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[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

[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, March 17, 1879]

Description: Matilda had received and written back already, but hasn't heard anything from them yet. She says that they are doing well, but the county is sick with pneumonia. They have been gardening in the dry weather, but it might frost. She doesn't expect any peaches because of the bad weather. She should finish her quilt by tomorrow. Mrs. Nay died and Peat Wallace lost is youngest son. She is afraid to leave her house at night because of wild hogs. She hopes they are well and asks that they write back soon. Bettie says she has been enjoying good weather and has planted irish potatoes, beets, and parsnips. She asks if Mr. Moore paid the doctor and she wanted to help. Pete Wallace's son was buried last Friday. She went to town and got some dishes and looked at a stove. Abe is going to town to sell wood, she asks that they write back soon.
Date: March 17, 1879
Creator: Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, Matilda

[Letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd, December 10, 1876]

Description: A letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd to their mother (who is visiting Mary Moore) and sister (Mary Ann Dodd Moore). The envelope has a postal stamp reading "Galatin, Tenn; Dec 11" and a hand written note reading William Dodd; + Betty Franklin; Recvd Dec 15th; 1876."
Date: December 10, 1876
Creator: Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, William

[Letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd to their Sister and Mr. Moore, October 25, 1878]

Description: They are doing well, she had a slight chill and Abe is getting over his cold with medicine given to him from Dr. Woodson. Her and her mother went to see Mr. Donnell and he doesn't look like he has long to live. MRs. Summers looks well. She and Mrs. Montgomery would like to see her. Mollie Love, Mary, and the children visited. They went to edgefield and didn't have to stay the night because the train was behind schedule. They were at her parent's place but her parent's did not realize they were there until they went out to meet them. The children have gotten bigger and are now in school everyday. They are waiting for their boxes to arrive, her father says there is too much fright on the road. Abe is going to town to get more information. She wants to purchase land to start a home but Abe hasn't said anything. She also wants to be together. Her father and mother wrote postal cards and she asks that they write back soon.
Date: October 25, 1878
Creator: Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, William

[Letter from Bettie Franklin, November 7, 1875]

Description: Bettie was unable to write a quick letter before Robbe left and she wanted to send some patterns and a dress that needs work done on it. She mentions it was unbearably hot inside the house. Someone is very sick and wants to see Charles and his wife soon. She sends all of her love to the relatives and hopes that Charles is done with his wheat so they can come visit.
Date: November 7, 1875
Creator: Franklin, Bettie

[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Claude D. White, September 27, 1916]

Description: Letter to her sister and all from Bettie Franklin, envelope is addressed to Claude D. White. Bettie writes of miscellaneous local news including marriages, moving, William McKinley purchasing land, and other daily events.
Date: September 27, 1916
Creator: Franklin, Bettie

[Letter from Bettie Franklin to her Sister and Mr. Moore, June 5, 1877]

Description: She arrived home Friday night and had to sleep for two days to recover, Sissy got sick and took medicine to recover. They canned 6 cans of cherries. It has been dry, it rained early in the season but then dried up. Bettie's garden looks good despite the dry weather. Her beans are blooming and had an abundance of irish potatoes. Several people are about to head out to Texas. Dinky will write to her by the end of the week and She wants her to save some Texas flower seeds for her. Bettie isn't feeling well and was happy to see her sister and mother. She will write more next time and Lilly has been taking strawberries and cherries.
Date: June 5, 1877
Creator: Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, M.