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[Letter from J. A. Nimmo to H. S. Moore, July 22, 1875]

Description: Letter from J. A. Nimmo to Henry Moore discussing farm crops and the weather as well as details about the "steam works" that Moore has requested. He also talks about a device that he is thinking of patenting and local news including ways to bring more immigrants to the area and the health of his family and others in the area.
Date: July 22, 1875
Creator: Nimmo, J. A.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Cora M. Dodson to Mary Ann Moore and Family, November 24, 1907]

Description: Letter from Cora M. Dodson to Mary Ann Moore and family discussing a recent visit with them. Cora and Madeline have now returned home safely and remembers her trip fondly. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore, Route 4, Box 25, McKinney, Texas. It is postmarked Dallas, Texas, November 24, 1907, and there is a postmark for McKinney on November 25 on the back.
Date: November 24, 1907
Creator: Dodson, Cora M.
Item Type: Letter

[Envelope from M. C. Elliott to Linnet White, August 28, 1917]

Description: Envelope from M. C. Elliott at 3335 [Montgall] Ave., Kansas City, Missouri to Linnet White, addressed as Mrs. Claude D. White in Denver, Colorado. It is postmarked Kansas City, Missouri August 17, 1917, and the date Aug 28 is also stamped on the front. The return address is written on the back, along with some other handwritten notes. The right edge of the envelope has been torn.
Date: August 17, 1917
Creator: Elliott, M. C.
Item Type: Text

[Land Grant Indenture Document]

Description: Legal document for an indenture between James Winchester and Israel Moore of Sumner County, Tennessee which grants Moore land when he can pay $100 to the current owner, written October 17th, 1796. There are addenda acknowledging the land transfer, finalized in December, 1797.
Date: December 13, 1797
Creator: Tennessee
Item Type: Legal Document

[Agreement to Hire a Schoolteacher]

Description: Legal document outlining the expectations of Uriah Cunning to become the teacher at an unidentified school. The document also includes a list of outstanding subscription fees; it is signed by Uriah Cunning and James Brown.
Date: August 30, 1824
Item Type: Legal Document

[Entries from J. C. Moore's Journal, August 1864]

Description: Entries from J.C. Moore's journal addressed to Charles B. Moore. In the first entry, he acknowledges papers and letters previously sent by Charles B. Moore. He also discusses the lives of several friends and family members in his hometown of Flat Woods, Tennessee, and comments on the occasional robberies and raids in the town. Moore describes the recent rainy weather and it's effects on the local agricultural endeavors. In an entry dated August 11, the Moore describes in detail an armed gang robbery that occurred in the town. In an entry dated August 18, he follows up with a description of the capture of two robbers.
Date: August 1864
Creator: Moore, J. C.
Item Type: Text

[Letter to Charles B. Moore, August 1863]

Description: Letters to Charles B. Moore written during the Civil War. In the letter, the author discusses the lives of several family members and friends and how the war is affecting them. He also discusses his allegiance to the Union as well as the sides that many of his friends and family decided to take.
Date: 1863
Item Type: Letter

[Letters Patent for Flutter Wheels]

Description: Letters patent granting rights to James Stewart for an improvement to flutter wheels used to drive gins, mills, and other machinery.
Date: October 24, 1828
Creator: United States. Patent Office.
Item Type: Patent

[Land Sale Document]

Description: Document selling 150 acres of land held by Ziza Moore to Elizabeth, M. B., and Nancy E. Damron. According to the agreement, the Damron family will pay $2,000 for the land in installments, including interest. The document is signed by Ziza Moore and two witnesses.
Date: September 11, 1866
Creator: Bedford County (Tenn.)
Item Type: Legal Document

[Journal entries from C. B. Moore's Journal]

Description: Charles B. Moore's original journal entries. The first entry he talks about dotards. The next entry he talks about his failing health and his hope that he goes fast. He doesn't want to worry his wife and daughter and still wants to provide for them. He tells Joseph to not mention this to anyone and that he is open to suggestions on how to use his land after he dies. He repeats the entry on dotards twice. He then writes directly to Joseph K. Henry.
Date: 1899
Creator: Moore, C. B.
Item Type: Text

[Letter from the Mountzire Society]

Description: Letter regarding the creation of a society in support of prohibition. The letter discusses the name (Mountzire Society) and organization of the society including the purpose, meeting times, membership, officers, and governance documents. The letter also includes a list of current subscribers who are members of the society.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mountzire Society
Item Type: Letter

[Clipping: Lord Tennyson Dead]

Description: Newspaper clipping about the death of Lord Alfred Tennyson including biographical information and an account of his death on October 6, 1892 in London. The reverse contains a partial "Farm and Garden" section with reprints from agricultural publications on how to build a sliding farm gate and mud sled, as well as information about feeding horses, pruning trees, docking horses' tails, and the start of a segment on growing mushrooms in caves.
Date: October 13, 1892
Creator: St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Item Type: Clipping

[Clipping: Otto Wettstein]

Description: Newspaper clipping of a biographical article about Otto Wettstein, a jeweler. The article discusses several pieces of specialty jewelry that Wettstein had designed as well as his other interests. The reverse contains snippets of other articles including one about a terrier that killed nearly 50 expensive birds, part of an article regarding a mining company expedition, and updates on the stock exchange.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping

[Flyer for Bray Brothers Store]

Description: Flyer announcing a new location for the Bray Brothers dry goods store in McKinney, Texas. There is a handwritten note on the back which appears to be a philosophical discussion of freedom and liberties, starting with observations about wild mustangs.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bray Brothers
Item Type: Poster

[Envelope from L. B. Price Mercantile Co. to Linnet White, August 8, 1917]

Description: Envelope from L. B. Price Mercantile Co. at the Price Building in Fort Worth, Texas to Linnet White, addressed as Mrs. Claude D. White in Manitou, Colorado. It is postmarked Fort Worth, Texas August 8, 1917. The date August 15, 1917 is also stamped on the front. The right edge of the envelope has been torn.
Date: August 8, 1917
Creator: L. B. Price Mercantile Co.
Item Type: Text

[Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore, September 5, 1832]

Description: Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore. In the letter, Stuart discusses business about a sale made on his account. He talks about past and potential interviews with the President as well as travel plans. Stuart continues to describe various news concerning family and friends.
Date: September 5, 1832
Creator: Stuart, James
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore, November 4, 1832]

Description: Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore. In the letter, Stuart expresses his concern and anxiety over the news that his "old lady" is not well, and hopes to receive another letter from home. He discusses a his business plans as well as news from a Presbyterian Theological Society camp meeting.
Date: November 4, 1832
Creator: Stuart, James
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from J. C. and Mary A. Barr to Charles B. Moore, December 3, 1865]

Description: Letter sent to Charles B. Moore from J. C. Barr discussing oil drilling in Jersey County, the health of acquaintances, railroad construction, farming, weather, as well as other family and local news. The third page of the letter is a segment added by Mary A. Barr discussing family life including visiting and gardening.
Date: December 3, 1865
Creator: Barr, J. C. & Barr, Mary A.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from H. S. Moore to J. and Ziza Moore, February 8, 1850]

Description: Transcript of a letter to J. and Ziza Moore. Henry has written to Solomon and Sabina, but has not heard from Charles. He talks about the weather and the dances he has been attending. He mentions that his Aunt is going to visit Mary Ann and George Wilson is happy with his land. People are trying to start up businesses of hauling logs. He has to cancel his trip to visit because of the hard economic time he is having. He then goes into detail about the engine he has. Henry then writes to Ziza Moore an anecdote about a man trying to please everyone.
Date: February 8, 1850
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter

[Portrait of Unidentified Man]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified older gentleman, posing in front of a decorative backdrop, visible from the chest up. He is wearing a light-colored shirt with a dark-colored bow tie, waistcoat, and jacket as well as a pair of wire-rim glasses. The photograph is mounted on a dark green mat.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edwin Brink Photographers
Item Type: Photograph