The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives - 6 Matching Results

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[Letter from Laura Jernigan to H. Moore, March 5, 1888]

Description: She mentions that it is still raining and they can't do much work because of it. She is writing, but has nothing to say other than mentioning the weather. George Turner left and got as far as Cannon. George's wife was concerned he hadn't come home all day. The Colonel has sore eyes, but everyone else is doing fine. She has plenty of eggs and beef, but is running out of flour. One of her milk cows gave birth and the calf is doing well. She will be short on milk because of the calf. Phippen received the problems and is working on on them. She wants to play a trick on C.B. Moore about her twin calves. The Colonel was helping Phippen on the problems. Colonel asks a way to get the answers for the problems. Ben Shirley has been sick, thus neglecting his cattle. She tells him what has been happening to Old Man Smith. She talks about getting Jim new clothes. They might not have a school teacher for the spring. She has not heard about her relatives in Tennessee and can't wait to hear from him again.
Date: March 5, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, July 5, 1889]

Description: Matilda is expecting that the Moore's will start to be on their way to see her. She received news from Tobe and Florence. They keep on moving. She talks about the weather and the state of the crops. Dinkie writes about picking blackberries and catching geese with Birdie, Bessie, and Mattie. Bettie got a new dress. She wishes she could see Mary, but she moved too far away. Birdie would write, but is busy playing. She asks that they come quickly, she wants to see them.
Date: July 5, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, April 5, 1883]

Description: She received their letter and hopes that Mr. Moore will get well from his rheumatics. They have had a lot of cold weather and the peach trees have not bloomed yet. People are planting irish potatoes. Abe and Bettie are building a new kitchen and Tobe's baby has teeth already. She says there has been a lot of sickness and death the past winter and spring. Mrs. Allison and Mr. Harris died. Laura Dorris and her baby are sick. She asks if Linnet goes egg hunting like Birdie. She is at Dinkie's house. She received another letter from them. She mentions the telephone wires that went up. Mrs. Summers has had hemorrhages. Sam Thornhill had some the other night, he was robbed. She asks that they write soon.
Date: April 5, 1883
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections