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[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
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