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- [Bill of Sale for A. D. Kennard, May 12,1857]
- Bill of Sale for A.D. Kennard from David M.Smith regarding a slave named Harris. On the back is a witness account of sale.
- [Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, July 28, 1898]
- This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this letter, Charles informs Linnet about the goings-on in Collin County. The news includes: a discussion about the cows breaking into Priest's field, agricultural updates, a dialogue about Charley Rutledge's boys who were badly injured (one was fatally injured), details about the day's agenda, community news, an update on the horse buyer who arrives by train, and a discussion about purchasing train tickets to Colorado. The envelope is included with this letter.
- [Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, July 29-30, 1898]
- This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Moore informs Linnet about the goings-on in Collin County. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt of Linnet's card, an update about Anderson who fell down Chandler's well, a discussion about the Rutledge burial of one of their three sons, news about Jack Kelly's death, community news, agricultural updates, a dialogue about correspondences received, a discussion about harvest delays in Gallatin due to rain, details about purchasing train tickets to destinations in Colorado, and updates on the well-being of family members and their activities at present. In a brief letter, dated July 30, 1898, Moore discusses the family's milk cow "Old Cora," details community news, and notes that Linnet has received catalogs from Oak Cliff and Fort Worth. He tells her that he would like her to go to school this coming session, but he feels that their excursion to Colorado would provide her with more experience than attending a session. He details some places they will visit on their trip. He wishes she would write soon and send word for Betty and the family to write as well. he closes the letter by noting that he hears dishes rattling and will soon be eating breakfast. The envelope is included with the letter.
- [Letter from D. S. Kennard to his Father, March 20, 1862]
- Letter from D.S. Kennard to his father informing him that his regiment will be leaving for Arkansas in two weeks. They will be marching between the Trinity and Brazos Rivers and maybe through Waxahachie
- [Letter from David Smith to Daughter, April 21, 1852]
- Letter from David Smith to his daughter and someone else. He writes about the prices of cattle, horses, and the price of Beef. He also mentions wheat crops, corn, and coming home at end of May.
- [Letter from Neal Moore to Henry Moore, November 11, 1885]
- Letter from Neal Moore to his cousin Henry Moore. Neal writes about the start Henry discovered on the 30th of August. He says that it is a shame that it seems to be "going out." He also says that he read in the paper that a Dr. Hartwick announced he discovered the new star on August 31.
- [Letter from S. H. Thornhill to Linnet Moore, June 6, 1899]
- This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by S. H. Thornhill to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Thornhill discusses establishing a line of communication with Linnet through correspondences. He states that he had hoped to hear from Linnet after she left Waxahachie, but understands that her studies took priority of writing letter. Now that school is out, he mentions, it is about time she write him a few lines. He details that all the family is well, urges Linnet to visit again, and notes that he accompanies Frank to visit his girl, Miss Lottie, and is courting her sister who he describes is the prettier of the two. He informs her of the weather at present for the summer season, closes the letter by noting that he will write a better letter next time,and sends love to all his kin. He hand writes an aside on top which notes that he will be unable to visit her due to his employment and the approaching cotton harvest. The envelope is included with the letter.
- [Roll of Captain Webb's company, undated]
- Roll of Captain Webb's company from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The roll details that the listed men are from the 30th Tennessee Regiment of Confederate infantry. The original roll was copied from Josephus C. Moore's diary which Moore kept from his stations at Camp Trousdale and Fort Donelson to Camp Butler Prison in Illinois. The fourth page has handwritten notes of temperatures in Waxahachie, Texas. These notes appear to have been written after the roll.