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[Envelope from Bettie Franklin to Charles B. Moore, March 1880]

Description: An envelope addressed to C. B. Moore, Meliisa Collin County, Texas. A postal mark on the front reads: "Gallatin, Tenn; Mar [] 1880." On the back, a postal mark reads: "Melissa, Collin Co., Texas; Mar 14 [1880]." A handwritten note on the front reads: "Betty Franklin; Received March []; 1880."
Date: March 1880
Creator: Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore, January 28, 1877]

Description: 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.
Date: January 28, 1877
Creator: Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, April 27, 1879]

Description: Matilda is hoping that they are all doing well, Bettie answered the last letter because they haven't received a letter. The weather is getting warmer, but all the fruit is dead except for the apples which are in abundance. Vegetables in the garden are doing well. She has had lettuce and cabbage and she expects the strawberries will be good. She has heard about the drought in Texas and mentions how good it is to have a well. She is going to send some seeds with this letter. Tobe has planted clover all over the place. She is going to make soap for Dinky and Abe and Bettie are moving home. Ricky Barr and Lucy Marshall got married. She has chickens, a gosling and turkeys but no ducks. She is concerned of Sis getting sick and asks to write soon. Bettie hopes also that they are doing well. She has been very busy all week. Abe is having to plant is corn at Mrs. Donnells, but it is not looking good because it has been so dry. She is going house buying again with Abe and she wishes that they could visit more. Dinky and her kids visited, Willie wanted to stay. Dinky is going to allow Willie to help Bettie when they move. Her father is going to town and she hasn't had time to write. She ask that they write soon.
Date: April 27, 1879
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, February 23, 1879]

Description: Matilda hopes they are doing well and mentions that the reason why she did not respond was because Dinkie said she was going to. Abe and Bettie went up there and they have been having cold weather. There has been a lot of pneumonia and deaths, Tommie Dobbins, Smith Neal and Billy Moore died. Nothing has grown in Dodd's county. She recieved a letter from Emily Trent asking about George and Willy Bratney and asks if they have heard from them. She asks that they write soon. Bettie also mentions that since Dinkie wrote back she did not. She mentions that there are a lot of cases of pneumonia and several deaths including Mr. Ed Tyree. Abe is going to buy land from Tobe and has moved a house there. He plans to add another room and he hasn't put up the chimney yet. It has been raining, but the Moores wrote of dry weather. Alice sent some beads to Caddow and Willie told Abe to get some calico to make her a dress. Mr. Broore will sell his wagon for $50 to the Moores. Her father plans to go to Nashville and she want to go with him to get some stuff. She says they are doing well and apologizes for the writing and blames the pen. She ask they write soon.
Date: February 23, 1879
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William Dodd to his Mother and Sister, April 29, 1877]

Description: Bettie tells that everyone is doing well and that they have had good rain. Moore arrived last Wednesday, but hasn't been by and she hopes they write soon. William got tired of answering questions as to why his mother did not come with Moore to visit. He has a ship that he used to sell things. Dinky and the children are going to come by. He talks about going home and how Bettie went there for a while and is not feeling well. He plans to write soon.
Date: April 29, 1877
Creator: Dodd, William & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, January 2, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her mother, Matilda Dodd, and her sister, Bettie Franklin, on January 2, 1876. In the letter, Dodd and Franklin tell Moore about their Christmas gatherings and discuss the warm weather. Franklin mentions that many of Moore's friends and family are talking of moving to Texas. Dodd and Franklin mention many of Moore's family and friends, including Dinky McGee, the Donnel family, the Sporer family, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Ireland, the Grangers, old Mr. Simon Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Summers, Mrs. Mollie Love, old Aunt Polly, Mrs. Withers, Alva, Willis Holder, Dr. Bush, Greenberry Dobbins, Tobe Dodd, and Abe Franklin. Franklin closes by sending regards to Mary's husband, Charles B. Moore.
Date: January 2, 1876
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, January 27, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her mother, Matilda Dodd, and her sister, Bettie Franklin, on January 27, 1876. In the letter, Dodd and Franklin tell Moore about the well-being of the family and of the farm. They mention that they are not sure if they will be moving to Texas. Dodd mentions that she would like Moore to visit, and would like to return to Texas with Moore. Franklin closes by sending regards to Mary's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 29, is addressed to Charles B. Moore Esq., in McKinney, Texas.
Date: January 27, 1876
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore and Matilda Dodd, January 15, 1877]

Description: A letter from William Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore on January 14, 1877. Mary Moore's mother, Matilda, is presumably visiting her in Texas. In the letter, William and Bettie talk about the warm and wet weather, as well as the state of the farm and animals. Bettie tells Mary and her mother that her son, Quincy, is teething. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 15 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Charles B. Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12.
Date: January 14, 1877
Creator: Dodd, William & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections