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[Letters from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee, December 28-30, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by Matilda Dodd and Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee. In Matilda's first letter, dated December 28, 1889, she informs the Moore family and Alice of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's letter, well-wishes for Florence's recovery, a dialogue about Christmas plans, community health updates, news about the mild winter weather and its affects on the community, a discussion about the rose slips and cherry sprouts Dodd sent to Mary Ann, details about their new neighbors, and news about family and friends. In Dinkie's letter, dated December 29, 1889, McGee informs the Moore family and Alice about the goings-on in Sumner County. The news includes: a discussion about Mattie, a dialogue about their Christmas and details on what everyone received as gifts when they were at Bettie's place, news about friends in the community, a discussion about a dinner she made and who came over to join the family, inquiries for Linnet,plans for a social, additional updates on friends in the community. She closes the letter by stating that she wants Alice and the Moore family to write soon. In Matilda's second letter, dated December 30, 1889, she updates the Moore family on the cold and rainy weather that has hit Tennessee. She mentions that Will and Abe have helped their new neighbor to build a barn and that Abe will help him build kitchen furniture this day she has written. She closes this brief letter by stating that the Moore family should write soon if they hear from Tobe and that Birdie will write later in the week. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: 1889-12-28/1889-12-30
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
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[Letter from W. J. McKinley to Claude D. White, December 12, 1909]

Description: Letter from W. J. McKinley to Claude D. White. He comments that Birdie will be living in her grandfather's house that is being redone. He would like to have them come visit him. He plans to stay where he is because otherwise he couldn't bring Birdie with him. He talks about farm land selling and the nice profit people are making. He thinks there are good opportunities in Washington and Oregon. He would like them to come visit for Christmas.
Date: December 12, 1909
Creator: McKinley, W. J.
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[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude White, and Linnet Moore White, December 12, 1909]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She says that she is not going to write as often, not because she doesn't think of them. She asks about the weather. She talks about killing hogs and making lard. She is trying to move into her new house, but the contractors haven't finished yet. She wishes they could spend Christmas with them. She gives news on everyone. Mr. Thornhill died of a locked jaw. She receives news from Minnie and Sallie. She has a picture she wants to send them. She talks about her future neighbors. She mentions the next time she writes will be in her new home. She asks that they write to her and tell her how they are doing.
Date: December 12, 1909
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, December 7, 1913]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee McKinley and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McKinley updates Mary Ann on her family's well-being as well as Alice's family and other kin in the area. She discusses the weather, notes that Christmas is almost here and she is not ready, as well as details that Will has been ill with tonsillitis for several days. She mentions the lot is nice and that Ruth and Frank will have a good time playing together, as Frank has no children other that the Franklin children to play with. She notes that she saw a moving picture with Alice and Frank Griffin and she was also able to see a play with Will. She states that they have killed hogs and she wishes that Moore and the White family could be there to enjoy bones and sausage. She details how excited Frank was for the snow on Sunday and notes how he is preparing decoration for Christmas. She notes the gifts Frank will receive for Christmas, discusses the cost of living , and mentions that the war (WWI) is terrible. She closes by noting that she wishes that she could write more often, but the children keep her so bust all the time. She notes that Moore and the White family must write her soon.
Date: December 7, 1913
Creator: McKinley, Birdie McGee
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[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
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[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
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, December 20, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles Moore on December 20, 1885. She writes about her family's health and their activities marketing their farm produce. She says that John Wallace said that he had never seen as many poor people as he saw in Texas. She passes on the information that Lily Franklin and Charly Elliot are "going to jump the broomstick" (get married). She also says that there will be little candy and Christmas. William Dodd enclosed a note with the letter
Date: December 20, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Birdie McGee, December 14, 1887]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd talking of family news. She discusses the butchering of the hogs, the making of dresses, and an entertainment the children are doing at the new school house. She talks of people talking about how there are hard times, but in going into town there were so many people dressed in finery so you couldn't tell. She mentions two stores, Bebe's and Mr. St. John's. She mentions several letters she received. Willie Bratney had been in the grocery business, but sold it out. Tobe Dodd wrote and said that Florence is overseeing the cooking for 100 young Indians that board at the agency and attend school there. Includes a letter from Birdie that appears to have actually been written by Matilda Dodd. Also includes samples for two dresses she is making. Also includes original envelope.
Date: December 14, 1887
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, December 8, 1892]

Description: Letter to Linnet Moore in which the writer, Birdie McGee, states that everyone is well. Her school is out because the teacher's mother is so ill that school was dismissed entirely. She has since heard that the mother died. She has started a quilt. She thinks Clemmie Albright looks better in a corset and wants one too.
Date: December 8, 1892
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from William Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, December 10, 1880]

Description: This is a postal card from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mary Ann Moore's father, William Dodd. A piece of the postal card was torn off which makes the beginning of the message impossible to decipher. The remaining part of the message details that the family is well and that Mary's mother sends some things for her by mail.
Date: December 10, 1880
Creator: Dodd, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Moore family members to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, December 19, 1880]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by William and Matilda Moore and Bettie Franklin. The letter is damaged and is unintelligible in many places. Bettie Franklin writes to "Sis" and Charles on the first page of the document,left side.She updates "Sis" and Charles on Abe and her family and details that the weather has been cold and snowy. She mentions that Alica has had her picture taken, but it was cloudy the day it was taken so the image is dark. Bettie notes that Dinkie also plans on taking the baby to get her picture taken. She informs the Moore's of current news about the community and about friends of the family.Matilda's letter begins on the first page as well, but on the right side. She updates the Moore's on current news on family, friends, and on the community. She closes her letter by saying that she will send her one of Alice's pictures. William's note is on the bottom of the fourth page. He details news about the weather and about family friends. The letter is dated December 19, 1880.
Date: December 19, 1880
Creator: Dodd, William; Moore, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Claude, Linnet, and Ruth White, December 27, 1916]

Description: Letter to Linnet, Claude, and Ruth White from Bessie Franklin. Bessie sends her sympathies and understanding to Linnet for the death of her mother and goes on to write about Christmas festivities. At the end, she thanks the family for sending the Christmas gifts that Linnet's mother had intended to send.
Date: December 27, 1916
Creator: Franklin, Bessie
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