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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 31, 1883]

Description: She says that they are all doing well except for colds. One of the ewes had two lambs, but both were dead. She went to town and bought Willie a coat and herself some fabric. She forgot to take her machine to be fixed. She asks what her sister did on Christmas and mentions that Florence and Bettie's dinner was good. She asks her sister to come home with their mother. She mentions that Mary Dodd can dance and encourages Linnet to come home with her grandmother. She wants to know when her parents are coming back and mentions that Abe hasn't fixed the cow stable yet. She asks that they write soon.
Date: December 31, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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 Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 21, 1883]

Description: She says that they are all doing well and were happy to hear from them. The have had winter weather and so have killed hogs. Laura Dorris died and her baby doesn't look like it will live long either. She tells her mother that Lina did not help her, but Mat did. Jim left to take Christmas and Lina brought apples. Willie is doing well and so is Birdie. Bill Jones left his wife in Ohio. She asks what her sister is doing for Christmas. If she cannot go to town she will send Willie. Her mother's flowers are doing well and she really wants them to visit. She has sewing to do, but her machine will not work. She asks that they write soon.
Date: December 21, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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 Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Sis, December 11, 1883]

Description: She was glad to hear they were doing well and says that her family is also well. She is enjoying good weather. She sent Willie and Jim to the mill and it took all day for them to come back. May Loved died. Mrs. Ellis, Simon McGee and Laura Dorris and her baby are all sick. She wants Abe to kill the hogs before they eat all of the corn. She mentions that Bettie and Bessie are doing well. She hasn't been able to sell eggs. She had sent Jim to get her apples and he never showed up with the apples. She tells her mother that they are doing well and asks her sister to come visit her. She mentions that Willie has been very helpful since his grandfather left. Sissie has also been helpful, but slow. She asks that they write back soon.
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. C. Campbell to William Dodd, December 10, 1883]

Description: There was a problem between William and his brother George. W.C. would like to settle this and asks that William write back as soon as possible. He hopes that William's family is well. He mentions that John Love's wive is very sick. He asks again to respond immediately. In the P.S. he tells that Mary Love is dead.
Date: December 10, 1883
Creator: Campbell, W. C
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Cousin Charles and Mary Moore, December 9, 1883]

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan to cousin Charles discussing family news, and asking for them to come visit her on Saturday. Discusses her four children, including Jimmie and Austin, who loves to dance when she plays. Includes original envelope.
Date: December 9, 1883
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie and Willie McGee to William and Matilda Dodd, December 9, 1883]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee discusses family news. Talks of riding "Old Anna" down to Bettie Franklin's house and how Alice was thrown by her. Discusses scouring and repairing the roof of the "little house." Discusses all the work that Willie and Jim are shucking all the corn and are going to town to sell some chickens and butter. Included is a letter from Willie McGee saying he sold the chickens for 20 cents a piece, he got the fence built and the corn shucked, Birdie's face is healing, and Alice got her prize from Mr. Marshall. The original envelope is included.
Date: December 6, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Willie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Matilda Dodd and Mary Ann Moore, November 30, 1883]

Description: Letter From Dinkie McGee to her sister Mary Ann Moore and her mother Matilda Dodd in Texas. She talks about the sale of some chickens, work done around the farm, family news, daubing her kitchen so it was warmer, and talks about how lonely it is at night. Includes envelope letter was originally sent in.
Date: November 30, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from I. G. Vore to J. W. Denver, November 29, 1883]

Description: Letter from I. G. Vore to General J. W. Denver in Washington D.C., urging General Denver to try to have Congress pass an act to enable the Texas Cherokees to institute a suit in U.S. Court.
Date: November 29, 1883
Creator: Vore, I. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[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

[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 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 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 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 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 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 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