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- [Letter from J. G. Cook, Jr. to Linnet Moore, April 29, 1899]
- This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by J. G. Cook and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Cook informs Linnet of the happenings in Burnet, TX. The news includes: a discussion about correspondences lost on the mail, details about a girls-only event held in town, a dialogue about how he and G. fixed the fortunes told by the fortune teller at the girls-only event, an update on when and where he has seen Lula Dalton and the rest of the girls in the club, news about the Jones family moving to Oklahoma, and a discussion about traveling out of Burnet. He closes the letter by noting that he is the same Jim Cook as Linnet has known,the same person she hoped he would be, and signs the letter a true friend.
- [Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, April 28 - May 4, 1899]
- This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet Moore. The letters are dated April 28, 1899 and May 1, 1899. In these first two letters, Lula informs Linnet of the goings-on in her community. The news includes: a discussion about her wrapper and hat, a dialogue about going riding with the White's and Lorena, and details about going to visit the Taylor family. She closes the letter by stating that she needs to read her lesson for the Club meeting and will tell her the remainder of the news soon. In Lula's next letter, dated May 3, 1899, she continues to detail the goings-on in her life and in the community. She discusses their trip to the Taylor's and notes their return trip was pleasant, notes that she stayed with Mrs. White that night because she was sick, and mentions the sewing projects she is working on at present. She closes the letter by stating that she has not yet received a letter from Linnet and hope she is not ill. Lula sends lots of love to Linnet and wishes her sweet dreams. She begins another letter on Thursday May, 4, 1899. In this brief letter, she notes that she has still not received word from Linnet and is feeling anxious about her well-being. She updates Linnet on her sewing projects and mentions that school will be out soon. She wishes that Linnet were there to go to the commencement with her. She closes the letter by sending lots of love and hopes to hear from Linnet soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
- [Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, June 18, 1899]
- This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Lula informs Linnet of the goings-on in Chambersville, TX. The news includes: a confirmation of receiving a note from Linnet written by Mary Ann, a discussion about her trips to Georgetown and Austin, details about her visit to Austin, an update on her eyes and the treatment she received from an oculist, news from her community when she got home from Austin, and a discussion about the camping trip she and her friends will go on to the river. She closes the letter by noting that she hopes Linnet will write as soon as she can and sends her best regards to the Moore family. The envelope is included with the letter.
- [Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, March 12-20, 1899]
- She is happy that they write each other everyday. She talks about what happened after dinner. Minnie had an old friend from school visit. She talked about her to her family and they are all happy to hear about Linnet's welfare. She always think of her. She saw Jim who acted like he hadn't heard from Linnet. Lorena saw Jett who also hadn't heard from Linnet. She talks about teaching and hearing a sermon. She received a letter from Melvin and Carter. She plans to see her in June. She talks about what she did Monday and the reason why she was unable to write Monday night. She had a weird dream Sunday night. She talks about the weather and hopes it will rain. She washed some clothes and did some reading. She went with Minnie to look at Mr. Darbis' flowers. Minnie received a letter from Linnet's father. She received a letter from Mr. Taylor who sent only Linnet love. She calls Linnet her adopted daughter and asks about the boys Linnet met. She heard about a letter from Linnet to Jim Cook. She sent a letter to Carter that she would not be going to Austin and that he needed to come home. She hasn't told anyone but Linnet and Lorena that she might plan to go and visit Linnet in September. She had a very lonely day Thursday. She writes about the articles that she is reading. Minnie received a letter from Kate Thomas. Carter came home and she went to a lecture with him. She then names off some new couples. She thought she had broken the door to the Judge's Office. She says that LInnet needs to respond to Jett, even if it is that she doesn't want to write him. She does not like ...
- [Letters from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, April 15-18, 1899]
- This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet. In this letter, Lula details for Linnet the goings-on in Burnet, Texas. She discusses rainy weather they have been having, memories about Cuckle Burr Hill, updates about friends and their plans, sad news about a friend's death, and a dialogue about going riding with Flora. She details the prayer meeting they attended and how she accepted Jim's invitation to walk her home. She tells Linnet about her trip to Aunt Mat's and that is planning on visiting Linnet and staying for some time. She hopes that the two of them can go to Colorado together. Lula begins another letter the next night, Sunday April 16, 1899. In this letter, Lula continues to update Linnet on the goings-on in Burnet since Linnet's departure. She details what she did on that Sunday and also mentions past happenings with her family. She notes that she has made alterations to her sailor shirt, plans to go to Georgetown for Commencement,needs to make a cake for the Baptist supper, and discusses a conversation she and Jim had about Linnet. The remaining pages of the letter detail friends and town gossip. She closes this letter by noting that she must write to Mr. Taylor and hopes that Linnet has a goodnight. In a letter, written on Tuesday April 18, 1899, Lulu details the events which occurred Monday and they include: baking for the Baptist dinner, going to the depot to welcome the soldiers home, and attending the Baptist dinner. She also notes that she has received her handkerchiefs and is thinking of going to Austin to purchase clothing. She mentions they have planted their garden and closes the letter, wishing Linnet a goodnight.