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[Letter from Julia A. Barr to the Moore family, December 3, 1888]

Description: This item is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Julia A. Barr, Henry and Charles Moore's cousin. In the letter, Julia updates the Moore family on the happenings in Jerseyville, Illinois and the news includes: a dialogue about meeting cousin George Wilson in Eureka Springs, Arkansas while on a trip there, a discussion about the people that accompanied here on the trip and how long she stayed, details concerning the people she meet in Eureka Springs, a conversation about Seella, her two children, and Polly, a dialogue about their helper who was discharged over a year ago and how they are getting along without him, an update on the bountiful crops and how good rain has made it possible for people to get out of debt, a discussion about "Aunt" Sally Smith and Uncle Abner's family, a dialogue about Sottie Knaff's daughter, details about the Goodrich family, an aside about the town of Jerseyville, a dialogue about Mrs. O. P. Powell's children, a discussion about Wilson Cross and Ida Barr Cross, details about Fannie and her love for entertaining, updates on family, a dialogue about Barr's California trip and the places they stopped at along the way, details about the trip and the cities and sites Barr saw in California, a discussion about the trip back home to Illinois and details about their stop in Salt Lake City, an aside on how lovely the topography was from Salt Lake to Denver, a discussion on her return home, and a dialogue about recent plans. She closes the letter by asking how Linnet was doing, asks the Moore family to write soon, and sends her love to all. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: December 3, 1888
Creator: Barr, Julia A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Minutes of Alvord City Council

Description: Minutes of the meetings of the town board of the City of Alvord, Texas.
Date: October 16, 1888
Creator: City of Alvord
Partner: Alvord Public Library

[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

[Letter from J. B. Caldwell, August 1, 1881]

Description: Letter from J.B. Caldwell of U.S. Treasury Department to Hamilton K. Redway stating that his item, as late of Co. "K," N.Y. volunteer cavalry will be disposed of as early as practicable. If a balance is certified it will be subject to appropriation by Congress.
Date: August 1, 1888
Creator: Caldwell, J. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard from Ora Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, July 18, 1888]

Description: Postcard from Ora Osterhout to her family discussing recent events. She wrote on two separate postcards, and they are both addressed to Mr. J. P. Osterhout in Belton, Texas. There is a postmark for Bellville, Texas, but the date cannot be read clearly.
Date: July 18, 1888
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letters from J. Sabina Rucker to Charles B. Moore, June 15-16, 1888]

Description: These letters are from the Charles B. Moore Collection. They are written by J. Sabina Rucker to her brother, Charles B. Moore. In this letter, Sabina updates Charles on the Rucker family and details the country around her. She notes that while in the country she saw cowboys herding fifteen hundred cattle to New Mexico. The topic of this first letter moves to correspondences she had begun writing to Henry or Solomon. She discusses their travel and lodging plans and then closes the letter. Her brief, second letter was written on June 16, 1888. She discusses a house the family is looking at and notes that they saw a pack of dogs as they were coming into town. She details some news about a family friends and closes the letter because of the misting rain. The envelope is included with the letters.
Date: June 15, 1888
Creator: Rucker, J. Sabina
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Henry S. Moore, May 25, 1888]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Laura Jernigan, cousin to Charles and Henry Moore. In this letter, Laura updates Henry on the happenings in Grayson County and the news includes: an aside on how she has not written to him in a while because she has not time, a dialogue about A. J. Jernigan's trips to Sherman to serve on the jury and to Austin with Lizzie, a discussion about Phippen's time in the capitol, details about school ending for Phippen and his plans for summer, a weather update, a discussion about the condition of the crops and notes about the amount of milk butter they are making, an aside about Old Man Smith, details about Jack's land purchase and plans for the land, information about land prices in Texas, and a dialogue about the weather which has brought lots of rain. She closes the letter by stating that she hopes to hear from the Moore family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: May 25, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, May 24, 1888]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mary Ann Moore's mother, Matilda Dodd. A note at the top of the letter details that Birdie and Alice have been at Aunt Bettie's for a week and that the school has employed two teachers. She stresses that Birdie want to see Linnet very badly. In the letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on the happening in Gallatin and the news includes: a note on the letter that was sent to Abe and Bettie Franklin from the Moore family, family health updates, details on William Dodd's trip to Kentucky, news about Bettie's complaint about another "spell" and how she has been overworking herself, an update on the weather and the lack of rain, a dialogue about Tobe and what he has been up to lately, a discussion on how the weather has not seem to have affected the plants and fruit trees as much as expected, a dialogue about a photograph of Willie Bratney that was sent to the Moore family, a brief on correspondence received from a family member, news on the many deaths this spring, a dialogue on the future visits of family, details on the weather and that it has rained the next day the letter was started on May the twenty fifth, updates on Dinky and Will's gardening endeavors, a discussion of what fruits are available for preserves and for baking, and a note on Dinky's poultry and the amount of butter she has to sell. Matilda closes the letter by stating that she hopes the Moore family could visit and for the family to write to her soon.
Date: May 24, 1888
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from C.I. Scofield to Judge David H. Scott, April 2, 1888]

Description: Letter from Cyrus I. Scofield to Judge David Howell Scott, April 2, 1888. Discusses Mr. La Bach and how long he should be allowed to continue in his pastorate. On Letterhead of the American Home Missionary Society.
Date: April 2, 1888
Creator: Scofield, C. I. (Cyrus Ingerson), 1843-1921.
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to H. Moore, March 5, 1888]

Description: She mentions that it is still raining and they can't do much work because of it. She is writing, but has nothing to say other than mentioning the weather. George Turner left and got as far as Cannon. George's wife was concerned he hadn't come home all day. The Colonel has sore eyes, but everyone else is doing fine. She has plenty of eggs and beef, but is running out of flour. One of her milk cows gave birth and the calf is doing well. She will be short on milk because of the calf. Phippen received the problems and is working on on them. She wants to play a trick on C.B. Moore about her twin calves. The Colonel was helping Phippen on the problems. Colonel asks a way to get the answers for the problems. Ben Shirley has been sick, thus neglecting his cattle. She tells him what has been happening to Old Man Smith. She talks about getting Jim new clothes. They might not have a school teacher for the spring. She has not heard about her relatives in Tennessee and can't wait to hear from him again.
Date: March 5, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee and William Dodd to C. B. Moore, February 24, 1888]

Description: William hopes that Linnet has recovered from whooping cough. None of the kids have come down with whooping cough yet and he has to worry about measles going around. He received a letter from Tobe and Florence. He mentions the weather and the crops being planted. He also mentions the people who have died. Em's daughter who got married moved away. Dinky says they are all well except for Willie who has a bad cold. She went to town for some errands. She gives some advice for Linnet and wishes they were with her. She mentions that Mr.Campbell is moving to Nashville.
Date: February 24, 1888
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & Dodd, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to H. Moore, February 6, 1888]

Description: The author is sorry that they do not have any news other than the constant rain. Jack goes to Mr. Turner's everyday and Jack sold his blind horse. Hlora Wallace got married. The Professor gave her glass fruit. Jack took pictures and she was not pleased with them. Although she is going to send a picture to Moore anyway. She asks when he will come to visit.
Date: February 6, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles Moore, February 2, 1888]

Description: Laura made breakfast and had help cleaning. She mentions that Jack went to Pilot Grove. and Seven Paints College. Col Jenningan sold some pork in town. Jack wants to sell one of her cows because they have more butter than they can use. Lizzie has been to school only a few times because of the weather. She had to make new clothes for Jimmie. She offers her cow to Charles. She hasn't been cooking a lot because it has been raining so much. She hopes that their health is good and mentions that there was a lot of sickness within a mile of her home. She is concerned for the health of Mary Moore. She mentions that Jack said their wheat was doing well. The Col prompts her to write the funny names of the men in Sherman to McKinney. She can't wait for his next letter.
Date: February 2, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from C.I. Scofield to Judge David H. Scott, January 25, 1888]

Description: Letter from C.I. Scofield to D.H. Scott, dated January 5, 1888. On the letterhead of the Central American Mission. He discusses the Paris church's idea of merging with the Southern Presbyterian Church in Paris. Scofield says, "the Southern Presbyterian Church is the deadest, most thoroughly, hopelessly fossilized religious organization on this earth today."
Date: January 25, 1888
Creator: Scofield, C. I. (Cyrus Ingerson), 1843-1921.
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 23, 1988]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Paul wrote his father a short letter to provide an update on what had happened locally after his after his father had left. The letter touched upon some of Paul's communications, local church service attendance, and someone he saw recently.
Date: January 23, 1888
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center