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[Letter from Bettie J. Moore and Family to Mariah Rucker and Family, October 1861]
Letter from Bettie J. Moore and family to Mariah Rucker and family discussing recent news, making and selling socks and making cloths for soldiers, and Josephus's recent illness.
[Letter from Bettie J. Moore to Charles B. Moore and Sabina Rucker, May 22, 1861]
Letter from Bettie J. Moore to Charles B. Moore and Sabina Rucker discussing men they know who have recently joined volunteer units for the war.
[Letter from Bettie Wallace to Elvira Moore, 1861]
Letter from Bettie Wallace to Elvira Moore and a male relative. Included is local and family news, including marriages, deaths, and Uncle Add buying a slave for $1,000.
[Letter: From Bill to Attractive, Liberal, Decent Man]
A letter from Bill Nelson to one of his male friends, discussing Mike Anglin, John Thomas, and his travels.
[Letter from Birdie and Dinkie McGee to Alice, Linnet, Aunt Mollie and Uncle Charles, February 9, 1890]
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.
[Letter from Birdie and Dinkie McGee to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, March 10,1893]
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.
[Letter from Birdie and William J. McKinley to Linnet White, December 12, 1916]
Letter to Linnet White from Birdie and William McKinley. Birdie and William each wrote letters to give Linnet their sympathies for the death of her mother.
[Letter from Birdie McGee, December 7, 1913]
Letter fragment written by Birdie McGee in which she reports that Henry was thrown from his pony; the health of family members; and the weather.
[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Linnet Moore White, May 26, 1911]
Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White. She mentions they are all doing well and how busy she has been. She mentions the weather and says she thought something bad had happened since she hadn't heard from them. She wishes she could be helpful to them. She mentions Minnie should be by soon. She went to a college entertainments. She talks about Frank. She asks about Ruth. Mr. Dave Barry got shot along with his cook. Bessie asked about them. She is glad they have good friends and tells Aunt M that she will be well again. She asks that they write to her because she is worried.
[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore and the White family, September 22, 1913]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee McKinley and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore and the White Family. In this letter, Birdie informs her kin of the goings-on in her community. The news includes: details about how they have survived the drought with their well and spring for the stock animals, a discussion about Minnie's visit and their preparation for Minnie's return to Georgia, a dialogue about Birdie's baby who likes to be in her buggy, updates on community news and the well-being of family and friends, a discussion about a boat trip Will took with the boosters, details about some dentistry work Birdie is going to get done, news about their chickens and milk cow surviving the drought, a discussion about the baby and how she wears short dresses now, details about having some Kodak pictures made of the baby, a dialogue about correspondences received including Linnet's postcard, an update about Will's position at Ewing's,and news about Will's aunt passing away. She closes the letter by noting that she hopes to hear from Mary Ann and the white family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, December 7, 1913]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee McKinley and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McKinley updates Mary Ann on her family's well-being as well as Alice's family and other kin in the area. She discusses the weather, notes that Christmas is almost here and she is not ready, as well as details that Will has been ill with tonsillitis for several days. She mentions the lot is nice and that Ruth and Frank will have a good time playing together, as Frank has no children other that the Franklin children to play with. She notes that she saw a moving picture with Alice and Frank Griffin and she was also able to see a play with Will. She states that they have killed hogs and she wishes that Moore and the White family could be there to enjoy bones and sausage. She details how excited Frank was for the snow on Sunday and notes how he is preparing decoration for Christmas. She notes the gifts Frank will receive for Christmas, discusses the cost of living , and mentions that the war (WWI) is terrible. She closes by noting that she wishes that she could write more often, but the children keep her so bust all the time. She notes that Moore and the White family must write her soon.
[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude White, and Linnet Moore White, December 12, 1909]
Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She says that she is not going to write as often, not because she doesn't think of them. She asks about the weather. She talks about killing hogs and making lard. She is trying to move into her new house, but the contractors haven't finished yet. She wishes they could spend Christmas with them. She gives news on everyone. Mr. Thornhill died of a locked jaw. She receives news from Minnie and Sallie. She has a picture she wants to send them. She talks about her future neighbors. She mentions the next time she writes will be in her new home. She asks that they write to her and tell her how they are doing.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to C. B. Moore, July 30, 1990]
Letter to her Uncle Charlie, Aunt Mollie and Cousin Linnet. She says they are all doing well except for her grandmother. They haven't adjusted to not having Mary there anymore. They try to visit her grandmother everyday since she got hurt. She doesn't think she will walk again. Her Aunt Bettie had told them to watch her. They were planning on going to Texas before her grandmother got hurt, but now they won't be able to make it. She would like to respond to Willie's question, but she doesn't know where to mail it to. They are planning to get her grandmother a chair with wheels. They haven't thrashed the wheat yet and are scared it might spoil. She mentions the health of everyone. She also mentions that cousin Lou came to see her grandmother.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Claude and Linnet Moore White, November, 1901]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Claude and Linnet White in which she tells them that Charles Moore caught a chill walking down to Mr. Anderson's place. Birdie went to town to see Dr. Gibson for help. She says that Mary Moore has rheumatism. She also lists the friends and family she has been in contact with.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore in which she recall a visit with Linnet two years earlier. She writes that she is sending a piece of her shirt waist and describes the design.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, April 22, 1898]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, McGee informs Moore of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of Linnet's photograph, updates on family and friends, news about her past plans and future plans, agricultural and weather updates,details on community events and the attire that her and some of the family are going to wear to one of the events, a discussion about her hat, and a dialogue about the construction of the school house and the instructor. She closes this letter by noting that Linnet should write soon. In the letter to Charles B. Moore and Aunt Mollie, McGee details the number of baby chickens that have hatched, the number of turkey eggs Tobe has brought to them , and an update on Tobe's campaign in an unspecified election. She notes that Will has sold his jersey cow whose bag has spoiled and plans to buy another with the money. She informs Charles and Aunt Mollie on the goings-on in Gallatin and updates them on family news. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, c.1899]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore in which she says that Mattie is sick with measles. Birdie says she has "had scarcely any Xmas." She did bake four cakes.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, December 8, 1892]
Letter to Linnet Moore in which the writer, Birdie McGee, states that everyone is well. Her school is out because the teacher's mother is so ill that school was dismissed entirely. She has since heard that the mother died. She has started a quilt. She thinks Clemmie Albright looks better in a corset and wants one too.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, January 17, 1892]
Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin, Linnet Moore, talking about the sleet and snow that broke the trees. Her mother did laundry and hung then on the line and they are frozen there still. Her brother Will was going to singing school being taught by Mr. Moncreaf at the school. She got a new blue hat for Christmas. Grandpa has 8 little lambs. She writes to Hattie Love all the time. She went and stayed with Clemmie Albright for several days and went with Alice and Mr. Frank and had a nice time. On the back she wrote her alphabet with a little something about each letter.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, January 20, 1898]
Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin Linnet Moore in which she updated Linnet on the activities of her cousins. She also described what she and their extended family did for Christmas. She also writes about visiting neighbors, sewing a dress, and making a trip to town. A clipping showing the styles of blouses and a piece of fabric from her dress were included with the letter.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Charles and Mary Moore in which Birdie gave a report on the activities of her family, her sales of butter, and the weather.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore and Claude and Linnet White, September 22, 1908]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore (who she address as Aunt Mollie) and Claude and Linnet White discussing recent news, family and friends, the weather, sewing clothes, and how she wishes they could come for a visit. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White, McKinney, Texas, and it is postmarked Nashville, Tennessee on September 24, 1908.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White, September 28, 1909]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White. In this letter, Birdie discusses having Minnie stay at her house and how wonderful it was to have her around all the time, details about Minnie's new position teaching at a city school in Tullahoma, TN, and notes that her an Minnie went to the fair. McGee reminiscences about going to the Dallas Fair and mentions that they saw many fine domestic animals there and had a wonderful time, but she often though of Linnet and Mary Ann while she was there. She mentions that the weather is getting cooler and her vegetable garden has dried up. She notes that their corn crop was good this year and that they still have chickens, two hogs and a sow. She informs Mary Ann on the most recent news about family. She details that the house they plan to build will be up by December and will send the plans. She asks Claude to write to them and inquires about his kin. She asks Linnet if she has begun her fall sewing yet and notes the projects she plans on sewing. She notes some household chores that she had gotten don the day she wrote the letter. Birdie closes by stating that Linnet, Mary Ann, and Claude should write her soon. She includes the floor plans with the letter.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary, Charles, and Linnet Moore, December 18, 1900]
Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family in which she gives the news of the health of their extended family. She expresses her belief that going to college has gone to Mary Dodd's head. Mary is also being courted by three men. She thanks Charles for the newspapers. She says her plans for Christmas are not working out.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary, Linnet, and Charles Moore in which she describes how cold it is. She writes about what her family has been doing and the people they have visited with. She says she received shoes for Christmas. She requests a letter from Linnet.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White, May 24, 1907]
Letter to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White from Birdie McGee. She tried to respond to their letter sooner, but she has been really busy. She wants them to come visit her. Henry is a little sick, but will be making a trip to Texas. She believes that Bessie will marry John Turner. She had some visitors and was surprised that Mollie Love is still alive. She comments on the styles. She is expecting Minnie to come visit them when she gets back from her trip. She mentions the odd spring and winter they had. She talks about her cow and sow. She had more visitors. She is tired of writing so will close the letter. Will says he will also write.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White, November 23, 1907 ]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White discussing recent news of family and friends. She mentions that she has new neighbors and that Mattie's baby is doing well. She has some new clothes, and they have been invited to an upcoming wedding. She continues the letter on Sunday discussing what they had for Sunday dinner, and she asks what they plan to do for Thanksgiving. She also discusses the poor economy and asks if it has affected Mary, Linnet, and Claude very much. Birdie addresses Mary Moore as Aunt Mollie.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Linnet and Claude White, April 5, 1906]
Letter from Birdie McGee saying that she hasn't gotten her garden in yet, so won't have vegetables for at least three months. Alice is getting glasses, Will gave notice at his job and is going to farming, Uncle Abe is getting better and other family news. She says Sallie Love has gone crazy again and now has become a Christian Scientist and is curing Bailey of consumption. He is nothing but a skeleton and hasn't been able to leave the house all winter.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore, December 7, 1913]
Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore that is missing pages. She talks about killing hogs, the lack of feed, and whether to sell the work horses. She writes about the children's excitement over Christmas and the family members that are moving.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore, February 28, 1906]
Letter from Birdie McGee to her Aunt Mollie [Mary] giving family news. Uncle Abe Franklin is very ill He wore himself down riding more than 20 miles in one day to go get a new horse and took sick. Talks of Uncle Tobe's death. From what they can tell, he starved himself to death after he lost all his money. Includes letter dated February 11, 1906 from Gallatin, Tennessee addressed to Aunt Molly, with no author listed. He talks of Uncle Tobe's funeral costs and the sale of a saddle.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mr. and Mrs. C. D. White, October 17, 1901]
This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Linnet and Claude D. White. In this letter, McGee informs the White's of the goings-on in Chambersville, Texas. The news includes: an update on Charles' health, a discussion about Linnet's trunk, details about their telephone call, a dialogue about missing Linnet, a note to Claude about the couple's happiness, a discussion about their next visit, news about Moore receiving a box of jewelry in the mail, and a question about receiving all her items in her trunk. She closes the letter by sending her love and best wishes to Linnet and Claude.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family, February 4, 1900]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Charles B. Moore, Linnet Moore, and Aunt Mollie. In this letter, McGee informs the Moore family and Aunt Mollie of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The News includes: a confirmation about receiving the most current letter written by the Moore's, a weather update, details about the smallpox outbreak and how everyone is getting their vaccinations, a discussion about going to town to get a vaccination and details that Alice is sock from hers, news about community deaths, a dialogue about social events some family members attended and what happened at the events, health updates on Matilda Dodd and on the family members who have been vaccinated, and a discussion about clothing. She closes the letter by noting that the family should write to her soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
[Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family, October 5, 1897]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee. In this letter, McGee informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: updates on the weather and the condition of the wells, details about the school house burning down, news about family and events, and a dialogue about Mary Dodd's letter. McGee closes the letter by mentioning that Linnet should write to her as well as Charles, Mary Ann, and Aunt Mollie. She encloses Mary Dodd's letter with her own and details that it may be of interest to Linnet.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White and Family, January 8, 1917]
Letter to Linnet White and family from Birdie McKinley. Birdie writes about Christmas festivities and thanks the Whites for the gifts they sent the children. She included details about how the children were doing and local news of neighbors.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White and Family, March 13, 1917]
Letter to Linnet White from Birdie McKinley. She writes of news involving friends and family, including the death of Mrs. Wallace, illnesses that have been going around, family visiting, and a new car that was purchased by a cousin.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White and Family, September 30, 1915]
Letter to Linnet Moore from Birdie McKinley discussing Will prospecting for farming land due to their current land being poor for this, the bad colds her children have, a Kodak picture of her family she is sending to Linnet, and other happenings with family and friends. On the back of second paper Birdie has a note stating that she forgot to write on that side and asks Linnet to send her a picture of her house when she gets a chance.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White, April 16, 1917]
Letter to Linnet White from Birdie McKinley. She wrote to tell Linnet of daily events in her life. She includes an update of her children and their health, an outing to see Birth of a Nation, and other news relating to nearby relatives and friends.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White, April 18, 1911]
Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White. She is sorry for always waiting for their letter to respond. She hopes that her mother is doing well and asks for information about her condition to be sent as soon as possible. She would like to go be with them, but she is scared about Frank getting sick. She talks about Aunt Mollie being like grandma, when she broke her hip, she will recover. She is glad Ruth is doing well. She wishes they would come up there and let them help her and her mother. She mentions that it is too wet to garden. She mentions that they are getting older and her husband Will still works from real early until late. She mentions her health problems. Again she wishes they were closer so she could help and asks that they write more often. She hopes that Aunt Mollie will recover.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White and Claude D. White, January 10, 1907]
This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McKinley and is addressed to the White's and Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McKinley informs Linnet White of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN. the news includes: a discussion about all the bad things that have happened recently, details about how she misses her father, a dialogue about what the family did for Christmas including events attended and menus for dinner, news about her sewing endeavor, a discussion about her new black suit, a dialogue about Mattie McGee and Henry McGee grieving for Will in their own ways, news about family and friends, community updates, and a discussions about exchanging photographs. Birdie closes the letter by stating that the White's and Mary Ann should write to her soon. A clipping of the suit purchased by Birdie is included with the letter as well as the envelope she sent to Linnet White.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, August 2, 1907]
Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She received their letter and was sad to hear that they weren't coming to visit. She says that she could not go visit them because they are having a lot of bad luck. She is sorry that their crops are not doing well. Birdie's chickens have cholera. Lillie Bell has consumption. She canned and jammed Blackberries and sold them. She comments that everything is ripening late. The cashier at the bank was robbing it for years. She mentions how the money was being used. She brags about Will and how well he is doing. She is waiting for Linnet's letter and wishing they would come visit. She talks about the work she is doing and gives news about people. Richard Dobbins got married. She asks for information about the people living in Texas.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, June 22, 1909]
Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She doesn't think they received her last letter. She comments that they have had so much rain and all of the vegetables they have had. Mattie's beau died. She mentions everyone's health and how fast Henry and Lillian are growing. She talks about her chickens. She asks if they plan to come visit in the summer, because she really wants to see them. She comments on the weather and asks if they think about moving to St. Louis. She liked their pictures and asks about Claude's father. She asks for a long letter.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, September 9, 1907]
Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She says they are doing well, except Lillian had a short sick spell. Will wants to sell their house in Gallatin. She went to the fair with Will and Bessie. Mollie Love died. Sh wishes they would come visit her. She met up with John Wood at the fair. She mentions how some people are doing. She talks about the fruit she wants and the rain they need. Mr. Lawrence stayed with them. One of her pigs got killed by a train. She has been so busy she hasn't been able to finish the letter. She was reminded of Will and wonders about Mattie and Henry. She hopes she will have news the next time she writes and can't wait for their next letter. She encloses a picture of Will that Aunt B had. There is a drawing on the back of the envelope.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude, Linnet, and Ruth White, May 2, 1911]
Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude, Linnet and Ruth White. She hasn't heard from them and hopes that they are doing well. She wants to go see them, but is worried about Frank's health. She now has help, but is afraid to allow her to help with the baby. She talks about farming. She mentions her chickens. A lot of people ask about them. She mentions how Henry is doing and wishes to see Ruth and for them to see Frank. She talks about Alice and Lillian. She went and visited some people. She wishes that they would write more.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, April 25, 1915]
Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley discussing news of family and friends including illness in the area, a couple people who died, and fashion.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, February 21, 1915]
Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley discussing family and local health, the sentencing of two men in her town, and miscellaneous news, including some about Christmas, other people who are going to write Mollie, and gardening. Birdie does not mention the crime committed in the case, but that the men involved were sentenced and she does not think they are guilty.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, July 18, 1915]
Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley regarding the bad weather they have been having, her children, visitors she has had, and her garden. Birdie writes of her children coming down with bad colds and a recent Kodak picture they had taken of their family that she might send to Mollie.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, October 11, 1914]
Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley discussing friends and family and a contest she took the children to. She writes of a contest where doctors weighed and measured the children. Envelope is addressed to Linnet Moore.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Linnet White, October 18, 1916]
Letter to Mollie Moore and Linnet White from Birdie McKinley regarding locals events of friends and family. She writes of how many children are in the schools in her area, including Harvard College, her sewing projects with her friends, winter clothes, her new home with access to the city's water, but no electricity, and other topics. On the back of the last page is Linnet's name and address.
[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore, January 19, 1915]
Letter to Mollie Moore from Birdie McKinley discussing her Christmas activities. She writes of the horrible weather they have been experiencing, her son playing with his new wagon, and a cold that has been going around because of the changes to the weather.
[Letter from Bob Landers to Charles B. Moore, May, 23, 1875]
This letter from the Charles B. Moore collection is written by Bob Landers and is addressed to C.B. Moore. In his letter, Landers details for Moore news about his family and their health, news about his crops and the cold spring weather, and news from his community. In the closing remarks, Landers sends his respect to Moore's family. It is dated May 23, 1875.