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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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Patty Brown, March 1891]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Moore to Patty Brown. In the letter, Charles discusses the Annie Laura story and gives Brown a brief, yet detailed family history. Highlighting major life events, he notes how he was born in Gallatin, moved to Texas, and moved away from Texas during the war. He also details his work with mills,how he changed career paths, and when he was married. This letter is dated March 1891.
Date: March 1891
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
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

[Letter from C. B. Moore to Linnet Moore, May 30, 1901]

Description: Letter to Linnet Moore from C. B. Moore. He talks about the rain. They sent her a letter to Austin and one to Gallatin. He talked to Priest. He talks about farming. He mentions who he has written.
Date: May 30, 1901
Creator: Moore, C. B.
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[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, June 3, 1901]

Description: Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore. She is sorry that she hasn't written sooner, but she has been so busy. She received flowers from Mr. House. She had a talk with Carter about Mr. House's proposal. Carter wants her to wait, but she will do what she thinks is best. She did not have to pay for Linnet's boarding. She is going to use Linnet's money to get the pictures Linnet wanted. She tells Linnet to get well and have a good time.
Date: June 3, 1901
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, March 1, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is from Sally Thornhill and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Thornhill informs Moore of the goings-on in Goodlettsville, TN. The news includes: a confirmation on receiving her letter as well as Mary J. Thornhill's letter, details about Kate's buggy, news from Alice Wright about her mother's health, a discussion about her health, agricultural updates on crops and poultry, news on the health of family and friends as well as deaths in the community, a discussion bout Eula Thornhill's newborn baby, and a dialogue about the aging and decline in health of their favorite family horse. Sally begins a second letter dated February 2, 1909. In this letter, Thornhill discusses Vera and Nilla, details that she has yet to hear from Tom Jackson, and updates Mary Ann on the on-going bad weather. She closes the letter by noting that she always love to hear from Linnet or Mary and that they should write her soon.
Date: March 1, 1909
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, June 22, 1909]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She doesn't think they received her last letter. She comments that they have had so much rain and all of the vegetables they have had. Mattie's beau died. She mentions everyone's health and how fast Henry and Lillian are growing. She talks about her chickens. She asks if they plan to come visit in the summer, because she really wants to see them. She comments on the weather and asks if they think about moving to St. Louis. She liked their pictures and asks about Claude's father. She asks for a long letter.
Date: June 22, 1909
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 Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, November 15, 1909]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She recovered quicker than she thought, it was almost like when she hurt her hip. She mentions they need rain for the wheat. She talks about the hogs and the fruits that are ripe. Since she got hurt she is unable to go visit friends. She asks for information on everyone. She received news from Camilla. Alice Wright visited her, she has been treated for dropsy in Fort Worth. Bettie Keller is not well. She mentions Nannie's baby. She tells Mary who is getting married. She is sorry about writing in pencil and talks about Bertha's baby. She asks for information on the kin she has in McKinney. She gives an update on all of their friends.
Date: November 15, 1909
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. J. and Birdie McKinley to Mrs. Moore, Claude and Linnet White, and Wilie, March 19, 1914]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mrs. Moore, Claude and Linnet White, and Wilie. talks about the weather and how everyone is doing. He wants to send Birdie to visit them since they aren't coming to Tennessee. He says that a lot has happened recently, the National Bank got robbed. He hopes they like Fort Worth. He talks about the baby Mary Louise. He bought something by the head rather than by the pound, and hopes to make some money off of it. He asks about Ruth and Frank asks about her too. He took pictures of Lillian and he will send some pictures and one of the cabin they were going to stay in. Birdie hopes they are settled into their new house in Fort Worth. She says they are all doing well. She talks about her baby and how Frank adores her. She also mentions the bank being robbed. If the fire hadn't been put out they would not have known the bank was robbed. She says she is slower at sewing, but the children do take up a lot of her time. Especially Harry who has been sick all winter. She gives news on everyone and hopes they will come visit during the summer. She is sending pictures they took with a rented Kodak two weeks ago.
Date: March 19, 1914
Creator: McKinley, W. J. & McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from S. A. Thornhill to Mary Moore, April 21, 1910]

Description: Letter from S. A. Thornhill to Mary Moore. She was glad to hear from them, she had imagined the worst and hopes they will have good health in Fort Worth. She talks about gardening, but it being too wet. She mentions the weather and how it has made her sick. Mary is going to list all of the friends that have died in 1910. John Crawford's obituary is included. She talks about Bud Thornhill's will. She is sorry for using scraps. She will try to finish the letter to send it off. She comments on the weather and how it is too wet to plant. She talks about her chickens and a hawk that tried to take her chickens. She gives some news about their friends in Tennessee. She hopes that Linnet will be alright and that her baby will comfort her. Claude and Time Jackson said they wanted to come visit her. She would like John to come also so they could have four generations in a picture. She talks about Russell Cole's body being moved after his wife died by his son. She mentions Wash Warren has been unwell. John Thornhill sent her some pictures.
Date: April 21, 1910
Creator: Thornhill, S. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, February 12, 1911]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Sally Thornhill and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Thornhill informs Mary Ann Moore of the goings-on in Goodlettsville, TN. the news includes: a discussion about the treatment of her eczema on her ankles and an outbreak of erysipelas on her arms, a dialogue about the farmer's duties at present prepping for a new season, details about a vegetable garden, news about Bryan's hogs and the family's poultry, a discussion about correspondences received and the news from those letters,details about those who have la grippe in that area,and a discussion about Bertha and Billy's children. Sally begins a letter the next day that is not dated. It would be February 13, 1911. In this letter, Thornhill discusses the letters she has received from Sis Appling, notes that Wash thinks he has found a cure for his rheumatism with Bodi-Tone, and details community news on family and friends. She notes the situation Alice Wright is in since her mother, Mary Jane Thornhill, passed, detailing that Alice is more hurt over how the family treated her more than anything. She states that she hope Linnet's baby will be a healthy one, and mentions that she now has six great grandchildren. She closes the letter by sending her love to one and all,noting that if her new medicine cure her she will let Mary know. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 12, 1911
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. J. McKinley to Claude D. White, April 14, 1911]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by W. J. McKinley and is addressed to Claude D. White. In this letter, McKinley discusses Mary Ann Moore's cancer diagnosis and details that there is a doctor in his area who treats cancer successfully with electricity. He states that if Birdie visited with the baby and Mary Ann became more ill, it would be a lot for Linnet and Claude to handle. He suggests that Linnet and Mary Ann should stay with them and assures Claude that they will be taken care of to the best of the family's ability. Mary Ann would be able to receive the care she needs as well as the emotional support of Linnet, Birdie, and Alice. He asks Claude to think it over and notes that Claude is most welcome as well, if his work schedule permits him to visit for a length of time. He closes by noting that the White family must write them soon and update them on any recent news on Mary Ann's condition.
Date: April 14, 1911
Creator: McKinley, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White, April 18, 1911]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Linnet White. She is sorry for always waiting for their letter to respond. She hopes that her mother is doing well and asks for information about her condition to be sent as soon as possible. She would like to go be with them, but she is scared about Frank getting sick. She talks about Aunt Mollie being like grandma, when she broke her hip, she will recover. She is glad Ruth is doing well. She wishes they would come up there and let them help her and her mother. She mentions that it is too wet to garden. She mentions that they are getting older and her husband Will still works from real early until late. She mentions her health problems. Again she wishes they were closer so she could help and asks that they write more often. She hopes that Aunt Mollie will recover.
Date: April 18, 1911
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude, Linnet, and Ruth White, May 2, 1911]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude, Linnet and Ruth White. She hasn't heard from them and hopes that they are doing well. She wants to go see them, but is worried about Frank's health. She now has help, but is afraid to allow her to help with the baby. She talks about farming. She mentions her chickens. A lot of people ask about them. She mentions how Henry is doing and wishes to see Ruth and for them to see Frank. She talks about Alice and Lillian. She went and visited some people. She wishes that they would write more.
Date: May 2, 1911
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore and Family, June 3, 1911]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore and Family. She was proud that Mary is writing again and hopes that she will have good health. She was glad to get news from Linnet. Sister Melissa and Mr. Thornhill died. Sister Appling was sick all winter. She sent Linnet's letter to Sue Thornhill, since they don't visit anymore. She mentions the other people who have poor health. She wants to go visit some friends, but can' go by herself. She hasn't left the house in a while. She mentions the weather. She talks about Bertha's family and how they are doing. She has somewhat gotten over her eczema. She talks about Bertha's vegetables that are ready now and her chickens. She helped out Lu Jackson since she was sick. She mentions the fruit that is ripe. Claude Thornhill should be visiting them. They haven't seen Tom Jackson in a while. She sends a picture of Billy and Bertha and would tell C. B. if he were still alive about grandsons and granddaughters.
Date: June 3, 1911
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
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

[Letter from William J. McKinley October 11, 1914]

Description: Letter from William J. McKinley to a group of unnamed people, possibly including Ruth White, regarding family and visiting each other.
Date: October 14, 1914
Creator: McKinley, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, October 11, 1914]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley discussing friends and family and a contest she took the children to. She writes of a contest where doctors weighed and measured the children. Envelope is addressed to Linnet Moore.
Date: October 11, 1914
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections