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[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary Moore, October 13, 1898]

Description: She was glad to receive letters from them. She hopes they are doing well and received Linnet's picture. She mentions the weather and how it is disturbing the planting of wheat. Her horse Mollie died and she has been unable to do anything since. She mentions that Will is working on Dock Dobbin's house. Mr. Griffin went to Springfield to see John Steward. Real estate agents are trying to get the farms to sell to a colony. They ended up joining, but she doesn't think it will work out. Her grandmother was pressured to sell, but she couldn't decide and got upset. She would like to hear about Charles and Linnet's trip. She asks about Sallie W. and gives a message to Bettie. She talks about flowers and who Lillian is asking for. Minnie was supposed to write and she asks that they write back soon.
Date: October 13, 1898
Creator: Griffin, Alice

[Letter from Alice McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, June 23, 1890]

Description: Letter from Alice McGee to Mary and Charles Moore in which she updates her aunt and uncle on family health and activities. She discussed the warm weather and heavy rain. She writes to Linnet that she visited Hobdy's Institute to see the exhibition. She also said that she thought Linnet's red stripped dress was pretty. She then asked for updates on family and friends from Linnet. At the end of the letter she says that she sent a "piece [of]Grandma's Mother Hubbard."
Date: June 28, 1890
Creator: McGee, Alice

[Letter from Alice McGee to to Aunt Mary and Uncle Charles Moore]

Description: Letter from Alice McGee to her aunt and uncle, Mary and Charles Moore. She wrote about her trip home to Tennessee through New Orleans. She encountered a train wreck and saw flooding in Morgan City. Her letter that said that she was returning home had not arrived, so her arrival surprised her family.
Date: May 1890
Creator: McGee, Alice

[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 Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore, January 29, 1899]

Description: Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore in which she discusses going to school. She says that the teacher separated all the girls that were sitting with their friends and had them sit with their sisters. Alta updates Linnet on the health and activities of the friends they have in common. She says who is getting married, who is courting, and who has broken up.
Date: January 29, 1899
Creator: Bryan, Alta

[Letter from Anna Boyd and H. S. Moore to C. B. Moore, September 16, 1893]

Description: Anna Boyd writes that Will's twins are in school and the new baby always wants to be outside. The school district is putting a suspension foot bridge for the children to cross on. He hoped they enjoyed themselves and wanted to go with them to visit family. John has only one son to help him farm and Will has two, but they are still too young. H. S. Moore writes that John will finish gathering corn, and he lifted a sheep out of mud. He mentions the clouds and that Anna Boyd's letter is included in the envelope. He also says that Priest has improved a little.
Date: September 16, 1893
Creator: Boyd, Anna & Moore, H. S.

[Letter from Anna Boyd to Charles B. Moore, April 27, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Anna Boyd and is addressed to Charles B. Moore. She informs Moore about the reasons for the family's delay in continuing correspondence with the Moore family since their visit to Colorado. In this letter, Boyd discusses the weather's affect on their crops for this spring. She details the failures they had last season due to grasshoppers and hopes that this season would be better than the last. She notes that they did not have much success with fruit, though the gooseberry harvest looks promising. She mentions to Moore what the family plans to sow this season and tells him that they are all well at present. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 27, 1899
Creator: Boyd, Anna

[Letter from B. Ada Drury to Charles B. Moore, June 13, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by B. Ada Drury. In this letter, Drury discusses the theory of evolution, the idea of life after death, and compliments Charles on his ability to think for himself and be a champion of free thought. She asks to hear from him again and in the letter's close she give a brief update on the weather in Louisville, KY. She mentions that she hope the Moore Family will be able to read the letter and sends her love to Mary Ann, Linnet, John, and Charles. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 13, 1897
Creator: Drury, B. Ada

[Letter from Belle Jernigan to Linnet Moore, March 12, 1898]

Description: Letter from Belle Jernigan to Linnet Moore in which she updates her cousin on the building of the mill house and her visits with friends. A note on the top of the first page requests, "don't let any body see this letter."
Date: March 12, 1898
Creator: Jernigan, Belle

[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 Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, April 1900]

Description: Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he congratulates her on her choice for a husband. He asks her to return the ring that he gave her. He has promised to marry a girl in Van Alstyn.
Date: April 1900
Creator: Ledbetter, Ben

[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, December 5, 1899]

Description: Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he states that he has never received a reply from her and that he thinks she does not wish to hear from him. He said he enjoyed seeing her at Thanksgiving and would like to see her again.
Date: December 5, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter, Ben

[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, May 4, 1900]

Description: Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he says that he has received the ring. He is upset that she did not include a note with the ring. He asks that she write him one more letter to say if he may keep her last letter to him or return it.
Date: May 4, 1900
Creator: Ledbetter, Ben

[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, September 24, 1899]

Description: Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he says he enjoyed the Sunday he spent at her home. He wished he had received an answer to his previous letter. Then he announces that he will be near her on a business trip and would like to see her again.
Date: September 24, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter, Ben

[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Claude, Linnet, and Ruth White, December 27, 1916]

Description: Letter to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White from Bessie Franklin. Bessie sends her sympathies and understanding to Linnet for the death of her mother and goes on to write about Christmas festivities. At the end, she thanks the family for sending the Christmas gifts that Linnet's mother had intended to send.
Date: December 27, 1916
Creator: Franklin, Bessie

[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore, December 17, 1900]

Description: Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary and Charles Moore in which she gives family news, including their health and activities. She also talks about visits by friends and the weather. Bessie gives an update on Grandma's health and activities. There is also an accounting of the crops and farm animals. She also talks about developing plans for Christmas.
Date: December 17, 1900
Creator: Franklin, Bessie

[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Mary Moore, May 22, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her sister, Bettie Franklin, and her mother, Matilda Dodd. In the letter, Franklin and Dodd discuss the state of the family and of the farm and animals. Franklin informs Moore that there have been many deaths in town, including Mallie Donnell, Mrs. Holder, and Tom Berry's wife. Franklin and Dodd both ask Moore to visit soon. Franklin closes by sending her regards to Moore's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The letter, postmarked May 22 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Mrs. Mollie Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12.
Date: May 22, 1876
Creator: Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, Matilda