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[Envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White, October 24, 1916]

Description: Envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White in Fort Worth, Texas. It is from Hogin & McKinley General Insurance and Long Time Loans in Gallatin, Tennessee. It is postmarked Gallatin, Tenn. October 24, 1916. The top right corner, where the stamp would have been, has been torn off. "R7-Box 52" is written in the bottom left corner.
Date: October 24, 1915
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice G. to Mollie Moore, Linnet White, and Family, October 10, 1915]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore, Linnet White, and family from Alice G. discussing family matters and what she has been doing. She writes of Birdie and Will's plans to eventually purchase a farm and her take on the situation. Alice also includes information about their food situation, her sewing projects, and other daily events. At the end, Alice has a brief note directed at Claude White regarding excitement for the election of state senators.
Date: October 10, 1915
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White, February 5, 1917]

Description: Letter to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White from Alice. The letter includes local news of friends and family including Christmas, the weather, and recent deaths of friends. She writes of people who have visited them recently and Birdie's daughter Mary Louise.
Date: February 5, 1917
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Claude, Linnet, and Ruth White, December 27, 1916]

Description: Letter to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White from Bessie Franklin. Bessie sends her sympathies and understanding to Linnet for the death of her mother and goes on to write about Christmas festivities. At the end, she thanks the family for sending the Christmas gifts that Linnet's mother had intended to send.
Date: December 27, 1916
Creator: Franklin, Bessie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Claude D. White, September 27, 1916]

Description: Letter to her sister and all from Bettie Franklin, envelope is addressed to Claude D. White. Bettie writes of miscellaneous local news including marriages, moving, William McKinley purchasing land, and other daily events.
Date: September 27, 1916
Creator: Franklin, Bettie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore and the White family, September 22, 1913]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee McKinley and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore and the White Family. In this letter, Birdie informs her kin of the goings-on in her community. The news includes: details about how they have survived the drought with their well and spring for the stock animals, a discussion about Minnie's visit and their preparation for Minnie's return to Georgia, a dialogue about Birdie's baby who likes to be in her buggy, updates on community news and the well-being of family and friends, a discussion about a boat trip Will took with the boosters, details about some dentistry work Birdie is going to get done, news about their chickens and milk cow surviving the drought, a discussion about the baby and how she wears short dresses now, details about having some Kodak pictures made of the baby, a dialogue about correspondences received including Linnet's postcard, an update about Will's position at Ewing's,and news about Will's aunt passing away. She closes the letter by noting that she hopes to hear from Mary Ann and the white family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 22, 1913
Creator: McKinley, Birdie McGee
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: 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.
Date: December 7, 1913
Creator: McKinley, Birdie McGee
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White and Family, January 8, 1917]

Description: Letter to Linnet White and family from Birdie McKinley. Birdie writes about Christmas festivities and thanks the Whites for the gifts they sent the children. She included details about how the children were doing and local news of neighbors.
Date: January 8, 1917
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White and Family, March 13, 1917]

Description: Letter to Linnet White from Birdie McKinley. She writes of news involving friends and family, including the death of Mrs. Wallace, illnesses that have been going around, family visiting, and a new car that was purchased by a cousin.
Date: March 13, 1917
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White and Family, September 30, 1915]

Description: Letter to Linnet Moore from Birdie McKinley discussing Will prospecting for farming land due to their current land being poor for this, the bad colds her children have, a Kodak picture of her family she is sending to Linnet, and other happenings with family and friends. On the back of second paper Birdie has a note stating that she forgot to write on that side and asks Linnet to send her a picture of her house when she gets a chance.
Date: September 30, 1915
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White, April 16, 1917]

Description: Letter to Linnet White from Birdie McKinley. She wrote to tell Linnet of daily events in her life. She includes an update of her children and their health, an outing to see Birth of a Nation, and other news relating to nearby relatives and friends.
Date: April 16, 1917
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White, April 18, 1911]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White. She is sorry for always waiting for their letter to respond. She hopes that her mother is doing well and asks for information about her condition to be sent as soon as possible. She would like to go be with them, but she is scared about Frank getting sick. She talks about Aunt Mollie being like grandma, when she broke her hip, she will recover. She is glad Ruth is doing well. She wishes they would come up there and let them help her and her mother. She mentions that it is too wet to garden. She mentions that they are getting older and her husband Will still works from real early until late. She mentions her health problems. Again she wishes they were closer so she could help and asks that they write more often. She hopes that Aunt Mollie will recover.
Date: April 18, 1911
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude, Linnet, and Ruth White, May 2, 1911]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude, Linnet and Ruth White. She hasn't heard from them and hopes that they are doing well. She wants to go see them, but is worried about Frank's health. She now has help, but is afraid to allow her to help with the baby. She talks about farming. She mentions her chickens. A lot of people ask about them. She mentions how Henry is doing and wishes to see Ruth and for them to see Frank. She talks about Alice and Lillian. She went and visited some people. She wishes that they would write more.
Date: May 2, 1911
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, July 18, 1915]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley regarding the bad weather they have been having, her children, visitors she has had, and her garden. Birdie writes of her children coming down with bad colds and a recent Kodak picture they had taken of their family that she might send to Mollie.
Date: July 18, 1915
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, October 11, 1914]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley discussing friends and family and a contest she took the children to. She writes of a contest where doctors weighed and measured the children. Envelope is addressed to Linnet Moore.
Date: October 11, 1914
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Linnet White, October 18, 1916]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore and Linnet White from Birdie McKinley regarding locals events of friends and family. She writes of how many children are in the schools in her area, including Harvard College, her sewing projects with her friends, winter clothes, her new home with access to the city's water, but no electricity, and other topics. On the back of the last page is Linnet's name and address.
Date: October 18, 1916
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore, January 19, 1915]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore from Birdie McKinley discussing her Christmas activities. She writes of the horrible weather they have been experiencing, her son playing with his new wagon, and a cold that has been going around because of the changes to the weather.
Date: January 19, 1915
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lillian to Linnet White, May 21, 1917]

Description: Letter to Linnet White from Lillian. She wrote to send Linnet her sympathies on the whooping cough Linnet and her daughter have and to express her excitement on the prospect of Linnet visiting this summer. She sends some news about her own well being along with her excitement.
Date: May 21, 1917
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from S. A. Thornhill to Mary Moore, April 21, 1910]

Description: Letter from S. A. Thornhill to Mary Moore. She was glad to hear from them, she had imagined the worst and hopes they will have good health in Fort Worth. She talks about gardening, but it being too wet. She mentions the weather and how it has made her sick. Mary is going to list all of the friends that have died in 1910. John Crawford's obituary is included. She talks about Bud Thornhill's will. She is sorry for using scraps. She will try to finish the letter to send it off. She comments on the weather and how it is too wet to plant. She talks about her chickens and a hawk that tried to take her chickens. She gives some news about their friends in Tennessee. She hopes that Linnet will be alright and that her baby will comfort her. Claude and Time Jackson said they wanted to come visit her. She would like John to come also so they could have four generations in a picture. She talks about Russell Cole's body being moved after his wife died by his son. She mentions Wash Warren has been unwell. John Thornhill sent her some pictures.
Date: April 21, 1910
Creator: Thornhill, S. A.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections