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[Letter from L. L. Peck to Annie Bradley - January 3, 1883]

Description: Letter from L. L. Peck, Attorney and Counselor at Law, to Annie Bradley in Corsicana, dated January 3, 1883 and sent from Fairfield, in which he writes about his family, his desire for a picture of her, and his intention to marry her.
Date: January 3, 1883
Creator: Peck, L. L.
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Letter from L. L. Peck to Annie Bradley - January 13, 1883]

Description: Letter from L. L. Peck, Attorney at Law, to Annie Bradley in Corsicana, dated January 13, 1883 and sent from Fairfield, in which he writes about her having contracted the measles, and about his family as well as hers.
Date: January 13, 1883
Creator: Peck, L. L.
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Letter from L. L. Peck to Annie Peck - October 26, 1883]

Description: Letter from L. L. Peck, Attorney at Law, to Annie Peck, dated October 26, 1883, in which he clarifies their plans. Above the main letter is what seems to be the beginning of a letter to Mrs. Belle Peters in Louisville.
Date: October 26, 1883
Creator: Peck, L. L.
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to her Sister, January 25, 1883]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her sister with news from Belton, TX. She wrote about letters that had been received from other family members and who was planning to visit soon. She told her sister that their brother, Paul, had brought gifts for them and that she wanted her sister to bring her one, too.
Date: January 25, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 15, 1883]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her sister, Gertrude Osterhout, with news from home. She wrote about how their mother had been feeling ill. She mentioned briefly who was going out of town and local gossip.
Date: April 13, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Lydia to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, July 8, 1883]

Description: A brief letter from Lydia to her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, regarding the news Lydia had heard about their health. She hoped that her letter would find their health improving. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Geo E. Osterhout."
Date: July 8, 1883
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 9, 1883]

Description: Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout discussing what he has been doing. He apologized for not writing sooner and told him what he had been doing during his recreational time. George's crop of cotton did poorly this growing season. Also, he included some news from other family members.
Date: August 9, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, George E.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother with news of her family. Her husband has been recovering from his broken leg and began working around their farm once more. Her daughter has been sick for five years with an unknown ailment. Among other family news, she informed her brother that their sister, Sarah, wanted him to write. She condemned a drunken family member as disgraceful and discussed the possibility of adding family members' names to the family burial ground if the bodies were not able to be buried there.
Date: August 4, 1883
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout, December 22, 1883]

Description: Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout regarding a photograph that was sent to her. She thanked him for it and asked if his sister, Gertrude, would be able to come down for a visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: December 22, 1883
Creator: Chamberlin, Mary
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 22, 1883]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding her remaining time at Baylor University. Gertrude was eager to return home and help out around the house. Commencement was fast approaching and she wrote to her mother about what she was going to wear and that she needed her mother to send a few items to make sure she was prepared.
Date: April 22, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 6, 1883]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing her time at Baylor University. She wrote to her mother about how discouraged she had been feeling lately and that the poor weather outside had her feeling unwell. She asked for news from the family and said she would be writing her sisters soon.
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 17, 1883]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She told him that they were busy making winter clothes and preparing for Christmas. Ora let him know about a wedding that happened recently and their brother, Jeremiah, might be scheduling a wedding soon.
Date: December 17, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 20, 1883]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. Ora wrote Paul to update him on what has been going on at home since Paul's mother was unable to. She focused on small events involving family and friends and asked how Paul was doing in the cold climate of his new town.
Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 6, 1883]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her on her life at school. She detailed examinations she had and the praise she had received for one of her papers. Gertrude mentioned visiting lecturers, letters she owed family members, and other bits of news. At the end of the letter, she has a list of items she requested her mother to send.
Date: April 6, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee and William Dodd to Mollie and Charles Moore, February 4, 1883]

Description: Dinkie is glad to hear from them and says that they all have colds. Mr. Huff's men have typhoid fever. Abe, Tobe and Jule Elliot started working on shingling. She says all she does is cook and clean. Her mother is visiting Bettie and Mrs. McGee is in Kentucky for a while. Mollie McGee is said to be mean because she won't let her mother-in-law live with them. Ike Jones will have to lose an arm. Florence had a dinner. Willie and Birdie love eating apples. Mary Dodd is a beautiful baby and Tobe loves her. Bessie has taken to Alice and Birdie has good manners. She is able to sell four to five dozen eggs. Alice is helpful with making butter, doing dishes, makes the beds and watches Birdie. Mrs. McGee knitted stockings and mittens for the children. Willie want them to respond to his letter. Alice writes that Birdie has a wheel barrow and Birdie has found three dozen eggs in two days. Alice lists the chores that she does. She also mentions to Linnet that they have nice blocks and play house. Alice asks her aunt Mollie to write soon. William writes that the wheat looks bad. He was plowing and came across some feral dogs. Ike Jones may have to lose his arm.
Date: February 4, 1883
Creator: Dodd, William; McGee, Alice & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles and Mary Moore, March 8, 1883]

Description: She was glad to hear from them and will try to write back. Jackson planted irish potatoes and he/she planted mustard, radishes, beets, lettuce and risked planting pear. She writes what they had for dinner. She says they are doing well except for colds. There are cases of mumps and measles in the county and Jimmie and Auntie too. She received news that Add Nimmo died from Mr. Wallace. Jinnie also wrote them and said everyone was doing well, except Mat Winham who she doesn't expect to live long. Mr. Austin lost employment, but now works in retail. Hooper visited Jinnie and from what they could see he has been sober for a while. She went with Jackson and his sister Nan to Pilot Grove. She would like to hear from Betty and the old neighborhood. Austin fell in a fire and died, he willed everything to his wife. She made soap. Jim is all over Lizzie. She mentions that the wheat and peaches are looking good. She asks that they write soon of when they are coming and how they are doing.
Date: March 8, 1883
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie, Willie and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, Marach 25, 1883]

Description: Dinkie says that they are all doing well, except Sissie who is unwell. She had tried gardening, but it has been really cold. John Rutledge is sick, Lizzie Wallace's son is well, Mrs. Allison will not live long, Mrs. Harper is sick and Laura Dorris has consumption. Bessie and Bettie are doing well. The wheat does not look good this year anywhere. She is going to sell butter and eggs. She has a lot of sewing to do and needs to make soap. Birdie says that she is writing to Linnet and Uncle Charlie. Dinkie asks that they write soon. Willie writes that he made a cradle and wagon for his Aunt Florence. His sister Alice has been unwell. He is going to trim the orchard for his grandfather. He is also milking cows. He mentions that telephone wires are being put up. He wishes he could see Linnet. Alice writes that she has been sick, but has been helping out as well. She was milking cows and making butter to sell. Birdie and Alice wish they could play with Linnet and Willie made himself a tool chest.
Date: March 25, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Willie & McGee, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, April 5, 1883]

Description: She received their letter and hopes that Mr. Moore will get well from his rheumatics. They have had a lot of cold weather and the peach trees have not bloomed yet. People are planting irish potatoes. Abe and Bettie are building a new kitchen and Tobe's baby has teeth already. She says there has been a lot of sickness and death the past winter and spring. Mrs. Allison and Mr. Harris died. Laura Dorris and her baby are sick. She asks if Linnet goes egg hunting like Birdie. She is at Dinkie's house. She received another letter from them. She mentions the telephone wires that went up. Mrs. Summers has had hemorrhages. Sam Thornhill had some the other night, he was robbed. She asks that they write soon.
Date: April 5, 1883
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. Ann to Charles Moore, April 8, 1883]

Description: He was surprised, but glad to hear from Charles. He is sorry that Charles' brother John was suffering fro rheumatism. He believes everyone is doing well, and he mentions that they are suffering from dry weather. He hopes for good crops this year. There is a liquor prohibiting law and the Marshall takes drunk men to jail every few nights. He tells Charles that his son Will is still sheriff and the ages of aunts and uncles. He doesn't know if Willis is going to leave or not. He asks that they write soon. In the P.S. he asks some questions. He aks if Charles and Henry are the only ones to keep the Moore name. He mentions that the Boyd name rests on the second generation with one boy.
Date: April 8, 1883
Creator: Ann, J.
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 Sam E. Wanford to Charles B. Moore, November 29, 1883]

Description: Letter from Sam Wanford saying he likes Selma California less than Modesto. Talks about visiting Yolo and how irrigation was a problem. He recommends that a cousin of his from Yolo would like to go to Texas and be a teacher. He highly recommends her and says he will accompany her to Texas if they think they can find a place for her. He says she is "a boss on music," but can also assist in teaching school or even pick cotton. He misses going to the dances at their house. Says he is well and hearty and up to 152. Includes original envelope.
Date: November 29, 1883
Creator: Wanford, Sam E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections