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[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, April 28 - May 4, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet Moore. The letters are dated April 28, 1899 and May 1, 1899. In these first two letters, Lula informs Linnet of the goings-on in her community. The news includes: a discussion about her wrapper and hat, a dialogue about going riding with the White's and Lorena, and details about going to visit the Taylor family. She closes the letter by stating that she needs to read her lesson for the Club meeting and will tell her the remainder of the news soon. In Lula's next letter, dated May 3, 1899, she continues to detail the goings-on in her life and in the community. She discusses their trip to the Taylor's and notes their return trip was pleasant, notes that she stayed with Mrs. White that night because she was sick, and mentions the sewing projects she is working on at present. She closes the letter by stating that she has not yet received a letter from Linnet and hope she is not ill. Lula sends lots of love to Linnet and wishes her sweet dreams. She begins another letter on Thursday May, 4, 1899. In this brief letter, she notes that she has still not received word from Linnet and is feeling anxious about her well-being. She updates Linnet on her sewing projects and mentions that school will be out soon. She wishes that Linnet were there to go to the commencement with her. She closes the letter by sending lots of love and hopes to hear from Linnet soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: {1899-04-28, 1899-05-01, 1899-05-03, 1899-05-04}
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, February 20-23, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore. The letter begins on Monday night February 20, 1899 and continue until Lula's last letter which was written on Thursday night February 23, 1899. She also has written a brief letter on Friday before she has mailed the letter. In this letter, Lula details for Linnet the goings-on in Burnet, Texas. Lula expresses her sincere longing for Linnet who has left home to go on a trip to Colorado with her father, Charles B. Moore. She updates Linnet on the latest news which includes daily events, friends who are planning trips,details about her own trip to Llano, a dialogue about a green waist she is making, and a discussion about possibly accompanying Aunt Mattie to Colorado to meet Linnet. She notes that she understands why Linnet was so ill with headaches and pains because she has slept on Linnet's side of the bed when the latest "norther" passed through Burnet and the draft made it impossible to sleep comfortably. She mentioned that she had to build the first fire since Linnet's departure. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: 1899-02-20/1899-02-23
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, April 15-18, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet. In this letter, Lula details for Linnet the goings-on in Burnet, Texas. She discusses rainy weather they have been having, memories about Cuckle Burr Hill, updates about friends and their plans, sad news about a friend's death, and a dialogue about going riding with Flora. She details the prayer meeting they attended and how she accepted Jim's invitation to walk her home. She tells Linnet about her trip to Aunt Mat's and that is planning on visiting Linnet and staying for some time. She hopes that the two of them can go to Colorado together. Lula begins another letter the next night, Sunday April 16, 1899. In this letter, Lula continues to update Linnet on the goings-on in Burnet since Linnet's departure. She details what she did on that Sunday and also mentions past happenings with her family. She notes that she has made alterations to her sailor shirt, plans to go to Georgetown for Commencement,needs to make a cake for the Baptist supper, and discusses a conversation she and Jim had about Linnet. The remaining pages of the letter detail friends and town gossip. She closes this letter by noting that she must write to Mr. Taylor and hopes that Linnet has a goodnight. In a letter, written on Tuesday April 18, 1899, Lulu details the events which occurred Monday and they include: baking for the Baptist dinner, going to the depot to welcome the soldiers home, and attending the Baptist dinner. She also notes that she has received her handkerchiefs and is thinking of going to Austin to purchase clothing. She mentions they have planted their garden and closes the letter, wishing Linnet a goodnight.
Date: {1899-04-15..1899-04-16, 1899-04-18}
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from C. B. Moore, December 20, 1899]

Description: Letter from C. B. Moore. The letter has been too badly damaged to discern what is being mentioned.
Date: December 20, 1899
Creator: Moore, C. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore]

Description: Letter fragment written by Charles B. Moore in which he said he had seen wagon load of pictures of "grand mountain scenery." He also states that he saw a Gila monster.
Date: 1899~
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Moore to Linnet Moore, January 4, 1899]

Description: Letter from Mary Moore to Linnet Moore in which she talks about the weather, Christmas preparations, visits to friends. Mary says she has a new range and prepared a coconut cake with it. Mary writes about the Christmas parties. She also says there was a rail road accident between McKinney and Castfork Bridge. She said that roughly 30 passengers were injured and two had died.
Date: January 4, 1899
Creator: Moore, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, January 5, 1898]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Linnet Moore in which he lists all the people he has written letters to. He updates her on the activities of friends and family members. Mr. Moore is not happy with the raining weather.
Date: January 5, 1899
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, January 10, 1899]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to his daughter Linnet in which he give advice on returning a watch that is not working. He then advises Linnet on money and lets her know that she is welcome to request more if she needs it. Mr. Moore then writes about the rainy weather and states that all his water tanks are "beautifully supplied." He also updates her on the health of friends and neighbors and notes those that have died. He gives his opinion on educating African Americans. Otto Wettstein's ("The Liberal Jeweler")receipt of December 26, 1898 is included with the letter. It states that the $25.00 solid gold watch will be sent to Linnet.
Date: January 10, 1899
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, January 23, 1899]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Linnet Moore in which he says that he has left it up to the jeweler to pick out the best $25.00 watch for her. He updates her on the activities of family and friends. He also tells a story about a baby who was killed at the time of a train wreck.
Date: January 23, 1899
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore and Mary Moore to Linnet Moore, January 24, 1899]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to his daughter Linnet expressing concern about her health. He also says that he plans to send her $50.00. Mr. Moore tells her about the progress on his fence. He announces that Sam Thornhill has died. He says the Willy Jones says "the soldiers were all taken to Austin to the inauguration." Both Charles and Mary Moore gave details about family and friends that they have seen or heard from. Charles Moore says that he has stopped drinking coffee and has returned to "good old healthy butter milk."
Date: January 25, 1899
Creator: Moore, Charles B. & Moore, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore, January 29, 1899]

Description: Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore in which she discusses going to school. She says that the teacher separated all the girls that were sitting with their friends and had them sit with their sisters. Alta updates Linnet on the health and activities of the friends they have in common. She says who is getting married, who is courting, and who has broken up.
Date: January 29, 1899
Creator: Bryan, Alta
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. J. Crawford to Charles B. Moore and Rev. Jim Biggs, February 16, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by J. J. Crawford and is addressed to Charles B. Moore and Rev. Jim Biggs. In this letter, Crawford informs Moore and Biggs about the goings-on in Nashville, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt on Moore's letters, a discussion concerning the reasons why he hasn't written Moore in some time, details on the bitter winter weather and how important it is to have a fire in this weather, a dialogue about Moore's trip to Colorado and how Crawford learned much from the letters Moore sent to him,a brief message to Biggs about Tennessee and how he has not been outside of Nashville to see their "old time folks," news about Crawford's family and the winter activities of the children, a message from Anna to the Moore family, and a few messages sent by Crawford to people he knows who reside in Texas. He closes the letter by noting that he hopes Moore, Biggs, and their families are not home bound due to the bad winter weather, detailing that soon the blue birds will sing. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 16, 1899
Creator: Crawford, J. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Jim Cook Jr. to Linnet Moore, March 6, 1899]

Description: He was happy to receive her letter and had started to respond earlier, but was interrupted. He thinks the letter must have been delayed and that is why it took so long to get. He asks if she has felt time drag on like it has for him. He asks her what she thinks of their circumstances. He says that he has fallen in love with her and he will try to be worthy of her love. He talks about Miss Flora and her "Jim." He heard that she wants to go to Austin in June and he will make plans to be there also. He has been asked to help out in a baseball game. He asks about a letter sent to her by Jett. He asks her to call him Jim instead of Mr. Cook. He heard that Mrs. Brownlee tried to commit suicide. He asks about Linnet's Nashville trip. He received a letter from Carter. He can't wait to receive another letter from her and he asks that she write back soon.
Date: March 6, 1899
Creator: Cook, Jim
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, March 12-20, 1899]

Description: She is happy that they write each other everyday. She talks about what happened after dinner. Minnie had an old friend from school visit. She talked about her to her family and they are all happy to hear about Linnet's welfare. She always think of her. She saw Jim who acted like he hadn't heard from Linnet. Lorena saw Jett who also hadn't heard from Linnet. She talks about teaching and hearing a sermon. She received a letter from Melvin and Carter. She plans to see her in June. She talks about what she did Monday and the reason why she was unable to write Monday night. She had a weird dream Sunday night. She talks about the weather and hopes it will rain. She washed some clothes and did some reading. She went with Minnie to look at Mr. Darbis' flowers. Minnie received a letter from Linnet's father. She received a letter from Mr. Taylor who sent only Linnet love. She calls Linnet her adopted daughter and asks about the boys Linnet met. She heard about a letter from Linnet to Jim Cook. She sent a letter to Carter that she would not be going to Austin and that he needed to come home. She hasn't told anyone but Linnet and Lorena that she might plan to go and visit Linnet in September. She had a very lonely day Thursday. She writes about the articles that she is reading. Minnie received a letter from Kate Thomas. Carter came home and she went to a lecture with him. She then names off some new couples. She thought she had broken the door to the Judge's Office. She says that LInnet needs to respond to Jett, even if it is that she doesn't want to write him. She does not like ...
Date: March 12, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Jim Cook Jr. to Linnet Moore, March 21, 1899]

Description: He had wondered why she had not written to him. Again she did not receive his letter and he did not receive her letter. He did not want her to feel that he was neglecting her or for her to question his feelings. His last letter was sixteen pages, he has so much to tell her, but he will wait until he hears from her to write it. He mentions his baseball game, but will wait to write the details. He hopes to hear from her and that she receives both of his letters. He mentions that he saw Lula and asked her to send his regards.
Date: March 21, 1899
Creator: Cook, Jim .
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from F. H. Dougherty to Linnet Moore, February 28, 1899]

Description: He mentions that he doesn't have to study and so will write Linnet some lines. He comments on how Minnie and Miss Dalton are doing. He went to Marble Falls when they had a holiday. He also mentions that J. looked sick after she left. He got moved around in school and he hasn't been to see Minnie since Linnet left. He is looking at her debate and is very proud of himself. He asks her about driving, Delaware and her time in Burnet. He was sad when she left and asks if she would return. He also asks that she write him a long letter soon.
Date: February 28, 1899
Creator: Dougherty, F. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, April 23-26, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Lula informs Linnet of the goings-on in Burnet. She details her plans for the day which included going riding with Fannie Bentley, Sun Bowdoin, and Ed Sherrard. In her next letter, she briefly notes the days events and mentions that she has cleaned her room. She states that she will take this letter to the post office soon and cannot wait to see Linnet in September when she travels to Linnet's home for an extended visit. She closes the letter by expressing her hopes for a long letter from Linnet. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 23, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Anna Boyd to Charles B. Moore, April 27, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Anna Boyd and is addressed to Charles B. Moore. She informs Moore about the reasons for the family's delay in continuing correspondence with the Moore family since their visit to Colorado. In this letter, Boyd discusses the weather's affect on their crops for this spring. She details the failures they had last season due to grasshoppers and hopes that this season would be better than the last. She notes that they did not have much success with fruit, though the gooseberry harvest looks promising. She mentions to Moore what the family plans to sow this season and tells him that they are all well at present. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 27, 1899
Creator: Boyd, Anna
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. G. Cook, Jr. to Linnet Moore, April 29, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by J. G. Cook and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Cook informs Linnet of the happenings in Burnet, TX. The news includes: a discussion about correspondences lost on the mail, details about a girls-only event held in town, a dialogue about how he and G. fixed the fortunes told by the fortune teller at the girls-only event, an update on when and where he has seen Lula Dalton and the rest of the girls in the club, news about the Jones family moving to Oklahoma, and a discussion about traveling out of Burnet. He closes the letter by noting that he is the same Jim Cook as Linnet has known,the same person she hoped he would be, and signs the letter a true friend.
Date: April 29, 1899
Creator: Cook, J. G., Jr.
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