[Letter from Minnie Rawlings to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, February 8, 1899]

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This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore and is from Minny Rawlings, an friend in the same town as Linnet's school. She discusses Linnet's homesickness and a sick spell she went through during Christmas. Minny details that the combination of the two have made Linnet even more homesick and she has headaches almost every week. She tells the Moore's that she would have sent Linnet home, but the assignments Linnet turn in shows that she has intellectual promise and would be better served by staying in school. ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

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Rawlings, Minny February 8, 1898.

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This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore and is from Minny Rawlings, an friend in the same town as Linnet's school. She discusses Linnet's homesickness and a sick spell she went through during Christmas. Minny details that the combination of the two have made Linnet even more homesick and she has headaches almost every week. She tells the Moore's that she would have sent Linnet home, but the assignments Linnet turn in shows that she has intellectual promise and would be better served by staying in school. She details that Linnet has decided to stay in school, despite a bad headache which caused her to question if she should stay or go back home.

In a brief letter , dated February 16, 1898, Rawlings details that Linnet has had another bad headache and a pain in her side. She advised Linnet not to give up school and blames the bitter winter weather for everyone's gray mental well-being. She states that everyone at the school wishes for the vitality and renewal of Spring days to come as quickly as possible. She notes that, ultimately, it is up to Linnet to stay or go. If she decides to stay, the school and its instructors will do their very best to make sure she is well-educated and shaped into a well-rounded person. The envelope is included with the letter.

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[4] p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

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  • February 8, 1898

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Rawlings, Minny. [Letter from Minnie Rawlings to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, February 8, 1899], letter, February 8, 1898; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203797/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.