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[Money receipt, October 23, 1889]

Description: Money receipt for three hundred and five dollars and eighty cents received from C. B. Moore and addressed to J. K. Dodd in Pauls Valley. The back of the document gives information on the services available from Wells, Fargo, and Company's Express.
Date: October 23, 1889
Item Type: Text
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[Letter from William Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, December 10, 1880]

Description: This is a postal card from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mary Ann Moore's father, William Dodd. A piece of the postal card was torn off which makes the beginning of the message impossible to decipher. The remaining part of the message details that the family is well and that Mary's mother sends some things for her by mail.
Date: December 10, 1880
Creator: Dodd, William
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, July 17, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd, Mary Ann Moore's mother. In the letter, Dodd notes that the family has received the letter written by Mary Ann and that they were all glad to hear that they were all well. She mentions that Bettie's health has improved while she was there visiting the Franklin family. She states that there has been so much rain that people are losing there oat and hay crops, but the corn corps are flourishing and the fruit promise to be abundant. Dodd details that some family members are hauling clover hay because the weather is warm. She notes that the Moore family will experience warm weather as they travel up to see the Dodd and their kin in Tennessee. Dodd states that there is no report of Cholera and that there are no illness that she knows of around their community. The discussion moves to the abundance of berry harvests that she and Florence have put up. She also mentions that she has put up a sizable blackberry harvest for Bettie. She notes that Dinkie has gone to visit a family friend who is very sick with the same illness Bettie is recovering from. Dodd details that Birdie is probably readying her dolls for Linnet's visit. She begins to close her letter by informing Mary of Day's tavern if they need a place to stop and rest, or if they need a buggy to take them to the family's home during their trip. Dodd expresses her wishes to hear from Mary soon at the letter's close.
Date: July 17, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 3, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles B. Moore. In the letter, Henry informs Charles of news from Collin Co. and it includes: the letter sent to Sam with a turnip seed in it, a family friend's haul of corn, the construction of the reaper shelter per Charles' advice, Betty Thornhill and Neal Moore's visit, the unexpected visit of Jim Nelms, Solomon's trip to Hunt Co. and details that he has not returned yet, the plowing of Osbourne's millet patch, the condition of his turnip plants due to the dry weather, Neal's reading ability and how he has been passing the time, Henry's discovery of a new star and details on how he has passed on that information to verify the discovery, Nelm's religious affiliation, the killing of a wild cat, political commentary on the prohibition party, and updates on weather, friends, and community. The envelope is included with the letter. It was sent to Charles when he was in Gallatin, Tennessee visiting kin.
Date: September 3, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Mattie Vanter and Aurelia Vanter to the Moore family, September 10, 1885]

Description: These are letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The two letters are written by Mattie Vanter and Aurelia Vanter and are addressed to the Moore family. In this letter to the Moore's, Mattie updates the family on news from her home and it includes: a notice that she has received the Moore's letter, well-wishes for arriving safely in Tennessee, a discussion noting that her family is well, news on the rainy weather, a dialogue about the camp meetings, news about friends and the trips they are making to visit family friends, details concerning who is visiting their county at present, gossip about Maggie Watkins, the attendance of a dance by family, community news, discussion regarding a customer who purchases her lemons, a dialogue about her and her family's longing for a visit from Linnet, and further news about happenings in the community as well as about family friends. Mattie closes her letter by noting that she sends her love to all and she hopes that the Moore's write or visit soon. The second letter is a joint letter written by Aurelia Vanter and Mattie Vanter. Aurelia informs the Moore's about the health of the neighborhood, updates on family and friends, and details on who she has seen recently. She expresses her well-wishes for the Moore's to have a pleasant visit in Gallatin, Tennessee. She sends a message to Linnet about seeing Dixie and to Charles about Old Uncle Green. She closes the letter by stating that she hopes they will visit and write soon. In Mattie's second short letter, she updates Mary Ann on family friends who have recently visited since her previous letter and details the wonderful time they shared together. She mentions a trip to Walnut Grove they are taking this coming Sunday and closes the letter ...
Date: September 10, 1885
Creator: Vanter, Mattie & Vanter, Aurelia
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Sam P. Henderson, September 16, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Sam P. Henderson. In the letter, Charles updates Sam on news from Gallatin, Tennessee and it includes: the receipt of Sam's letters and an acknowledgement of what was said about their home in the letters, details about Mary Ann's and his 'circuits' to visit family and friends in Tennessee, a dialogue about Kite, the date of return trip that has yet to be solidified, the corn haul and the approval to proceed with the gathering of this crop, approval to sow wheat before the Moore's return, a discussion about the poor weather and its affect on the second sorghum crop, details about his last 'circuit' through abundant corn and tobacco crops in Tennessee as well as updates on famine stricken counties, a dialogue to send Betty Thornhill a message about his circuit to see her kin, and a message for Henry about a gift he received for him from Tom Wright. Charles Closes his letter by telling him that Linnet will bring some souvenirs to share with her kin and family friends when they return. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1885
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 11, 1885]

Description: These are two letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. They are written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles B. Moore. In the first letter, Henry updates Charles on news about their home county in Texas and it includes: a dialogue about the quality of paper the letter is written on and details about the previews correspondence he has sent to Charles, update on the weather, political news about the prohibition party and the party's agenda, a discussion about a new star he has found in the 'Great Nebula of Andromeda' and the stir it has caused in the astronomical world, further updates on the prohibition party, and a description of the election as the "morning of Waterloo." Henry closes the letter by remarking on the poor quality of the paper and mentions that all is well. The second letter was dated two days after the first and it includes updates on the election results and community news. In this letter, Henry details that the prohibition party lost the election, but mention the profound impact the party had on the community and the other political parties. He notes that he has received the Moore's letter and congratulatory letter from E. E. Davenport and H. S. Davenport on the discovery of the new star. Henry discusses his interest in the star and that he has been trying to view the "Brooks new comet." He details that Tuttles' old comet is visible in the sky, but he has not attempted to view it. Henry mentions in this discussion of astronomy that he and some friends attempted to view the sky the previous night, though were unable to due to poor visibility. He gives Charles an update on who did or did not not vote in the past election as well ...
Date: September 11, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Mariah Rucker to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, September 14, 1885]

Description: These are letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mariah Rucker who is the niece of Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore. In the first letter, dated September 14, 1885, Mariah updates Mary and Charles on news about home life and it includes: a discussion about receiving the Moore's letter and waiting for Uncle Henry to read it to them, details about what Bettie and her were preparing for the camp meeting in Walnut Grove while they listened to the letter, a dialogue about the people who attended the camp meeting, an update on everyone's health at present, news about Neal Moore and his return trip to his home, details on the wind and rain they had just received, an weather update of last week and how the weather affected chores, a discussion about friends who have recently passed away, an update of community news and health news, and a dialogue about what they will prepare for dinner and the abundance of cabbage she has on hand. She ends this letter by stating that she would "quit for this time." In the second letter, written on Friday evening, Mariah details news from her home county in Texas and it includes: a weather update and how it affected her washing, health news about Vick Jones and Solomon, her brother, who have the chills, a dialogue about Mr. Blue who has passed away after accidentally shooting himself, a brief aside about how many people have been buried recently, a discussion about the Blue family and the unfortunate deaths that have occurred to their family, details about the company they have had in last Saturday as well as a brief note about Sam's love for their suppers, apologies for not being able to store more peaches from Moore's orchard ...
Date: September 14, 1885
Creator: Rucker, Mariah
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, June 23, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd and Adelitia "Dinkie" Dodd-McGee. Matilda begins her letter by stating that the family has received their letter and that she hopes they are well. She informs "Sis" and Charles of the health situation of Bettie. Dodd notes that she hopes "Sis" and Charles will be able to visit this year. She states that she hasn't not heard of any cholera cases in the United States yet and continues to discuss this illness. The discussion moves on to the topic of weather and Dodd notes that it has been raining heavily. She details that Dinky visited with Bessie and that Birdie and Bessie are enjoying each others company. Birdie was sick with the mumps and Dodd tells "Sis" that if Linnet has visited during that time she would have caught the illness. She discusses the crop of may apples, may cherries , and raspberries which are plentiful this year in Bettie and Abe's garden. She closes her letter by stating that Dinky lost a number of her chickens and turkeys. Dinkie begins her letter by stating that Bettie is still ill. She updates the Moore's on family news, notes her happiness for their good crop of wheat, and details the fine time Bessie and Birdie are having together. She notes that since Bettie has been so ill, Abe has taken over many chores including milking and cooking. Dodd-McGee expresses her wish to see the Moore's soon. She notes that she milks three cows and makes money selling the butter from her cows. She discusses her terrible luck with poultry this years, but mentions that their is an abundance of may apples. She details her daily chores and states that though she has sewing to do, ...
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from William and Matilda Dodd to Mr. Moore and Sis, November, 14, 1884]

Description: She received their letter and she hopes that they have recovered. Florence and Mary were sick and she thought they had pneumonia. Minnie was on her way to Texas when she got sick. Steve Franklin got married to Hetty Neal and there should be more weddings. She mentions that the wheat is not doing well. She made some apple butter, preservatives and jelly. Dinky and Birdie like the ketchup. They have gathered soup beans, cornfield beans, back beans, and cornfield peas. There was a jollification in town. She asks how Linnet is doing with her studies. She mentions that Birdie wants the Moore's to hurry and come visit. William mentions the state of the wheat also and the prices in his county. Wallace is unwell, but continues to go to the tavern.
Date: November 14, 1884
Creator: Dodd, William & Dodd, Matilda
Item Type: Letter
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[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
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 16, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. In the letter, Henry details community happenings in McKinney and the news includes: a dialogue about the amount of rain they have been having, details about the recent deaths and subsequent burials, a community health brief, a discussion about his dinner plans last Monday at S. A. Wilson's and his visit to Andrew's barn after dinner, details of the conversation Henry and Andrews had while waiting out the rain in the barn, political news, and updates on family friends who are visiting. Henry closes this letter by stating that it is a bad time to view the stars and he might have to use a "supplement" to view them. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 25, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. The letter is a four page letter.In the letter,on the first and second pages, Henry updates Charles on community news and it includes: an aside concerning the letters he has received from Charles, health updates of family and friends, details on the lack of news from Hunt County, a discussion about Vick's invitation, a discussion about a trip made by friends, a dialogue about Sam's white corn, news on the death of Kite and a subsequent discussion about the animal's fate in the afterlife, update on the eclipse viewing Henry held with friends on the night of the twenty-third as well as an aside about an astronomical publication he subscribed for, a discussion about Sabina's, the Moore's, and Henry's stopped clocks, and details about an ordered book written by General Grant. In the third and forth pages of the letter, Henry details updates on the happenings in McKinney and the news includes: news about the cool weather and the amount of rain in Charles' tank, an aside about cotton, a discussion about Joe Johnson, news about an extension, a dialogue about Dago's hospitality, details about Lily's time at the barber, a brief about Sam's intention to sow wheat and his need for help to gather corn at present, news about Cope White and McLean's dilemma and how McLean is at present, weather update with temperature and humidity readings, a dialogue about George Long's desire to sell out, and an aside about Vanter's agricultural endeavors. No envelope is included with this letter.
Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Henry S. Moore to the Moore family, September 3, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to the Moore family. In this letter, Henry updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Collin County and the news includes: confirmation that the Moore's letters were received, a dialogue about Lila and Solomon, a discussion about the new well, a weather update about the day's rain, details on how the rain halted Gross and Solomon's work on the grass, a dialogue about Gross picking up turnip seeds in Melissa, a discussion about exploring the property for water, details about Jones & Co., news about Charles' red heifer, a dialogue about Jupiter, updates on the family and on friends who have visited recently, news about Bessie and Cloyd, a discussion about Emmet's bow and arrows, news of the Webb-Moyer death, details on the pastures drying up, a discussion about the sanctificationists, a discussion the options of splicing a team with Will Dixon to meet an appointment in town, an a dialogue about a skunk. He closes this letter and begins on the seventh page with a letter dated September 4th. In this short second letter, Henry details the happenings in Collin County and the news includes: a weather update, news about Lila's cow, calf, and filly, a discussion about the Moore's house and carpet, a dialogue about Sabina's dog Jacky, family news from Neal Moore, news from Lizzie Jernigan, community health updates, and additional family news. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 3, 1889
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 14-18, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore and addressed to Charles, who was in Gallatin at the time. In this letter, Henry updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Collin County and the news includes: weather updates and how the rains have raised the water levels around the county, news about the Choctaw bridge, a dialogue about Gross mowing the yard and the sprouting of the cotton seed, a discussion concerning the Roland P.O. Box, details on a community funeral,news from Melissa, a dialogue concerning the debate that was had between Parson Conly and Moore, news on the cattle, and a discussion about family friends and their visits to Moore's place. Moore begins a second letter on September 15th on page five. In this letter, Henry continues to inform the Moore Family on the happenings in Collin County and the news includes: an update on the Rucker's and the Kendal's going-on, a dialogue about Pidy, news about the rabbit hunt, a weather update, a dialogue about astronomy, a discussion about Neal Moore's fine archery skills, community news concerning land, an update on the property's condition and crop news from around Collin County, a discussion about family friends and their goings-on, an update on Pidy's calf, a dialogue about the shooting match, news about the red heifer's cause of death, an additional weather update, and a discussion about family and their present goings-on. Moore continues his letter to the Moore family in two brief one page letters written on September 17th and September 18th. In these letters, Henry informs Moore of the weather and provides details for the daily goings-on in Collin County. Henry notes agricultural updates and news about cattle. He closes his letter on the tenth page of ...
Date: September 14, 1889
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from James K. Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, October 15, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by James K. Dodd, Mary Ann's brother. In this letter, James details the goings-on at his residence in Paul's Valley, forty to fifty miles north of Ardmore. He notes that Florence and Mary are visiting Edmond and will be at home in a few days. He asks Charles to send him the balance of his account at the bank in McKinney. He mentions that the balance should be $305.80. James sends a message to George A. Wilson who sent him $200.00 to Edmund. He asks Charles when the $1,000 dollar note will be due and details that he needs it to be between the date of the letter and Christmas. He closes the letter by stating he has heard from Bettie that the Moore family are making their way home from Tennessee and that he expects they should be home by now. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: October 15, 1889
Creator: Dodd, James K.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Adelitia McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee, October 16-17, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee. In this letter, Dinkie details the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: weather updates, a discussion concerning Alice's Grandma McGee who has passed, a dialogue about making molasses from cane, news about the crops that survived and the crops that were ruined from frost, updates on family and friends, and the daily happenings since the Moore family and Alice have left. She closes the letter by Birdie want to see Alice and Linnet very badly but since Bessie has come to visit, she has not been as lonely. Dinkie notes that she would like for the Moore's and Alice to write soon. On the first page, Dinkie writes another letter dated October 17 to the Moore family and Alice. She details her daily schedule and mentions that Birdie will write next time. She writes a note for Alice to write Bettie Wilson and that Mother (Matilda Dodd) will write the Moore family on Sunday. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: October 16, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Adelitia
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. J. Crawford to Henry S. Moore, November 13, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by J. J. Crawford and addressed to Henry S. Moore. In this letter, Crawford details the bow he has received from Henry and how it makes him reminiscence of their past times. He mentions that he will practice his archery skills when he has more time and will read through Henry's instructions more thoroughly when he begins to practice. Crawford notes that he is pleased to learn that C. B and his family have arrived home in good order and details that their visit was welcomed and such a pleasure. He closes his letter by stating that C.B. could relay the goings-on during his visit with Crawford and to remind C. B. and Molissa Wallace to write soon.Crawford sends his highest regards to all his old Tennessee friends and to Henry at the letter's end. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: November 13, 1889
Creator: Crawford, J. J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Adelitia McGee and Matilda Dodd to the Moore family and Alice McGee, November 24, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It was written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee and Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Dinkie and Matilda update the Moore family and Alice on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: community news, a dialogue about the weather, a discussion on the health of family and friends, and details on Dinkie's butter and egg venture. She closes her letter by mentioning Bettie's dress as well as her own dress and details that she is sending a swatch. She also states that Birdie is upset with Alice for not writing her and only writing the boys. In Matilda's letter, she informs the Moore family of the happenings in Sumner County and the news includes: updates on the weather, news about the hogs, a dialogue about the health of family and friends, a discussion about Matilda's new bed springs, and details about Alice, Linnet, and Birdie. She closes this brief letter by noting that the Moore family and Alice should write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: November 24, 1889
Creator: McGee, Adelitia & Dodd, Matilda
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee, December 28-30, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by Matilda Dodd and Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee. In Matilda's first letter, dated December 28, 1889, she informs the Moore family and Alice of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's letter, well-wishes for Florence's recovery, a dialogue about Christmas plans, community health updates, news about the mild winter weather and its affects on the community, a discussion about the rose slips and cherry sprouts Dodd sent to Mary Ann, details about their new neighbors, and news about family and friends. In Dinkie's letter, dated December 29, 1889, McGee informs the Moore family and Alice about the goings-on in Sumner County. The news includes: a discussion about Mattie, a dialogue about their Christmas and details on what everyone received as gifts when they were at Bettie's place, news about friends in the community, a discussion about a dinner she made and who came over to join the family, inquiries for Linnet,plans for a social, additional updates on friends in the community. She closes the letter by stating that she wants Alice and the Moore family to write soon. In Matilda's second letter, dated December 30, 1889, she updates the Moore family on the cold and rainy weather that has hit Tennessee. She mentions that Will and Abe have helped their new neighbor to build a barn and that Abe will help him build kitchen furniture this day she has written. She closes this brief letter by stating that the Moore family should write soon if they hear from Tobe and that Birdie will write later in the week. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: December 28, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
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

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles Moore, February 2, 1888]

Description: Laura made breakfast and had help cleaning. She mentions that Jack went to Pilot Grove. and Seven Paints College. Col Jenningan sold some pork in town. Jack wants to sell one of her cows because they have more butter than they can use. Lizzie has been to school only a few times because of the weather. She had to make new clothes for Jimmie. She offers her cow to Charles. She hasn't been cooking a lot because it has been raining so much. She hopes that their health is good and mentions that there was a lot of sickness within a mile of her home. She is concerned for the health of Mary Moore. She mentions that Jack said their wheat was doing well. The Col prompts her to write the funny names of the men in Sherman to McKinney. She can't wait for his next letter.
Date: February 2, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections