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[Envelope to Charles B. Moore, 1885]

Description: Envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Gallatin, Tennessee. A note on the envelope says that it was sent from Henry Moore. The postal stamp is for McKinney, Texas.
Date: 1885~
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Text
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

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

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to his brother Henry concerning Charles's trip to Tennessee. He writes about the rainy weather, the news from Texas, crops, and the three stable fires that have occurred in the last three weeks. He believes the fires were deliberately set.
Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
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

[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

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to William Dodd, September 10,1889]

Description: This postcard is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles to William Dodd in Gallatin, Tennessee. Moore is writing from a hotel in Nashville. He details what the family has been doing in Nashville and who they have seen during their stay. He mentions that he has not been able to sleep and decided to write the family cards to give them an update on the Moore family's goings-on.
Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie and Willie McGee to William and Matilda Dodd, December 9, 1883]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee discusses family news. Talks of riding "Old Anna" down to Bettie Franklin's house and how Alice was thrown by her. Discusses scouring and repairing the roof of the "little house." Discusses all the work that Willie and Jim are shucking all the corn and are going to town to sell some chickens and butter. Included is a letter from Willie McGee saying he sold the chickens for 20 cents a piece, he got the fence built and the corn shucked, Birdie's face is healing, and Alice got her prize from Mr. Marshall. The original envelope is included.
Date: December 6, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Willie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to C. B. Moore, January 11, 1884]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to her family in which she said that her family is well. She discussed the cold weather and snow that caused plants and animals to freeze. Willie caught some rabbits. She ended the letter by wishing that her family could be together. A note was added on January 12 saying that Jim had refused to haul manure, demanded "his money" and left for town to put a "levy" on the sheep when he was not paid. The envelope was addressed to C. B. Moore, Melissa, Texas.
Date: January 11, 1884
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore, November 20, 1887]

Description: Letter relating family news and news of the farm. Many people having to kill hogs because of the drought and little corn available. She has been milking 2 cows and making 4 pounds butter a week and they get 15 dozen eggs. The spring has been dry since June and the water in the well is low. Pap has been sick with the bowel complaint. Discusses all the children's progress in school, and dresses she is making for the girls. Florence and Tobe are in Indian Territory and is "bossing the cooking" for 99 Indian children.
Date: November 20, 1887
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Matilda Dodd and Mary Ann Moore, November 30, 1883]

Description: Letter From Dinkie McGee to her sister Mary Ann Moore and her mother Matilda Dodd in Texas. She talks about the sale of some chickens, work done around the farm, family news, daubing her kitchen so it was warmer, and talks about how lonely it is at night. Includes envelope letter was originally sent in.
Date: November 30, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
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 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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

[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

[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
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Birdie McGee, December 14, 1887]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd talking of family news. She discusses the butchering of the hogs, the making of dresses, and an entertainment the children are doing at the new school house. She talks of people talking about how there are hard times, but in going into town there were so many people dressed in finery so you couldn't tell. She mentions two stores, Bebe's and Mr. St. John's. She mentions several letters she received. Willie Bratney had been in the grocery business, but sold it out. Tobe Dodd wrote and said that Florence is overseeing the cooking for 100 young Indians that board at the agency and attend school there. Includes a letter from Birdie that appears to have actually been written by Matilda Dodd. Also includes samples for two dresses she is making. Also includes original envelope.
Date: December 14, 1887
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee to Charles and Mary Ann Moore, April 8, 1887]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee discusses weather and cold snap that probably killed all the peach blossoms, but apples and garden looks ok. She recommends Mary get her teeth pulled that are bothering her. Abe is in town and Bettie is lonesome. Some geologists had come and visited Abe's gas well. Willie is working as chain carrier for a surveyor. Birdie, Mary and Bessie have learned to knit and Birdie is piecing a quilt. The women made soap and it only took 3 days. Dinkie's chickens are doing well and they sold all their turkeys at Christmas
Date: April 8, 1887
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Dinkie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd, Florence Dodd, and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, May 26, 1883]

Description: Letter from Matilda and Florence Dodd and Bettie Franklin. They all discuss family news and news of their children. There was cold weather and it damaged a lot of the crops. Florence is concerned that they will only have cornbread, and no biscuit. A smaller piece of paper is addressed to little cousin Linnet from Mary Winston Dodd who was less than a year old. In addition, it includes the envelope from the original letter addressed to Mr. C. B. Moore that had also been used to as scrap paper.
Date: May 26, 1883
Creator: Dodd, Matilda; Dodd, Florence & Franklin, Bettie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd, May 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to an unknown recipient discussing the weather, crops, and recent news. There appears to be part of an envelope stuck to the front page with a postmark from Gallatin, Tennessee dated May 23, 1885. The first page is written in purple ink, and the second page is written in pencil.
Date: May 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda Bratney
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, December 20, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles Moore on December 20, 1885. She writes about her family's health and their activities marketing their farm produce. She says that John Wallace said that he had never seen as many poor people as he saw in Texas. She passes on the information that Lily Franklin and Charly Elliot are "going to jump the broomstick" (get married). She also says that there will be little candy and Christmas. William Dodd enclosed a note with the letter
Date: December 20, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections