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[Letter from Linnet Moore to Mary Ann Moore and Birdie McGee, January 23, 1902]

Description: This document is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Linnet Moore to her mother, Mary Ann Moore, and to her cousin Birdie McGee. In the letter, Linnet details the happenings in her life since her last letter to her mother and they include: receiving her mother's most recent letter and photographs; detailing the rainy weather in Denison; and noting that she and Mrs. P went to church on Sunday morning, then for a walk on Sunday afternoon in the country. She describes the city people and how all they want to do is put on their best and gallivant up and down Main street on Sunday. Linnet details her visit to cousin Walter, mentions a real estate prospect that may have her and Claude moving in the future, and remarks on how windy it is which has made her embroidery and table pieces dirty rom hanging to dry on the line. She notes that she and Claude are planning a visit to Mr. White's home and will be there visiting for two weeks, if all goes well. She remarks on how lovely it is for her mother to have gotten a new dress and comments on Birdie's courtship with a young man named Will. She states that she wished she could see Birdie that day. She discusses their Grandmother's home and how it hasn't changed a bit. Also, she expresses her concern for her cousin Jennie who is losing her mental faculties. In the closing of her letter, she informs her mother of the illness of family friends and how she received a good meal because they could not eat the food that was made for them by Mrs. Goldman. She tells her mother that she should visit her soon and promises that they ...
Date: January 23, 1902
Creator: Moore, Linnet
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Linnet Moore to Mary Moore and Birdie McGee, January 8, 1900]

Description: Letter to her mother Mary and cousin Birdie. Linnet talks about milking and how cold it is. She has so much milk she had to throw some to the hogs, and she has tons of butter. The Thursday and Friday after her mother left she tried cleaning. Tommie tried to come over, but the weather was too bad. Saturday she made cakes with Gertie. Sunday she had visitors come over and then they went to Jennie's. Tommie gave her a bracelet and Jennie gave her garters. Monday she went to Melissa with some friends. Tuesday Claud White came over. Wednesday she went to a party and had a great time. Thursday she cleaned all day and then had friends come over. Friday she went to another party. Saturday she went to Jennies for a dinner. Sunday she stayed home and later friends came over. She plans to go to town and will write again soon.
Date: January 8, 1900
Creator: Moore, Linnet
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Moore to Charles and Linnet Moore and Willie, January 10, 1900]

Description: Letter to Charles and Linnet Moore and Willie McGee. She mentions that a lot of their friends have moved. She made broom weed syrup for their cough. Birdie and Mattie had a small party the other night. Birdie tells Linnet to write. Linnet's father said she had written, but she hasn't sent it. Just like Lenora never received Linnet's letter either. She mentions the measles and small pox are going around. Sunday she had visitors and Mr. Love want her to stay all night, but she thinks he drinks. She got an apron and two handkerchiefs for her birthday. She asks what Linnet is doing, since she doesn't write, and if she is tired of cooking. She says that good money can be made there because items are sold by the pound. She asks how her friends are. She is going to see Mrs. Ellis who is not doing well. Nicy Blackamare married a Mr. Hassell. She comments on John Brown, Henry A. Wise, Mrs. Nation and prohibition.
Date: January 10, 1900
Creator: Moore, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Moore to Charles and Linnet Moore and Willie McGee, January 1, 1900]

Description: Mary tells them to read their letters and was glad to hear from them. She says that they are doing well and how cold it has been. Bessie came to visit them for New Years and they cooked the turkey. She hopes they are not having bad weather and mentions that Old Wallace came and asked about them. Will McKinley came to see Birdie and he stayed until 11 o'clock. Mr. Griffin is staying at Aunt Nancy's place. Bessie has her first long dress. She asks Linnet to write and tell her what she is doing. She hopes they are doing well.
Date: January 1, 1900
Creator: Moore, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Moore to Linnet Moore, January 4, 1899]

Description: Letter from Mary Moore to Linnet Moore in which she talks about the weather, Christmas preparations, visits to friends. Mary says she has a new range and prepared a coconut cake with it. Mary writes about the Christmas parties. She also says there was a rail road accident between McKinney and Castfork Bridge. She said that roughly 30 passengers were injured and two had died.
Date: January 4, 1899
Creator: Moore, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, January 2, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her mother, Matilda Dodd, and her sister, Bettie Franklin, on January 2, 1876. In the letter, Dodd and Franklin tell Moore about their Christmas gatherings and discuss the warm weather. Franklin mentions that many of Moore's friends and family are talking of moving to Texas. Dodd and Franklin mention many of Moore's family and friends, including Dinky McGee, the Donnel family, the Sporer family, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Ireland, the Grangers, old Mr. Simon Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Summers, Mrs. Mollie Love, old Aunt Polly, Mrs. Withers, Alva, Willis Holder, Dr. Bush, Greenberry Dobbins, Tobe Dodd, and Abe Franklin. Franklin closes by sending regards to Mary's husband, Charles B. Moore.
Date: January 2, 1876
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, January 27, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her mother, Matilda Dodd, and her sister, Bettie Franklin, on January 27, 1876. In the letter, Dodd and Franklin tell Moore about the well-being of the family and of the farm. They mention that they are not sure if they will be moving to Texas. Dodd mentions that she would like Moore to visit, and would like to return to Texas with Moore. Franklin closes by sending regards to Mary's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 29, is addressed to Charles B. Moore Esq., in McKinney, Texas.
Date: January 27, 1876
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, January 28, 1879]

Description: Matilda was happy to hear they were doing well. Abe got the chills twice and then worked Mrs. Edwards' sale in the cold. Jeff Love received the money from Bill Jones and was heading to Texas. Jeff was accused of stealing a pistol and money last summer. She says not to alarm everyone, but keep an eye on him. She is sending some seeds to her. Dinkie mentions that Henry is ready to go and if she had known about Jeff Love she would have made Caddow a dress.
Date: January 28, 1879
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, January 9, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore starts off with a complaint over the long period between letters from the Moore family. She then gives the news on the health of various family members. She gives details of how Christmas was celebrated. Birdie Franklin and William Dodd added notes at the end of the letter. Mr. Dodd wrote about the sale of land.
Date: January 9, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, January 26, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, January 26, 1885, in which she gives the details of the health of family and friends. The weather has been extremely cold and icy. Other topics in the letter are: Willie was kept home due to the weather; they slaughtered their last hog; and having trouble keeping busy after using up all the yarn and completing the last sewing project. William Dodd adds a note of his own to the letter. The envelope has a postal mark from Gallatin, Tennessee.
Date: January 26, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress, Janurary 15, 1864]

Description: Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her family regarding the loss of a package of letters that were being brought to her by Captain Hawood and her worries because she has not heard from her son David. Her area has not experience raids for several months, but she expects that to change. She writes about the taking of "Savanah" (Savannah, Georgia). She says that the former slaves continue to leave to join up with the Yankees. She sends an update on family and friends, where they are, what they are doing and their health.
Date: January 15, 1864
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

Description: Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune.
Date: January 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, January 20, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore and family. In this letter, Thornhill informs Moore of the goings-on in Goodlettsville,, TN. The news includes: a confirmation about receiving word on Abe Franklin's passing, an account of how Mr. Thornhill passed, an update on the health of family members, details about Mr. Thornhill's family who visited his grave, a discussion about Bertha and the school fund, a dialogue about Tom Jackson's health condition and his visit after he was better, details about how the family all helped to clear debts or take care of Mr. Yhornhill, a discussion about the crops in Texas and in Tennessee, community agricultural news, and well-wishes for everyone's health and happiness. She closes the letter by sending love to all. Clipped obituaries of Bailey Love and Dr. J. N. Thornhill as well as the envelope are included with the letter.
Date: January 20, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William and Matilda Dodd to Sissie and Bettie, January 13, 1878]

Description: They haven't seen anyone in two weeks, Dinky has been very busy. There have been many parties and dinners. It started raining Monday, they are now enjoying some good weather. Their New Year's Day was beautiful then it got really cold and then it snowed 4 inches the third day. Someone promised to grind the hog meat they had killed, but did not show up because he was sick. Mr. Roddy died before Christmas and Miss Ev is not expected to live much longer. He tells her to write her mother.
Date: January 13, 1878
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Dodd, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections