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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, September 9, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this letter, Moore discusses the goings-on during his trip to Colorado. He details to Mary Ann that they received her letter yesterday and are, at present, writing letter to her and to friends back home. He mentions that he has received correspondence from Tom and Stella from Salt Lake and from their return trip from Salt Lake which found them again in Manitou. He thanks Mary Ann and Laura Jernigan for taking care of the home front while he and Linnet experience Colorado. He notes what he and Linnet have been up to while in Grand Junction. Moore discusses the kin they have visited and stayed with who live in or near Grand Junction. He also discusses society in Colorado and how women are more self-reliant and have the right to vote. The plans are to leave Grand Junction in a few days for Manitou then Denver. He notes that Tom has sent word that Manitou is deserted at present and also sent Charles a Dall Morning newspaper. He closes the letter by telling Mary Ann to direct her next letter to Manitou and that he will travel to the post office soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 9, 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Julia A. Barr to the Moore family, December 3, 1888]

Description: This item is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Julia A. Barr, Henry and Charles Moore's cousin. In the letter, Julia updates the Moore family on the happenings in Jerseyville, Illinois and the news includes: a dialogue about meeting cousin George Wilson in Eureka Springs, Arkansas while on a trip there, a discussion about the people that accompanied here on the trip and how long she stayed, details concerning the people she meet in Eureka Springs, a conversation about Seella, her two children, and Polly, a dialogue about their helper who was discharged over a year ago and how they are getting along without him, an update on the bountiful crops and how good rain has made it possible for people to get out of debt, a discussion about "Aunt" Sally Smith and Uncle Abner's family, a dialogue about Sottie Knaff's daughter, details about the Goodrich family, an aside about the town of Jerseyville, a dialogue about Mrs. O. P. Powell's children, a discussion about Wilson Cross and Ida Barr Cross, details about Fannie and her love for entertaining, updates on family, a dialogue about Barr's California trip and the places they stopped at along the way, details about the trip and the cities and sites Barr saw in California, a discussion about the trip back home to Illinois and details about their stop in Salt Lake City, an aside on how lovely the topography was from Salt Lake to Denver, a discussion on her return home, and a dialogue about recent plans. She closes the letter by asking how Linnet was doing, asks the Moore family to write soon, and sends her love to all. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: December 3, 1888
Creator: Barr, Julia A.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections