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[Envelope, 1875]

Description: This document is an envelope from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is addressed to Charles B. Moore and sent to the post office in McKinney, Texas. There is a note on the lower right side of the envelope that says "Mrs. D. Wood, read March 24th 1875."
Date: 1875
Item Type: Text
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[Envelope, 1875]

Description: This document is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is an envelope addressed to C. B. Moore who was located in McKinney, Collin County, Texas. The postage stamp is dated July 1. The year appears to have been written later and it is 1875.
Date: 1875
Item Type: Text
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[Envelope to Mr. and Mrs. Ziza Moore]

Description: Envelope address to Mr. and Mrs. Ziza Moore of McKinney, Texas. A note in the lower left corner gives the names of Elvira Moore and Jo Wallace and states that it was read on December 2, 1871. A second note reads, "Care of H. S. Moore."
Date: December 2, 1871
Item Type: Text
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[Financial note, December 15, 1879]

Description: Personal notes from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The document has a financial note on the front of the paper. The financial note states that C. B. Moore is to pay H. S. Moore $22.50 after seven months from December 15, 1879. This fragment of paper appears to have been re-used for the financial note. The back of the document has "C. B. Moore Note $22.50" scrawled over handwritten text about going to the mill.
Date: December 15, 1879
Creator: Moore, H. S.
Item Type: Text
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[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Mary Moore, May 22, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her sister, Bettie Franklin, and her mother, Matilda Dodd. In the letter, Franklin and Dodd discuss the state of the family and of the farm and animals. Franklin informs Moore that there have been many deaths in town, including Mallie Donnell, Mrs. Holder, and Tom Berry's wife. Franklin and Dodd both ask Moore to visit soon. Franklin closes by sending her regards to Moore's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The letter, postmarked May 22 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Mrs. Mollie Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12.
Date: May 22, 1876
Creator: Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, Matilda
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore, January 28, 1877]

Description: A letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore on January 28, 1876. Mary's mother, Matilda, is visiting her in Texas. In the letter, Bettie talks about the warm and clear weather, as well as the state of the farm and animals. She mentions that there have been several weddings, including that of Laura Wallace and Frank Dorris. In closing, Bettie says that many neighbors' dogs have gone mad - she fears that hers will also go mad. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 29 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Mrs. Mollie Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12.
Date: January 28, 1877
Creator: Franklin, Bettie
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Will Boyd, November 3, 1873]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore in Collin County to Will Boyd, Phelps, Missouri discussing the poor crops that year, including corn and wheat and the slightly better cotton. He discusses the large volume of emigrants entering the area looking for cheap land who are willing to work. He mentions a visit from Uncle Bill Moore from Atlanta, Aunt Polly Winham from Jerseyville, Illinois, and other family members.
Date: November 3, 1873
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann Dodd Moore, July 16, 1876]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to her sister, Mary Ann Dodd Moore discussing all the illness from flux, including her daughter, Sissie, who almost died. Discusses numerous other neighbors that had died from the flux. Discusses 4th of July parade and picnic put on by the Grangers (The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry). Discusses the garden and the wheat threshing and the hopes that Mary will be able to visit. She says to "tell Mr. Moore I prefer living here [Tennessee] if the women have children when 50 years old out there [in Texas]."
Date: July 16, 1876
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann Dodd Moore, May 27, 1876]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to her sister, Mary Ann Dodd Moore discussing neighbors and friends, gardening, quilt making, dress making, purchase of new mules, sale of a calf and the possibility of moving to Texas.
Date: May 27, 1876
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Fletcher S. Stockdale to Charles B. Moore, January 1, 1876]

Description: A letter from Fletcher S. Stockdale to Charles B. Moore on January 1, 1876. In the letter, Stockdale discusses aspects of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1875 related to separation of church and state. Stockdale notes that all the liberal men of the convention voted for a clause requiring officeholders to acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being, though he himself strongly opposed the clause. Stockdale tells Moore that he is glad to hear from him and is grateful for memories of old friends. In closing, Stockdale sends his greetings to Moore's family, and says he would like to hear from Moore again. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope is addressed to Mr. C. B. Moore in McKinney, Texas.
Date: January 1, 1876
Creator: Stockdale, Fletcher S.
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, January 27, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her mother, Matilda Dodd, and her sister, Bettie Franklin, on January 27, 1876. In the letter, Dodd and Franklin tell Moore about the well-being of the family and of the farm. They mention that they are not sure if they will be moving to Texas. Dodd mentions that she would like Moore to visit, and would like to return to Texas with Moore. Franklin closes by sending regards to Mary's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 29, is addressed to Charles B. Moore Esq., in McKinney, Texas.
Date: January 27, 1876
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore and Matilda Dodd, January 15, 1877]

Description: A letter from William Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore on January 14, 1877. Mary Moore's mother, Matilda, is presumably visiting her in Texas. In the letter, William and Bettie talk about the warm and wet weather, as well as the state of the farm and animals. Bettie tells Mary and her mother that her son, Quincy, is teething. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 15 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Charles B. Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12.
Date: January 14, 1877
Creator: Dodd, William & Franklin, Bettie
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter, March 1, 1875]

Description: This document is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The letter is dated March 1, 1875 and is not addressed to a specific person. The letter details personal information and it includes: the weather in Moore's location; the type of woman that would suit him in life; his lineage, traits and personal views; his current line of work in agriculture; his feelings about getting to know this person he is writing to in the letter; the health of his family; and news of friends. Moore closes the letter by noting that the recipient of the letter should address their letter to his home in Melissa.
Date: March 1, 1875
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter, March 3, 1875]

Description: This document is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a letter to Moore from a woman named Helen Duncan. She details her love of writing letters to Moore. The conversation then moves to the topic of marriage and she mentions that she fears she will never find someone. She restates her promise to Moore, which was to find Moore a widow to marry, and notes that it would be a difficult task to find a woman to fit Moore's specifications of what he would want in a wife. She asks Moore if an old maid would do, if she wouldn't be able to match him with a widow. Moore promised to send a photograph to her to pass on to the Kansas widow. The topic of matchmaking moves on to Helen Duncan's home life. She states that she is happy at home and declares that she must have the "happiest home that ever was." She mentions that she shares her home with her family: six sisters, three brothers, and her parents. Helen notes that she has a strong relationship with her father and hardly does anything or write anything without telling him first. She states that her reasoning for this is that her father she no fault in anything she does, while her mother sometimes does. She describes her father's pride in showing off photographs of her and her sisters to visitors. The topic of discussion moves on to agriculture and Helen expresses her sympathy when hearing that Moore's fruit tress have died. She tells him if he were closer she would send him some of their peach harvest. In her closing remarks, Helen asks Moore if he likes Dickens' works and details that if she were on a deserted island she would be at home if she ...
Date: March 3, 1875
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter to Tyree B. Harris, June 16, 1871]

Description: Letter to Tyree B. Harris regarding a deed, selling gold, and taxes. Another itemized page is mentioned but missing, and the reverse side is blank.
Date: June 16, 1871
Item Type: Letter
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