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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann Dodd Moore, July 16, 1876]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to her sister, Mary Ann Dodd Moore discussing all the illness from flux, including her daughter, Sissie, who almost died. Discusses numerous other neighbors that had died from the flux. Discusses 4th of July parade and picnic put on by the Grangers (The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry). Discusses the garden and the wheat threshing and the hopes that Mary will be able to visit. She says to "tell Mr. Moore I prefer living here [Tennessee] if the women have children when 50 years old out there [in Texas]."
Date: July 16, 1876
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Willie McGee and Dinky McGee to Mary Ann Dodd Moore and Charles B. Moore, September 12, 1880]

Description: The first two pages are from Willie McGee to his aunt Mary Ann Dodd Moore. He primarily discusses his life at school. The last two pages are from Dinkie to her sister and brother-in-law Charles. She talks about her recent poor health. The envelope has a 3 cent postal stamp and is addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore, Melissa, Collin Co., Texas. A handwritten note on the front reads: " Willy + Dinky McGee; Received September 18th; 1880." A postal stamp on the front reads: "Gallatin, Tenn; Sept 14" and one on the back reads: "Melissa, Collin Co., Texas; Sep 18, 1880."
Date: September 13, 1880
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Willie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann Dodd and Charles B. Moore, August 19, 1882]

Description: Letter from Matilada Dodd to her daughter Mary Ann and son-in-law Charles B. Moore discussing the hot weather and how much she misses seeing them. Discusses a dress she made for her and some drawers that may be too big. She discusses other family members, including Birdie who is so high tempered that she nearly dies, but they are afraid to whip her too much as she faints because she is so nervous. Also mentions news of other family and friends. Also includes envelope letter was sent in. Addresed to Charles B. Moore, Melissa, Texas and note says received Dinkey and Mrs. Dodd, August 30, 1883.
Date: August 19, 1882
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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 Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann Dodd and Charles B. Moore, October 31, 1882]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to her daughter, discussing family news and discusses unhappiness that she has to move out of her house so her son and daughter-in-law can move in and they don't seem to appreciate it. Many people have colds and she recommends a cure for the chills of hop bitters. Also mentions dry weather, along with flies and grasshoppers is damaging the wheat crop.
Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd, Florence Dodd, and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, May 26, 1883]

Description: Letter from Matilda and Florence Dodd and Bettie Franklin. They all discuss family news and news of their children. There was cold weather and it damaged a lot of the crops. Florence is concerned that they will only have cornbread, and no biscuit. A smaller piece of paper is addressed to little cousin Linnet from Mary Winston Dodd who was less than a year old. In addition, it includes the envelope from the original letter addressed to Mr. C. B. Moore that had also been used to as scrap paper.
Date: May 26, 1883
Creator: Dodd, Matilda; Dodd, Florence & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William and Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, September 9-10, 1883]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd talking about family news, the weather, deaths in the neighborhood and the peaches and apples they have picked over the ridge. Also includes a brief note that William Dodd saying they are all well and that Matilda will go to Texas to visit when the weather gets cool. Includes envelope letter was mailed in.
Date: September 10, 1883
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Dodd, William
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 and Willie McGee to William and Matilda Dodd, December 9, 1883]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee discusses family news. Talks of riding "Old Anna" down to Bettie Franklin's house and how Alice was thrown by her. Discusses scouring and repairing the roof of the "little house." Discusses all the work that Willie and Jim are shucking all the corn and are going to town to sell some chickens and butter. Included is a letter from Willie McGee saying he sold the chickens for 20 cents a piece, he got the fence built and the corn shucked, Birdie's face is healing, and Alice got her prize from Mr. Marshall. The original envelope is included.
Date: December 6, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Willie
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 Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, March 8, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilde Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore in which she gives news on the children in the family. She says that Abe has been working in town. The weather is cold and has killed off the wheat and other things that were planted during a brief warm period. She writes about recent illnesses among family and friends. Then discusses a mad (rabid?) dog. Dinkie McGee writes a page of the letter. She discusses the weather; the health of Birdie and Willie McGee; and that she plans to make aprons. William Dodd added a note at the end of the letter. Birdie added a note to Linnet saying that this was her "...birthday. I am five years old."
Date: March 8, 1885
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee to Charles and Mary Ann Moore, April 8, 1887]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee discusses weather and cold snap that probably killed all the peach blossoms, but apples and garden looks ok. She recommends Mary get her teeth pulled that are bothering her. Abe is in town and Bettie is lonesome. Some geologists had come and visited Abe's gas well. Willie is working as chain carrier for a surveyor. Birdie, Mary and Bessie have learned to knit and Birdie is piecing a quilt. The women made soap and it only took 3 days. Dinkie's chickens are doing well and they sold all their turkeys at Christmas
Date: April 8, 1887
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice and Dinkie McGee and William Dodd to Mollie and Charles Moore, January 1, 1888]

Description: Dinkie received their letter on Christmas eve and her mother was proud of her gift. They went to Bettie's for Christmas and saw a lot of people. Then they went to Tobe Franklin's house for a dance. There was a concert at the new school house a week before Christmas. Mr. Moore had mentioned a lot of people were visiting Tennessee and she wants them to visit. Mrs. Jones has rheumatism. Mrs. Rodimore is on the verge of death. Miss Betsy Elliot and Mr. Enlow died. Her cold is no better and Pap is going to town and Willie is doing chores. Dinkie asks that they come visit. Alice mentions the concert that happened last Friday and how funny it was. Her character was Mrs. Buttermilk. She also asks that they come visit.
Date: January 1, 1888
Creator: Dodd, William; McGee, Alice & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lilian and Allice Griffin to Mary Moore, December 16, 1906]

Description: Letter from Lillian Griffin to Mary Moore in which she tells her aunt about "hog killing," taking sausage over to Aunt Bettie on her "boy saddle" and the farm animals she helps care for. She also lists the presents she has received from relatives. Alice writes Lillian being at home until school starts in the spring; clothing; and that Mayme married Jo St. John. She updates Mary on the activities of family and friends.
Date: December 16, 1906
Creator: Griffin, Lillian
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie and Dinkie McGee to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, March 10,1893]

Description: 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.
Date: March 10, 1893
Creator: McGee, Birdie & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, January 20, 1898]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin Linnet Moore in which she updated Linnet on the activities of her cousins. She also described what she and their extended family did for Christmas. She also writes about visiting neighbors, sewing a dress, and making a trip to town. A clipping showing the styles of blouses and a piece of fabric from her dress were included with the letter.
Date: January 20, 1898
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore, February 28, 1906]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to her Aunt Mollie [Mary] giving family news. Uncle Abe Franklin is very ill He wore himself down riding more than 20 miles in one day to go get a new horse and took sick. Talks of Uncle Tobe's death. From what they can tell, he starved himself to death after he lost all his money. Includes letter dated February 11, 1906 from Gallatin, Tennessee addressed to Aunt Molly, with no author listed. He talks of Uncle Tobe's funeral costs and the sale of a saddle.
Date: February 28, 1906
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Linnet and Claude White, April 5, 1906]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee saying that she hasn't gotten her garden in yet, so won't have vegetables for at least three months. Alice is getting glasses, Will gave notice at his job and is going to farming, Uncle Abe is getting better and other family news. She says Sallie Love has gone crazy again and now has become a Christian Scientist and is curing Bailey of consumption. He is nothing but a skeleton and hasn't been able to leave the house all winter.
Date: April 5, 1906
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, January 17, 1892]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin, Linnet Moore, talking about the sleet and snow that broke the trees. Her mother did laundry and hung then on the line and they are frozen there still. Her brother Will was going to singing school being taught by Mr. Moncreaf at the school. She got a new blue hat for Christmas. Grandpa has 8 little lambs. She writes to Hattie Love all the time. She went and stayed with Clemmie Albright for several days and went with Alice and Mr. Frank and had a nice time. On the back she wrote her alphabet with a little something about each letter.
Date: January 17, 1892
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie and Birdie McGee to Linnet, Charles, and Mary Dodd, July 2, 1892]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee talking about her flowers and garden. She also discusses neighbors, dresses they are making, and a new top buggy. There is also a letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet talking about getting her hat newly trimmed and her mother redoing her embroidered dress. She also mentions a new lounging chair they just purchased for $20.00. Also includes envelope from letter. Stamped on the back is Melissa, Texas July 5, 1893.
Date: July 2, 1892
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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