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[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mollie and Charles Moore, December 11, 1881]

Description: Dinkie had started to write two weeks ago, but did not finish and she hopes that Linnet is well. She is almost done with her dress. Tobe is going to marry at Christmas. Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Montgomery asked about her. Mrs. Donnell moved and Birdie can say Linnet. R. Wallace left after Uncle Sam died, he was in Atlanta now is in Florida. Dinkie has about four dozen eggs, eggs in town cost 35 cents a dozen. Henry helped Mrs. Donnell move in and got a coat, a pair of boots and shot got overcoat things. She asks they she write back soon and asks what they are doing for Christmas. Willie could not write because Birdie was sick. He went to his Uncle Abe's and got his shoes fixed. He had a cold for two days. He tells his uncle that he is doing well in school and will get new clothes made. His father killed five hogs and he wants to see Linnet. His Uncle Simon McGee is doing better. Alice missed three days and also mentions that Birdie is doing better. She asks how Linnet is doing and asks to give a kiss for her. The last page is the letter Dinkie had started two weeks before. She mentioned that Birdie and Willie had a cold and Birdie was teething. They killed five hogs that weren't that fat, but got lard and plenty of sausage. She has had 3 bushels of sweet potatoes and half a bushel of irish potatoes. Her cabbage froze and her turnips did not grow. She bought a black cashmere dress and some silk to trim it with. She is also going to trim Sissie's dress with some plaid. Bettie gave Birdie a dress and she has a lot of sewing to ...
Date: December 11, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Alice & McGee, Willie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, December 21, 1884]

Description: Dinkie received their letter and was glad to hear they were doing well. She mentions the weather and how cold it has been. She went to town for fabric to make Sissie a dress. She asks what they are doing for Christmas. She mentions that Birdie is writing a letter to Linnet. She gave some butter to Pap and he sent some cranberries. She went with her mother to visit Ann Jones and Cassy. She hasn't see Bettie or Florence and Mary Dodd is very smart for a child. She asks about Linnet's schooling. Alice writes that she received a prize for best reader in class. She mentions the cold weather and killing hogs. Her mother finished her dress and her mother sold eggs in town. She mentions that family came to visit and she wishes Linnet was there to play with Birdie.
Date: December 21, 1884
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Alice
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 21, 1883]

Description: She says that they are all doing well and were happy to hear from them. The have had winter weather and so have killed hogs. Laura Dorris died and her baby doesn't look like it will live long either. She tells her mother that Lina did not help her, but Mat did. Jim left to take Christmas and Lina brought apples. Willie is doing well and so is Birdie. Bill Jones left his wife in Ohio. She asks what her sister is doing for Christmas. If she cannot go to town she will send Willie. Her mother's flowers are doing well and she really wants them to visit. She has sewing to do, but her machine will not work. She asks that they write soon.
Date: December 21, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 31, 1883]

Description: She says that they are all doing well except for colds. One of the ewes had two lambs, but both were dead. She went to town and bought Willie a coat and herself some fabric. She forgot to take her machine to be fixed. She asks what her sister did on Christmas and mentions that Florence and Bettie's dinner was good. She asks her sister to come home with their mother. She mentions that Mary Dodd can dance and encourages Linnet to come home with her grandmother. She wants to know when her parents are coming back and mentions that Abe hasn't fixed the cow stable yet. She asks that they write soon.
Date: December 31, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Sis, December 11, 1883]

Description: She was glad to hear they were doing well and says that her family is also well. She is enjoying good weather. She sent Willie and Jim to the mill and it took all day for them to come back. May Loved died. Mrs. Ellis, Simon McGee and Laura Dorris and her baby are all sick. She wants Abe to kill the hogs before they eat all of the corn. She mentions that Bettie and Bessie are doing well. She hasn't been able to sell eggs. She had sent Jim to get her apples and he never showed up with the apples. She tells her mother that they are doing well and asks her sister to come visit her. She mentions that Willie has been very helpful since his grandfather left. Sissie has also been helpful, but slow. She asks that they write back soon.
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
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.
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
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Moore family members to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, December 19, 1880]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by William and Matilda Moore and Bettie Franklin. The letter is damaged and is unintelligible in many places. Bettie Franklin writes to "Sis" and Charles on the first page of the document,left side.She updates "Sis" and Charles on Abe and her family and details that the weather has been cold and snowy. She mentions that Alica has had her picture taken, but it was cloudy the day it was taken so the image is dark. Bettie notes that Dinkie also plans on taking the baby to get her picture taken. She informs the Moore's of current news about the community and about friends of the family.Matilda's letter begins on the first page as well, but on the right side. She updates the Moore's on current news on family, friends, and on the community. She closes her letter by saying that she will send her one of Alice's pictures. William's note is on the bottom of the fourth page. He details news about the weather and about family friends. The letter is dated December 19, 1880.
Date: December 19, 1880
Creator: Dodd, William; Moore, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. C. Campbell to William Dodd, December 10, 1883]

Description: There was a problem between William and his brother George. W.C. would like to settle this and asks that William write back as soon as possible. He hopes that William's family is well. He mentions that John Love's wive is very sick. He asks again to respond immediately. In the P.S. he tells that Mary Love is dead.
Date: December 10, 1883
Creator: Campbell, W. C
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Willie, Alice, and Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, December 31, 1882]

Description: Letter written by Willie, Alice, and Dinkie McGee to "Aunt Mollie and Uncle Charlie." They all discuss Christmas and the turkey, corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, custard and dew berries they had to eat. They all say thank you for the gifts they received. Willie talks about his kite, Alice talks about the candy, raisins, and oranges they got for Christmas, and Dinkie talks about Birdie's adventures with "old Chris." Includes envelope from original letter addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore. Note says it was received on November 4, 1883.
Date: December 31, 1882
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; Mcgee, Alice & McGee, Willie
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections