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[Letter from Alice Griffin to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore, August 11, 1895]
She couldn't remember if she had responded and decided to write anyway. She mentions that Birdie skipped her horse lesson, which has only happened once before. The Dobbins had ice cream and shared some with them. She will try to finish the letter and was sorry to hear that Charles was unwell. She mentions her own health. She talks about the new cook they got and her daughter that keeps her company. Uncle Simon died. Aunt Bettie came and asked them to come visit soon. Her aunt sent her some fruit and she sent some back. She mentions the discussion of where her Grandmother will now live. She writes that she is worried over their horse Mollie. She mentions how Will never visits them or pays his debts and asks for advice from the Moores. She asks about Henry's health and if Carly Thompson is married. She sends samples of the dresses she is making.
[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary and Charles B. Moore, August 20, 1891]
Letter from Alice McGee Griffin to Mary and Charles Moore in which she discusses the dry weather and some welcome rain. She recounts visits with family and friends. She heard the Reverend Dr. Hendrix from Dallas, Texas speak. She also made grape preserves and had plans to make preserves from peaches. Other topics covered include her garden, the start of Birdie's school, and the work her husband does around the house and on the farm.
[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, June 29, 1896]
Letter from Alice Griffin to the Charles B. Moore family. She writes that she is unwell and able to do little but tend to the baby. She says that Florence Dodd is unwell and Florence and her husband Tobe are having a hard time financially. She describes her baby, Lillian Griffin. Included with the letter are swatches of fabric that she has used to make clothing.
[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, May 31, 1891]
Letter from Alice McGee Griffin to the Moore family in which she apologizes for not writing sooner. She updates the Moore family on her family and friend's health. She writes about altering dresses and creating a hat to update her wardrobe. She asks about the newspapers the Moore family takes and gives the names of the papers she and her husband subscribe to.
[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, October 11, 1896]
Letter from Alice Griffin to the Moore family in which she up dates them on the health of her family and friends; going to Plano; fixing up an old buggy; and the choice of cloth for Lillian's cloak. She included swatches of the cloth in the letter.
[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary Moore, October 13, 1898]
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.
[Letter from Alice McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, June 23, 1890]
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."
[Letter from Alice McGee to to Aunt Mary and Uncle Charles Moore]
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.
[Letter from Alice to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White, December 12, 1916]
Letter to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White from Alice to send her condolences for Linnet's mother's death and mentions a plot that is available in the Gallatin, Tennessee cemetery.
[Letter from Alice to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White, February 5, 1917]
Letter to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White from Alice. The letter includes local news of friends and family including Christmas, the weather, and recent deaths of friends. She writes of people who have visited them recently and Birdie's daughter Mary Louise.
[Letter from Alta Berry to Linnet Moore White, June 7, 1909]
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.
[Letter from Alta Berry to Linnet White, July 10, 1916]
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.
[Letter from Alta Berry to Linnet White, September 16, 1909]
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.
[Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore, January 29, 1899]
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.
[Letter from Anna Boyd and H. S. Moore to C. B. Moore, September 16, 1893]
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.
[Letter from Anna Boyd to Charles B. Moore, April 27, 1899]
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.
[Letter from Anne B. McKey to Linnet White, April 27, 1917]
Letter to Linnet White from Anne B. McKey. She wrote to wish Linnet well after her operation and to let her friend know that once Linnet is well, she would like to see her.
[Letter from Austin A, Yates, April 12, 1865]
Letter from Austin A. Yates to the Colonel commanding the 1st N. Y. Vet. Cavl. which certifies the following men as Privates in the 1st Company N. Y. Vet. Cavalry: James A. Wilkie, Theron King, Myron H. Densmore, Benjamin F. Carpenter, and John D. Humphrey. These men were certified as privates by Capt. Capt. S. M. Harmon and received bounties for their promotions. The bounties were: advanced pay in the sum of $13.00, a premium on the sum of $2.00, and a bounty in the sum of $60.00. Hamilton K. Redway is listed with the promoted soldier's signatures.
[Letter from B. Ada Drury to Charles B. Moore, June 13, 1897]
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.
[Letter from B. S. Kelly to the Commanding Officer, March 30, 1865]
Kelly was able to furnish transportation to Gallipolis OH for a Private in Co. F 1st NY Vol. Cav. for the cost of $1.01.
[Letter from B. S. Kelly to the Commanding Officer, November 25, 1864]
Letter from B.S. Kelly to the Commanding Officer that transportation was furnished from Parkersburg West Virginia at the cost of $1.01.
[Letter from Belle Jernigan to Linnet Moore, March 12, 1898]
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."
[Letter from Belle to her friends and family, 1898]
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.
[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, April 1900]
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.
[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, December 5, 1899]
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.
[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, May 4, 1900]
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.
[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, September 24, 1899]
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.
[Letter from Berry, Purton to the Commanding Officer, February 27, 1865]
Letter to the Commanding Officer from Berry Purton that transportation was furnished to Frederick, MA for Mensc. Selden Averell at the cost of $2.70.
[Letter from Berry, Purton to the Commanding Officer, February 27, 1865]
Letter to the Commanding Officer from Berry Purton that transportation was furnished to Frederick, MA for Mensc. Selden Averell at the cost of $2.70.
[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Claude, Linnet, and Ruth White, December 27, 1916]
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.
[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore, December 17, 1900]
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.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Mary Dodd Moore, December 10, 1865]
Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Mary Dodd Moore regarding a trunk from Mary that has yet to arrive, as well as cold weather and health issues.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Mary Moore, May 22, 1876]
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.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, March 17, 1879]
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.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd, December 10, 1876]
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."
[Letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd to their Sister and Mr. Moore, October 25, 1878]
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.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin, November 7, 1875]
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.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Claude D. White, September 27, 1916]
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.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Elizabeth Moore, July 9, 1863]
Letter from Bettie Franklin to her sister Elizabeth Moore, relating family news and farm activities.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to her Sister and Mr. Moore, June 5, 1877]
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.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Mary Ann Dodd Moore and Matilda Brantley Dodd, February 21, 1877]
A personal letter from Bettie Franklin to her sister, Mary Ann Dodd Moore, and her mother, Matilda Brantley Dodd. The letter talks about daily life, including a quilting party that Bettie had and news about her young son.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Mary Dodd Moore, November 7, 1865]
Letter from Bettie Franklin to Elizabeth Moore concerning family news and health.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Ann Moore, December 9, 1883]
Letter from Bettie Franklin discussing family news, Mary Love who is dying after childbirth, killing hogs and making lard and sausage. Includes original envelope.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore, January 28, 1877]
A letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore on January 28, 1876. Mary's mother, Matilda, is visiting her in Texas. In the letter, Bettie talks about the warm and clear weather, as well as the state of the farm and animals. She mentions that there have been several weddings, including that of Laura Wallace and Frank Dorris. In closing, Bettie says that many neighbors' dogs have gone mad - she fears that hers will also go mad. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 29 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Mrs. Mollie Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12.
[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 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.