[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore, January 28, 1877]

One of 1,686 letters in the series: Charles B. Moore Family papers, 1832-1917 available on this site.

Description

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, … continued below

Physical Description

[2] p. ; 20 x 25 cm.

Creation Information

Franklin, Bettie January 28, 1877.

Context

This letter is part of the collection entitled: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 19 times. More information about this letter can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this letter or its content.

Named Persons

People who are significant in some way to the content of this letter. Additional names may appear in Subjects below.

Audiences

Check out our Resources for Educators Site! We've identified this letter as a primary source within our collections. Researchers, educators, and students may find this letter useful in their work.

Provided By

UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Special Collections Department collects and preserves rare and unique materials including rare books, oral histories, university archives, historical manuscripts, maps, microfilm, photographs, art and artifacts. The department is located in UNT's Willis Library in the fourth floor Reading Room.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this letter. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Portal.

Titles

Description

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.

Physical Description

[2] p. ; 20 x 25 cm.

Notes

Physical description of the included envelope:
[1] p. ; 8 x 14 cm.

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this letter in the Portal or other systems.

Collections

This letter is part of the following collection of related materials.

The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

Archival collections reflect experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

What responsibilities do I have when using this letter?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this letter.

Creation Date

  • January 28, 1877

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Feb. 8, 2012, 11:22 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 19, 2015, 12:43 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this letter last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 0
Total Uses: 19

Where

Geographical information about where this letter originated or about its content.

Map Information

  • map marker Place Name coordinates. (May be approximate.)
  • Repositioning map may be required for optimal printing.

Mapped Locations

Interact With This Letter

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

International Image Interoperability Framework

IIF Logo

We support the IIIF Presentation API

Franklin, Bettie. [Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore, January 28, 1877], letter, January 28, 1877; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203427/: accessed May 20, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

Back to Top of Screen