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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, July 17, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd, Mary Ann Moore's mother. In the letter, Dodd notes that the family has received the letter written by Mary Ann and that they were all glad to hear that they were all well. She mentions that Bettie's health has improved while she was there visiting the Franklin family. She states that there has been so much rain that people are losing there oat and hay crops, but the corn corps are flourishing and the fruit promise to be abundant. Dodd details that some family members are hauling clover hay because the weather is warm. She notes that the Moore family will experience warm weather as they travel up to see the Dodd and their kin in Tennessee. Dodd states that there is no report of Cholera and that there are no illness that she knows of around their community. The discussion moves to the abundance of berry harvests that she and Florence have put up. She also mentions that she has put up a sizable blackberry harvest for Bettie. She notes that Dinkie has gone to visit a family friend who is very sick with the same illness Bettie is recovering from. Dodd details that Birdie is probably readying her dolls for Linnet's visit. She begins to close her letter by informing Mary of Day's tavern if they need a place to stop and rest, or if they need a buggy to take them to the family's home during their trip. Dodd expresses her wishes to hear from Mary soon at the letter's close.
Date: July 17, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, January 17, 1892]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to her cousin, Linnet Moore, talking about the sleet and snow that broke the trees. Her mother did laundry and hung then on the line and they are frozen there still. Her brother Will was going to singing school being taught by Mr. Moncreaf at the school. She got a new blue hat for Christmas. Grandpa has 8 little lambs. She writes to Hattie Love all the time. She went and stayed with Clemmie Albright for several days and went with Alice and Mr. Frank and had a nice time. On the back she wrote her alphabet with a little something about each letter.
Date: January 17, 1892
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to the Moore family, June 17, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd and is addressed to Charles B. and Mary Ann "Sis" Moore. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of the Moore family's most recent letter, health updates, news on the dry weather, details on the crop harvests, a discussion about the well-being of family, a dialogue about family friends visiting, and a list of fruits on hand. Dodd closes the letter by noting the Moore family should write soon.
Date: June 17, 1898
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mattie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore, June 17, 1898]

Description: In this letter, Franklin discusses the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee with the Moore family. The News includes: a discussion about school closing for summer, details about Children's Day and what the family did at the event, news about Abe Franklin participating on the Chancery court jury, updates on the well-being of family, and a dialogue about Bettie's poultry and vegetable garden. She closes the letter by noting that the Moore family should write soon and that Bessie will write to them soon as well. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 17, 1898
Creator: Franklin, Mattie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elizabeth Franklin to the Moore Family, June 17, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Elizabeth "Betty" Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In this letter, Franklin informs the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt of the Moore family's most recent letter, details about the weather agricultural news about the wheat harvest and updates on the corn,vegetable, and fruit harvests, a discussion about the well-being of family members, a dialogue about the children's chores, details on sewing projects and household chores, and news about Mattie's ducks. She closes the letter by stating that it is time to milk the cows and notes that the Moore family must write soon.
Date: June 17, 1898
Creator: Franklin, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles Moore, November 17, 1898]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to her daughter and son-in-law discussing the state of her family's health and the weather. She reports there is a team of men from New York prospecting for coal and minerals east of Dobbins Pike. In addition, she writes a short note about her concern with them sending their daughter, Linnet, so far away to school to live with strangers. Includes envelope.
Date: November 17, 1898
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections