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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 12, 1890]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on events back home in Belton. Gertrude hoped her mother was feeling better and told her how Gertrude's sister, Ora, was doing in school as well as Gertrude's work at Baylor Female College. Among other small bits of news, she included how her father was doing and some information about the local church.
Date: September 1, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 26, 1890]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She says that she is homesick after hearing the song "Home Sweet Home," so she decided to write. She wants very badly to see her mother soon.
Date: September 26, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from C. M. Rucker to Mother and All, September 4, 1893]

Description: They received their letter in Paris, but they have been in Blossom for a while. They are at Nettie's Uncle's place and they are enjoying it. Ethel has been feeling better this summer. Lizzie has also been well. He hasn't heard from Solomon in a while. C. M.has been unwell and asks that they write to them in Blossom.
Date: September 4, 1893
Creator: Rucker, C. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maria Rucker to Uncle Charles, Aunt Mary, and Linnet, September 5, 1893]

Description: She found some time to write them, but can't find their last letter. She mentions that some people are headed out. Mr. Franklin had a hard time getting home. Mr. Lowry has been unwell he thinks with a fever. Her Uncle H got a fever and was unwell, but has recovered. She mentions Solomon's family and their health. Solomon will be going back to help pick cotton. She received a letter from Clarence and Solomon received one from George. Buck is wearing a necklace with a heart on it. Neal came back that morning. Solomon ended up leaving to go find work. She read their letter to Uncle H. She mentions that they need rain. She talks about the state of their peach orchard. Uncle H and Neal are going to Melissa. Neal helped Lila with her milking and feeding. She mentions again the need for rain and she was happy that the Moores were having a good time.
Date: September 5, 1893
Creator: Rucker, Maria
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from H. S. Moore, September 8, 1893]

Description: He met a funeral train of African Americans. Someone was searching for work in Fort Worth, but failed. He hasn't received any news from Clarence. Dr. Rucker wants a long letter from them about Tennessee. He wants to be released from the Post Office because a successor has not been appointed for C. M. R.
Date: September 8, 1893
Creator: Moore, H. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from H. S. Moore, September 10, 1893]

Description: Priest is very sick and weak. They have had to watch him because he gets up at night. He then mentions the weather and the need for rain. Solomon returned and is looking at land to purchase. Solomon received a letter from Clarence, but it did not mention if he had a fever. Neal did not go to church, but instead went fishing. Brother Carr came again and gave him shorthand and theology. He is getting mixed messages on the shorthand. He then talks about theology. Neal is going to Melissa. He talks about working on a grain drill. He mentions the weather again and the harvest flies. He talks about the peaches he has and inquires about their peach orchard. His California visitors have not made it to him yet and he wonders what is keeping them. He is expecting Lila, her baby, Aunt T and John or Neal to go with him to town. He talks about the crops and the most current condition of Priest.
Date: September 10, 1893
Creator: Moore, H. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to C. B. Moore, September 14, 1893]

Description: He needed Moore's help, but Moore was going to Tennessee. He appreciated the letters Moore sent from Tennessee and the paper as well. Will took them to the wild raspberries. He and Lizzie went hiking in August and were very tired afterward. He helped Will irrigate. He says it is dull and that they keep closing the silver mines. He talks about his own garden.
Date: September 14, 1893
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Anna Boyd and H. S. Moore to C. B. Moore, September 16, 1893]

Description: Anna Boyd writes that Will's twins are in school and the new baby always wants to be outside. The school district is putting a suspension foot bridge for the children to cross on. He hoped they enjoyed themselves and wanted to go with them to visit family. John has only one son to help him farm and Will has two, but they are still too young. H. S. Moore writes that John will finish gathering corn, and he lifted a sheep out of mud. He mentions the clouds and that Anna Boyd's letter is included in the envelope. He also says that Priest has improved a little.
Date: September 16, 1893
Creator: Boyd, Anna & Moore, H. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lila Franklin to Mr. and Mrs. Moore and Linnet, September 24, 1893]

Description: She was glad to hear from them because she was afraid that they had gone home and forgotten about her. She mentions that Mrs. Joyner would like to go back to Texas with them and is an old schoolmate of Mrs. Moore. She wants to get her father to go with her to Texas, but will not be able to go this year. Her mother is going to Arkansas to see her son. She received a copy of the "Democrat" by Mr. Moore of her trip to McKinney.
Date: September 24, 1893
Creator: Franklin, Lila
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from C. B. Moore to H. S. Moore, September 26, 1893]

Description: He was glad to get news from all of them. He then mentions the weather they have been experiencing. He hopes Priest and Netty are doing better and mentions Bett Wallace's improvement. Mary and Betty went to Tobe's and on the way back got caught in the rain. He went to town with Abe and also got caught in the rain on the way back. He went to Dinkie's place and met his new cousin-in-law. Mary has some sewing she needs to get done before they can leave, but he will try to leave as soon as he can. He expects to see some more visitors and he wishes he could share the good food he is enjoying. He mentions the weather again and says he expects a lot of news when he returns home.
Date: September 26, 1893
Creator: Moore, C. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 29, 1893]

Description: He mentions the improvements of Priest's health. He fixed their fence because the Webb's cows kept getting into their field. He is having a good time with Brother Carr and translating shorthand. One of the Stiff boys killed a black man last Saturday. He talks about farming and the weather. Neal is in Waxahachie, Texas and is pursuing a writing career. He talks about Buck and how he has learned some obedience. He mentions that the only thing keeping them from starving is milking the cow to have milk and butter. He talks about the weather and the need to go to McKinney for supplies. He read an article in the Phonographic Magazine.
Date: September 29, 1893
Creator: Moore, H. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to the Moore Family, September 22, 1894]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: news about Will and Birdie going to singing school and other social events, a discussion about Bettie and Abe, updates on the weather, and news about family as well as details concerning correspondence from family members. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family should write soon and that she hopes the letter finds them all well. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 22, 1894
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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 Matilda Dodd to Mr. Moore, Sis, and Linnet, September 10, 1895]

Description: She hadn't heard from them and was worried. She hopes they are doing well and says that she is doing well. She mentions the weather and what she has been doing at Will's. Will has had some visitors. She mentions Birdie going to school and Alice looking better in health. She hasn't heard from Em and was wondering if they were coming to visit or not. She received news from Tobe. She asks that Mr. Moore write his family so she can receive news of them.
Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from A. F. Hicks to Dr. Joseph Pound, September, 22, 1896]

Description: Letter from A. F. Hicks to Major J. M. Pound Brigade Surgeon saying that he will not be able to come visit due to his "expecting a telegram from [Hick's] Ranch and may have to leave for there at any moment."
Date: September 22, 1896
Creator: Hicks, A. F.
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead