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Letter draft (partial) to Mr. Bancroft, 28 March 1889
Partial draft letter from Mary Jones, widow of the last president of the Republic of Texas. The original letter is housed in the University of North Texas Archives.
Letter draft (partial) to Mr. Bancroft, 1887
Partial draft letter from Mary Jones, widow of the last president of the Republic of Texas. The original letter is housed in the University of North Texas Archives.
[Letter from Adelitia McGee and Matilda Dodd to the Moore family and Alice McGee, November 24, 1889]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It was written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee and Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Dinkie and Matilda update the Moore family and Alice on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: community news, a dialogue about the weather, a discussion on the health of family and friends, and details on Dinkie's butter and egg venture. She closes her letter by mentioning Bettie's dress as well as her own dress and details that she is sending a swatch. She also states that Birdie is upset with Alice for not writing her and only writing the boys. In Matilda's letter, she informs the Moore family of the happenings in Sumner County and the news includes: updates on the weather, news about the hogs, a dialogue about the health of family and friends, a discussion about Matilda's new bed springs, and details about Alice, Linnet, and Birdie. She closes this brief letter by noting that the Moore family and Alice should write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
[Letter from Alice and Dinkie McGee and William Dodd to Mollie and Charles Moore, January 1, 1888]
Dinkie received their letter on Christmas eve and her mother was proud of her gift. They went to Bettie's for Christmas and saw a lot of people. Then they went to Tobe Franklin's house for a dance. There was a concert at the new school house a week before Christmas. Mr. Moore had mentioned a lot of people were visiting Tennessee and she wants them to visit. Mrs. Jones has rheumatism. Mrs. Rodimore is on the verge of death. Miss Betsy Elliot and Mr. Enlow died. Her cold is no better and Pap is going to town and Willie is doing chores. Dinkie asks that they come visit. Alice mentions the concert that happened last Friday and how funny it was. Her character was Mrs. Buttermilk. She also asks that they come visit.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Ann Moore, December 9, 1883]
Letter from Bettie Franklin discussing family news, Mary Love who is dying after childbirth, killing hogs and making lard and sausage. Includes original envelope.
[Letter from C. B. Moore, February 9, 1889]
He tells Moore that he has passed on his request to the new governor. He suggest that Moore get a petition to help his case.
[Letter from Cary Nimmo, October 2, 1880]
Letter from Cary Nimmo to his cousin Charles B. Moore in which he starts by commenting on Charles leaving for Texas. Mr. Nimmo talks about selling his crops, mule and a wagon to raise money. He talks about how sad his mother and Betty were To have missed Charles's visit. He also talks about the preparations he is making for his trip in November. The letter has the envelope with it.
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry Moore, November 3,1885]
Letter from Charles B. Moore to his brother Henry concerning Charles's trip to Tennessee. He writes about the rainy weather, the news from Texas, crops, and the three stable fires that have occurred in the last three weeks. He believes the fires were deliberately set.
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore, August 31, 1885]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore to his brother Henry S. Moore. In his letter, Charles updates his brother on the happenings of his trip, who he has visited, and how he enjoys seeing old friends again. He details news about a trip that Betty Thornhill is making to Dallas and he states that she may be visiting him soon, if she is not already there. He notes that the family listened to a sermon by Brother Haynes. All the family attended this sermon except Mr. Dodd. He mentioned that Henry should pass this information on to Mrs. Thornhill. Moore tells his brother about meeting new friends and old comrades as well as their siblings, but also details the business successes of family friends. He states that Sam Thornhill and Tom And Alice Wright have plans to visit Texas soon. He expresses his happiness for John Stewart who has been appointed revenue collector and will make good pay; a living which will prevent him from having to turn to hard labor for money. He details that Tim Thornhill was very badly injured from a buggy accident and mentions a robbery which occurred to a family friend as well as financial concerns surrounding this crime. He states that he has seen Alexander and Allen, but has not spoken to them about the estate of their uncle. Charles tells Henry that Jack Wood's daughter will be married and Tobe and Florence want him to accompany them to the wedding. He updates Henry on the weather and on the crops in the Gallatin area. He notes that Sally Thornhill is recovering from her illness and details additional news concerning family friends and the community. He mentions his past plans with friends and ...
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Sam P. Henderson, September 16, 1885]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Sam P. Henderson. In the letter, Charles updates Sam on news from Gallatin, Tennessee and it includes: the receipt of Sam's letters and an acknowledgement of what was said about their home in the letters, details about Mary Ann's and his 'circuits' to visit family and friends in Tennessee, a dialogue about Kite, the date of return trip that has yet to be solidified, the corn haul and the approval to proceed with the gathering of this crop, approval to sow wheat before the Moore's return, a discussion about the poor weather and its affect on the second sorghum crop, details about his last 'circuit' through abundant corn and tobacco crops in Tennessee as well as updates on famine stricken counties, a dialogue to send Betty Thornhill a message about his circuit to see her kin, and a message for Henry about a gift he received for him from Tom Wright. Charles Closes his letter by telling him that Linnet will bring some souvenirs to share with her kin and family friends when they return. The envelope is included with the letter.
[Letter from Charleston Payne to Charles B. Moore, November 10, 1887]
Letter from Charleston Payne to Charles B. Moore giving news of his family and discussing religious matters and philosophizing about the future as a "dark and forbidding" place. Includes original envelope that is from the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway.
[Letter from Charlie Gross to Charles B. Moore, August 16, 1889]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charlie Gross and is addressed to Charles B. Moore. In this letter, Gross updates the Moore family on the happenings in Collin County and the news includes: a dialogue about not getting the grass burnt and not having trouble with the stock pumping into the garden, a discussion about Bryney was has been cut deep and may pass, an update on the peach crop, news about community meetings and picnics, details about Clarence's lemonade stand, a dialogue about attending the show in town, updates about the turnips and plans to sow the rest of the patch as soon as it is dry, a weather update, a message to Mrs. Moore about the hens, a message to Linnet about seeing Lora in town and details that Gross will write Linnet soon. He closes the letter by stating that he has told the Moore family all he can. The envelope is included with the letter.
[Letter from Chestnut Bluff - June 12, 1887]
Letter to and from unnamed individuals, in which the writer discusses the prevalence of scarlet fever in their hometown of Dyersburg. It also includes an account of the possible sickness of the writer's son, and ends with her calling for the doctor.
[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee and William Dodd to Mollie and Charles Moore, February 4, 1883]
Dinkie is glad to hear from them and says that they all have colds. Mr. Huff's men have typhoid fever. Abe, Tobe and Jule Elliot started working on shingling. She says all she does is cook and clean. Her mother is visiting Bettie and Mrs. McGee is in Kentucky for a while. Mollie McGee is said to be mean because she won't let her mother-in-law live with them. Ike Jones will have to lose an arm. Florence had a dinner. Willie and Birdie love eating apples. Mary Dodd is a beautiful baby and Tobe loves her. Bessie has taken to Alice and Birdie has good manners. She is able to sell four to five dozen eggs. Alice is helpful with making butter, doing dishes, makes the beds and watches Birdie. Mrs. McGee knitted stockings and mittens for the children. Willie want them to respond to his letter. Alice writes that Birdie has a wheel barrow and Birdie has found three dozen eggs in two days. Alice lists the chores that she does. She also mentions to Linnet that they have nice blocks and play house. Alice asks her aunt Mollie to write soon. William writes that the wheat looks bad. He was plowing and came across some feral dogs. Ike Jones may have to lose his arm.
[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mollie and Charles Moore, December 11, 1881]
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 ...
[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, December 21, 1884]
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.
[Letter from Dinkie and Willie McGee to William and Matilda Dodd, December 9, 1883]
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.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee and William Dodd to C. B. Moore, February 24, 1888]
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.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to C. B. Moore, January 11, 1884]
Letter from Dinkie McGee to her family in which she said that her family is well. She discussed the cold weather and snow that caused plants and animals to freeze. Willie caught some rabbits. She ended the letter by wishing that her family could be together. A note was added on January 12 saying that Jim had refused to haul manure, demanded "his money" and left for town to put a "levy" on the sheep when he was not paid. The envelope was addressed to C. B. Moore, Melissa, Texas.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 21, 1883]
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.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 31, 1883]
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.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Sis, December 11, 1883]
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.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore, November 20, 1887]
Letter relating family news and news of the farm. Many people having to kill hogs because of the drought and little corn available. She has been milking 2 cows and making 4 pounds butter a week and they get 15 dozen eggs. The spring has been dry since June and the water in the well is low. Pap has been sick with the bowel complaint. Discusses all the children's progress in school, and dresses she is making for the girls. Florence and Tobe are in Indian Territory and is "bossing the cooking" for 99 Indian children.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann Dodd Moore April 11, 1880]
A personal letter from Dinkie McGee to her sister Mary Ann Dodd Moore. It discusses the birth of Dinkie's new baby girl, who is as yet unnamed. The envelope is addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore in Melissa, Collen County TX. There is a 3 cent postage stamp, and a postal stamp reading: "Gallatin, Tenn; April 15, 1880." A handwritten note on the envelope reads: "Dinky McGee; Received April 22; 1880."
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann Dodd Moore, October 22, 1882]
Letter from Dinkie McGee to her sister, Mary Ann Moore and brother-in-law, Charles B. Moore discussing family news. She discusses the difficulty of the sudden death of her husband, Henry McGee, and her difficulty with weaning her daughter, Birdie. Includes envelope that address was originally sent in.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Matilda Dodd and Mary Ann Moore, November 30, 1883]
Letter From Dinkie McGee to her sister Mary Ann Moore and her mother Matilda Dodd in Texas. She talks about the sale of some chickens, work done around the farm, family news, daubing her kitchen so it was warmer, and talks about how lonely it is at night. Includes envelope letter was originally sent in.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, June 3, 1881]
She went home for a while and has canned 7 cans of cherries and one can of strawberries. She hopes to see them this summer. Birdie has grown and is able to talk and sing. She has irish potatoes, peas, beets and 100 little chickens. Henry isn't done planting, but it has been so dry. Birdie keeps Sissie busy minding her. Sam Wallace came to visit and is not as proud as he used to be. She has been cleaning. Mollie's Nephew writes a few lines. He writes about how helpful he has been. He mentions he has new clothes and shoes. He has helped his mother clean and has been fishing. He caught a turtle. Dinkie mentions she has no way to go visit Bettie and is happy with the Sunday school Willie and Sissie go to. She wants to go to town and get a hat and dress. She really wants them to visit and asks that they write soon.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, February 7, 1882]
She was glad to hear they were doing well, but she is sick with a cold. Bettie, Florence and Minnie were there yesterday. Mariah Ruttedge came by also. Mrs. McGee is with Simon, she doesn't think he has long to live. They have had plenty of rain and are enjoying good weather. Birdie hurt herself and fainted, Dinkie was scared she would not wake up and threw water on Birdie's face. She wishes to see Linnet. Nettie Bush had a baby boy and so does Lulu. She visited Lydia Love and Lydia wanted to write to her. She has been to Lou Wallace's and Ben Withers' dances. She is not afraid of starving like her sister. They have been eating hens that don't lay anymore eggs. She had a hen lay 18 eggs since Christmas. Willie is too tired to write, but will write soon. Tobe visited on his way to Allen county and Florence and Minnie went to stay with her Uncle John. Henry hired Ike Jones for a while. Sissie sends a kiss to Linnet and Ash wants to see Linnet. Willie wants to tell Uncle Charlie that he got some new boots and he and Sissie went rabbit hunting last week in the snow. She sends a kiss to Linnet and asks that they write soon.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, July 2 ,1882]
Dinkie was glad to hear that they were doing well and mentions that she has been suffering from hot weather. Jane Hadly's funeral was preached by Harchin. She made a dress out of Sissie's muslin. She visited Alice Wright and her son that was born on June 24. She says that Mr. Thornhill wrote to Mr. Moore, but hasn't received a reply. She helped Bettie and mentions that Bettie's baby is lovely. Henry has been hauling wheat for 25 cents a day. People are selling their wheat at 95 cents a bushel. Willie was sick, but has recovered. She has canned 9 cans of blackberries and plans on making jam. She has a lot of vegetables, except tomatoes and has already pickled some cucumbers. Birdie asks if her mother is writing to Linny and loves her Uncle Abe and calls his baby Bessie. Mrs. McGee is taking care of Simon, who still looks bad. She asks her to ask Jeff Love when he hears from Bettie Wilson because they haven't heard from them in a while. She wants them to come visit. Florence and Tobe are increasing their family. She asks to give a kiss to Linnet and Sissie will write next time. She has to go, but asks that they write soon.
[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, May 14, 1882]
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.
[Letter from Dinkie, Willie and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, Marach 25, 1883]
Dinkie says that they are all doing well, except Sissie who is unwell. She had tried gardening, but it has been really cold. John Rutledge is sick, Lizzie Wallace's son is well, Mrs. Allison will not live long, Mrs. Harper is sick and Laura Dorris has consumption. Bessie and Bettie are doing well. The wheat does not look good this year anywhere. She is going to sell butter and eggs. She has a lot of sewing to do and needs to make soap. Birdie says that she is writing to Linnet and Uncle Charlie. Dinkie asks that they write soon. Willie writes that he made a cradle and wagon for his Aunt Florence. His sister Alice has been unwell. He is going to trim the orchard for his grandfather. He is also milking cows. He mentions that telephone wires are being put up. He wishes he could see Linnet. Alice writes that she has been sick, but has been helping out as well. She was milking cows and making butter to sell. Birdie and Alice wish they could play with Linnet and Willie made himself a tool chest.
[Letter from Dinkie, Willie, and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, March 31, 1882]
Dinkie is suffering from neuralgia in her head. Birdie had a cough and she visited Abe and Bettie and her parents. She also visited Mrs. Summers and Miss Mal. She has fourteen chicks and a hen that won't set eggs. Henry hasn't planted corn yet because it has been raining so much. She wishes Birdie and Linnet could be together. Ike Jones is working for them. She has irish potatoes and peas. Alice Donnell came to visit and mentioned that Old Bill had gone to Texas. Her head hurts so she ask that they write back soon and send a picture of Linnet. Willie mentions that everyone is doing well. Polk Elliot is sick and he made him a wagon. He mentions his mother's chicks and his Uncle Abe wants him to drop corn for him. He used the file that his Uncle Charlie gave him, but had to get it replaced. His Uncle Tobe's wheat is knee high. His Aunt Florence's brother died when she got home. He made a latch and gate for the wood file and he asks that they write soon. Alice writes that she received two calico aprons from her grandmother. She wants to see Linnet and her and Birdie go hunting for eggs.
[Letter from Dinnkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, October 9, 1881]
She was happy to hear they had made it home safely. She says everyone is doing well except Birdie who has a cold. Birdie has kept her busy since Sissie started school. She wishes Sis was there to help her eat beans. Old Major is about to die and Henry has not planted wheat. He wants to pasture it. Her cows make plenty of milk for butter. She is going to finish a dress for Sissie and Sallie Elliot has a baby boy. Mrs. Ellis sent her some peaches and she made a pie. She hasn't visited her mother because she doesn't have a ride. She hasn't had rain since Sis left. Uncle Sam died. Willie want to tell Uncle Charlie about his studies. She finished the quilt and Henry is helping Tobe to plow. She ask that they write soon.
[Letter from Eubank & Co. to W. A. Morris, May 19, 1880]
Letter to W.A. "Bud" Morris directing him to deliver to J.F. Dickinson the goods personally by levy in the case of Eubank & Company.
[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles, August 8, 1881]
He received Charles' letter and Clarence got a job moving Mr. Crowell to Delta County. They were going to go through Melissa and Ladonia, but couldn't. They went through White Rock, Devil's Race Track, Hogeye, and Commerce. After moving Mr. Crowell they visited Paris, Texas. Nelson Dalken and J.W. Broad are dead. He talks of how nice Paris square is. Then he went to Bonham and his acquaintance Maddsey is becoming rich from being a butcher. He mentions Dodd City and they were going to start for home, but Una wasn't feeling well. They returned home and he mentions that his cotton is damaged by the drought. The corn has also been effected by the drought. Sam Doss was killed by the sheriff of Bonham. He talks about camp meetings taking place on their route, the little rain they received. Sylvanns and Solomon killed some skunks and Aunt Ann has gotten better, George is not back from the Nation, and Harriets' folks are not well.
[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles, Mary, and Linnet Moore , August 9, 1889]
The author went to the post office in vain. She mentions Aunt Jill is unwell. She finally saw Davidsons comet. The author is also improving in archery. Tom Wilson was killed. He received the letter to Gross in Melissa and can't respond until the next day. Aunt Jill has gotten better. He gives some news from Kingston. He talks about the picnics in Melissa. He talks about opening an archery. He talks about work on a well.
[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 24-27, 1885]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a three part letter written by Henry S. Moore. In the first letter, Henry notes that he has received Charles' letter and that all is well. He details a terrible nose bleed he experienced and mentions that Sabina went on a trip with George and Serena to Hunt Co. Henry discusses the success of a camp meeting, the prohibition boom, and details on the politics of the prohibition party. He furthers this discussion by noting the politics of the democratic and saloonist party, and how these parties affect the chances of victory for the prohibition party. The conversation moves on from politics to a brief note on the weather and then moves to a letter which was sent from E. E. Barnard regarding a comet. Barnard details in his letter the approximate location the comet could be found in the night sky but fears that once the moon moves out of the way, it will be difficult, almost impossible, to view it. He updates Charles on news on family, friends,the community,and agricultural endeavors such as the purchase of land, the condition of cattle and crops as well as the price of wheat. In the second letter, dated August 25, 1885, Henry updates Charles on the weather and informs him that he has planted turnip seeds, but does not have any hopes for a abundant harvest. He states the the prohibition party intends to publish a newspaper. Henry mentions the papers that are published and publication's political affiliation. The topic of the discussion continues with politics and Henry tells Charles that the prohibition party may have some affect with the democratic majority currently in Texas. He details that a family friends has returned from a trip to Eureka Springs, ...
[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 3, 1885]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles B. Moore. In the letter, Henry informs Charles of news from Collin Co. and it includes: the letter sent to Sam with a turnip seed in it, a family friend's haul of corn, the construction of the reaper shelter per Charles' advice, Betty Thornhill and Neal Moore's visit, the unexpected visit of Jim Nelms, Solomon's trip to Hunt Co. and details that he has not returned yet, the plowing of Osbourne's millet patch, the condition of his turnip plants due to the dry weather, Neal's reading ability and how he has been passing the time, Henry's discovery of a new star and details on how he has passed on that information to verify the discovery, Nelm's religious affiliation, the killing of a wild cat, political commentary on the prohibition party, and updates on weather, friends, and community. The envelope is included with the letter. It was sent to Charles when he was in Gallatin, Tennessee visiting kin.
[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 16, 1885]
This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. In the letter, Henry details community happenings in McKinney and the news includes: a dialogue about the amount of rain they have been having, details about the recent deaths and subsequent burials, a community health brief, a discussion about his dinner plans last Monday at S. A. Wilson's and his visit to Andrew's barn after dinner, details of the conversation Henry and Andrews had while waiting out the rain in the barn, political news, and updates on family friends who are visiting. Henry closes this letter by stating that it is a bad time to view the stars and he might have to use a "supplement" to view them. The envelope is included with the letter.
[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 25, 1885]
This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. The letter is a four page letter.In the letter,on the first and second pages, Henry updates Charles on community news and it includes: an aside concerning the letters he has received from Charles, health updates of family and friends, details on the lack of news from Hunt County, a discussion about Vick's invitation, a discussion about a trip made by friends, a dialogue about Sam's white corn, news on the death of Kite and a subsequent discussion about the animal's fate in the afterlife, update on the eclipse viewing Henry held with friends on the night of the twenty-third as well as an aside about an astronomical publication he subscribed for, a discussion about Sabina's, the Moore's, and Henry's stopped clocks, and details about an ordered book written by General Grant. In the third and forth pages of the letter, Henry details updates on the happenings in McKinney and the news includes: news about the cool weather and the amount of rain in Charles' tank, an aside about cotton, a discussion about Joe Johnson, news about an extension, a dialogue about Dago's hospitality, details about Lily's time at the barber, a brief about Sam's intention to sow wheat and his need for help to gather corn at present, news about Cope White and McLean's dilemma and how McLean is at present, weather update with temperature and humidity readings, a dialogue about George Long's desire to sell out, and an aside about Vanter's agricultural endeavors. No envelope is included with this letter.
[Letter from Henry S. Moore to the Moore family, September 3, 1889]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to the Moore family. In this letter, Henry updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Collin County and the news includes: confirmation that the Moore's letters were received, a dialogue about Lila and Solomon, a discussion about the new well, a weather update about the day's rain, details on how the rain halted Gross and Solomon's work on the grass, a dialogue about Gross picking up turnip seeds in Melissa, a discussion about exploring the property for water, details about Jones & Co., news about Charles' red heifer, a dialogue about Jupiter, updates on the family and on friends who have visited recently, news about Bessie and Cloyd, a discussion about Emmet's bow and arrows, news of the Webb-Moyer death, details on the pastures drying up, a discussion about the sanctificationists, a discussion the options of splicing a team with Will Dixon to meet an appointment in town, an a dialogue about a skunk. He closes this letter and begins on the seventh page with a letter dated September 4th. In this short second letter, Henry details the happenings in Collin County and the news includes: a weather update, news about Lila's cow, calf, and filly, a discussion about the Moore's house and carpet, a dialogue about Sabina's dog Jacky, family news from Neal Moore, news from Lizzie Jernigan, community health updates, and additional family news. The envelope is included with the letter.
[Letter from J. Ann to Charles Moore, April 8, 1883]
He was surprised, but glad to hear from Charles. He is sorry that Charles' brother John was suffering fro rheumatism. He believes everyone is doing well, and he mentions that they are suffering from dry weather. He hopes for good crops this year. There is a liquor prohibiting law and the Marshall takes drunk men to jail every few nights. He tells Charles that his son Will is still sheriff and the ages of aunts and uncles. He doesn't know if Willis is going to leave or not. He asks that they write soon. In the P.S. he asks some questions. He aks if Charles and Henry are the only ones to keep the Moore name. He mentions that the Boyd name rests on the second generation with one boy.
[Letter from J. B. Caldwell, August 1, 1881]
Letter from J.B. Caldwell of U.S. Treasury Department to Hamilton K. Redway stating that his item, as late of Co. "K," N.Y. volunteer cavalry will be disposed of as early as practicable. If a balance is certified it will be subject to appropriation by Congress.
[Letter from J. C. Barr to C. B. Moore, March 24, 1882]
He says that they haven't heard from them in a while and were happy to hear that they were doing well. Mary was expecting $100 from her uncle Same Wallace's estate. He is sorry that the estate is going to the courts to be settled. He has had a cold for the past three weeks and hopes he is almost over it. He mentions that all of the relatives are well and there have been five deaths in the city. He mentions that the roads aren't good and they have started plowing oats. J. Knox Smith has consumption. He says the wheat looks well considering the problems they had in the fall. They have had hay, corn, oats, and bran delivered to the county for home demands. He has irish potatoes from Ireland and Scotland on sale. He asks that they write soon and sends his regards.
[Letter from J. J. Crawford to Henry S. Moore, November 13, 1889]
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.
[Letter from James K. Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, October 15, 1889]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by James K. Dodd, Mary Ann's brother. In this letter, James details the goings-on at his residence in Paul's Valley, forty to fifty miles north of Ardmore. He notes that Florence and Mary are visiting Edmond and will be at home in a few days. He asks Charles to send him the balance of his account at the bank in McKinney. He mentions that the balance should be $305.80. James sends a message to George A. Wilson who sent him $200.00 to Edmund. He asks Charles when the $1,000 dollar note will be due and details that he needs it to be between the date of the letter and Christmas. He closes the letter by stating he has heard from Bettie that the Moore family are making their way home from Tennessee and that he expects they should be home by now. The envelope is included with the letter.
[Letter from John Mcarthy to Charles B. Moore, April 30, 1880]
A personal letter from John McCarthy to his old friend Charles B. Moore. It congratulates Charles on the birth of his new daughter, and also notes an impending visit. A postal stamp on the front of the envelope reads: "Georgetown, TEX; 4 May" and one on the back reads "McKinney TEX.; May 4." The envelope is addressed to Charles B. Moore in McKinney Texas, and bears a handwritten note reading: "Dr. John McCarty; Received May; 1880."
[Letter from John McCormick to H. S. Moore, February 10, 1889]
John's year hasn't started off well. His sister died on New Years. He mentions the winter weather they have had. He hasn't been working much this winter because the mill hasn't been open. He then mentions some people he knows and how they are doing. He would love to go hunting with Moore, but will be unable to.
[Letter from Julia A. Barr to the Moore family, December 3, 1888]
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.
[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles and Mary Moore, March 8, 1883]
She was glad to hear from them and will try to write back. Jackson planted irish potatoes and he/she planted mustard, radishes, beets, lettuce and risked planting pear. She writes what they had for dinner. She says they are doing well except for colds. There are cases of mumps and measles in the county and Jimmie and Auntie too. She received news that Add Nimmo died from Mr. Wallace. Jinnie also wrote them and said everyone was doing well, except Mat Winham who she doesn't expect to live long. Mr. Austin lost employment, but now works in retail. Hooper visited Jinnie and from what they could see he has been sober for a while. She went with Jackson and his sister Nan to Pilot Grove. She would like to hear from Betty and the old neighborhood. Austin fell in a fire and died, he willed everything to his wife. She made soap. Jim is all over Lizzie. She mentions that the wheat and peaches are looking good. She asks that they write soon of when they are coming and how they are doing.