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[Letter from Minnie Rawlings to C. B. Moore, October 3, 1898]

Description: She is thankful that Mr. Moore trust them to send Linnet to spend the terms with them. She says that they will treat Linnet like a daughter. She says the cost would only be $50. She enjoyed going to Colorado in the summer and would like to go again. She talks about the weather and that farmers are almost done gathering cotton. She is concerned about the Texas problem with renters. She hopes they are revived by the time the letter gets there.
Date: October 3, 1898
Creator: Rawlings, Minnie O.

[Letter from Linnet, Moore to Mary and Charles Moore, December 21, 1898]

Description: Letter from Linnet Moore to her parents while she is away at school. She talks of the upcoming Christmas and the celebrations. Students of their costumes for the Christmas ball and who they are going with. The religious ones talk about their church suppers and Christmas services. She is becoming more used to living with Mrs. Rawlings and Lula Dalton. Lula and her two brothers are orphans that were raised by Mrs. Rawlings for a payment of $10.00 each per month since the youngest son, Melvin, was 6 months old. Includes a fragment of the original envelope.
Date: December 21, 1898
Creator: Moore, Linnet

[Letter from Linnet, Moore to Mary and Charles Moore, December 31, 1898]

Description: Letter From Linnet to her parents musing about all that happened to her in 1898 and what is to come in 1899. She says she had the dullest Christmas ever and didn't go to any parties. For Christmas she helped make tamales and chili and then the ladies at the church cooked a Mexican dinner. She got nice presents, including several books by Tennyson, and Walter Scott. Lula's brother Carter Dalton killed his first deer and they have been eating venison.
Date: December 31, 1898
Creator: Moore, Linnet

[Letter from Minnie Rawlings to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, February 8, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore and is from Minny Rawlings, an friend in the same town as Linnet's school. She discusses Linnet's homesickness and a sick spell she went through during Christmas. Minny details that the combination of the two have made Linnet even more homesick and she has headaches almost every week. She tells the Moore's that she would have sent Linnet home, but the assignments Linnet turn in shows that she has intellectual promise and would be better served by staying in school. She details that Linnet has decided to stay in school, despite a bad headache which caused her to question if she should stay or go back home. In a brief letter , dated February 16, 1898, Rawlings details that Linnet has had another bad headache and a pain in her side. She advised Linnet not to give up school and blames the bitter winter weather for everyone's gray mental well-being. She states that everyone at the school wishes for the vitality and renewal of Spring days to come as quickly as possible. She notes that, ultimately, it is up to Linnet to stay or go. If she decides to stay, the school and its instructors will do their very best to make sure she is well-educated and shaped into a well-rounded person. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 8, 1898
Creator: Rawlings, Minny

[Letters from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, February 20-23, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore. The letter begins on Monday night February 20, 1899 and continue until Lula's last letter which was written on Thursday night February 23, 1899. She also has written a brief letter on Friday before she has mailed the letter. In this letter, Lula details for Linnet the goings-on in Burnet, Texas. Lula expresses her sincere longing for Linnet who has left home to go on a trip to Colorado with her father, Charles B. Moore. She updates Linnet on the latest news which includes daily events, friends who are planning trips,details about her own trip to Llano, a dialogue about a green waist she is making, and a discussion about possibly accompanying Aunt Mattie to Colorado to meet Linnet. She notes that she understands why Linnet was so ill with headaches and pains because she has slept on Linnet's side of the bed when the latest "norther" passed through Burnet and the draft made it impossible to sleep comfortably. She mentioned that she had to build the first fire since Linnet's departure. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 20, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula