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[Envelope addressed to H. S. Moore]

Description: Envelope addressed to H. S. Moore which has a note on the left that says that it is from Neal Moore in 1885. The postal stamp on the front cannot be read. The stamp on the back says McKinney, Texas.
Date: November 14, 1885
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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, May 14, 1882]

Description: She received their letter and heard from Abe that Mollie was sick. Bettie's baby doesn't have a name yet, but she calls her Bessie. She enjoyed Linnet's picture and Birdie loves it. She mentions that Birdie is spoiled. She has sold 50 dozen eggs and is going to get Vinson, sugar, and coffee. She has 75 chickens. It has been raining and cold, hopefully it won't hurt the fruit they have. She says what she made for dinner and mentions that Henry bought another cow. Florence also wanted a picture of Linnet. She went to town and bought some dresses for Birdie, Sissie and herself and some clothes for Willie. She wishes that her sister lived closer and that Linnet and Birdie could see each other. She mentions that Old Fanny has a colt and Sissie and Willie like it. She hasn't been to visit in a while because she doesn't have a ride. She asks that they write soon and tell her if Mollie has gotten better.
Date: May 14, 1882
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
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[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
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, February 14, 1889]

Description: Matilda writes that everyone is gone because they went to the concert in Union. She mentions the cold weather they have had. She recommends keeping Linnet inside until the weather is better. She mentions a bill passed in Oklahoma in relation to the Native Americans and possible fighting. Dinkie writes about the concert she went to and how everyone enjoyed it. She mentions the weather and says that Willie is going to Love school with Mr. Griffin. She visited Bettie and says that Mollie Love and Mrs. Tolbat are doing well. She has not heard from Tobe. She then describes which fabric belongs to who.
Date: February 14, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Dinkie
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[Letter from Mrs C. D. Ham to C. B. Moore, February 14, 1884]

Description: Letter from Mrs. C. D. Hamm to Charles B. Moore. The bulk of the letter lists the Hamm family genealogy, giving names and death dates. The younger generation is listed according to marital status and number of children. The envelope is with the letter. The letter is written on the Mount Vernon National Bank stationary.
Date: February 14, 1884
Creator: Hamm, C. D.
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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
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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
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[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.
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[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
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