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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, October 16, 1891]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles Moore in which she updates them on her and her family's health; the weather; the crops; the new house Mrs. Ellis is building; taking rags to a weaver; hunting for chestnuts; Frank Albright studying to be a lawyer; and the children and their schools. Dinkie wrote part of the letter. She gave updates on the health of friends and family; the sowing of wheat; the weather and how that has affected her flowers; new shoes; and the chores Birdie does before she goes to school. She also comments on how Birdie is smart about work, but not about book learning.
Date: October 16, 1891
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice Griffin, Matilda Dodd and Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, November 18, 1892]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore in which she says that her teacher's mother is ill and that they have called off school until Monday. She also spent time dressing up a pumpkin and making a doll. A class photograph was taken at her school. Matilda Dodd wrote to Linnet that Birdie's teacher was sick; that it had been very rainy; and that they are waiting to sow the wheat. Alice Griffin wrote about her family's new buggy; the cold weather; and about her improving health.
Date: November 18, 1892
Creator: Griffin, Alice; McGee, Birdie & Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie and Dinkie McGee to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, March 10,1893]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin Linnet detailed Birdie and her grandmother's shared birthday celebration. The letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore gave details on the health of several members of the family; the weather; the cost of crops; and the cutting of carpet rags. Included is a note saying that pieces of Birdie's dresses would be included. The smaller pieces are from Birdie's dress and the larger piece from a dress for Dinkie.
Date: March 10, 1893
Creator: McGee, Birdie & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Frank and Alice Griffin to the Moore family, September 24-26, 1894]

Description: These are letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first two are written by Alice Griffin, who was Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee's daughter and niece and cousin to members of the Moore family. An additional letter is written by Frank M. Griffin, Alice's husband. In Alice's letter, she informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: an update on family members health, news about the weather, a discussion about Matilda Dodd, a dialogue about pickling and preserving, a dialogue about Bailey Love, details about deaths in the community and general community news, a discussion about Bessie, Mattie, Birdie, and Hattie Love, an update on the dress she is making for Matilda, details about Pete who is helping Matilda, and news of Bettie and Matilda's visit. In Alice's second letter, she details Matilda's and Bettie's visit, discusses news about family and friends, mentions her garden and box flowers,and writes about a dress she is having made and a dress she is making for Birdie. She notes that she wishes they could visit her next year. A visit from her does not seem possible she mentions, due to financial reasons. She closes the letter by wishing the Moore family would write soon and she promises to write more often. In Frank's letter, he updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin from his perspective. The news in his letter includes: news about his livestock, an update on the weather, a discussion about the sewing machine ordered for Alice, a dialogue about the crops, details about weaning a colt and purchasing a mule, news about the demand for jersey cows, a discussion about Alice losing her poultry and turkeys to limber neck or break neck, a dialogue about making money from butter and the jersey cow ...
Date: September 24, 1894
Creator: Griffin, Alice McGee & Griffin, Frank M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, June 29, 1896]

Description: Letter from Alice Griffin to the Charles B. Moore family. She writes that she is unwell and able to do little but tend to the baby. She says that Florence Dodd is unwell and Florence and her husband Tobe are having a hard time financially. She describes her baby, Lillian Griffin. Included with the letter are swatches of fabric that she has used to make clothing.
Date: June 29, 1896
Creator: Griffin, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Charles B. and Mary Ann Moore, March 30, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Dodd informs the Moore family about the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's last letter, an update on the health of family members, details about Minnie's visit, weather news, a discussion about planting crops and gardens, a dialogue about the bad weather Collin County has been having, details on the late wheat crop, an update on the seeds sent by Alice to the Moore family, news about Lillian, and a discussion concerning family and friends. She closes the letter by noting that Mary Ann and Charles should write the family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family, October 5, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee. In this letter, McGee informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: updates on the weather and the condition of the wells, details about the school house burning down, news about family and events, and a dialogue about Mary Dodd's letter. McGee closes the letter by mentioning that Linnet should write to her as well as Charles, Mary Ann, and Aunt Mollie. She encloses Mary Dodd's letter with her own and details that it may be of interest to Linnet.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, January 20, 1898]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin Linnet Moore in which she updated Linnet on the activities of her cousins. She also described what she and their extended family did for Christmas. She also writes about visiting neighbors, sewing a dress, and making a trip to town. A clipping showing the styles of blouses and a piece of fabric from her dress were included with the letter.
Date: January 20, 1898
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, April 22, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, McGee informs Moore of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of Linnet's photograph, updates on family and friends, news about her past plans and future plans, agricultural and weather updates,details on community events and the attire that her and some of the family are going to wear to one of the events, a discussion about her hat, and a dialogue about the construction of the school house and the instructor. She closes this letter by noting that Linnet should write soon. In the letter to Charles B. Moore and Aunt Mollie, McGee details the number of baby chickens that have hatched, the number of turkey eggs Tobe has brought to them , and an update on Tobe's campaign in an unspecified election. She notes that Will has sold his jersey cow whose bag has spoiled and plans to buy another with the money. She informs Charles and Aunt Mollie on the goings-on in Gallatin and updates them on family news. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 22, 1898
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family, February 4, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Charles B. Moore, Linnet Moore, and Aunt Mollie. In this letter, McGee informs the Moore family and Aunt Mollie of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The News includes: a confirmation about receiving the most current letter written by the Moore's, a weather update, details about the smallpox outbreak and how everyone is getting their vaccinations, a discussion about going to town to get a vaccination and details that Alice is sock from hers, news about community deaths, a dialogue about social events some family members attended and what happened at the events, health updates on Matilda Dodd and on the family members who have been vaccinated, and a discussion about clothing. She closes the letter by noting that the family should write to her soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 4, 1900
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore, December 17, 1900]

Description: Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary and Charles Moore in which she gives family news, including their health and activities. She also talks about visits by friends and the weather. Bessie gives an update on Grandma's health and activities. There is also an accounting of the crops and farm animals. She also talks about developing plans for Christmas.
Date: December 17, 1900
Creator: Franklin, Bessie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elizabeth Franklin to the Moore family, January 10, 1901]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Elizabeth "Bettie" Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In the letter, Franklin informs the Moore family that Matilda Dodd has passed way from pneumonia. She discusses the time period right before Dodd passed and describes how the family worked very hard to keep her well with visits from the Doctor and with medicine. The family realized she would not get well and all they could do was keep her comfortable tile she passed. Franklin details how the family and how friends have all helped out during this trying time. This is a fragment of the letter.
Date: January 10, 1901
Creator: Franklin, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Bessie Franklin and Bettie Franklin to the Moore family, January 20-22, 1901]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Bessie Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In this letter, Franklin informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN during the Christmas holidays. The news includes: a confirmation on receiving the Moore's latest correspondence, updates about school, a discussion about family member's health status at present, details about the events they attended for the holidays, and a discussion about who attended the dinner they went to and the food they had, news about Bright's health, a dialogue about correspondences received from kin, details about the poultry show, community health updates about grip and colds, gossip about Broadie Webb, and a dialogue about presents received during the Christmas celebrations. She closes the letter by noting that the Moore family must write her soon and she hopes that this letter finds them all well. In Bettie's letter, dated January 22, 1901, she informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN from her perspective. She details when Bessie and Mattie are going to school, notes that the grip is around, and mentions agricultural chores. She discusses going to listen to a preacher, notes the travel plans of kin, and updates the Moore family on the health of family. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family must write to her soon.
Date: 1901-01-20/1901-01-22
Creator: Franklin, Bessie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William J. McKinley to Claude D. White, April, 5, 1906]

Description: Letter from William J. McKinley to Claude D. White discussing his love of farming and how things are growing. He wishes Claude could come to the horse sale. He has the finest shepherd dog there ever was and will send Claude a pup if he wants. He is planning on visiting Claude and Linnet when the chickens are ready. He says, "I am no Methodist minister, but I have that capacity." There is an added note by Birdie McGee at the end saying Alice and Mr. Griffin got back and Mrs. Peyton died.
Date: April 5, 1906
Creator: McKinley, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White and Claude D. White, January 10, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McKinley and is addressed to the White's and Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McKinley informs Linnet White of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN. the news includes: a discussion about all the bad things that have happened recently, details about how she misses her father, a dialogue about what the family did for Christmas including events attended and menus for dinner, news about her sewing endeavor, a discussion about her new black suit, a dialogue about Mattie McGee and Henry McGee grieving for Will in their own ways, news about family and friends, community updates, and a discussions about exchanging photographs. Birdie closes the letter by stating that the White's and Mary Ann should write to her soon. A clipping of the suit purchased by Birdie is included with the letter as well as the envelope she sent to Linnet White.
Date: January 7, 1907
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. H. McGee to Mary Ann Moore, September 18, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by W. H. McGee and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McGee informs Moore of the goings-on in Sumner County. The news includes: an update on the dry and windy weather which has caused much mess in the home with dust flying everywhere, agricultural news on what has been planted and what is successful at present, a discussion about a dinner McGee and his family had with Alice and Frank Griffin, a dialogue about McGee's son who is growing quickly and is now crawling, details about Aunt Bettie's health, an aside about the rural route which will bring mail to his home, and a discussion about Cousin Lou. McGee closes the letter by stating that he will write soon and more often to Mary Ann Moore.
Date: September 18, 1909
Creator: McGee, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White, September 28, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White. In this letter, Birdie discusses having Minnie stay at her house and how wonderful it was to have her around all the time, details about Minnie's new position teaching at a city school in Tullahoma, TN, and notes that her an Minnie went to the fair. McGee reminiscences about going to the Dallas Fair and mentions that they saw many fine domestic animals there and had a wonderful time, but she often though of Linnet and Mary Ann while she was there. She mentions that the weather is getting cooler and her vegetable garden has dried up. She notes that their corn crop was good this year and that they still have chickens, two hogs and a sow. She informs Mary Ann on the most recent news about family. She details that the house they plan to build will be up by December and will send the plans. She asks Claude to write to them and inquires about his kin. She asks Linnet if she has begun her fall sewing yet and notes the projects she plans on sewing. She notes some household chores that she had gotten don the day she wrote the letter. Birdie closes by stating that Linnet, Mary Ann, and Claude should write her soon. She includes the floor plans with the letter.
Date: September 28, 1909
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice Griffin and Birdie McGee to Linnet White, April 12. 1911]

Description: Letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In Alice Griffin's letter, she notes that she has an experienced x-ray Doctor who has successfully treated a woman with breast cancer. She states that she will talk to her Doctor, but he will want to know specifics about Mary Ann's condition. She mentions that she and Birdie will do all they can for Mary Ann if they decide to go through the Doctor Alice has suggested. She closes by stating that Linnet needs to think this over and write her soon. In the letter written by Birdie, she discusses Mary Ann Moore's grave illness, mentions that Alice has also written about this surprising news, expresses her wishes to see her, and notes that she wants Linnet to write with additional news very soon.
Date: April 12, 1911
Creator: McGee, Birdie & Griffin, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore and the White family, September 22, 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 and the White Family. In this letter, Birdie informs her kin of the goings-on in her community. The news includes: details about how they have survived the drought with their well and spring for the stock animals, a discussion about Minnie's visit and their preparation for Minnie's return to Georgia, a dialogue about Birdie's baby who likes to be in her buggy, updates on community news and the well-being of family and friends, a discussion about a boat trip Will took with the boosters, details about some dentistry work Birdie is going to get done, news about their chickens and milk cow surviving the drought, a discussion about the baby and how she wears short dresses now, details about having some Kodak pictures made of the baby, a dialogue about correspondences received including Linnet's postcard, an update about Will's position at Ewing's,and news about Will's aunt passing away. She closes the letter by noting that she hopes to hear from Mary Ann and the white family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 22, 1913
Creator: McKinley, Birdie McGee
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections