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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann Dodd Moore, October 22, 1882]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to her sister, Mary Ann Moore and brother-in-law, Charles B. Moore discussing family news. She discusses the difficulty of the sudden death of her husband, Henry McGee, and her difficulty with weaning her daughter, Birdie. Includes envelope that address was originally sent in.
Date: October 22, 1882
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Matilda Dodd and Mary Ann Moore, November 30, 1883]

Description: Letter From Dinkie McGee to her sister Mary Ann Moore and her mother Matilda Dodd in Texas. She talks about the sale of some chickens, work done around the farm, family news, daubing her kitchen so it was warmer, and talks about how lonely it is at night. Includes envelope letter was originally sent in.
Date: November 30, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Sis, December 11, 1883]

Description: She was glad to hear they were doing well and says that her family is also well. She is enjoying good weather. She sent Willie and Jim to the mill and it took all day for them to come back. May Loved died. Mrs. Ellis, Simon McGee and Laura Dorris and her baby are all sick. She wants Abe to kill the hogs before they eat all of the corn. She mentions that Bettie and Bessie are doing well. She hasn't been able to sell eggs. She had sent Jim to get her apples and he never showed up with the apples. She tells her mother that they are doing well and asks her sister to come visit her. She mentions that Willie has been very helpful since his grandfather left. Sissie has also been helpful, but slow. She asks that they write back soon.
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 21, 1883]

Description: She says that they are all doing well and were happy to hear from them. The have had winter weather and so have killed hogs. Laura Dorris died and her baby doesn't look like it will live long either. She tells her mother that Lina did not help her, but Mat did. Jim left to take Christmas and Lina brought apples. Willie is doing well and so is Birdie. Bill Jones left his wife in Ohio. She asks what her sister is doing for Christmas. If she cannot go to town she will send Willie. Her mother's flowers are doing well and she really wants them to visit. She has sewing to do, but her machine will not work. She asks that they write soon.
Date: December 21, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 31, 1883]

Description: She says that they are all doing well except for colds. One of the ewes had two lambs, but both were dead. She went to town and bought Willie a coat and herself some fabric. She forgot to take her machine to be fixed. She asks what her sister did on Christmas and mentions that Florence and Bettie's dinner was good. She asks her sister to come home with their mother. She mentions that Mary Dodd can dance and encourages Linnet to come home with her grandmother. She wants to know when her parents are coming back and mentions that Abe hasn't fixed the cow stable yet. She asks that they write soon.
Date: December 31, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to C. B. Moore, January 11, 1884]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to her family in which she said that her family is well. She discussed the cold weather and snow that caused plants and animals to freeze. Willie caught some rabbits. She ended the letter by wishing that her family could be together. A note was added on January 12 saying that Jim had refused to haul manure, demanded "his money" and left for town to put a "levy" on the sheep when he was not paid. The envelope was addressed to C. B. Moore, Melissa, Texas.
Date: January 11, 1884
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and All, March 20, 1890]

Description: She received Alice's card and Abe received a card from Tobe. She asks that they send more information on the condition of Florence. She mentions the weather and Willie going to town. She talks about Birdie and Bessie hunting for eggs and the state of the wheat. She says to send Alice home after school is out so she can help Florence, but leaves the final decision with Sis.
Date: March 20, 1890
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, April 10, 1890]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore in which she gives news of her family's health and talks about wanting to visits from family that live far away. Aurthur is going to school in town and want to be a preacher. William Dodd wrote about crops, a storm that caused damage and killed three people. Dinkie added a note to day that Jimmie Day was dead.
Date: April 10, 1890
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore in which she discusses the weather, crops, visits to and from family and friends, and her garden of vegetables and flowers. She says that it is so hot that horses are dieing while plowing the fields. She mentions sending a sample of cloth that she is using in her sewing. The last page of the letter has the imprint of a check pattern.
Date: June 29, 1890
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, April 14, 1891]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore in which she updates them on the health of family members, the crops, and the weather. She thanks them for the bluing. She also says that her family is selling sheep and lambs. She has been making money selling eggs and butter. She asks if Mary has had her "teeth out." Included with this letter is a swatch of blue fabric with a white line design of squares.
Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Sister, June 9, 1877]

Description: They arrived in Sherman and then stayed at a couple of friends' places. They left Sherman and arrived at Gallatin Friday night. Sissie got sick and so did Willie. Mr. McMurry joined them on their way home and got robbed. It has been raining and they needed it. They have been eating peas, irish potatoes, and beets from her garden. She canned cherries and was able to finish ironing. No one has come to visit yet, but Mollie McGee should come by. She is not going to Aunt Peggy's funeral because her mother is coming home with them. Her father sent Bill Jones to go work at her sister's farm and she is going to send some quilt pieces to her. So that Aunt Til will piece them together and her sister could bring them back. Willie would like her to bring some pecans with her. Sissie likes talking about Uncle Charlie's cows and telling all of their names. She asks to give her love to Mrs. Burge and Aunt Til and Maria. She asks to forgive the bad writing.
Date: June 9, 1877
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sissie and Bettie, May 30, 1878]

Description: She says that she has been visiting people and that they are all doing well. Tobe brought over a mower and was cutting clovers. She saw the Moore's and they were quite stylish. She hasn't seen Bettie Franklin or Jack Wallace. She is going to start Willie and Sissie in Sunday school. Henry has been helping Mr. Cambell with his wheat and next week help cut theirs. Their chickens are too small to eat and they have some peas, but really good irish potatoes. They should also have good corn with the weather holding up. She wants to send them apples. Mr. Summers is also looking like he won't live long. There is going to be a ball in town and Tobe asked her to go with him, but she didn't have a dress. She asks about Abe and how he is doing with the chills and how they are enjoying Texas. She mentions that the raspberries and blackberries will make good jam and she wishes they were here to make some. She asks about Bill and if he is married. She wants them to save her some wildflower seeds. She sends love and some small request from others. She ends with telling them to write soon.
Date: May 30, 1878
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sissie and Bettie, June 28, 1878]

Description: She was going to write back sooner but did not have any paper. She is doing well and hasn't visited her mother in a week. She feels bad that Sissie has a sore hand and that Bettie has the chills again. They have had warm weather and it is raining. She has a lot of beans and cucumbers that they have been eating for the last 5 weeks. She also has a lot of apples. She is waiting for tomatoes and rosemary to ripen. They have had blackberry pie that Willie and Sissie picked. Bob Wilson is in Fort Worth. She went to visit her mother and Bettie Moore, Mrs. Donnell and Aunt Nancy were there. Henry has not shed his wheat because he has been plowing and hauling hay. Sissie wants Uncle Charlie to send another name for the calves. She wants to make them jam. Tobe cut his fingers on the blade when grinding. Willie and Sissie are going to Sunday school where they memorize verses. She got a new dress and shirt. She sends love and asks them to write back soon.
Date: June 28, 1878
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Sister and Mr. Moore, November 2, 1879]

Description: She is sorry for not writing sooner, but everyone is doing well. They are having cool weather with two frosts within the last two weeks. Henry hasn't sowed his wheat yet because he was waiting for his corn. They made 15 bushels of irish potatoes and 12 bushes of sweet potatoes. They are going to have turnips as big as plates and will eat it with beef club. Willie and Sissie's teacher Mr. Holder is giving out a prize for the student who has the most head marks. There has been great growth in the campbellites. Simon McGee joined, as did Bettie Elllis and Anne Jones. Mrs. McGee went to stay with Mr. Albeight in Kentucky. They raised a lot of chickens this year. Miss Sucky is weaving her a carpet, it is mixed colored and she won't be able to put it down this winter. She asks about Billy getting married. She also mentions there might be two parties, but she won't dance because of her foot. She ask that they write back soon.
Date: November 2, 1879
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, February 28, 1879]

Description: Dinkie says they are all well, but Sissie who has a cold. Bettie is also not doing well and has asked about the Moore's. Bettie got some mulberry bushes and it has been so cold that Abe couldn't work. Her father got Bettie bedsteads and she comments that Abe's house will look nice when it is done. She plans to give Bettie hens and Henry made her two brooms. Mr. Tommie Dobbins and Mr. Smith Neal have died. A lot of people have been dealing with pneumonia. Willie now has a drake and two top knotted ducks. Willie tapped the sugar tree and made a pint of molasses. She asks about Jeff and if they have gardened anything yet. She did laundry and felt beat. She asks if they plan on visiting this year, she received a letter from Bettie Wilson and they will be visiting. She asks that they write soon.
Date: February 28, 1879
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis, January 17, 1879]

Description: Dinky did not receive the letter from her of the 18th, so she is writing again. Abe and Willie visited and then it started raining so they stayed. Then it got really cold, they had snow and ice for five weeks. Dinky and Wilie have had multiple time of slipping on the ice. She has been to three parties, Simon McGee, John Wallace and a Christmas party at Ben Withers. Henry went to Nashville and John Wallace went with her. Mrs. McGee watched the children. She was supposed to go to a party at Tobe Franklins', but it has been raining. They ate meat, turnips and sweet and irish potatoes, corn, and blackberry pie for dinner. Sidney Lewis moved to town and the freeze froze all of her mothers flowers. They are unable to kill the two hogs because it is so cold. Willie has many supplies for writing given to him by his Uncle Abe and Old Cris. Willie and Sissie wanted to see their Uncle Charlie when he made Caddo's prints in the snow. Dinkie was unable to make cakes because of the cold. Willie writes his name and says not to laugh at it. Sissie wants to see Caddo. She asks that they write soon.
Date: January 17, 1879
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann Dodd Moore April 11, 1880]

Description: A personal letter from Dinkie McGee to her sister Mary Ann Dodd Moore. It discusses the birth of Dinkie's new baby girl, who is as yet unnamed. The envelope is addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore in Melissa, Collen County TX. There is a 3 cent postage stamp, and a postal stamp reading: "Gallatin, Tenn; April 15, 1880." A handwritten note on the envelope reads: "Dinky McGee; Received April 22; 1880."
Date: April 11, 1880
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, June 3, 1881]

Description: She went home for a while and has canned 7 cans of cherries and one can of strawberries. She hopes to see them this summer. Birdie has grown and is able to talk and sing. She has irish potatoes, peas, beets and 100 little chickens. Henry isn't done planting, but it has been so dry. Birdie keeps Sissie busy minding her. Sam Wallace came to visit and is not as proud as he used to be. She has been cleaning. Mollie's Nephew writes a few lines. He writes about how helpful he has been. He mentions he has new clothes and shoes. He has helped his mother clean and has been fishing. He caught a turtle. Dinkie mentions she has no way to go visit Bettie and is happy with the Sunday school Willie and Sissie go to. She wants to go to town and get a hat and dress. She really wants them to visit and asks that they write soon.
Date: June 3, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinnkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, October 9, 1881]

Description: She was happy to hear they had made it home safely. She says everyone is doing well except Birdie who has a cold. Birdie has kept her busy since Sissie started school. She wishes Sis was there to help her eat beans. Old Major is about to die and Henry has not planted wheat. He wants to pasture it. Her cows make plenty of milk for butter. She is going to finish a dress for Sissie and Sallie Elliot has a baby boy. Mrs. Ellis sent her some peaches and she made a pie. She hasn't visited her mother because she doesn't have a ride. She hasn't had rain since Sis left. Uncle Sam died. Willie want to tell Uncle Charlie about his studies. She finished the quilt and Henry is helping Tobe to plow. She ask that they write soon.
Date: October 9, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, February 7, 1882]

Description: She was glad to hear they were doing well, but she is sick with a cold. Bettie, Florence and Minnie were there yesterday. Mariah Ruttedge came by also. Mrs. McGee is with Simon, she doesn't think he has long to live. They have had plenty of rain and are enjoying good weather. Birdie hurt herself and fainted, Dinkie was scared she would not wake up and threw water on Birdie's face. She wishes to see Linnet. Nettie Bush had a baby boy and so does Lulu. She visited Lydia Love and Lydia wanted to write to her. She has been to Lou Wallace's and Ben Withers' dances. She is not afraid of starving like her sister. They have been eating hens that don't lay anymore eggs. She had a hen lay 18 eggs since Christmas. Willie is too tired to write, but will write soon. Tobe visited on his way to Allen county and Florence and Minnie went to stay with her Uncle John. Henry hired Ike Jones for a while. Sissie sends a kiss to Linnet and Ash wants to see Linnet. Willie wants to tell Uncle Charlie that he got some new boots and he and Sissie went rabbit hunting last week in the snow. She sends a kiss to Linnet and asks that they write soon.
Date: February 7, 1882
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections