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[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary and Charles B. Moore, August 20, 1891]

Description: Letter from Alice McGee Griffin to Mary and Charles Moore in which she discusses the dry weather and some welcome rain. She recounts visits with family and friends. She heard the Reverend Dr. Hendrix from Dallas, Texas speak. She also made grape preserves and had plans to make preserves from peaches. Other topics covered include her garden, the start of Birdie's school, and the work her husband does around the house and on the farm.
Date: August 20, 1891
Creator: Griffin, Alice
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[Letter from Dinkie and Birdie McGee to Mary , Linnet and Charles B. Moore, August 7, 1891]

Description: Letter from Dinkie wrote about her family's health; the dry, windy weather; she went to a dinner at the Guild Smiths and was not happy with the manners of the people who showed up; she ends her part of the letter by giving an account of what they had for dinner. Birdie wrote her cousin Linnet about the shortage of water; making cider; the flower garden; and the start of school.
Date: August 7, 1891
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Charlie Gross to Charles B. Moore, August 16, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charlie Gross and is addressed to Charles B. Moore. In this letter, Gross updates the Moore family on the happenings in Collin County and the news includes: a dialogue about not getting the grass burnt and not having trouble with the stock pumping into the garden, a discussion about Bryney was has been cut deep and may pass, an update on the peach crop, news about community meetings and picnics, details about Clarence's lemonade stand, a dialogue about attending the show in town, updates about the turnips and plans to sow the rest of the patch as soon as it is dry, a weather update, a message to Mrs. Moore about the hens, a message to Linnet about seeing Lora in town and details that Gross will write Linnet soon. He closes the letter by stating that he has told the Moore family all he can. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: August 16, 1889
Creator: Gross, Charlie
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[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles, Mary, and Linnet Moore , August 9, 1889]

Description: The author went to the post office in vain. She mentions Aunt Jill is unwell. She finally saw Davidsons comet. The author is also improving in archery. Tom Wilson was killed. He received the letter to Gross in Melissa and can't respond until the next day. Aunt Jill has gotten better. He gives some news from Kingston. He talks about the picnics in Melissa. He talks about opening an archery. He talks about work on a well.
Date: August 9, 1889
Creator: Moore, H. S.
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[Letters from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to the Moore Family, August 15, 1888]

Description: This document is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a joint letter written by Matilda Dodd and Dinkie (Adelitia) McGee to the Moore family. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on news from Gallatin, Tennessee and it includes: updates on family, friends, and correspondences which were received, a discussion about the dry weather and it's affects on the crops and the stock tank, a dialogue about Mary Thornhill, details about the produce that has been processed as cider, canned, or preserved, a discussion about Dinkie's poultry and the amount of butter she has sold, a dialogue about a disease which is afflicting the calves, instructions about the pictures which were sent to the Moore family, and news about school starting for Birdie,Alice, and Will. She closes the letter by stating that Linnet should attend the school with her kin. In Dinkie's letter, she details the happenings in Gallatin and the news includes: a dialogue about the dry weather and drought-like conditions, news about Will attending an ice cream supper at Limon McGee's place, a discussion about family members who traveled to Dry Fork for a meeting, details about a trip to Cousin Lou's place, a dialogue about John Wallace's burnt up thresher, news about a gift sent to Fannie, and a discussion about Linnet. She closes the letter by stating that Linnet must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: August 15, 1888
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
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[Letter from J. B. Caldwell, August 1, 1881]

Description: Letter from J.B. Caldwell of U.S. Treasury Department to Hamilton K. Redway stating that his item, as late of Co. "K," N.Y. volunteer cavalry will be disposed of as early as practicable. If a balance is certified it will be subject to appropriation by Congress.
Date: August 1, 1888
Creator: Caldwell, J. B.
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore, August 31, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore to his brother Henry S. Moore. In his letter, Charles updates his brother on the happenings of his trip, who he has visited, and how he enjoys seeing old friends again. He details news about a trip that Betty Thornhill is making to Dallas and he states that she may be visiting him soon, if she is not already there. He notes that the family listened to a sermon by Brother Haynes. All the family attended this sermon except Mr. Dodd. He mentioned that Henry should pass this information on to Mrs. Thornhill. Moore tells his brother about meeting new friends and old comrades as well as their siblings, but also details the business successes of family friends. He states that Sam Thornhill and Tom And Alice Wright have plans to visit Texas soon. He expresses his happiness for John Stewart who has been appointed revenue collector and will make good pay; a living which will prevent him from having to turn to hard labor for money. He details that Tim Thornhill was very badly injured from a buggy accident and mentions a robbery which occurred to a family friend as well as financial concerns surrounding this crime. He states that he has seen Alexander and Allen, but has not spoken to them about the estate of their uncle. Charles tells Henry that Jack Wood's daughter will be married and Tobe and Florence want him to accompany them to the wedding. He updates Henry on the weather and on the crops in the Gallatin area. He notes that Sally Thornhill is recovering from her illness and details additional news concerning family friends and the community. He mentions his past plans with friends and ...
Date: August 31, 1885
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, August 30, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Laura Jernigan, who was cousin to Charles. In her letter, Jernigan states that she has not kept up correspondence with Charles and Mary due to her daily chores, but also because she was ill for a month with a cough that wouldn't go away. She notes that she is ill again with a cold, though she has no cough this time. She updates Charles on family who have visited her and details that her and the children will be traveling to Sherman next week to visit the Wallace's if all goes according to plan. This trip to Sherman will be her first in seven years. Jernigan points out the the Moore family must be having a wonderful time in Gallatin, Tennessee. She expresses her happiness for Mary who was able to visit her family, but who was also able to see her home state. She fears that she will never see Tennessee again. She informs Charles of the rainy weather they have had and notes that even though the rain was much needed, the mud was certainly not. She states that she has received a letter from Cousin Lizzie who kept her posted on the health and news concerning family friends. She passed this news on to Charles in the letter. She asks Charles to write and tell her about the crops in Tennessee. She mentions that Lizzie still talks about the trip she took to see Linnet and has fond memories of the time they spent together. She hopes that Charles will not be upset with her for not keeping up correspondence and explains that this is the second letter she has written in a long time. Jernigan mentions that she was too tired to search ...
Date: August 30, 1885
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 24-27, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a three part letter written by Henry S. Moore. In the first letter, Henry notes that he has received Charles' letter and that all is well. He details a terrible nose bleed he experienced and mentions that Sabina went on a trip with George and Serena to Hunt Co. Henry discusses the success of a camp meeting, the prohibition boom, and details on the politics of the prohibition party. He furthers this discussion by noting the politics of the democratic and saloonist party, and how these parties affect the chances of victory for the prohibition party. The conversation moves on from politics to a brief note on the weather and then moves to a letter which was sent from E. E. Barnard regarding a comet. Barnard details in his letter the approximate location the comet could be found in the night sky but fears that once the moon moves out of the way, it will be difficult, almost impossible, to view it. He updates Charles on news on family, friends,the community,and agricultural endeavors such as the purchase of land, the condition of cattle and crops as well as the price of wheat. In the second letter, dated August 25, 1885, Henry updates Charles on the weather and informs him that he has planted turnip seeds, but does not have any hopes for a abundant harvest. He states the the prohibition party intends to publish a newspaper. Henry mentions the papers that are published and publication's political affiliation. The topic of the discussion continues with politics and Henry tells Charles that the prohibition party may have some affect with the democratic majority currently in Texas. He details that a family friends has returned from a trip to Eureka Springs, ...
Date: August 24, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda and William Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, August 22, 1884]

Description: Letter from Matilda and William Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore in August, 1884 that discusses the health of the family, the summer heat and its impact on crops and livestock, and the rain they have been receiving. The letter discusses the health and activities of neighbors and friends. Some of the activities that are mentioned are canning fruits, picnics, and eating watermelons. Dinkie McGee adds a note on to the end of the letter.
Date: August 22, 1884
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Dodd, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Aunt Mary and Linnet, August 14, 1884]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore and her daughter Linnet in 1884. The letter is torn and no signature from the writer is attached. The writer discusses the heat of the summer and its impact on crops. The letter discusses the health of family members and activities, such as laundry, ironing and a camp meeting. The writer also gives news of family and friends. It ends by saying that wife of Harris Battan has died.
Date: August 14, 1884
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann Dodd and Charles B. Moore, August 19, 1882]

Description: Letter from Matilada Dodd to her daughter Mary Ann and son-in-law Charles B. Moore discussing the hot weather and how much she misses seeing them. Discusses a dress she made for her and some drawers that may be too big. She discusses other family members, including Birdie who is so high tempered that she nearly dies, but they are afraid to whip her too much as she faints because she is so nervous. Also mentions news of other family and friends. Also includes envelope letter was sent in. Addresed to Charles B. Moore, Melissa, Texas and note says received Dinkey and Mrs. Dodd, August 30, 1883.
Date: August 19, 1882
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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[Postcard from H. S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 23, 1881]

Description: H.S. Moore is having 100 to 102 degree weather and has seen a second comet that was not as bright. Maria is doing better. George Kendall has started picking cotton. He missed two sermons, but received a private sermon from Bro. Noble. He was able to have more of a conversation with him. Bro. Penn was ill. Mrs. Welbom moved to Sasby and is going to keep a boarding house. The prairies have every kind of livestock coming. Owls and skunks are going after chickens. A rooster fell into the hogs' pen. William Hubford is suffering from an old wound. Jeff Love picks about 100 pounds of cotton every afternoon. Coffman and Scott went to sell dry goods, but their cash box was emptied of $40. Captain Russell has a sign in his salon that says, "In God We Trust." Aunt Ann is doing well.
Date: August 23, 1881
Creator: Moore, H. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Henry and Salina, August 19, 1881]

Description: They saw Sam Thornhill and Add Nimmo and spent Saturday night at Sam's. He dropped Mary off at home Sunday and went back to meet Mrs. Susan Thornhill. Jim got married and John lives in Knoxville with his wife and six kids and owns a furniture store. He speculates that Tom and Alice Thornhill will get married. Mary and Dinky visited Abe Franklin. Abe is farming and carpentering. They went to visit their Uncle John, who is doing well. John is running a mill for $75 a month. They visited Sally who wants to see Henry and visit Texas. John and Sally's daughter played some music. They spent an hour with Billy's widow, Kate Moore. Uncle Sam Wallace is not doing well and in his will he already promised a few things to some people, but the rest would go amongst his relations. He is sorry to hear of all the drought damage for the cotton farmers. He prays for rain for Henry's crops.
Date: August 19, 1881
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[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles, August 8, 1881]

Description: He received Charles' letter and Clarence got a job moving Mr. Crowell to Delta County. They were going to go through Melissa and Ladonia, but couldn't. They went through White Rock, Devil's Race Track, Hogeye, and Commerce. After moving Mr. Crowell they visited Paris, Texas. Nelson Dalken and J.W. Broad are dead. He talks of how nice Paris square is. Then he went to Bonham and his acquaintance Maddsey is becoming rich from being a butcher. He mentions Dodd City and they were going to start for home, but Una wasn't feeling well. They returned home and he mentions that his cotton is damaged by the drought. The corn has also been effected by the drought. Sam Doss was killed by the sheriff of Bonham. He talks about camp meetings taking place on their route, the little rain they received. Sylvanns and Solomon killed some skunks and Aunt Ann has gotten better, George is not back from the Nation, and Harriets' folks are not well.
Date: August 8, 1881
Creator: Moore, H. S.
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mr. Moore and Sis, August 31, 1879]

Description: She was glad to hear that the Moore's were doing well and mentions they are doing well also. The weather is still warm, but they are expecting more rain after a thunderstorm last Saturday. They are plowing to sow wheat. The Christians have had preaching every night and Abe and Bettie went to Union to preach. Bob has made cider and sold $3 worth in town. They have apples falling and peaches that are ripe. Dinky and Bettie are going to can some apples. They have beans, tomatoes, sweet potatoes in abundance and the late irish potatoes look good. She gives information on Faunt, that he is a good guy and has two brothers. She asks that they write back soon.
Date: August 31, 1879
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Elvira Moore to Jo Wallace, August 20, 1879]

Description: They are on a trip and Jo is in the wagon in a makeshift bed. Along the trip Jo improved. They stopped at a red house and fed the team and ate dinner. They ate squirrel and chicken with crackers. They arrived at aunt Nancy's by sundown. Uncle Even had just left and got a free ride to Nashville, he is going to pick up his railroad dividends. Jo wrote to John to come, they will be going with her to Texas. When they arrived Charles and Bettie had already arrived from Sherman. Jo is still not doing well, but they are waiting on him and will be able to provide for him. Minlele E. has had several offers to buy his land, but he didn't want to do anything without hearing from Wallace. She will get her last letters today, but maybe more from the office.
Date: August 20, 1879
Creator: Moore, Elvira
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