her house at night because of wild hogs. She hopes they are well and asks that they write back soon. Bettie says she has been enjoying good weather and has planted irish potatoes, beets, and parsnips. She asks if Mr. Moore paid the doctor and she wanted to help. Pete Wallace's son was buried last Friday. She went to town and got some dishes and looked at a stove. Abe is going to town to sell wood, she asks that they write back soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203472/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd, December 10, 1876]
A letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd to their mother (who is visiting Mary Moore) and sister (Mary Ann Dodd Moore). The envelope has a postal stamp reading "Galatin, Tenn; Dec 11" and a hand written note reading William Dodd; + Betty Franklin; Recvd Dec 15th; 1876." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203424/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd to their Sister and Mr. Moore, October 25, 1878]
They are doing well, she had a slight chill and Abe is getting over his cold with medicine given to him from Dr. Woodson. Her and her mother went to see Mr. Donnell and he doesn't look like he has long to live. MRs. Summers looks well. She and Mrs. Montgomery would like to see her. Mollie Love, Mary, and the children visited. They went to edgefield and didn't have to stay the night because the train was behind schedule. They were at her parent's place but her parent's did not realize they were there until they went out to meet them. The children have gotten bigger and are now in school everyday. They are waiting for their boxes to arrive, her father says there is too much fright on the road. Abe is going to town to get more information. She wants to purchase land to start a home but Abe hasn't said anything. She also wants to be together. Her father and mother wrote postal cards and she asks that they write back soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203456/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin, November 7, 1875]
Bettie was unable to write a quick letter before Robbe left and she wanted to send some patterns and a dress that needs work done on it. She mentions it was unbearably hot inside the house. Someone is very sick and wants to see Charles and his wife soon. She sends all of her love to the relatives and hopes that Charles is done with his wheat so they can come visit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203407/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Claude D. White, September 27, 1916]
Letter to her sister and all from Bettie Franklin, envelope is addressed to Claude D. White. Bettie writes of miscellaneous local news including marriages, moving, William McKinley purchasing land, and other daily events. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204130/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Elizabeth Moore, July 9, 1863]
Letter from Bettie Franklin to her sister Elizabeth Moore, relating family news and farm activities. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207627/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to her Sister and Mr. Moore, June 5, 1877]
She arrived home Friday night and had to sleep for two days to recover, Sissy got sick and took medicine to recover. They canned 6 cans of cherries. It has been dry, it rained early in the season but then dried up. Bettie's garden looks good despite the dry weather. Her beans are blooming and had an abundance of irish potatoes. Several people are about to head out to Texas. Dinky will write to her by the end of the week and She wants her to save some Texas flower seeds for her. Bettie isn't feeling well and was happy to see her sister and mother. She will write more next time and Lilly has been taking strawberries and cherries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203438/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Mary Ann Dodd Moore and Matilda Brantley Dodd, February 21, 1877]
A personal letter from Bettie Franklin to her sister, Mary Ann Dodd Moore, and her mother, Matilda Brantley Dodd. The letter talks about daily life, including a quilting party that Bettie had and news about her young son. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203430/
[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 from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Ann Moore, December 9, 1883]
Letter from Bettie Franklin discussing family news, Mary Love who is dying after childbirth, killing hogs and making lard and sausage. Includes original envelope. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203540/
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore, January 28, 1877]
A letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore on January 28, 1876. Mary's mother, Matilda, is visiting her in Texas. In the letter, Bettie talks about the warm and clear weather, as well as the state of the farm and animals. She mentions that there have been several weddings, including that of Laura Wallace and Frank Dorris. In closing, Bettie says that many neighbors' dogs have gone mad - she fears that hers will also go mad. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 29 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Mrs. Mollie Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203427/
[Letter from Bettie J. Moore and Family to Mariah Rucker and Family, October 1861]
Letter from Bettie J. Moore and family to Mariah Rucker and family discussing recent news, making and selling socks and making cloths for soldiers, and Josephus's recent illness. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203330/
[Letter from Bettie J. Moore to Charles B. Moore and Sabina Rucker, May 22, 1861]
Letter from Bettie J. Moore to Charles B. Moore and Sabina Rucker discussing men they know who have recently joined volunteer units for the war. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203321/
[Letter from Bettie Wallace to Elvira Moore, 1861]
Letter from Bettie Wallace to Elvira Moore and a male relative. Included is local and family news, including marriages, deaths, and Uncle Add buying a slave for $1,000. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207648/
[Letter from Birdie and Dinkie McGee to Alice, Linnet, Aunt Mollie and Uncle Charles, February 9, 1890]
Birdie mentions all the people that came over to visit and what Will got her. She mentions the weather they have had and was sorry to hear they were sick. She asks if Alice still pulls hair and that they would write her and Bessie and Mattie. In the letter to her Aunt and Uncle she mentions the weather and what her other Aunts and Uncles have been doing. In Dinkie's letter to Alice she says how happy she is to hear they are doing well. She mentions that their health is also doing well. She had many visitors. She went to town the other day and got some fabric, a dress other things. She mentions the weather and says she hasn't seen Mat R. Miss Nicie is getting married. She asks Linnet to take care of Alice. She is also going to send Alice some money. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203622/
[Letter from Birdie and Dinkie McGee to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, March 10,1893]
Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin Linnet detailed Birdie and her grandmother's shared birthday celebration. The letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore gave details on the health of several members of the family; the weather; the cost of crops; and the cutting of carpet rags. Included is a note saying that pieces of Birdie's dresses would be included. The smaller pieces are from Birdie's dress and the larger piece from a dress for Dinkie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203680/
[Letter from Birdie and William J. McKinley to Linnet White, December 12, 1916]
Letter to Linnet White from Birdie and William McKinley. Birdie and William each wrote letters to give Linnet their sympathies for the death of her mother. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204136/
[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 Linnet Moore White, May 26, 1911]
Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White. She mentions they are all doing well and how busy she has been. She mentions the weather and says she thought something bad had happened since she hadn't heard from them. She wishes she could be helpful to them. She mentions Minnie should be by soon. She went to a college entertainments. She talks about Frank. She asks about Ruth. Mr. Dave Barry got shot along with his cook. Bessie asked about them. She is glad they have good friends and tells Aunt M that she will be well again. She asks that they write to her because she is worried. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204070/
[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/
[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 Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude White, and Linnet Moore White, December 12, 1909]
Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She says that she is not going to write as often, not because she doesn't think of them. She asks about the weather. She talks about killing hogs and making lard. She is trying to move into her new house, but the contractors haven't finished yet. She wishes they could spend Christmas with them. She gives news on everyone. Mr. Thornhill died of a locked jaw. She receives news from Minnie and Sallie. She has a picture she wants to send them. She talks about her future neighbors. She mentions the next time she writes will be in her new home. She asks that they write to her and tell her how they are doing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204041/
[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 Birdie McGee to Claude and Linnet Moore White, November, 1901]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Claude and Linnet White in which she tells them that Charles Moore caught a chill walking down to Mr. Anderson's place. Birdie went to town to see Dr. Gibson for help. She says that Mary Moore has rheumatism. She also lists the friends and family she has been in contact with. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203932/
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore in which she recall a visit with Linnet two years earlier. She writes that she is sending a piece of her shirt waist and describes the design. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204191/
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, April 22, 1898]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, McGee informs Moore of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of Linnet's photograph, updates on family and friends, news about her past plans and future plans, agricultural and weather updates,details on community events and the attire that her and some of the family are going to wear to one of the events, a discussion about her hat, and a dialogue about the construction of the school house and the instructor. She closes this letter by noting that Linnet should write soon. In the letter to Charles B. Moore and Aunt Mollie, McGee details the number of baby chickens that have hatched, the number of turkey eggs Tobe has brought to them , and an update on Tobe's campaign in an unspecified election. She notes that Will has sold his jersey cow whose bag has spoiled and plans to buy another with the money. She informs Charles and Aunt Mollie on the goings-on in Gallatin and updates them on family news. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203757/
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, c.1899]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore in which she says that Mattie is sick with measles. Birdie says she has "had scarcely any Xmas." She did bake four cakes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203828/
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, December 8, 1892]
Letter to Linnet Moore in which the writer, Birdie McGee, states that everyone is well. Her school is out because the teacher's mother is so ill that school was dismissed entirely. She has since heard that the mother died. She has started a quilt. She thinks Clemmie Albright looks better in a corset and wants one too. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203675/
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, January 17, 1892]
Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin, Linnet Moore, talking about the sleet and snow that broke the trees. Her mother did laundry and hung then on the line and they are frozen there still. Her brother Will was going to singing school being taught by Mr. Moncreaf at the school. She got a new blue hat for Christmas. Grandpa has 8 little lambs. She writes to Hattie Love all the time. She went and stayed with Clemmie Albright for several days and went with Alice and Mr. Frank and had a nice time. On the back she wrote her alphabet with a little something about each letter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203670/