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[Draft of letter, 1891]

Description: This is a draft from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore when he was 68 years old and addressed to the Courier Journal. In this letter, Moore discusses the Annie Laura story printed in the Rockbridge County News and provides the journal with 100 year old verses written about her by Robert Burns. It is dated 1891 in an unspecified month and day. The document is damaged along the edges and some words are missing due to the damage.
Date: 1891
Creator: Moore, Charles B.

[Draft of letter, April 19, 1891]

Description: This is a draft from the personal papers of the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Moore on April 19, 1891. In this letter, Moore writes about an article written in the Dallas Weekly News on April 16 by D. B. Kiefer. The article details a "norther" that struck Texas in April of 1857. He states in this document that he writes to corroborate stories with the journalist, provide his experience through the "norther," and make a correction on the date given in Kiefer's article. The third and fourth page of this document includes genealogical accounts of Moore's descendants. He details the Wallace family and the history of some of the Wallace men who were part of an expedition sent on a charge to the Creek nation.
Date: April 19, 1891
Creator: Moore, Charles B.

[Letter fragment, c.1899]

Description: Letter fragment that describes a miniature windmill that can be sen in motion with warmed air.
Date: 1899~

[Letter from Adelitia McGee and Matilda Dodd to the Moore family and Alice McGee, May 11, 1890]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee and Matilda Dodd. In Dinkie's letter, she updates the Moore family and Alice on the goings-on in Sumner county. The news includes: updates on William Dodd's health and Willie McGee's trip to Nashville, a discussion about Lizzie's baby, details about a visit from dressmaker Mat Blackmore, community news of health and happenings, a discussion about the hat fashion for the summer, additional community updates, news about the strawberry crop, an details concerning a visit from family. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family and Alice should write soon. In Matilda's letter, she informs the Moore family of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee, and the news includes: details about the health of family members, an update on the cool and rainy weather, news on the condition of crops and the planting season, a discussion about Birdie's duck and goose business, a dialogue about chores, details about Matilda's rheumatism, and additional community news. She closes the letter by sending her love to all.
Date: May 11, 1894
Creator: McGee, Adelitia & Dodd, Matilda

[Letter from Alice Griffin, Matilda Dodd and Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, November 18, 1892]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore in which she says that her teacher's mother is ill and that they have called off school until Monday. She also spent time dressing up a pumpkin and making a doll. A class photograph was taken at her school. Matilda Dodd wrote to Linnet that Birdie's teacher was sick; that it had been very rainy; and that they are waiting to sow the wheat. Alice Griffin wrote about her family's new buggy; the cold weather; and about her improving health.
Date: November 18, 1892
Creator: Griffin, Alice; McGee, Birdie & Dodd, Matilda

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore, August 11, 1895]

Description: She couldn't remember if she had responded and decided to write anyway. She mentions that Birdie skipped her horse lesson, which has only happened once before. The Dobbins had ice cream and shared some with them. She will try to finish the letter and was sorry to hear that Charles was unwell. She mentions her own health. She talks about the new cook they got and her daughter that keeps her company. Uncle Simon died. Aunt Bettie came and asked them to come visit soon. Her aunt sent her some fruit and she sent some back. She mentions the discussion of where her Grandmother will now live. She writes that she is worried over their horse Mollie. She mentions how Will never visits them or pays his debts and asks for advice from the Moores. She asks about Henry's health and if Carly Thompson is married. She sends samples of the dresses she is making.
Date: August 11, 1895
Creator: Griffin, Alice

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary and Charles B. Moore, August 20, 1891]

Description: Letter from Alice McGee Griffin to Mary and Charles Moore in which she discusses the dry weather and some welcome rain. She recounts visits with family and friends. She heard the Reverend Dr. Hendrix from Dallas, Texas speak. She also made grape preserves and had plans to make preserves from peaches. Other topics covered include her garden, the start of Birdie's school, and the work her husband does around the house and on the farm.
Date: August 20, 1891
Creator: Griffin, Alice

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, June 29, 1896]

Description: Letter from Alice Griffin to the Charles B. Moore family. She writes that she is unwell and able to do little but tend to the baby. She says that Florence Dodd is unwell and Florence and her husband Tobe are having a hard time financially. She describes her baby, Lillian Griffin. Included with the letter are swatches of fabric that she has used to make clothing.
Date: June 29, 1896
Creator: Griffin, Alice

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, May 31, 1891]

Description: Letter from Alice McGee Griffin to the Moore family in which she apologizes for not writing sooner. She updates the Moore family on her family and friend's health. She writes about altering dresses and creating a hat to update her wardrobe. She asks about the newspapers the Moore family takes and gives the names of the papers she and her husband subscribe to.
Date: May 31, 1891
Creator: Griffin, Alice

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary Moore, October 13, 1898]

Description: She was glad to receive letters from them. She hopes they are doing well and received Linnet's picture. She mentions the weather and how it is disturbing the planting of wheat. Her horse Mollie died and she has been unable to do anything since. She mentions that Will is working on Dock Dobbin's house. Mr. Griffin went to Springfield to see John Steward. Real estate agents are trying to get the farms to sell to a colony. They ended up joining, but she doesn't think it will work out. Her grandmother was pressured to sell, but she couldn't decide and got upset. She would like to hear about Charles and Linnet's trip. She asks about Sallie W. and gives a message to Bettie. She talks about flowers and who Lillian is asking for. Minnie was supposed to write and she asks that they write back soon.
Date: October 13, 1898
Creator: Griffin, Alice

[Letter from Alice McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, June 23, 1890]

Description: Letter from Alice McGee to Mary and Charles Moore in which she updates her aunt and uncle on family health and activities. She discussed the warm weather and heavy rain. She writes to Linnet that she visited Hobdy's Institute to see the exhibition. She also said that she thought Linnet's red stripped dress was pretty. She then asked for updates on family and friends from Linnet. At the end of the letter she says that she sent a "piece [of]Grandma's Mother Hubbard."
Date: June 28, 1890
Creator: McGee, Alice

[Letter from Alice McGee to to Aunt Mary and Uncle Charles Moore]

Description: Letter from Alice McGee to her aunt and uncle, Mary and Charles Moore. She wrote about her trip home to Tennessee through New Orleans. She encountered a train wreck and saw flooding in Morgan City. Her letter that said that she was returning home had not arrived, so her arrival surprised her family.
Date: May 1890
Creator: McGee, Alice

[Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore, January 29, 1899]

Description: Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore in which she discusses going to school. She says that the teacher separated all the girls that were sitting with their friends and had them sit with their sisters. Alta updates Linnet on the health and activities of the friends they have in common. She says who is getting married, who is courting, and who has broken up.
Date: January 29, 1899
Creator: Bryan, Alta

[Letter from Anna Boyd and H. S. Moore to C. B. Moore, September 16, 1893]

Description: Anna Boyd writes that Will's twins are in school and the new baby always wants to be outside. The school district is putting a suspension foot bridge for the children to cross on. He hoped they enjoyed themselves and wanted to go with them to visit family. John has only one son to help him farm and Will has two, but they are still too young. H. S. Moore writes that John will finish gathering corn, and he lifted a sheep out of mud. He mentions the clouds and that Anna Boyd's letter is included in the envelope. He also says that Priest has improved a little.
Date: September 16, 1893
Creator: Boyd, Anna & Moore, H. S.

[Letter from Anna Boyd to Charles B. Moore, April 27, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Anna Boyd and is addressed to Charles B. Moore. She informs Moore about the reasons for the family's delay in continuing correspondence with the Moore family since their visit to Colorado. In this letter, Boyd discusses the weather's affect on their crops for this spring. She details the failures they had last season due to grasshoppers and hopes that this season would be better than the last. She notes that they did not have much success with fruit, though the gooseberry harvest looks promising. She mentions to Moore what the family plans to sow this season and tells him that they are all well at present. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 27, 1899
Creator: Boyd, Anna

[Letter from B. Ada Drury to Charles B. Moore, June 13, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by B. Ada Drury. In this letter, Drury discusses the theory of evolution, the idea of life after death, and compliments Charles on his ability to think for himself and be a champion of free thought. She asks to hear from him again and in the letter's close she give a brief update on the weather in Louisville, KY. She mentions that she hope the Moore Family will be able to read the letter and sends her love to Mary Ann, Linnet, John, and Charles. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 13, 1897
Creator: Drury, B. Ada

[Letter from Belle Jernigan to Linnet Moore, March 12, 1898]

Description: Letter from Belle Jernigan to Linnet Moore in which she updates her cousin on the building of the mill house and her visits with friends. A note on the top of the first page requests, "don't let any body see this letter."
Date: March 12, 1898
Creator: Jernigan, Belle

[Letter from Belle to her friends and family, 1898]

Description: A letter from Belle in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to her friends and family (the "home folks") in 1898. In the letter, Belle describes the events that took place during a great rain storm and subsequent river flooding in Tellico Plains, near the Tellico Lumber mill. While trying to secure her belongings and escape the home of Mr. Heyser, the general manager of Tellico Lumber, Belle fell into the water beneath a rearing horse ("Joe the horse"). She was saved by John Ballon, a black preacher, whom she called her "hero." Belle mentions that she plans to join Ballon's church and send him a poem entitled "John Ballon and the Flood of '98." Many of the belongings of all involved families were destroyed, but everyone made it out of the flooded area alive.
Date: 1898
Creator: Belle

[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, December 5, 1899]

Description: Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he states that he has never received a reply from her and that he thinks she does not wish to hear from him. He said he enjoyed seeing her at Thanksgiving and would like to see her again.
Date: December 5, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter, Ben

[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, September 24, 1899]

Description: Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he says he enjoyed the Sunday he spent at her home. He wished he had received an answer to his previous letter. Then he announces that he will be near her on a business trip and would like to see her again.
Date: September 24, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter, Ben

[Letter from Birdie and Dinkie McGee to Alice, Linnet, Aunt Mollie and Uncle Charles, February 9, 1890]

Description: Birdie mentions all the people that came over to visit and what Will got her. She mentions the weather they have had and was sorry to hear they were sick. She asks if Alice still pulls hair and that they would write her and Bessie and Mattie. In the letter to her Aunt and Uncle she mentions the weather and what her other Aunts and Uncles have been doing. In Dinkie's letter to Alice she says how happy she is to hear they are doing well. She mentions that their health is also doing well. She had many visitors. She went to town the other day and got some fabric, a dress other things. She mentions the weather and says she hasn't seen Mat R. Miss Nicie is getting married. She asks Linnet to take care of Alice. She is also going to send Alice some money.
Date: February 9, 1890
Creator: McGee, Birdie & McGee, Dinkie

[Letter from Birdie and Dinkie McGee to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, March 10,1893]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin Linnet detailed Birdie and her grandmother's shared birthday celebration. The letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore gave details on the health of several members of the family; the weather; the cost of crops; and the cutting of carpet rags. Included is a note saying that pieces of Birdie's dresses would be included. The smaller pieces are from Birdie's dress and the larger piece from a dress for Dinkie.
Date: March 10, 1893
Creator: McGee, Birdie & McGee, Dinkie