[Letter from Jim Cook Jr. to Linnet Moore, March 6, 1899]

One of 1,681 letters in the series: Charles B. Moore Family papers, 1832-1917 available on this site.

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He was happy to receive her letter and had started to respond earlier, but was interrupted. He thinks the letter must have been delayed and that is why it took so long to get. He asks if she has felt time drag on like it has for him. He asks her what she thinks of their circumstances. He says that he has fallen in love with her and he will try to be worthy of her love. He talks about Miss Flora and her "Jim." He heard that she wants to go to Austin in June and he will make ...

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[15] p. ; 20 x 13 cm.

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Cook, Jim March 6, 1899.

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He was happy to receive her letter and had started to respond earlier, but was interrupted. He thinks the letter must have been delayed and that is why it took so long to get. He asks if she has felt time drag on like it has for him. He asks her what she thinks of their circumstances. He says that he has fallen in love with her and he will try to be worthy of her love. He talks about Miss Flora and her "Jim." He heard that she wants to go to Austin in June and he will make plans to be there also. He has been asked to help out in a baseball game. He asks about a letter sent to her by Jett. He asks her to call him Jim instead of Mr. Cook. He heard that Mrs. Brownlee tried to commit suicide. He asks about Linnet's Nashville trip. He received a letter from Carter. He can't wait to receive another letter from her and he asks that she write back soon.

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[15] p. ; 20 x 13 cm.

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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives consists of eight archival collections reflecting the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. Altogether, these Civil War and Reconstruction-era papers include information about events in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. They reflect the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. The project was generously funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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  • March 6, 1899

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Cook, Jim. [Letter from Jim Cook Jr. to Linnet Moore, March 6, 1899], letter, March 6, 1899; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203800/: accessed July 24, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.