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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, December 20, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles Moore on December 20, 1885. She writes about her family's health and their activities marketing their farm produce. She says that John Wallace said that he had never seen as many poor people as he saw in Texas. She passes on the information that Lily Franklin and Charly Elliot are "going to jump the broomstick" (get married). She also says that there will be little candy and Christmas. William Dodd enclosed a note with the letter
Date: December 20, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Birdie McGee, December 14, 1887]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd talking of family news. She discusses the butchering of the hogs, the making of dresses, and an entertainment the children are doing at the new school house. She talks of people talking about how there are hard times, but in going into town there were so many people dressed in finery so you couldn't tell. She mentions two stores, Bebe's and Mr. St. John's. She mentions several letters she received. Willie Bratney had been in the grocery business, but sold it out. Tobe Dodd wrote and said that Florence is overseeing the cooking for 100 young Indians that board at the agency and attend school there. Includes a letter from Birdie that appears to have actually been written by Matilda Dodd. Also includes samples for two dresses she is making. Also includes original envelope.
Date: December 14, 1887
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, May 24, 1888]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mary Ann Moore's mother, Matilda Dodd. A note at the top of the letter details that Birdie and Alice have been at Aunt Bettie's for a week and that the school has employed two teachers. She stresses that Birdie want to see Linnet very badly. In the letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on the happening in Gallatin and the news includes: a note on the letter that was sent to Abe and Bettie Franklin from the Moore family, family health updates, details on William Dodd's trip to Kentucky, news about Bettie's complaint about another "spell" and how she has been overworking herself, an update on the weather and the lack of rain, a dialogue about Tobe and what he has been up to lately, a discussion on how the weather has not seem to have affected the plants and fruit trees as much as expected, a dialogue about a photograph of Willie Bratney that was sent to the Moore family, a brief on correspondence received from a family member, news on the many deaths this spring, a dialogue on the future visits of family, details on the weather and that it has rained the next day the letter was started on May the twenty fifth, updates on Dinky and Will's gardening endeavors, a discussion of what fruits are available for preserves and for baking, and a note on Dinky's poultry and the amount of butter she has to sell. Matilda closes the letter by stating that she hopes the Moore family could visit and for the family to write to her soon.
Date: May 24, 1888
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to the Moore Family, August 15, 1888]

Description: This document is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a joint letter written by Matilda Dodd and Dinkie (Adelitia) McGee to the Moore family. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on news from Gallatin, Tennessee and it includes: updates on family, friends, and correspondences which were received, a discussion about the dry weather and it's affects on the crops and the stock tank, a dialogue about Mary Thornhill, details about the produce that has been processed as cider, canned, or preserved, a discussion about Dinkie's poultry and the amount of butter she has sold, a dialogue about a disease which is afflicting the calves, instructions about the pictures which were sent to the Moore family, and news about school starting for Birdie,Alice, and Will. She closes the letter by stating that Linnet should attend the school with her kin. In Dinkie's letter, she details the happenings in Gallatin and the news includes: a dialogue about the dry weather and drought-like conditions, news about Will attending an ice cream supper at Limon McGee's place, a discussion about family members who traveled to Dry Fork for a meeting, details about a trip to Cousin Lou's place, a dialogue about John Wallace's burnt up thresher, news about a gift sent to Fannie, and a discussion about Linnet. She closes the letter by stating that Linnet must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: August 15, 1888
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Adelitia McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee, October 16-17, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee. In this letter, Dinkie details the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: weather updates, a discussion concerning Alice's Grandma McGee who has passed, a dialogue about making molasses from cane, news about the crops that survived and the crops that were ruined from frost, updates on family and friends, and the daily happenings since the Moore family and Alice have left. She closes the letter by Birdie want to see Alice and Linnet very badly but since Bessie has come to visit, she has not been as lonely. Dinkie notes that she would like for the Moore's and Alice to write soon. On the first page, Dinkie writes another letter dated October 17 to the Moore family and Alice. She details her daily schedule and mentions that Birdie will write next time. She writes a note for Alice to write Bettie Wilson and that Mother (Matilda Dodd) will write the Moore family on Sunday. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: October 16, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Adelitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Adelitia McGee and Matilda Dodd to the Moore family and Alice McGee, November 24, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It was written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee and Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Dinkie and Matilda update the Moore family and Alice on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: community news, a dialogue about the weather, a discussion on the health of family and friends, and details on Dinkie's butter and egg venture. She closes her letter by mentioning Bettie's dress as well as her own dress and details that she is sending a swatch. She also states that Birdie is upset with Alice for not writing her and only writing the boys. In Matilda's letter, she informs the Moore family of the happenings in Sumner County and the news includes: updates on the weather, news about the hogs, a dialogue about the health of family and friends, a discussion about Matilda's new bed springs, and details about Alice, Linnet, and Birdie. She closes this brief letter by noting that the Moore family and Alice should write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: November 24, 1889
Creator: McGee, Adelitia & Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee, December 28-30, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by Matilda Dodd and Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee. In Matilda's first letter, dated December 28, 1889, she informs the Moore family and Alice of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's letter, well-wishes for Florence's recovery, a dialogue about Christmas plans, community health updates, news about the mild winter weather and its affects on the community, a discussion about the rose slips and cherry sprouts Dodd sent to Mary Ann, details about their new neighbors, and news about family and friends. In Dinkie's letter, dated December 29, 1889, McGee informs the Moore family and Alice about the goings-on in Sumner County. The news includes: a discussion about Mattie, a dialogue about their Christmas and details on what everyone received as gifts when they were at Bettie's place, news about friends in the community, a discussion about a dinner she made and who came over to join the family, inquiries for Linnet,plans for a social, additional updates on friends in the community. She closes the letter by stating that she wants Alice and the Moore family to write soon. In Matilda's second letter, dated December 30, 1889, she updates the Moore family on the cold and rainy weather that has hit Tennessee. She mentions that Will and Abe have helped their new neighbor to build a barn and that Abe will help him build kitchen furniture this day she has written. She closes this brief letter by stating that the Moore family should write soon if they hear from Tobe and that Birdie will write later in the week. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: 1889-12-28/1889-12-30
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William and Matilda Dodd to Charles B. Moore and Mary Ann Dodd Moore, April 15, 1880]

Description: A personal letter from Matilda Brantley Dodd to her daughter, Mary Ann Dodd Moore, and son-in-law, Charles B. Moore. The letter discusses Matilda's grandchildren, weather and it's affects on the crops, and the departure of Ted Roberts to go to Texas. A six line note on the top front of the page is from William Dodd. The envelope is address to Charles B. Moore, with a hand written note reading: "W + M Dodd; Received April; 1880." There is a postal stamp on the front reading "Gallatin, TENN; APR 16", and on the back reading "Melissa, Collin Co., Texas; Apr 19, 1880".
Date: April 15, 1880
Creator: Dodd, Matilda Brantley & Dodd, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Adelitia McGee and Matilda Dodd to the Moore family and Alice McGee, May 11, 1890]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee and Matilda Dodd. In Dinkie's letter, she updates the Moore family and Alice on the goings-on in Sumner county. The news includes: updates on William Dodd's health and Willie McGee's trip to Nashville, a discussion about Lizzie's baby, details about a visit from dressmaker Mat Blackmore, community news of health and happenings, a discussion about the hat fashion for the summer, additional community updates, news about the strawberry crop, an details concerning a visit from family. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family and Alice should write soon. In Matilda's letter, she informs the Moore family of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee, and the news includes: details about the health of family members, an update on the cool and rainy weather, news on the condition of crops and the planting season, a discussion about Birdie's duck and goose business, a dialogue about chores, details about Matilda's rheumatism, and additional community news. She closes the letter by sending her love to all.
Date: May 11, 1894
Creator: McGee, Adelitia & Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to the Moore Family, September 22, 1894]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: news about Will and Birdie going to singing school and other social events, a discussion about Bettie and Abe, updates on the weather, and news about family as well as details concerning correspondence from family members. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family should write soon and that she hopes the letter finds them all well. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 22, 1894
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Frank and Alice Griffin to the Moore family, September 24-26, 1894]

Description: These are letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first two are written by Alice Griffin, who was Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee's daughter and niece and cousin to members of the Moore family. An additional letter is written by Frank M. Griffin, Alice's husband. In Alice's letter, she informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: an update on family members health, news about the weather, a discussion about Matilda Dodd, a dialogue about pickling and preserving, a dialogue about Bailey Love, details about deaths in the community and general community news, a discussion about Bessie, Mattie, Birdie, and Hattie Love, an update on the dress she is making for Matilda, details about Pete who is helping Matilda, and news of Bettie and Matilda's visit. In Alice's second letter, she details Matilda's and Bettie's visit, discusses news about family and friends, mentions her garden and box flowers,and writes about a dress she is having made and a dress she is making for Birdie. She notes that she wishes they could visit her next year. A visit from her does not seem possible she mentions, due to financial reasons. She closes the letter by wishing the Moore family would write soon and she promises to write more often. In Frank's letter, he updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin from his perspective. The news in his letter includes: news about his livestock, an update on the weather, a discussion about the sewing machine ordered for Alice, a dialogue about the crops, details about weaning a colt and purchasing a mule, news about the demand for jersey cows, a discussion about Alice losing her poultry and turkeys to limber neck or break neck, a dialogue about making money from butter and the jersey cow …
Date: September 24, 1894
Creator: Griffin, Alice McGee & Griffin, Frank M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Charles B. and Mary Ann Moore, March 30, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Dodd informs the Moore family about the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's last letter, an update on the health of family members, details about Minnie's visit, weather news, a discussion about planting crops and gardens, a dialogue about the bad weather Collin County has been having, details on the late wheat crop, an update on the seeds sent by Alice to the Moore family, news about Lillian, and a discussion concerning family and friends. She closes the letter by noting that Mary Ann and Charles should write the family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family, October 5, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee. In this letter, McGee informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: updates on the weather and the condition of the wells, details about the school house burning down, news about family and events, and a dialogue about Mary Dodd's letter. McGee closes the letter by mentioning that Linnet should write to her as well as Charles, Mary Ann, and Aunt Mollie. She encloses Mary Dodd's letter with her own and details that it may be of interest to Linnet.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, April 22, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, McGee informs Moore of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of Linnet's photograph, updates on family and friends, news about her past plans and future plans, agricultural and weather updates,details on community events and the attire that her and some of the family are going to wear to one of the events, a discussion about her hat, and a dialogue about the construction of the school house and the instructor. She closes this letter by noting that Linnet should write soon. In the letter to Charles B. Moore and Aunt Mollie, McGee details the number of baby chickens that have hatched, the number of turkey eggs Tobe has brought to them , and an update on Tobe's campaign in an unspecified election. She notes that Will has sold his jersey cow whose bag has spoiled and plans to buy another with the money. She informs Charles and Aunt Mollie on the goings-on in Gallatin and updates them on family news. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 22, 1898
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to the Moore family, June 17, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd and is addressed to Charles B. and Mary Ann "Sis" Moore. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of the Moore family's most recent letter, health updates, news on the dry weather, details on the crop harvests, a discussion about the well-being of family, a dialogue about family friends visiting, and a list of fruits on hand. Dodd closes the letter by noting the Moore family should write soon.
Date: June 17, 1898
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mattie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore, June 17, 1898]

Description: In this letter, Franklin discusses the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee with the Moore family. The News includes: a discussion about school closing for summer, details about Children's Day and what the family did at the event, news about Abe Franklin participating on the Chancery court jury, updates on the well-being of family, and a dialogue about Bettie's poultry and vegetable garden. She closes the letter by noting that the Moore family should write soon and that Bessie will write to them soon as well. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 17, 1898
Creator: Franklin, Mattie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, July 29-30, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Moore informs Linnet about the goings-on in Collin County. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt of Linnet's card, an update about Anderson who fell down Chandler's well, a discussion about the Rutledge burial of one of their three sons, news about Jack Kelly's death, community news, agricultural updates, a dialogue about correspondences received, a discussion about harvest delays in Gallatin due to rain, details about purchasing train tickets to destinations in Colorado, and updates on the well-being of family members and their activities at present. In a brief letter, dated July 30, 1898, Moore discusses the family's milk cow "Old Cora," details community news, and notes that Linnet has received catalogs from Oak Cliff and Fort Worth. He tells her that he would like her to go to school this coming session, but he feels that their excursion to Colorado would provide her with more experience than attending a session. He details some places they will visit on their trip. He wishes she would write soon and send word for Betty and the family to write as well. he closes the letter by noting that he hears dishes rattling and will soon be eating breakfast. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: July 29, 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, January 13, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Charles informs Mary of the goings-on in Advalorem, Texas. The news includes: detailed accounts of daily chores around the house, updates on agricultural chores around the land such as clearing wood, stacking corn, and general maintenance of the farm, a confirmation about receiving Mary's letter, a discussion about the news from Gallatin,TN, a dialogue about the possibility of Mary not receiving all the letters Linnet and Charles sent to her, details about Will's trip to church, and a recount of his afternoon and evening. In Moore's letter dated January 14, 1900, he discusses the day's chores and notes that this day is a glorious one. He notes that he showered and got ready for the day, but needed a bit of hep from Linnet with his dressing. His mention community news and details what Linnet prepared for their dinner. He tells Mary that her absence allows Linnet and himself to take on responsibilities that usually fall on Mary, but he is happy to take them on because it means that Mary can relax when she is in Gallatin. He thanks her for taking care of their home while he and Linnet were in Colorado. He notes that it is now their turn to take of the home while Mary is away with her family. He closes the letter by giving a weather update and noting that this letter will go into the mail in the morning.
Date: January 13, 1900
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family, February 4, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Charles B. Moore, Linnet Moore, and Aunt Mollie. In this letter, McGee informs the Moore family and Aunt Mollie of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The News includes: a confirmation about receiving the most current letter written by the Moore's, a weather update, details about the smallpox outbreak and how everyone is getting their vaccinations, a discussion about going to town to get a vaccination and details that Alice is sock from hers, news about community deaths, a dialogue about social events some family members attended and what happened at the events, health updates on Matilda Dodd and on the family members who have been vaccinated, and a discussion about clothing. She closes the letter by noting that the family should write to her soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 4, 1900
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elizabeth Franklin to the Moore family, January 10, 1901]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Elizabeth "Bettie" Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In the letter, Franklin informs the Moore family that Matilda Dodd has passed way from pneumonia. She discusses the time period right before Dodd passed and describes how the family worked very hard to keep her well with visits from the Doctor and with medicine. The family realized she would not get well and all they could do was keep her comfortable tile she passed. Franklin details how the family and how friends have all helped out during this trying time. This is a fragment of the letter.
Date: January 10, 1901
Creator: Franklin, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Bessie Franklin and Bettie Franklin to the Moore family, January 20-22, 1901]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Bessie Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In this letter, Franklin informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN during the Christmas holidays. The news includes: a confirmation on receiving the Moore's latest correspondence, updates about school, a discussion about family member's health status at present, details about the events they attended for the holidays, and a discussion about who attended the dinner they went to and the food they had, news about Bright's health, a dialogue about correspondences received from kin, details about the poultry show, community health updates about grip and colds, gossip about Broadie Webb, and a dialogue about presents received during the Christmas celebrations. She closes the letter by noting that the Moore family must write her soon and she hopes that this letter finds them all well. In Bettie's letter, dated January 22, 1901, she informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN from her perspective. She details when Bessie and Mattie are going to school, notes that the grip is around, and mentions agricultural chores. She discusses going to listen to a preacher, notes the travel plans of kin, and updates the Moore family on the health of family. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family must write to her soon.
Date: 1901-01-20/1901-01-22
Creator: Franklin, Bessie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Envelope addressed to Abe Franklin]

Description: Envelope addressed to Abe Franklin in Melissa, Texas. The post mark is from Gallatin, Tennessee. A note in the lower left hand corner reads, "Matilda and Wm. Dodd, Recd Jan 19th, 1878," The stamp has been cut off the envelope.
Date: 1878~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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