The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives - Browse

ABOUT BROWSE FEED

[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude White, and Linnet Moore White, December 12, 1909]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She says that she is not going to write as often, not because she doesn't think of them. She asks about the weather. She talks about killing hogs and making lard. She is trying to move into her new house, but the contractors haven't finished yet. She wishes they could spend Christmas with them. She gives news on everyone. Mr. Thornhill died of a locked jaw. She receives news from Minnie and Sallie. She has a picture she wants to send them. She talks about her future neighbors. She mentions the next time she writes will be in her new home. She asks that they write to her and tell her how they are doing.
Date: December 12, 1909
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. J. McKinley to Claude D. White, December 12, 1909]

Description: Letter from W. J. McKinley to Claude D. White. He comments that Birdie will be living in her grandfather's house that is being redone. He would like to have them come visit him. He plans to stay where he is because otherwise he couldn't bring Birdie with him. He talks about farm land selling and the nice profit people are making. He thinks there are good opportunities in Washington and Oregon. He would like them to come visit for Christmas.
Date: December 12, 1909
Creator: McKinley, W. J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Receipt for Life Insurance, December 1, 1902]

Description: Receipt for the payment of a premium due to the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company. The receipt was issued on December 1, 1902 on the life of Claude D. White.
Date: December 1, 1909
Creator: Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Check, November 26, 1909]

Description: Check from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It was created by Claude D. White. The financial document details that White paid $16.00 to the Melissa State Bank on November 26, 1909. A stamp from the bank verified the payment was made on the date written on the check.
Date: November 26, 1909
Creator: White, Claude D.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Claude D. White]

Description: Letter concerning a purchase at $70. Two blank checks for the Melissa State Bank are included. Also a card of the bank's statement and list of directors and stockholders.
Date: November 16, 1909
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, November 15, 1909]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She recovered quicker than she thought, it was almost like when she hurt her hip. She mentions they need rain for the wheat. She talks about the hogs and the fruits that are ripe. Since she got hurt she is unable to go visit friends. She asks for information on everyone. She received news from Camilla. Alice Wright visited her, she has been treated for dropsy in Fort Worth. Bettie Keller is not well. She mentions Nannie's baby. She tells Mary who is getting married. She is sorry about writing in pencil and talks about Bertha's baby. She asks for information on the kin she has in McKinney. She gives an update on all of their friends.
Date: November 15, 1909
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Envelope addressed to Claude D. White]

Description: Envelope addressed to Claude D. White, Omaha, Nebraska, from the Melissa State Bank. Calculations have been made in pencil on the back of the envelope.
Date: November 8, 1909
Creator: Melissa State Bank
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Building Permit, November 3, 1909]

Description: Building permit issued in Omaha, Nebraska to Claude D. White. A two dollar fee was paid for this permit.
Date: November 3, 1909
Creator: White, Claude
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. W. Berry to Claude D. White, October 13, 1909]

Description: Letter from J. W. Berry to Claude White in which Mr. Berry says he ran into John Cox who told him that Claude owes him money for a mare. Mr. Berry is said that he is "sorry that the trade turned out as it did." He offers to pay Cox for Claude and send him the receipt. He also updates him on the rain and availability of water. A deposit slip for the Melissa State Bank is also included.
Date: October 3, 1909
Creator: Berry, J. W.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Claude D. White, October 3, 1909]

Description: Letter to Claude White and family in which the author discusses the weather, crops, and tells the story of a wagon being driven through a wire fence and the damage that caused. The author mentions a trial that is coming up. Also discussed are the activities of neighbors, friends, and family.
Date: October 3, 1909
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White, September 28, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White. In this letter, Birdie discusses having Minnie stay at her house and how wonderful it was to have her around all the time, details about Minnie's new position teaching at a city school in Tullahoma, TN, and notes that her an Minnie went to the fair. McGee reminiscences about going to the Dallas Fair and mentions that they saw many fine domestic animals there and had a wonderful time, but she often though of Linnet and Mary Ann while she was there. She mentions that the weather is getting cooler and her vegetable garden has dried up. She notes that their corn crop was good this year and that they still have chickens, two hogs and a sow. She informs Mary Ann on the most recent news about family. She details that the house they plan to build will be up by December and will send the plans. She asks Claude to write to them and inquires about his kin. She asks Linnet if she has begun her fall sewing yet and notes the projects she plans on sewing. She notes some household chores that she had gotten don the day she wrote the letter. Birdie closes by stating that Linnet, Mary Ann, and Claude should write her soon. She includes the floor plans with the letter.
Date: September 28, 1909
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from H. S. Wysong to Claude D. White, September 23, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by H. S. Wysong and is addressed to Claude D. White. Wysong discusses a draft and a check he has made out of White's account. He updates White on the bank's business and closes the letter noting that he hopes this letter finds White and his family well. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 23, 1909
Creator: Wysong, H. S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Statement of Condition, September 25, 1909]

Description: This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a statement of condition for assets at the Melissa State Bank in Melissa, TX. The statement includes amounts for loans and discounts, real estate, overdrafts, banking house furniture and fixtures, dues from approved reserve agents, capital stock, surplus, undivided profits, individual deposits, and time certificates of deposits.
Date: September 23, 1909
Creator: Wysong, H. S.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Check, September 20, 1909]

Description: Check from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It was created by Claude D. White. The financial document details that White paid $11.55 to the Melissa State Bank on September 20, 1909. He made the payment on behalf of H. S. Moore. A stamp from the bank verified the payment was made on the date written on the check.
Date: September 20, 1909
Creator: White, Claude D.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. H. McGee to Mary Ann Moore, September 18, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by W. H. McGee and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McGee informs Moore of the goings-on in Sumner County. The news includes: an update on the dry and windy weather which has caused much mess in the home with dust flying everywhere, agricultural news on what has been planted and what is successful at present, a discussion about a dinner McGee and his family had with Alice and Frank Griffin, a dialogue about McGee's son who is growing quickly and is now crawling, details about Aunt Bettie's health, an aside about the rural route which will bring mail to his home, and a discussion about Cousin Lou. McGee closes the letter by stating that he will write soon and more often to Mary Ann Moore.
Date: September 18, 1909
Creator: McGee, W. H.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alta Berry to Linnet White, September 16, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Alta Berry and is addressed to Linnet White. In this letter, Berry informs White of the goings-on in McKinney. Berry discusses community news, details Minnie's plans to visit several friends before she goes back to Weatherford, and notes that the weather has been hot and windy, making everything dusty.She mention that John's Cotton crop is good, that he has planted cane, and notes that his corn was not a good crop. She states that she has not had much luck with raising chickens, but has been successful with turkeys. Berry notes the death of Mariah Rucker, and notes that Linnet may already have heard about Rucker's illness and subsequent death. She informs Linnet that Anna was asking about Mary Ann's soap and would like to but it, but wants to know how much Moore is charging for it. She discusses her baby boy and say she wishes Linnet could see him. Berry closes the letter by noting that Linnet must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1909
Creator: Berry, Alta
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. E. Gibson and H. S. Wysong to Claude D. White, September 15, 1909]

Description: This is a letter for the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a letter from J. E. Gibson and H. S. Wysong to Claude D. White. In this letter, Gibson and Wysong discuss a meeting that all of the bank's shareholders must attend. The topic of the meeting is the required choice that banks in Texas must make between the Bond security system or the assessment plan of guarantee. The documents states that once the shareholders have made a choice, the bank must notify the Commissioner of Insurance and Banking by October 1, 1909. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 15, 1909
Creator: Gibson, J. E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections