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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, November 20-22, 1898]

Description: Letter expressing concern that Linnet has not written, gives details of drought, discusses the building of a "tank," the sale of a horse, surgery that Mr.Rutledge had and news of his recovery, the killing of a squirrel, a discussion about drawing water for his animals and leading them to the trough, news about painting the buggy, details about his afternoon routine which included eating lunch and tending to the animals, community news about friends and neighbors, news about finishing the tank, weather updates, and details on daily routine for November 21st and 22nd in 1898. The letter includes a list of the highs and lows in temperature of the winter season thus far. In a note written on the list, Moore details that he wished Linnet would write more often.
Date: 1898-11-20/1989-11-22
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mr. Moore, Sis, and Linnet, September 10, 1895]

Description: She hadn't heard from them and was worried. She hopes they are doing well and says that she is doing well. She mentions the weather and what she has been doing at Will's. Will has had some visitors. She mentions Birdie going to school and Alice looking better in health. She hasn't heard from Em and was wondering if they were coming to visit or not. She received news from Tobe. She asks that Mr. Moore write his family so she can receive news of them.
Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Moore, November 3 - 4, 1897]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to his wife Mary in which he expresses happiness that she is out of danger of contracting "yellow jack" (yellow fever). He hopes that Mary will be able to visit with Sally Thornhill. He says that he went to town with Linnet to buy flour, shoes, and other supplies. He said that he has acquired a new supply of pork. He states that it is hard to make up a party as boarding schools have taken so many of the young people away from the neighborhood. He updates Mary on the health and activities of family and friends.
Date: November 3, 1897
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from S. T. Appling to Sally Thornhill, May 8, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by S. T. Appling to Sally Thornhill. In this letter, Appling discusses the current news in her community. She details the goings-on and well-being of family members. She notes to Sally that she has rheumatism in her hands, making it difficult to write. Appling states that the garden is all planted and details which crops are successful or failing at present. She mentions that Henry is currently shearing sheep, updates Sally on community news and family health, and mentions they do not have much fruit this season. She closes the letter by stating that the family should write to them as soon as they are able.
Date: May 8, 1899
Creator: Appling, S. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to the Moore family, May 23-24, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Sally Thornhill and is addressed to the Moore family. In this letter, Sally informs the Moore family of the goings-on in White Hill, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt of Moore's correspondences, general updates on the family's well-being at present, a discussion about the vegetable garden and the fruit that is currently available for harvest, news about the crops, a dialogue about measles, a discussion about family's travels and who is in town at present, updates on correspondences received, and general community news. She begins a letter to Mary on the third page of this letter. In Mary's letter, Thornhill discusses her health, notes that the family has received word from Birdie McGee, details her happiness for seeing things grow again,and mentions the condition of her flowers. She mentions that she has finished soap making and tells Mary Ann about the obituaries of kin. An aside at the top of this page notes that she is sad to hear about Laura and Jack's health and gives details about Jack's family who reside in Tennessee. She closes the letter to Mary and begins another letter to Charles, dated May 24, 1899. In this letter, she discusses the Will's conditions, notes that Mr. Thornhill is on his way to Springfield to pay taxes, and news about family members. She closes her letter by noting that she wants the Moore family to write and sends her best wishes. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: May 23, 1899
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections