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[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White and Claude D. White, January 10, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McKinley and is addressed to the White's and Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McKinley informs Linnet White of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN. the news includes: a discussion about all the bad things that have happened recently, details about how she misses her father, a dialogue about what the family did for Christmas including events attended and menus for dinner, news about her sewing endeavor, a discussion about her new black suit, a dialogue about Mattie McGee and Henry McGee grieving for Will in their own ways, news about family and friends, community updates, and a discussions about exchanging photographs. Birdie closes the letter by stating that the White's and Mary Ann should write to her soon. A clipping of the suit purchased by Birdie is included with the letter as well as the envelope she sent to Linnet White.
Date: January 7, 1907
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, January 20, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore and family. In this letter, Thornhill informs Moore of the goings-on in Goodlettsville,, TN. The news includes: a confirmation about receiving word on Abe Franklin's passing, an account of how Mr. Thornhill passed, an update on the health of family members, details about Mr. Thornhill's family who visited his grave, a discussion about Bertha and the school fund, a dialogue about Tom Jackson's health condition and his visit after he was better, details about how the family all helped to clear debts or take care of Mr. Yhornhill, a discussion about the crops in Texas and in Tennessee, community agricultural news, and well-wishes for everyone's health and happiness. She closes the letter by sending love to all. Clipped obituaries of Bailey Love and Dr. J. N. Thornhill as well as the envelope are included with the letter.
Date: January 20, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White, February 4, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is addressed to Mary Ann Moore and the White's. The write is unidentified, but it is a family member from Gallatin, TN. In this letter, the writer discusses receving word of Linnet's illness in her last letter, well-wishes for a quick recovery, details about a visit from Linnet and Claude, and a update on the wintery weather that they are having at present.
Date: February 4, 1907
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Mary Ann Moore, February 5, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Laura Jernigan to Mary Ann Moore. In the letter, Jernigan informs Moore of the goings-on in her community. The news includes: health updates on her and her family, news about Parry coming home, a discussion about the crops and general agricultural news, community gossip, a dialogue about killing and hanging meat to cure, details about how many community members and kin in Tennessee are losing their meat due to the warm winter, and news about Walter Barron shooting Watts last week. She closes the letter by noting that one of her children will be down to visit with Mary soon and she hopes that Mary could visit her soon as well. She send her love to all. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 5, 1907
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White and Claude D. White, March 10, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by Sally Thornhill and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore and the White's. In this letter, Thornhill informs her kin on the going-on in Goodlettsville, TN. The news includes: a discussion about her correspondences, an apology for not writing a quick reply to Moore and White, a discussion about the grippe outbreak and news about those who are sick with pneumonia, a dialogue about Bailey Love's death, a dialogue about the mud and how it makes the agricultural work much harder, news about her weaving project, a discussion about traveling to see family in Nashville, and updates on the prices of meat and an aside on the production of eggs this winter. She closes the letter by sending love and well-wishes to all.
Date: March 10, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White, May 24, 1907]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White from Birdie McGee. She tried to respond to their letter sooner, but she has been really busy. She wants them to come visit her. Henry is a little sick, but will be making a trip to Texas. She believes that Bessie will marry John Turner. She had some visitors and was surprised that Mollie Love is still alive. She comments on the styles. She is expecting Minnie to come visit them when she gets back from her trip. She mentions the odd spring and winter they had. She talks about her cow and sow. She had more visitors. She is tired of writing so will close the letter. Will says he will also write.
Date: May 24, 1907
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, July 21, 1907]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore. She wanted to write sooner, but it was too hot and he wasn't feeling well. She mentions what was eaten for dinner. She talks about hard times, but is thankful. She talks about the crops of wheat and corn. She talks about prices and practices for farming. She comments on how Mary is feeling blue about taking care of the farm and gives some advice for it. Sally went to go visit Mr. Thornhill's sister, who was not feeling well. She also saw Aunt Jane who also was not feeling well. She tended to Sue's chickens and turkeys. Alice and her mother went back to Texas, but Sally has not heard from them. She stayed at Alice's and it felt like old times. Sabina and Dr. J. B. Walton died. She talks about the trip she wants to go on. She talks about the weather and the rain they need. She talks about the teachers at the schools. She asks if anyone in the Rucker family got small pox. She is working hard and her children papered her room. She talks about her chickens.
Date: July 21, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, August 2, 1907]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She received their letter and was sad to hear that they weren't coming to visit. She says that she could not go visit them because they are having a lot of bad luck. She is sorry that their crops are not doing well. Birdie's chickens have cholera. Lillie Bell has consumption. She canned and jammed Blackberries and sold them. She comments that everything is ripening late. The cashier at the bank was robbing it for years. She mentions how the money was being used. She brags about Will and how well he is doing. She is waiting for Linnet's letter and wishing they would come visit. She talks about the work she is doing and gives news about people. Richard Dobbins got married. She asks for information about the people living in Texas.
Date: August 2, 1907
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from F. M. Griffin to Mary Moore, August 27, 1907]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore from F. M. Griffin. She mentions the fair was organized very well. She has had so many visitors that she is now sick. She mentions where Lillian is going to school and what she did before the fair. Martha Patterson helped them at the fair. She talks about food spoiling and cousin Lou not doing so well. She talks about her crops and how well they did. She is getting treated by the same doctor that treated Uncle Abe. She talks about her treatment and pain. She asks that Linnet write to her, and she really wants to see them.
Date: August 27, 1907
Creator: Griffin, F. M. & Griffin, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, September 9, 1907]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She says they are doing well, except Lillian had a short sick spell. Will wants to sell their house in Gallatin. She went to the fair with Will and Bessie. Mollie Love died. Sh wishes they would come visit her. She met up with John Wood at the fair. She mentions how some people are doing. She talks about the fruit she wants and the rain they need. Mr. Lawrence stayed with them. One of her pigs got killed by a train. She has been so busy she hasn't been able to finish the letter. She was reminded of Will and wonders about Mattie and Henry. She hopes she will have news the next time she writes and can't wait for their next letter. She encloses a picture of Will that Aunt B had. There is a drawing on the back of the envelope.
Date: September 9, 1907
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary A. Moore and Family, November 20, 1907]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to her cousin Mary A. Moore discussing recent health problems and other news of family and friends, plans for Thanksgiving, crops, and the weather. She mentions that she has recently heard from Mary Thornhill who had been paid a visit by Mariah Rucker. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary A. Moore in McKinney, Texas. It is postmarked Goodlettsville, Tennessee November 20, and there is a postmark for McKinney, Texas on November 23, 1907 on the back.
Date: November 20, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. J. McKinley to Mary Ann Moore and Claude D. and Linnet White, November 1907]

Description: Letter from W. J. McKinley to Mary Ann Moore (addressed as Aunt Mollie) and Claude D. and Linnet White discussing the problems with the economy, his business, Birdie, farming, and the house that he intends to build. He closes by wishing Mary and her family a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. He drew a diagram of the house he wants to build at the top of page five. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary A. Moore in McKinney, Texas and postmarked Gallatin, Tennessee. Part of the date is torn away, but it may be November 24, 1907. There is a postmark for McKinney, Texas on November 27, 1907 on the back.
Date: November 1907
Creator: McKinley, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections