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[Envelope from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, March 5, 1860]

Description: Envelope from Henry S. Moore addressed to Charles B. Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas. It is dated March 5, 1860, and according to the note written in the bottom left corner, it was received March 11, 1860. Part of the envelope has been torn away, including most of the postmark.
Date: March 5, 1860
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Envelope from J. J. Crawford to Charles B. Moore, September 5, 1860]

Description: Envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Paris, Texas. According to the note written in the bottom left corner, it was sent by J. J. Crawford and received September 28, 1860. September 5, 1860 is also written on both the front and the back. Part of the envelope has been torn away, including most of the postmark.
Date: September 5, 1860
Creator: Crawford, J. J.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard, November 9, 1860]

Description: Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard regarding a patent, office fees, and the costs for surveys. Ragling says he will send the other surveys as soon as issued, asks who is representing Mr. Kennard and gives an update on the local elections.
Date: 1860-11-09~
Creator: Raglin, H. W.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 12, 1860]

Description: Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore discussing a recent trip Henry took, work at a lumber mill, and the hot weather. The letter is written on blue paper which is torn at the bottom right corner. It has an envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas. The letter was started on July 12th, and Henry continued to write through at least July 15th.
Date: July 12, 1860
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, March 5, 1860]

Description: Letter to Charles B. Moore from Henry S. Moore regarding plans to build a cotton gin and how the work on the building would be done. On the first page is a drawing of the building and the second page contains an estimate of costs for construction.
Date: March 5, 1860
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. S. Rucker to Charles B. Moore, June 18, 1860]

Description: Letter to Charles B. Moore from J. S. Rucker discussing local politics and news from the area. Two of the local elections he wrote about were for the positions of constable and squire.
Date: June 18, 1860
Creator: Rucker, J. S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to her son describing the health of family members; the courtship of William and the widow Polk; her social life and the activities of her church; home repair and her need for a new well; Buster Belcher's denial in the sending an "impudent Valentine" and how rudely Kate has treated him. She requests information on his prospect for a good crop and "for making an easy living out there."
Date: April 29, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to thank him for the newspapers she has received from him; learning about a new method of growing corn; hear health; the weather; and she ends by sending her love to Davids wife, Clara.
Date: September 24, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W.Fentress - June 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family.
Date: June 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her David Fentress, December 25, 1860]

Description: Letter from M.(Maud)C. Fentress to her son David regarding the separation of the southern states from the union; the sale of slaves (Barb and her two children); breeding and care of a female slave named Eliza; hiring out of a slave; the capture and hanging of an abolitionist; and the health of those around her.
Date: December 25, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family.
Date: July 10, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the trunk of gifts she has sent him. The weather in Bolivar, Tennessee has been 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days. She is concerned about his prospects in Texas and sends him Bright's yellow corn. She sends information on friends and family. The work on the well continues.
Date: July 11, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - June 6, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding his crop failure in Texas. She gives updates on the activities of friends and family. She also discusses schooling and teaching the children skills. Maud wishes David success with his raising stock. She also questions whether she should move to Texas or stay where she is.
Date: June 6, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Michael M. Kennard to A.D Kennard, February 25, 1860]

Description: Letter from Michael M. Kennard to his brother, A.D Kennard, updating him on how the community is doing. He describes his mother's sale of a house, and dividing the Negros among the children. He also includes the price of corn, and other details including how stock throughout the county have died because of the rough winter.
Date: February 25, 1860
Creator: Kennard, Michael M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections