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[Letter from Bounds, J. William to Charles B. Moore, October 8, 1899]

Description: Letter from J. William Bounds to Charles B. Moore in which he says that he has visited a mutual friend, Mr. Crawford. Mr. Crawford is very interested in the phosphate mining industry. Mr. Bounds says that Nashville is a very pleasant place to live. He is a student at Vanderbilt University and plans to graduate soon.
Date: October 8, 1899
Creator: Bounds, J. William
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elvira D. Moore, July 7, 1850]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Elvira Moore discussing his recent trip to Jerseyville, the Fourth of July celebrations there and the progress that community had made, farming, seeing King Lear at the theatre, building engines, and news of family and friends. There is an envelope addressed to Elvira D. Moore, Unionville P O, Bedford County, Tennessee. It is postmarked Nashville, and July 7, 1850 is written in pencil at the top.
Date: July 7, 1850
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
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[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
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara was written while he was on the march in Louisiana. He describes the troops that are gathered and speculates on the purpose of their movements. He mentions that he has been invited to dine with Captain McDavid.
Date: August 16, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
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[Letter from Dinkie McGee and William Dodd to C. B. Moore, February 24, 1888]

Description: William hopes that Linnet has recovered from whooping cough. None of the kids have come down with whooping cough yet and he has to worry about measles going around. He received a letter from Tobe and Florence. He mentions the weather and the crops being planted. He also mentions the people who have died. Em's daughter who got married moved away. Dinky says they are all well except for Willie who has a bad cold. She went to town for some errands. She gives some advice for Linnet and wishes they were with her. She mentions that Mr.Campbell is moving to Nashville.
Date: February 24, 1888
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & Dodd, William
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elizabeth Franklin to the Moore family, January 10, 1901]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Elizabeth "Bettie" Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In the letter, Franklin informs the Moore family that Matilda Dodd has passed way from pneumonia. She discusses the time period right before Dodd passed and describes how the family worked very hard to keep her well with visits from the Doctor and with medicine. The family realized she would not get well and all they could do was keep her comfortable tile she passed. Franklin details how the family and how friends have all helped out during this trying time. This is a fragment of the letter.
Date: January 10, 1901
Creator: Franklin, Elizabeth
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. J. Crawford to Charles B. Moore and Rev. Jim Biggs, February 16, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by J. J. Crawford and is addressed to Charles B. Moore and Rev. Jim Biggs. In this letter, Crawford informs Moore and Biggs about the goings-on in Nashville, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt on Moore's letters, a discussion concerning the reasons why he hasn't written Moore in some time, details on the bitter winter weather and how important it is to have a fire in this weather, a dialogue about Moore's trip to Colorado and how Crawford learned much from the letters Moore sent to him,a brief message to Biggs about Tennessee and how he has not been outside of Nashville to see their "old time folks," news about Crawford's family and the winter activities of the children, a message from Anna to the Moore family, and a few messages sent by Crawford to people he knows who reside in Texas. He closes the letter by noting that he hopes Moore, Biggs, and their families are not home bound due to the bad winter weather, detailing that soon the blue birds will sing. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 16, 1899
Creator: Crawford, J. J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. J. Crawford to Charles B. Moore, May 12, 1890]

Description: Letter from J. J. Crawford writes to Charles B. Moore to update him of the health and activities of friends and family members. He says that he would like to hear from Henry and be invited to Henry's wedding.
Date: May 12, 1890
Creator: Crawford, J. J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. J. Crawford to Henry S. Moore, November 13, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by J. J. Crawford and addressed to Henry S. Moore. In this letter, Crawford details the bow he has received from Henry and how it makes him reminiscence of their past times. He mentions that he will practice his archery skills when he has more time and will read through Henry's instructions more thoroughly when he begins to practice. Crawford notes that he is pleased to learn that C. B and his family have arrived home in good order and details that their visit was welcomed and such a pleasure. He closes his letter by stating that C.B. could relay the goings-on during his visit with Crawford and to remind C. B. and Molissa Wallace to write soon.Crawford sends his highest regards to all his old Tennessee friends and to Henry at the letter's end. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: November 13, 1889
Creator: Crawford, J. J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. W. Bounds to Charles B. Moore, February 22, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written to Charles B. Moore from J. W. Bounds. In this letter, Bounds informs Moore of the goings-on in Nashville, TN. The news includes: a discussion about Washington's birthday, details about his Christmas vacations and Lila Franklin, a dialogue about the smallpox outbreak in his area, details not to tell his parents about his close encounter with smallpox, a discussion about graduating, and a weather update. He closes the letter by sending his regard to all of the Moore family. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 22, 1900
Creator: Bounds, J. W.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Charles B. and Mary Ann Moore, March 30, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Dodd informs the Moore family about the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's last letter, an update on the health of family members, details about Minnie's visit, weather news, a discussion about planting crops and gardens, a dialogue about the bad weather Collin County has been having, details on the late wheat crop, an update on the seeds sent by Alice to the Moore family, news about Lillian, and a discussion concerning family and friends. She closes the letter by noting that Mary Ann and Charles should write the family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress, describing her fear after several confederate losses. She comments on the recent battles, tells him of her concerns, and pleads with him to not join the Army.
Date: February 27, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 1, 1858]

Description: Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her son, David Fentress, concerning her gathering seeds for him; the amount of money she can raise and send to him; the trial of Allick Neilson for rape; the condition of the crops; and an update on the health and activities of friends and family.
Date: September 1, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 6, 1859]

Description: Letter is from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: sending Kate off to school in Nashville,Maud's feelings about her children growing up, receiving Mary Tate's letter from White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, a dialogue about her stolen chickens,a conversation about Sallie starting school with Miss Hunt as her teacher and information about Jimmie and Willie's schooling, news about the weather,news about 'Aunt Mag' and her trip to Austin,a discussion about receiving no information on Wallace and his safe arrival,a dialogue about 'the babies dress and bonnets', and town news from Bolivar.
Date: September 6, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 26, 1859 ]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing Jimmie and Mary's return from their travels and their change in plans to board with Mr. Miller instead of Maud, Jimmie's financial proposition to exchange bottom land for David's lot, the town physician's move to Nashville, a financial proposition from Maud to purchase Sallie which is David's horse if Neely does not purchase her, Maud's preparations for Jimmie's party, a discussion about David's failed crops, a dialogue on the raising of stock prices, Maud's purchase of a cow for $25 from Bright, a dialogue concerning Maud's loss of cows, hogs, and a horse this year, news about sending gifts for the baby, and news about Kate's progress in boarding school.
Date: September 26, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she sends news of the battle at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee. She gives her opinion of the news of the war and the generals. She says she longs to see the men drafted as there are men who are "loafing and drinking" who should be compelled to fight. She describes the capture of Confederate soldiers. She ends the letter with family news.
Date: February 19, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore and Linnet Moore White, June 27, 1913]

Description: In this letter, Sally details that she has been ill for three weeks, notes that their vegetable garden is late, and that farmer's all around them are busy with their crops. She mentions the family who have visited her as of late and that Tom Jackson has married, but has not come home with his wife because she is ill. She gives an update on Cy and Viola Wallace, Birdie McKinley, and Mary Gillespie and her sons. She moves on to news on their Texas kin and notes that there was a homecoming in Chattanooga, TN for all that could attend. She details the news from all the kin who have visited, notes that John Thornhill stayed with them for 15 days, and they visited all their kin in the area. John said that everyone fed him so well that he gained about 10 lbs during his visit. Thornhill states that the had pictures made during John's visit and will send one to Linnet and Mary Ann as soon as she gets more prints. She closes the letter by noting that it may be time for her and Mary Ann to ready themselves for another world. She details that though she isn't religious, she was taught to be honest and to do and be good in this life in order to be forgiven of all sins at death. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 27, 1913
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White and Claude D. White, March 10, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by Sally Thornhill and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore and the White's. In this letter, Thornhill informs her kin on the going-on in Goodlettsville, TN. The news includes: a discussion about her correspondences, an apology for not writing a quick reply to Moore and White, a discussion about the grippe outbreak and news about those who are sick with pneumonia, a dialogue about Bailey Love's death, a dialogue about the mud and how it makes the agricultural work much harder, news about her weaving project, a discussion about traveling to see family in Nashville, and updates on the prices of meat and an aside on the production of eggs this winter. She closes the letter by sending love and well-wishes to all.
Date: March 10, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Travis Winham to C. B. Moore, July 22, 1889]

Description: His health and the health of his wife and Lyke are well. Lyke and him went to go visit Lou Wallace. He also visited with Wallace's mother, Bet Wallace, Jimmy Wallace and one of Bet's sons. He met both of Dr. Bill Love's sons. He did not learn a lot about his relatives while there and so won't try to remember what he did. He was glad to hear that Moore and the rest of his family was doing so well. He then talks about his religious beliefs. He will try to visit with them when they come visit.
Date: July 22, 1889
Creator: Winham, Travis
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Travis Winham to C. B. Moore, September 25, 1882]

Description: Travis left Sherman with Miss Dora and dropped her off with her family. He took the train to visit Bettie Emerson, who was in Eurkea Springs, Arkansas. He is amazed at how big Fort Worth is. He met up with Charley Moore, whose family was in town. He was very thankful for Charley being kind and courteous. He then went to Dallas and between Fort Worth and Dallas he believes that Dallas will be The City in north east Texas. While waiting at the depot he met George Wilson. Mr Hubbard arrived with Debra Collins and Jack's daughters entertained her. Travis thinks Jack is lucky with his family. He met Uncle Sam Moore and all of his children. He called on Bettie Henry several times. He did not see much of Tom Benton. He thanks Charles and Henry Moore and George Wilson, for their hospitality. He hopes to send love to everyone and thanks for the wonderful time he had.
Date: September 25, 1882
Creator: Winham, Travis
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Travis Winham to Charles B. Moore, November 12, 1892]

Description: Letter talks about his job as a typesetter, the death of his brother, Lyke Winham, and his life insurance policy. He discusses the Republican party and its recent nominating convention, including the McKinley Bill. In addition, he discusses religion and the coming of a new Christ that is greatly needed. Also includes the original envelope.
Date: November 12, 1892
Creator: Winham, Travis
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. H. McGee to Charles B. Moore, January 15, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by William H. McGee to Uncle Charlie. In this letter, McGee discusses Mary Ann's itinerary for her return trip. It includes the date she will be returning and details her lay-overs in Nashville and in Memphis.
Date: January 15, 1900
Creator: McGee, William H.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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.
Item Type: Letter
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