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[Envelope Fragment, August 5, 1853]

Description: Envelope fragment postmarked Saco, ME. August 5, 1853. The right side of the front of the envelope, where the address would have appeared, had been torn away. The envelope was received on August 16, 1853 according to the written note at the bottom left corner. Part of a red seal is still on the back.
Date: August 5, 1853
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping: 1854--Extraordinary Season.]

Description: Newspaper clipping containing a chart of the range of temperatures in the shade from June 24, 1854 to September 14, 1854. It notes that Flowers, a person located on Union Street, kept record of these temperatures for the newspaper. There are miscellaneous advertisements on the reverse side.
Date: 1854
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping: 1854 Temperatures]

Description: Newspaper clipping containing a chart of the range of temperatures in the shade from June 24, 1854 to September 14, 1854. It notes that Flowers, a person located on Union Street, kept record of these temperatures for the newspaper. There is part of an article on the reverse side.
Date: 1854
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Last Will and Testament of Chauncey H. Redway, November 7, 1854]

Description: Last will and testament of Chauncey H. Redway on November 7, 1854. Upon his death, Redway wishes to give his wife Lodema one-third of the avails of his farm; his daughter Harriet $100 and two cows; his daughter Electa $100; his daughter Cornelia $200; his granddaughter Ida $100; his granddaughter Ellen Loretta $200; and his son Hamilton K. Redway all the remainder of his estates. Redway appoints Thomas C. Chiltenden to be executor of the will. The will was examined and executed on October 1, 1855.
Date: November 7, 1854
Creator: Redway, Chauncey H.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping, January 1855]

Description: A newspaper clipping from the Charles B. Moore Collection. the clipping details a meteorological table for the month of January in the year of 1855. The table records these variables for January: the morning, afternoon, and evening temperatures; the mean temperature of the month; the barometer reading; the monthly rainfall; and the direction of the wind. The table also includes the total rain fall for the month and the calculated mean temperature.
Date: January 1855
Creator: Louisville Journal
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Testimony of Witness to Will, October 1, 1855]

Description: Testaments of Witness to the will of Chauncey H. Redway by Samuel Bemis, Joseph A. Bemis, and David J. Redway on October 10, 1855. These documents were recorded in Jefferson County on April 18, 1860 in Book 143 of Deeds. Written at the same time of his will, verifying what is said in his will.
Date: October 1, 1855
Creator: State of New York
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Envelope addressed to Elvira Moore, 1856]

Description: Envelope addressed to Elvira Moore, Unionville P O, Bedford County, Tennessee. Much of the top portion of the envelope, including most of the postmark have been torn away. The date 1856 is written on the left side.
Date: 1856
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]

Description: Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing a compromise for the "Jones suit" that she was able to work out with his Uncle John, other news from his uncle, and a note about the local doctor buying a 15-year-old girl.
Date: March 1, 1856
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Copy of Land Sale Documents]

Description: Copy of multiple documents for the sale of John and Sara Emberson's land. First document contains the Embersons' statement and the land sold to Charles B. Moore. Second document contains an affidavit for the Embersons' sale of land.
Date: March 1857
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Journal entries, April 1857]

Description: This document includes journal entries from April 4 to April 11 in an unidentified year. In the entries, Moore writes about a camping trip that is cut short by a "norther." The cold and snowy weather damaged the wheat and corn crops. He details his trip into McKinney in the snow and the snowball a group of boys were rolling in town. The next morning, on the 12, the winter weather had cleared up and by noon the snow was nearly all gone.
Date: April 1857
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections