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[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore and Linnet Moore White, June 27, 1913]

Description: In this letter, Sally details that she has been ill for three weeks, notes that their vegetable garden is late, and that farmer's all around them are busy with their crops. She mentions the family who have visited her as of late and that Tom Jackson has married, but has not come home with his wife because she is ill. She gives an update on Cy and Viola Wallace, Birdie McKinley, and Mary Gillespie and her sons. She moves on to news on their Texas kin and notes that there was a homecoming in Chattanooga, TN for all that could attend. She details the news from all the kin who have visited, notes that John Thornhill stayed with them for 15 days, and they visited all their kin in the area. John said that everyone fed him so well that he gained about 10 lbs during his visit. Thornhill states that the had pictures made during John's visit and will send one to Linnet and Mary Ann as soon as she gets more prints. She closes the letter by noting that it may be time for her and Mary Ann to ready themselves for another world. She details that though she isn't religious, she was taught to be honest and to do and be good in this life in order to be forgiven of all sins at death. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 27, 1913
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
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[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Henry Moore, March 27. 1887

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan discusses how well her garden is doing and talks about her children going to the new schoolhouse in Cannon. The family is boarding the teacher and they are getting along well. There is a new jail in town. The town has a new paper, the Educational Journal, and the debate and literary society recently debated the subject of how prohibition would benefit the state of Texas. Includes original envelope.
Date: March 27, 1887
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Charles and Mary Moore, May 27, 1895]

Description: She writes that she went with Maggie and Mr. Rucker to see Mrs. Lewis. Maggie went to see Linnet and brought Linnet home with her. She tells them the places Linnet has stayed in. They are enjoying having Linnet visit. She mentions that her health has improved. She was sorry to hear about Henry's illness. She was hoping they could come visit too.
Date: May 27, 1895
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, July 27, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Moore updates Linnet on the goings-on in Collin County. The news includes: a discussion about not receiving word from Linnet, details on receiving correspondence from Laura Jernigan and Jack, a weather update, community news, updates on going to the horse market, a discussion about Anderson who is much better after falling into John Chandler's well, additional community updates on friends and acquaintances, a discussion about hunting in the nation, a dialogue about receiving word that Walter Cox is dead, agricultural news, and details about a picnic above the bridges. Moore closes the letter by noting that Linnet should behave herself, have all the fun she can, and send word home often.
Date: July 27, 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, July 27, 1890]

Description: Matilda received news of Tobe and Minnie. Abe and Bettie had left to see them. Florence's health has improved and so has her baby's. Tobe is going to work on the railroad. She then mentions the weather and its effect on the crops. She mentions the start of school for Linnet and Birdie. She is expecting people to be coming to visit. Dinkie had some people over and made dinner for them. She talks about thrashing wheat, and Willie killing Birdie's gosling. She wants to go see Florence and Minnie. She wishes they were coming to visit in the summer.
Date: July 27, 1890
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Dinkie
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[Letter from Henry Moore to C. B. Moore and Company, August 27, 1893]

Description: Letter from Henry Moore to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore which he recounts the trip to town he made. He also says that there was a case of domestic disturbance in which the constable was involved. It resulted with the wife taking her life. He writes about the financial crisis and his support for silver. He is an artesian having a well drilled. One of Linnet's lambs died due to a snake bite. Henry sent this letter to Gallatin, Tennessee where the Charles Moore family were visiting relatives.
Date: August 27, 1893
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Anna Boyd to Charles B. Moore, April 27, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Anna Boyd and is addressed to Charles B. Moore. She informs Moore about the reasons for the family's delay in continuing correspondence with the Moore family since their visit to Colorado. In this letter, Boyd discusses the weather's affect on their crops for this spring. She details the failures they had last season due to grasshoppers and hopes that this season would be better than the last. She notes that they did not have much success with fruit, though the gooseberry harvest looks promising. She mentions to Moore what the family plans to sow this season and tells him that they are all well at present. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 27, 1899
Creator: Boyd, Anna
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Claude D. White to Linnet Moore, October 27, 1899]

Description: Letter to Linnet Moore from Claude White in which he asks her not to share his letters with her friends. He wants to keep his courtship with her a private matter. He tells her that confidential friends have given him "more trouble than any one else on earth." He says that he presumes that she has "quit" Tommie by this time. Claude says that he may place him as the cashier of the Santa Fe Route Eating House. He wants to get a place on the Frisco line, near Dallas. He says that he will try to return to see her as soon as he can.
Date: October 27, 1899
Creator: White, Claude D.
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, April 27, 1879]

Description: Matilda is hoping that they are all doing well, Bettie answered the last letter because they haven't received a letter. The weather is getting warmer, but all the fruit is dead except for the apples which are in abundance. Vegetables in the garden are doing well. She has had lettuce and cabbage and she expects the strawberries will be good. She has heard about the drought in Texas and mentions how good it is to have a well. She is going to send some seeds with this letter. Tobe has planted clover all over the place. She is going to make soap for Dinky and Abe and Bettie are moving home. Ricky Barr and Lucy Marshall got married. She has chickens, a gosling and turkeys but no ducks. She is concerned of Sis getting sick and asks to write soon. Bettie hopes also that they are doing well. She has been very busy all week. Abe is having to plant is corn at Mrs. Donnells, but it is not looking good because it has been so dry. She is going house buying again with Abe and she wishes that they could visit more. Dinky and her kids visited, Willie wanted to stay. Dinky is going to allow Willie to help Bettie when they move. Her father is going to town and she hasn't had time to write. She ask that they write soon.
Date: April 27, 1879
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
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[Note, May 27, 1903]

Description: Note for $40.00 for Claude D. White with the International Harvester Company of America. It was signed on May 27, 1903 and was due in October, 1905.
Date: May 27, 1903
Creator: International Harvester Company
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, January 27, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her mother, Matilda Dodd, and her sister, Bettie Franklin, on January 27, 1876. In the letter, Dodd and Franklin tell Moore about the well-being of the family and of the farm. They mention that they are not sure if they will be moving to Texas. Dodd mentions that she would like Moore to visit, and would like to return to Texas with Moore. Franklin closes by sending regards to Mary's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 29, is addressed to Charles B. Moore Esq., in McKinney, Texas.
Date: January 27, 1876
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
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[Letter from W. J. and Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White, November 27, 1905]

Description: Letter to Aunt Mollie and Claude and Linnet White. W. J. wants to explain why Uncle Tobe was not brought along. He doesn't like to leave. Bessie is the only one that can get him to leave for short amounts of time. He wants to tell Uncle Tobe first before his aunt. He wishes them the best wishes. The second letter Birdie wants to inform her Aunt Mollie on Uncle Tobe's condition. He is so worried about his money. He won't eat or drink and has become bedridden. Aunt Bettie wants to send him to the old soldier's home, but they are afraid it will cost them. Uncle Abe is doing better. Bessie wanted Mary's father to come stay with them. Mary's husband William Anthony doesn't want Mary to help with her father. She has been busy sewing for the last three weeks. She asks that Linnet write her, and is sorry for the bad news, but wants her Aunt Mollie to stay informed.
Date: November 27, 1905
Creator: McKinley, W. J. & McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from F. M. Griffin to Mary Moore, August 27, 1907]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore from F. M. Griffin. She mentions the fair was organized very well. She has had so many visitors that she is now sick. She mentions where Lillian is going to school and what she did before the fair. Martha Patterson helped them at the fair. She talks about food spoiling and cousin Lou not doing so well. She talks about her crops and how well they did. She is getting treated by the same doctor that treated Uncle Abe. She talks about her treatment and pain. She asks that Linnet write to her, and she really wants to see them.
Date: August 27, 1907
Creator: Griffin, F. M. & Griffin, Alice
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[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections