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[Letter from J. Ann to Charles Moore, April 8, 1883]

Description: 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.
Date: April 8, 1883
Creator: Ann, J.

[Letter from S. T. Appling to Sally Thornhill, May 8, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by S. T. Appling to Sally Thornhill. In this letter, Appling discusses the current news in her community. She details the goings-on and well-being of family members. She notes to Sally that she has rheumatism in her hands, making it difficult to write. Appling states that the garden is all planted and details which crops are successful or failing at present. She mentions that Henry is currently shearing sheep, updates Sally on community news and family health, and mentions they do not have much fruit this season. She closes the letter by stating that the family should write to them as soon as they are able.
Date: May 8, 1899
Creator: Appling, S. T.

[Letter from Dr. Mattie L. Arthur to Linnet Moore White, December 19, 1913]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this letter, Dr. Mattie L. Arthur thanks Linnet Moore White for her kindness during her visit with White. She notes that she has intended to write, but has been very busy. She wishes that all are well and also that Linnet and family have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year.
Date: December 19, 1913
Creator: Arthur, Mattie L.

[Letter from J. C. Barr to C. B. Moore, April 22, 1877]

Description: Barr is talking about an advertising sheet that Moore wrote on that he found interesting. He asks about damages and if someone is going to visit. He mentions that everyone is well. Abner's son is not well with a fever. It has been really wet, and they have been unable to work on their corn. He has cut wood and a garden planted. He were able to sell 700 bushels of corn at 39 cents, 400 bushels of wheat at $1.41. He is hoping for no war in the east because of property damage. He hopes they write back soon.
Date: April 22, 1877
Creator: Barr, J. C.

[Letter from J. C. Barr to C. B. Moore, March 24, 1882]

Description: 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.
Date: March 24, 1882
Creator: Barr, J. C.

[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.

[Letter from John C. Barr to Charles Moore, July 3, 1865]

Description: Letter from John C. Barr in which he copies a letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore. Henry relays news crops, jayhawkers, and of his impending surrender to the federal forces. In a second part of the letter, Barr mentions that he has received two letters addressed to Charles and then goes into local news.
Date: July 3, 1865
Creator: Barr, John C.

[Transcript of letter from John C. Barr to Charles Moore, July 3, 1865]

Description: Transcript of a letter from J. C. Barr in which he copies a letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore. Henry relays news crops, jayhawkers, and of his impending surrender to the federal forces. In a second part of the letter, Barr mentions that he has received two letters addressed to Charles and then goes into local news.
Date: July 3, 1865
Creator: Barr, John C.

[Letter from Julia A. Barr to the Moore family, December 3, 1888]

Description: 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.
Date: December 3, 1888
Creator: Barr, Julia A.

[Letter from Mary A. Barr to Charles B. Moore, November 13, 1887]

Description: Letter from Mary A. Barr talking about improvements made to her property and her livestock. Talks about her daughter Julia and her travels. Tells about a trip she took with the Odd Fellows to Denver Colorado, including stops in Kansas City, Topeka, and Hutchinson Kansas. She rode the train which included an entire car filled with California fruit that they could have. She also talks about family she visited in Atlanta, Georgia. Includes original envelope.
Date: November 13, 1887
Creator: Barr, Mary A.

[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 Alta Berry to Linnet Moore White, June 7, 1909]

Description: Letter from Alta Berry to Claude and Linnet White in which she discusses her health and farming. She says that Claude is in trouble with his crops as he has been "drinking a great deal lately." He was arrested after causing a disturbance at a supper in Melissa, Texas. She also updates Linnet on the activities and health of friends and family.
Date: June 7, 1909
Creator: Berry, Alta

[Letter from Alta Berry to Linnet White, July 10, 1916]

Description: Letter to Linnet White from Alta Berry regarding Linnet's daughter Ruth and the quality of crop this season. Alta ends the letter asking if Linnet and Mary Moore will be able to visit soon.
Date: July 10, 1916
Creator: Berry, Alta

[Letter from Alta Berry to Linnet White, September 16, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Alta Berry and is addressed to Linnet White. In this letter, Berry informs White of the goings-on in McKinney. Berry discusses community news, details Minnie's plans to visit several friends before she goes back to Weatherford, and notes that the weather has been hot and windy, making everything dusty.She mention that John's Cotton crop is good, that he has planted cane, and notes that his corn was not a good crop. She states that she has not had much luck with raising chickens, but has been successful with turkeys. Berry notes the death of Mariah Rucker, and notes that Linnet may already have heard about Rucker's illness and subsequent death. She informs Linnet that Anna was asking about Mary Ann's soap and would like to but it, but wants to know how much Moore is charging for it. She discusses her baby boy and say she wishes Linnet could see him. Berry closes the letter by noting that Linnet must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1909
Creator: Berry, Alta

[Letter from J. W. Berry to Claude D. White, May 28, 1909]

Description: Letter from Mr. Berry to Claude White that gives the details of the illnesses his family has recently suffered. He heard that Linnet might visit Texas during the summer and hopes that she does. Mr. Berry discusses mutual friends and the crops.
Date: May 28, 1909
Creator: Berry, J. W.

[Letter from J. W. Berry to Claude D. White, October 13, 1909]

Description: Letter from J. W. Berry to Claude White in which Mr. Berry says he ran into John Cox who told him that Claude owes him money for a mare. Mr. Berry is said that he is "sorry that the trade turned out as it did." He offers to pay Cox for Claude and send him the receipt. He also updates him on the rain and availability of water. A deposit slip for the Melissa State Bank is also included.
Date: October 3, 1909
Creator: Berry, J. W.

[Letter from J. W. Berry to Claude White, August 8, 1909]

Description: Letter from J. W. Berry to Claude White in which he describes the drought and its impact on the crops. He also writes about the work he has put in to the farm and says that he would like to stay there for four or five years.
Date: August 8, 1909
Creator: Berry, J. W.