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[Letter and Booklet from Earl P. Hopkins to Claude D. White, December 14, 1907]

Description: Letter from Earl P. Hopkins to Claude D. White discussing Claude's interest in preparing for the Federal Civil Service Examination by taking a correspondence course with the Washington Civil Service School, of which Mr. Hopkins is the president. The letter is typed on the school's letterhead. Included with it is a short booklet explaining the pricing of the course, and it includes an application. There is a return envelope addressed to Earl P. Hopkins, Pres., 507 E. Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. The envelope that the letter was sent in is addressed to Mr. C. D. White, McKinney, Texas, and it is postmarked Washington, D. C., December 14, 1907. The return address is typed in the upper left corner. There is a postmark for McKinney on December 16, on the back. The following address has been written on the front of the envelope in pencil: A. S. Kent, 205 E. Burnett, Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Date: December 14, 1907
Creator: Hopkins, Earl P.
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[Letter and Pamphlet from Earl P. Hopkins to Claude D. White, December 26, 1907]

Description: Letter from Earl P. Hopkins, President of the Washington Civil Service School, to Claude D. White regarding the possibility of Claude taking a course to prepare for the Federal Civil Service Examination. The letter is typed on the school's letterhead. Also included is a pamphlet of testimonials from other people who have taken correspondence courses through the school. There is an envelope addressed to Mr. C. D. White, McKinney, Texas, and it is postmarked Washington, D. C., December 26, 1907. The return address for the school is Marden Building, 507 E. Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. There is another postmark for McKinney on December 28 on the back.
Date: December 26, 1907
Creator: Hopkins, Earl P.
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[Letter from A. A. Glisson to Claude D. White, September 23, 1908]

Description: Letter from A. A. Glisson of the Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company to Claude D. White discussing rates and routes for Mr. White to travel to Blair, Oklahoma. The letter is typed on the company's letterhead, and there is a graph on the left side of the page titled "Profile of Fort Worth & Denver City and Colorado & Southern Railways, Showing Altitudes attained enroute from Texas to Colorado." A map of the Denver Road printed on the back. There is an envelope addressed to Mr. C. D. White in McKinney. There is postmark on the back for McKinney, Texas, September 25, 1908.
Date: September 23, 1908
Creator: Glisson, A. A.
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[Letter from A. E. Trent to Linnet Moore White, September 12, 1904]

Description: Letter from A. E. Trent to Linnet Moore White giving information on the family's health, the weather, and the activities of Ruth White. The letter from Mattie Franklin is discussed. The the crops, canning, and the fate of the chickens are discussed.
Date: September 12, 1904
Creator: Trent, A. E.
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[Letter from A. S. Hardaway to Claude and Linnet Moore White, May 16, 1909]

Description: Letter from A. S. Hardaway to Claude and Linnet White in which the hardships of cold weather and drought have cut down on the prospects for good crops. The new baby is discussed. His wife is unwell. He has been fishing and is planning to work for wages.
Date: May 19, 1909
Creator: Hardaway, A. S.
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[Letter from Alta Berry to Linnet Moore White, June 7, 1909]

Description: Letter from Alta Berry to Claude and Linnet White in which she discusses her health and farming. She says that Claude is in trouble with his crops as he has been "drinking a great deal lately." He was arrested after causing a disturbance at a supper in Melissa, Texas. She also updates Linnet on the activities and health of friends and family.
Date: June 7, 1909
Creator: Berry, Alta
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[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
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[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, April 1900]

Description: Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he congratulates her on her choice for a husband. He asks her to return the ring that he gave her. He has promised to marry a girl in Van Alstyn.
Date: April 1900
Creator: Ledbetter, Ben
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[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, May 4, 1900]

Description: Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he says that he has received the ring. He is upset that she did not include a note with the ring. He asks that she write him one more letter to say if he may keep her last letter to him or return it.
Date: May 4, 1900
Creator: Ledbetter, Ben
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[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore, December 17, 1900]

Description: Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary and Charles Moore in which she gives family news, including their health and activities. She also talks about visits by friends and the weather. Bessie gives an update on Grandma's health and activities. There is also an accounting of the crops and farm animals. She also talks about developing plans for Christmas.
Date: December 17, 1900
Creator: Franklin, Bessie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee, December 7, 1913]

Description: Letter fragment written by Birdie McGee in which she reports that Henry was thrown from his pony; the health of family members; and the weather.
Date: December 7, 1903
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[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
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to C. B. Moore, July 30, 1990]

Description: Letter to her Uncle Charlie, Aunt Mollie and Cousin Linnet. She says they are all doing well except for her grandmother. They haven't adjusted to not having Mary there anymore. They try to visit her grandmother everyday since she got hurt. She doesn't think she will walk again. Her Aunt Bettie had told them to watch her. They were planning on going to Texas before her grandmother got hurt, but now they won't be able to make it. She would like to respond to Willie's question, but she doesn't know where to mail it to. They are planning to get her grandmother a chair with wheels. They haven't thrashed the wheat yet and are scared it might spoil. She mentions the health of everyone. She also mentions that cousin Lou came to see her grandmother.
Date: July 30, 1900
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Claude and Linnet Moore White, November, 1901]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Claude and Linnet White in which she tells them that Charles Moore caught a chill walking down to Mr. Anderson's place. Birdie went to town to see Dr. Gibson for help. She says that Mary Moore has rheumatism. She also lists the friends and family she has been in contact with.
Date: November 1901
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore and Claude and Linnet White, September 22, 1908]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore (who she address as Aunt Mollie) and Claude and Linnet White discussing recent news, family and friends, the weather, sewing clothes, and how she wishes they could come for a visit. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White, McKinney, Texas, and it is postmarked Nashville, Tennessee on September 24, 1908.
Date: September 22, 1908
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[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
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary, Charles, and Linnet Moore, December 18, 1900]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family in which she gives the news of the health of their extended family. She expresses her belief that going to college has gone to Mary Dodd's head. Mary is also being courted by three men. She thanks Charles for the newspapers. She says her plans for Christmas are not working out.
Date: December 18, 1900
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White, May 24, 1907]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White from Birdie McGee. She tried to respond to their letter sooner, but she has been really busy. She wants them to come visit her. Henry is a little sick, but will be making a trip to Texas. She believes that Bessie will marry John Turner. She had some visitors and was surprised that Mollie Love is still alive. She comments on the styles. She is expecting Minnie to come visit them when she gets back from her trip. She mentions the odd spring and winter they had. She talks about her cow and sow. She had more visitors. She is tired of writing so will close the letter. Will says he will also write.
Date: May 24, 1907
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White, November 23, 1907 ]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White discussing recent news of family and friends. She mentions that she has new neighbors and that Mattie's baby is doing well. She has some new clothes, and they have been invited to an upcoming wedding. She continues the letter on Sunday discussing what they had for Sunday dinner, and she asks what they plan to do for Thanksgiving. She also discusses the poor economy and asks if it has affected Mary, Linnet, and Claude very much. Birdie addresses Mary Moore as Aunt Mollie.
Date: November 23, 1907
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Linnet and Claude White, April 5, 1906]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee saying that she hasn't gotten her garden in yet, so won't have vegetables for at least three months. Alice is getting glasses, Will gave notice at his job and is going to farming, Uncle Abe is getting better and other family news. She says Sallie Love has gone crazy again and now has become a Christian Scientist and is curing Bailey of consumption. He is nothing but a skeleton and hasn't been able to leave the house all winter.
Date: April 5, 1906
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore, February 28, 1906]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to her Aunt Mollie [Mary] giving family news. Uncle Abe Franklin is very ill He wore himself down riding more than 20 miles in one day to go get a new horse and took sick. Talks of Uncle Tobe's death. From what they can tell, he starved himself to death after he lost all his money. Includes letter dated February 11, 1906 from Gallatin, Tennessee addressed to Aunt Molly, with no author listed. He talks of Uncle Tobe's funeral costs and the sale of a saddle.
Date: February 28, 1906
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mr. and Mrs. C. D. White, October 17, 1901]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Linnet and Claude D. White. In this letter, McGee informs the White's of the goings-on in Chambersville, Texas. The news includes: an update on Charles' health, a discussion about Linnet's trunk, details about their telephone call, a dialogue about missing Linnet, a note to Claude about the couple's happiness, a discussion about their next visit, news about Moore receiving a box of jewelry in the mail, and a question about receiving all her items in her trunk. She closes the letter by sending her love and best wishes to Linnet and Claude.
Date: October 17, 1901
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family, February 4, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Charles B. Moore, Linnet Moore, and Aunt Mollie. In this letter, McGee informs the Moore family and Aunt Mollie of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The News includes: a confirmation about receiving the most current letter written by the Moore's, a weather update, details about the smallpox outbreak and how everyone is getting their vaccinations, a discussion about going to town to get a vaccination and details that Alice is sock from hers, news about community deaths, a dialogue about social events some family members attended and what happened at the events, health updates on Matilda Dodd and on the family members who have been vaccinated, and a discussion about clothing. She closes the letter by noting that the family should write to her soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 4, 1900
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White and Claude D. White, January 10, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McKinley and is addressed to the White's and Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McKinley informs Linnet White of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN. the news includes: a discussion about all the bad things that have happened recently, details about how she misses her father, a dialogue about what the family did for Christmas including events attended and menus for dinner, news about her sewing endeavor, a discussion about her new black suit, a dialogue about Mattie McGee and Henry McGee grieving for Will in their own ways, news about family and friends, community updates, and a discussions about exchanging photographs. Birdie closes the letter by stating that the White's and Mary Ann should write to her soon. A clipping of the suit purchased by Birdie is included with the letter as well as the envelope she sent to Linnet White.
Date: January 7, 1907
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
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