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[Letter from Matilda Dodd, May 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to an unknown recipient discussing the weather, crops, and recent news. There appears to be part of an envelope stuck to the front page with a postmark from Gallatin, Tennessee dated May 23, 1885. The first page is written in purple ink, and the second page is written in pencil.
Date: May 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda Bratney
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, January 9, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore starts off with a complaint over the long period between letters from the Moore family. She then gives the news on the health of various family members. She gives details of how Christmas was celebrated. Birdie Franklin and William Dodd added notes at the end of the letter. Mr. Dodd wrote about the sale of land.
Date: January 9, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, January 26, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, January 26, 1885, in which she gives the details of the health of family and friends. The weather has been extremely cold and icy. Other topics in the letter are: Willie was kept home due to the weather; they slaughtered their last hog; and having trouble keeping busy after using up all the yarn and completing the last sewing project. William Dodd adds a note of his own to the letter. The envelope has a postal mark from Gallatin, Tennessee.
Date: January 26, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd, February 13, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore. She starts off the letter by giving an update on the weather. Recent illnesses among friend and family and an outbreak of typhoid are discussed. She mentions work on a rail road and Tobe's electioneering for the Post Office. Willie McGee wrote a page of the letter in which he writes about school and gives news of his friends and family activities.
Date: February 13, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, March 8, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilde Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore in which she gives news on the children in the family. She says that Abe has been working in town. The weather is cold and has killed off the wheat and other things that were planted during a brief warm period. She writes about recent illnesses among family and friends. Then discusses a mad (rabid?) dog. Dinkie McGee writes a page of the letter. She discusses the weather; the health of Birdie and Willie McGee; and that she plans to make aprons. William Dodd added a note at the end of the letter. Birdie added a note to Linnet saying that this was her "...birthday. I am five years old."
Date: March 8, 1885
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, March 26, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore starts the letter by saying that her family is well and discussing the weather. Other topics covered by the letter include: the children's school, sale of land, Dinkie's chickens, making soap, and the adventures of little Mary.
Date: March 26, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, April 17, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore in which she starts out discussing her and her family's health. She also discusses the weather, crops, and the deaths of Jo Wallace and Mrs. Wilson. She says that Dinkie needs to make soap and was making butter. William Dodd and Birdie McGee added a notes at the end of the letter. Birdie shared that she weighed 41 pounds.
Date: April 17, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, May 31, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd in which she writes about Bettie's illness. She also writes about the health of the children and notes that Mattie can walk. She says that foxes are taking the chickens and gives details about the crops.
Date: May 31, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, June 23, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd and Adelitia "Dinkie" Dodd-McGee. Matilda begins her letter by stating that the family has received their letter and that she hopes they are well. She informs "Sis" and Charles of the health situation of Bettie. Dodd notes that she hopes "Sis" and Charles will be able to visit this year. She states that she hasn't not heard of any cholera cases in the United States yet and continues to discuss this illness. The discussion moves on to the topic of weather and Dodd notes that it has been raining heavily. She details that Dinky visited with Bessie and that Birdie and Bessie are enjoying each others company. Birdie was sick with the mumps and Dodd tells "Sis" that if Linnet has visited during that time she would have caught the illness. She discusses the crop of may apples, may cherries , and raspberries which are plentiful this year in Bettie and Abe's garden. She closes her letter by stating that Dinky lost a number of her chickens and turkeys. Dinkie begins her letter by stating that Bettie is still ill. She updates the Moore's on family news, notes her happiness for their good crop of wheat, and details the fine time Bessie and Birdie are having together. She notes that since Bettie has been so ill, Abe has taken over many chores including milking and cooking. Dodd-McGee expresses her wish to see the Moore's soon. She notes that she milks three cows and makes money selling the butter from her cows. She discusses her terrible luck with poultry this years, but mentions that their is an abundance of may apples. She details her daily chores and states that though she has sewing to do, ...
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, July 17, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd, Mary Ann Moore's mother. In the letter, Dodd notes that the family has received the letter written by Mary Ann and that they were all glad to hear that they were all well. She mentions that Bettie's health has improved while she was there visiting the Franklin family. She states that there has been so much rain that people are losing there oat and hay crops, but the corn corps are flourishing and the fruit promise to be abundant. Dodd details that some family members are hauling clover hay because the weather is warm. She notes that the Moore family will experience warm weather as they travel up to see the Dodd and their kin in Tennessee. Dodd states that there is no report of Cholera and that there are no illness that she knows of around their community. The discussion moves to the abundance of berry harvests that she and Florence have put up. She also mentions that she has put up a sizable blackberry harvest for Bettie. She notes that Dinkie has gone to visit a family friend who is very sick with the same illness Bettie is recovering from. Dodd details that Birdie is probably readying her dolls for Linnet's visit. She begins to close her letter by informing Mary of Day's tavern if they need a place to stop and rest, or if they need a buggy to take them to the family's home during their trip. Dodd expresses her wishes to hear from Mary soon at the letter's close.
Date: July 17, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 24-27, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a three part letter written by Henry S. Moore. In the first letter, Henry notes that he has received Charles' letter and that all is well. He details a terrible nose bleed he experienced and mentions that Sabina went on a trip with George and Serena to Hunt Co. Henry discusses the success of a camp meeting, the prohibition boom, and details on the politics of the prohibition party. He furthers this discussion by noting the politics of the democratic and saloonist party, and how these parties affect the chances of victory for the prohibition party. The conversation moves on from politics to a brief note on the weather and then moves to a letter which was sent from E. E. Barnard regarding a comet. Barnard details in his letter the approximate location the comet could be found in the night sky but fears that once the moon moves out of the way, it will be difficult, almost impossible, to view it. He updates Charles on news on family, friends,the community,and agricultural endeavors such as the purchase of land, the condition of cattle and crops as well as the price of wheat. In the second letter, dated August 25, 1885, Henry updates Charles on the weather and informs him that he has planted turnip seeds, but does not have any hopes for a abundant harvest. He states the the prohibition party intends to publish a newspaper. Henry mentions the papers that are published and publication's political affiliation. The topic of the discussion continues with politics and Henry tells Charles that the prohibition party may have some affect with the democratic majority currently in Texas. He details that a family friends has returned from a trip to Eureka Springs, ...
Date: August 24, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, August 30, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Laura Jernigan, who was cousin to Charles. In her letter, Jernigan states that she has not kept up correspondence with Charles and Mary due to her daily chores, but also because she was ill for a month with a cough that wouldn't go away. She notes that she is ill again with a cold, though she has no cough this time. She updates Charles on family who have visited her and details that her and the children will be traveling to Sherman next week to visit the Wallace's if all goes according to plan. This trip to Sherman will be her first in seven years. Jernigan points out the the Moore family must be having a wonderful time in Gallatin, Tennessee. She expresses her happiness for Mary who was able to visit her family, but who was also able to see her home state. She fears that she will never see Tennessee again. She informs Charles of the rainy weather they have had and notes that even though the rain was much needed, the mud was certainly not. She states that she has received a letter from Cousin Lizzie who kept her posted on the health and news concerning family friends. She passed this news on to Charles in the letter. She asks Charles to write and tell her about the crops in Tennessee. She mentions that Lizzie still talks about the trip she took to see Linnet and has fond memories of the time they spent together. She hopes that Charles will not be upset with her for not keeping up correspondence and explains that this is the second letter she has written in a long time. Jernigan mentions that she was too tired to search ...
Date: August 30, 1885
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore, August 31, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore to his brother Henry S. Moore. In his letter, Charles updates his brother on the happenings of his trip, who he has visited, and how he enjoys seeing old friends again. He details news about a trip that Betty Thornhill is making to Dallas and he states that she may be visiting him soon, if she is not already there. He notes that the family listened to a sermon by Brother Haynes. All the family attended this sermon except Mr. Dodd. He mentioned that Henry should pass this information on to Mrs. Thornhill. Moore tells his brother about meeting new friends and old comrades as well as their siblings, but also details the business successes of family friends. He states that Sam Thornhill and Tom And Alice Wright have plans to visit Texas soon. He expresses his happiness for John Stewart who has been appointed revenue collector and will make good pay; a living which will prevent him from having to turn to hard labor for money. He details that Tim Thornhill was very badly injured from a buggy accident and mentions a robbery which occurred to a family friend as well as financial concerns surrounding this crime. He states that he has seen Alexander and Allen, but has not spoken to them about the estate of their uncle. Charles tells Henry that Jack Wood's daughter will be married and Tobe and Florence want him to accompany them to the wedding. He updates Henry on the weather and on the crops in the Gallatin area. He notes that Sally Thornhill is recovering from her illness and details additional news concerning family friends and the community. He mentions his past plans with friends and ...
Date: August 31, 1885
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 3, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles B. Moore. In the letter, Henry informs Charles of news from Collin Co. and it includes: the letter sent to Sam with a turnip seed in it, a family friend's haul of corn, the construction of the reaper shelter per Charles' advice, Betty Thornhill and Neal Moore's visit, the unexpected visit of Jim Nelms, Solomon's trip to Hunt Co. and details that he has not returned yet, the plowing of Osbourne's millet patch, the condition of his turnip plants due to the dry weather, Neal's reading ability and how he has been passing the time, Henry's discovery of a new star and details on how he has passed on that information to verify the discovery, Nelm's religious affiliation, the killing of a wild cat, political commentary on the prohibition party, and updates on weather, friends, and community. The envelope is included with the letter. It was sent to Charles when he was in Gallatin, Tennessee visiting kin.
Date: September 3, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Mattie Vanter and Aurelia Vanter to the Moore family, September 10, 1885]

Description: These are letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The two letters are written by Mattie Vanter and Aurelia Vanter and are addressed to the Moore family. In this letter to the Moore's, Mattie updates the family on news from her home and it includes: a notice that she has received the Moore's letter, well-wishes for arriving safely in Tennessee, a discussion noting that her family is well, news on the rainy weather, a dialogue about the camp meetings, news about friends and the trips they are making to visit family friends, details concerning who is visiting their county at present, gossip about Maggie Watkins, the attendance of a dance by family, community news, discussion regarding a customer who purchases her lemons, a dialogue about her and her family's longing for a visit from Linnet, and further news about happenings in the community as well as about family friends. Mattie closes her letter by noting that she sends her love to all and she hopes that the Moore's write or visit soon. The second letter is a joint letter written by Aurelia Vanter and Mattie Vanter. Aurelia informs the Moore's about the health of the neighborhood, updates on family and friends, and details on who she has seen recently. She expresses her well-wishes for the Moore's to have a pleasant visit in Gallatin, Tennessee. She sends a message to Linnet about seeing Dixie and to Charles about Old Uncle Green. She closes the letter by stating that she hopes they will visit and write soon. In Mattie's second short letter, she updates Mary Ann on family friends who have recently visited since her previous letter and details the wonderful time they shared together. She mentions a trip to Walnut Grove they are taking this coming Sunday and closes the letter ...
Date: September 10, 1885
Creator: Vanter, Mattie & Vanter, Aurelia
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Sam P. Henderson, September 16, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Sam P. Henderson. In the letter, Charles updates Sam on news from Gallatin, Tennessee and it includes: the receipt of Sam's letters and an acknowledgement of what was said about their home in the letters, details about Mary Ann's and his 'circuits' to visit family and friends in Tennessee, a dialogue about Kite, the date of return trip that has yet to be solidified, the corn haul and the approval to proceed with the gathering of this crop, approval to sow wheat before the Moore's return, a discussion about the poor weather and its affect on the second sorghum crop, details about his last 'circuit' through abundant corn and tobacco crops in Tennessee as well as updates on famine stricken counties, a dialogue to send Betty Thornhill a message about his circuit to see her kin, and a message for Henry about a gift he received for him from Tom Wright. Charles Closes his letter by telling him that Linnet will bring some souvenirs to share with her kin and family friends when they return. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1885
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 11, 1885]

Description: These are two letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. They are written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles B. Moore. In the first letter, Henry updates Charles on news about their home county in Texas and it includes: a dialogue about the quality of paper the letter is written on and details about the previews correspondence he has sent to Charles, update on the weather, political news about the prohibition party and the party's agenda, a discussion about a new star he has found in the 'Great Nebula of Andromeda' and the stir it has caused in the astronomical world, further updates on the prohibition party, and a description of the election as the "morning of Waterloo." Henry closes the letter by remarking on the poor quality of the paper and mentions that all is well. The second letter was dated two days after the first and it includes updates on the election results and community news. In this letter, Henry details that the prohibition party lost the election, but mention the profound impact the party had on the community and the other political parties. He notes that he has received the Moore's letter and congratulatory letter from E. E. Davenport and H. S. Davenport on the discovery of the new star. Henry discusses his interest in the star and that he has been trying to view the "Brooks new comet." He details that Tuttles' old comet is visible in the sky, but he has not attempted to view it. Henry mentions in this discussion of astronomy that he and some friends attempted to view the sky the previous night, though were unable to due to poor visibility. He gives Charles an update on who did or did not not vote in the past election as well ...
Date: September 11, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Mariah Rucker to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, September 14, 1885]

Description: These are letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mariah Rucker who is the niece of Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore. In the first letter, dated September 14, 1885, Mariah updates Mary and Charles on news about home life and it includes: a discussion about receiving the Moore's letter and waiting for Uncle Henry to read it to them, details about what Bettie and her were preparing for the camp meeting in Walnut Grove while they listened to the letter, a dialogue about the people who attended the camp meeting, an update on everyone's health at present, news about Neal Moore and his return trip to his home, details on the wind and rain they had just received, an weather update of last week and how the weather affected chores, a discussion about friends who have recently passed away, an update of community news and health news, and a dialogue about what they will prepare for dinner and the abundance of cabbage she has on hand. She ends this letter by stating that she would "quit for this time." In the second letter, written on Friday evening, Mariah details news from her home county in Texas and it includes: a weather update and how it affected her washing, health news about Vick Jones and Solomon, her brother, who have the chills, a dialogue about Mr. Blue who has passed away after accidentally shooting himself, a brief aside about how many people have been buried recently, a discussion about the Blue family and the unfortunate deaths that have occurred to their family, details about the company they have had in last Saturday as well as a brief note about Sam's love for their suppers, apologies for not being able to store more peaches from Moore's orchard ...
Date: September 14, 1885
Creator: Rucker, Mariah
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[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 16, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. In the letter, Henry details community happenings in McKinney and the news includes: a dialogue about the amount of rain they have been having, details about the recent deaths and subsequent burials, a community health brief, a discussion about his dinner plans last Monday at S. A. Wilson's and his visit to Andrew's barn after dinner, details of the conversation Henry and Andrews had while waiting out the rain in the barn, political news, and updates on family friends who are visiting. Henry closes this letter by stating that it is a bad time to view the stars and he might have to use a "supplement" to view them. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 25, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. The letter is a four page letter.In the letter,on the first and second pages, Henry updates Charles on community news and it includes: an aside concerning the letters he has received from Charles, health updates of family and friends, details on the lack of news from Hunt County, a discussion about Vick's invitation, a discussion about a trip made by friends, a dialogue about Sam's white corn, news on the death of Kite and a subsequent discussion about the animal's fate in the afterlife, update on the eclipse viewing Henry held with friends on the night of the twenty-third as well as an aside about an astronomical publication he subscribed for, a discussion about Sabina's, the Moore's, and Henry's stopped clocks, and details about an ordered book written by General Grant. In the third and forth pages of the letter, Henry details updates on the happenings in McKinney and the news includes: news about the cool weather and the amount of rain in Charles' tank, an aside about cotton, a discussion about Joe Johnson, news about an extension, a dialogue about Dago's hospitality, details about Lily's time at the barber, a brief about Sam's intention to sow wheat and his need for help to gather corn at present, news about Cope White and McLean's dilemma and how McLean is at present, weather update with temperature and humidity readings, a dialogue about George Long's desire to sell out, and an aside about Vanter's agricultural endeavors. No envelope is included with this letter.
Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
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[Letter from Cary Nimmo, October 2, 1880]

Description: Letter from Cary Nimmo to his cousin Charles B. Moore in which he starts by commenting on Charles leaving for Texas. Mr. Nimmo talks about selling his crops, mule and a wagon to raise money. He talks about how sad his mother and Betty were To have missed Charles's visit. He also talks about the preparations he is making for his trip in November. The letter has the envelope with it.
Date: October 8, 1885
Creator: Nimmo, Cary
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[Letter from Luara Jernigan to Mary and Charles B. Moore, November 2, 1885]

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles and Mary Moore in which she says that she received Charles's letter about his trip. She says that she is unwell with dengue fever. She also talks about the mortality of babies in her area; the health of her family; and how the crops are doing.
Date: November 2, 1885
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry Moore, November 3,1885]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to his brother Henry concerning Charles's trip to Tennessee. He writes about the rainy weather, the news from Texas, crops, and the three stable fires that have occurred in the last three weeks. He believes the fires were deliberately set.
Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Neal Moore to Henry Moore, November 11, 1885]

Description: Letter from Neal Moore to his cousin Henry Moore. Neal writes about the start Henry discovered on the 30th of August. He says that it is a shame that it seems to be "going out." He also says that he read in the paper that a Dr. Hartwick announced he discovered the new star on August 31.
Date: November 11, 1885
Creator: Moore, Neal
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