[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, December 7, 1913]

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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 ...

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[12] p. ; 20 x 13 cm.

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McKinley, Birdie McGee December 7, 1913.

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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.

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[12] 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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  • December 7, 1913

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  • Feb. 8, 2012, 11:22 a.m.

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McKinley, Birdie McGee. [Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, December 7, 1913], letter, December 7, 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204083/: accessed August 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.