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[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 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 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

[Letters from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, October 26-27, 1897]

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,Moore informs Mary of the goings- on since she has departed for Gallatin, Tennessee. He discusses the number of correspondences he has sent to Mary Ann, weather, the daily chores, community news about friends, updates about the milk cows going to pasture, and the amount of milk the cows are producing since going to pasture. Moore details the daily happenings for Mary Ann and notes that the new carpet was installed by Linnet and Jo in the front room. He discusses the loads of lumber collected for the day details the rainy weather, and notes that Abigail and her calves are well. Moore continues to mention the day's events for Mary Ann. In the latter part of the letter dated October 26, 1897, Moore states that they have yet to receive word from Mary Ann and will travel to Melissa to send a telegram if no correspondence is received by tomorrow morning. He discusses the rain and its affect on the crops in the community including their wheat crop. He ends this letter by noting that the rain will help their stock tanks to reach capacity. Moore begins a new letter on the back of the fourth page which is dated October 27, 1897. In this letter, Moore discusses the weather, daily chores, updates on the crops, and community news. He states that they have not received word from Mary Ann and mentions new updates on friends. he closes the letter by noting that he is on his way to the post office to mail the letters. On the first page, Moore has noted in pencil that he received a letter and a card ...
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, October 28, 1897]

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 updates Mary on the goings-on in Collin County since her departure to Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on receiving Mary's correspondence, news on the weather, an update on the house construction, details about Mrs Priest and Linnet's visit to her and to Jordan, community news, a discussion about real estate, a dialogue about daily chores, news about the fair and plans for Linnet to go with friends, update on the night's weather, details about the health of friends, and news about family. He notes to Mary that she should not worry about home and stay visiting her family as long as she wants. He closes the letter by updating Mary on the time and temperature. The envelope is included with this letter.
Date: October 28, 1897
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Mexican Factory]

Description: Photograph of the outside of a factory in Mexico. In the foreground are four large tanks on their sides surrounded by many fences. In the background are three buildings with rounded roofs. There is a small mountain on the horizon.
Date: unknown
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

[Photograph of Mexican Factory]

Description: Photograph of the outside of a factory in Mexico. In the foreground are four large tanks on their sides surrounded by many fences. In the background are three buildings with rounded roofs. There is a small mountain on the horizon.
Date: unknown
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Stock Tank

Description: Patent for an improved water tank for livestock, connecting an elevated reservoir to a trough at ground level.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Wright, Wayne C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drinking Fountain

Description: Patent for a drinking fountain. "The object of the invention is to provide a drinking fountain having a drinking trough to which water will be automatically supplied as the same is removed by the stock." Illustration included.
Date: August 15, 1905
Creator: McCormick, James V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Float Valve

Description: Patent for a float valve. This invention is intended for stock watering tanks where by it ends the flow of water when the tank is full. Illustration included.
Date: November 21, 1905
Creator: Clary, Edwin P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Tank.

Description: Patent for improved water-tank of which will provide a construction to prevent leakage, bruising, and warping of the wood and in which water will be kept cool and clean.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Evans, Edwin Fousiiee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Man by House; Man by Watering Trough

Description: Copy negative of two pictures. The first is of Daniel Ray (D. R.) DeRusha wearing a suit, standing in front of a house with windows and bushes at 301 Miller St. in Abilene in 1938. The second picture is of George Nathan Cook standing in a field beside a watering trough with a car in the background in New Mexico in 1945.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Silo.

Description: Patent for a new, water-tight silo that can be easily assembled without skilled labor and can be set up anywhere, including illustrations.
Date: September 1, 1914
Creator: Brookshire, Samuel N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Antifreezing Outlet-Valve for Tanks.

Description: Patent for a new and improved "valve-operating mechanism which cannot be rendered inoperative by ice forming in the tank, and also whereby the valve itself cannot become frozen" (lines 26-30) including illustrations.
Date: May 5, 1914
Creator: Whipp, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fish Hatchery

Description: Photograph of two men stand holding a metal tub pouring the water and fishes from the tub into a concrete trough of water.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cochran, Jimmy W.
Partner: Midwestern State University

[Letters from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, November 30 - December 2, 1897]

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, Moore discusses the goings-on in Collin County since Mary's departure to Tennessee. He details community news and the health of friends, daily chores, weather updates, and a discussion about leading the calves to water. At the end of this letter, he notes that bright has paid him five dollars in interest and tell Mary the most current temperature reading. In the letter dated December 1-2, 1897, Moore informs Mary Ann of the goings-on in Collin County. He details Linnet's and his daily chores and discusses community news with Mary. He notes that he is sending the Paris, Texas paper to Will McGee. He writes a brief letter to Will which discusses the paper and the reason he is sending it to him. After the message to Will, he notes that they have stripped the walnut trees and it looks like rain out. He closes the letter by noting the time and temperature. Moore begins a letter at the bottom of this page which is dated December 2, 1897. He updates Mary on the weather, details that he has not called the household up for the day, and notes the daily chores. He discusses the clock with Mary Ann and that Mr. and Mrs Priest are supplying them with bones and sausages. He mentions that when it is time to kill their hogs the favor will be returned to the Priest family. He closes this letter by stating that he will try to get the letter to the post soon. The envelope is included with this letter.
Date: {1897-11-30, 1897-12-01..1897-12-02}
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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