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[Letter from Adelitia McGee and Matilda Dodd to the Moore family and Alice McGee, May 11, 1890]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee and Matilda Dodd. In Dinkie's letter, she updates the Moore family and Alice on the goings-on in Sumner county. The news includes: updates on William Dodd's health and Willie McGee's trip to Nashville, a discussion about Lizzie's baby, details about a visit from dressmaker Mat Blackmore, community news of health and happenings, a discussion about the hat fashion for the summer, additional community updates, news about the strawberry crop, an details concerning a visit from family. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family and Alice should write soon. In Matilda's letter, she informs the Moore family of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee, and the news includes: details about the health of family members, an update on the cool and rainy weather, news on the condition of crops and the planting season, a discussion about Birdie's duck and goose business, a dialogue about chores, details about Matilda's rheumatism, and additional community news. She closes the letter by sending her love to all.
Date: May 11, 1894
Creator: McGee, Adelitia & Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Adelitia McGee and Matilda Dodd to the Moore family and Alice McGee, November 24, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It was written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee and Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Dinkie and Matilda update the Moore family and Alice on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: community news, a dialogue about the weather, a discussion on the health of family and friends, and details on Dinkie's butter and egg venture. She closes her letter by mentioning Bettie's dress as well as her own dress and details that she is sending a swatch. She also states that Birdie is upset with Alice for not writing her and only writing the boys. In Matilda's letter, she informs the Moore family of the happenings in Sumner County and the news includes: updates on the weather, news about the hogs, a dialogue about the health of family and friends, a discussion about Matilda's new bed springs, and details about Alice, Linnet, and Birdie. She closes this brief letter by noting that the Moore family and Alice should write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: November 24, 1889
Creator: McGee, Adelitia & Dodd, Matilda
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[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.
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[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Mary Moore, May 22, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her sister, Bettie Franklin, and her mother, Matilda Dodd. In the letter, Franklin and Dodd discuss the state of the family and of the farm and animals. Franklin informs Moore that there have been many deaths in town, including Mallie Donnell, Mrs. Holder, and Tom Berry's wife. Franklin and Dodd both ask Moore to visit soon. Franklin closes by sending her regards to Moore's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The letter, postmarked May 22 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Mrs. Mollie Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12.
Date: May 22, 1876
Creator: Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore, January 28, 1877]

Description: A letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore on January 28, 1876. Mary's mother, Matilda, is visiting her in Texas. In the letter, Bettie talks about the warm and clear weather, as well as the state of the farm and animals. She mentions that there have been several weddings, including that of Laura Wallace and Frank Dorris. In closing, Bettie says that many neighbors' dogs have gone mad - she fears that hers will also go mad. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 29 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Mrs. Mollie Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12.
Date: January 28, 1877
Creator: Franklin, Bettie
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[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
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore and Claude and Linnet White, September 22, 1908]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore (who she address as Aunt Mollie) and Claude and Linnet White discussing recent news, family and friends, the weather, sewing clothes, and how she wishes they could come for a visit. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White, McKinney, Texas, and it is postmarked Nashville, Tennessee on September 24, 1908.
Date: September 22, 1908
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White, May 24, 1907]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White from Birdie McGee. She tried to respond to their letter sooner, but she has been really busy. She wants them to come visit her. Henry is a little sick, but will be making a trip to Texas. She believes that Bessie will marry John Turner. She had some visitors and was surprised that Mollie Love is still alive. She comments on the styles. She is expecting Minnie to come visit them when she gets back from her trip. She mentions the odd spring and winter they had. She talks about her cow and sow. She had more visitors. She is tired of writing so will close the letter. Will says he will also write.
Date: May 24, 1907
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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[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 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 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
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[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, August 2, 1907]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She received their letter and was sad to hear that they weren't coming to visit. She says that she could not go visit them because they are having a lot of bad luck. She is sorry that their crops are not doing well. Birdie's chickens have cholera. Lillie Bell has consumption. She canned and jammed Blackberries and sold them. She comments that everything is ripening late. The cashier at the bank was robbing it for years. She mentions how the money was being used. She brags about Will and how well he is doing. She is waiting for Linnet's letter and wishing they would come visit. She talks about the work she is doing and gives news about people. Richard Dobbins got married. She asks for information about the people living in Texas.
Date: August 2, 1907
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
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[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, September 9, 1907]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She says they are doing well, except Lillian had a short sick spell. Will wants to sell their house in Gallatin. She went to the fair with Will and Bessie. Mollie Love died. Sh wishes they would come visit her. She met up with John Wood at the fair. She mentions how some people are doing. She talks about the fruit she wants and the rain they need. Mr. Lawrence stayed with them. One of her pigs got killed by a train. She has been so busy she hasn't been able to finish the letter. She was reminded of Will and wonders about Mattie and Henry. She hopes she will have news the next time she writes and can't wait for their next letter. She encloses a picture of Will that Aunt B had. There is a drawing on the back of the envelope.
Date: September 9, 1907
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
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 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 C.B. Moore to Mary Moore, January 11, 1900]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore from her husband C.B. Moore. Willie sent his and Linnet's letter to her. He read the paper and then went to bed. He had a hard time sleeping because of the cold. He mentions that it has been raining. He mentions that Linnet and Willie are milking and the weather is still dreary. Linnet is cooking for him and now the wind has picked up and is hurting his eyes, so he has to stay inside. He received a letter from Camilla Wallace, but none from her. By the evening it cleared up, but he thinks it may frost. He went to sleep early, although he work up because of the cold. Tommy was still over after ten o'clock. There was an incident with a negro, he got arrested. He then copies an entry from his diary of the day. He tells her to stay as long as she can and to enjoy her visit.
Date: January 11, 1900
Creator: Moore, C. B.
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Moore to unknown recipients. In this letter, Moore details the dilemma centered on the Annie Laura story which was printed in the Rockbridge County newspaper. He provides a brief, yet detailed genealogical account of the Moore family history as well as the Anna Laura ballad for the letter's recipients. The letter's edges are damaged and some of the words are missing due to the damage.
Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore, August 31, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore to his brother Henry S. Moore. In his letter, Charles updates his brother on the happenings of his trip, who he has visited, and how he enjoys seeing old friends again. He details news about a trip that Betty Thornhill is making to Dallas and he states that she may be visiting him soon, if she is not already there. He notes that the family listened to a sermon by Brother Haynes. All the family attended this sermon except Mr. Dodd. He mentioned that Henry should pass this information on to Mrs. Thornhill. Moore tells his brother about meeting new friends and old comrades as well as their siblings, but also details the business successes of family friends. He states that Sam Thornhill and Tom And Alice Wright have plans to visit Texas soon. He expresses his happiness for John Stewart who has been appointed revenue collector and will make good pay; a living which will prevent him from having to turn to hard labor for money. He details that Tim Thornhill was very badly injured from a buggy accident and mentions a robbery which occurred to a family friend as well as financial concerns surrounding this crime. He states that he has seen Alexander and Allen, but has not spoken to them about the estate of their uncle. Charles tells Henry that Jack Wood's daughter will be married and Tobe and Florence want him to accompany them to the wedding. He updates Henry on the weather and on the crops in the Gallatin area. He notes that Sally Thornhill is recovering from her illness and details additional news concerning family friends and the community. He mentions his past plans with friends and ...
Date: August 31, 1885
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, July 29-30, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Moore informs Linnet about the goings-on in Collin County. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt of Linnet's card, an update about Anderson who fell down Chandler's well, a discussion about the Rutledge burial of one of their three sons, news about Jack Kelly's death, community news, agricultural updates, a dialogue about correspondences received, a discussion about harvest delays in Gallatin due to rain, details about purchasing train tickets to destinations in Colorado, and updates on the well-being of family members and their activities at present. In a brief letter, dated July 30, 1898, Moore discusses the family's milk cow "Old Cora," details community news, and notes that Linnet has received catalogs from Oak Cliff and Fort Worth. He tells her that he would like her to go to school this coming session, but he feels that their excursion to Colorado would provide her with more experience than attending a session. He details some places they will visit on their trip. He wishes she would write soon and send word for Betty and the family to write as well. he closes the letter by noting that he hears dishes rattling and will soon be eating breakfast. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: July 29, 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, January 13, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Charles informs Mary of the goings-on in Advalorem, Texas. The news includes: detailed accounts of daily chores around the house, updates on agricultural chores around the land such as clearing wood, stacking corn, and general maintenance of the farm, a confirmation about receiving Mary's letter, a discussion about the news from Gallatin,TN, a dialogue about the possibility of Mary not receiving all the letters Linnet and Charles sent to her, details about Will's trip to church, and a recount of his afternoon and evening. In Moore's letter dated January 14, 1900, he discusses the day's chores and notes that this day is a glorious one. He notes that he showered and got ready for the day, but needed a bit of hep from Linnet with his dressing. His mention community news and details what Linnet prepared for their dinner. He tells Mary that her absence allows Linnet and himself to take on responsibilities that usually fall on Mary, but he is happy to take them on because it means that Mary can relax when she is in Gallatin. He thanks her for taking care of their home while he and Linnet were in Colorado. He notes that it is now their turn to take of the home while Mary is away with her family. He closes the letter by giving a weather update and noting that this letter will go into the mail in the morning.
Date: January 13, 1900
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, January 15, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Charles informs Mary Ann of the goings-on in Advalorem, TX while she is in Gallatin, TN visiting kin. The news includes: updates on daily chores and agricultural chores, community news, updates about renting Linnet's land and the south field, and gossip from Linnet and friends. In his next letter dated, January 16, 1900, Moore details abut his morning routine and gives a weather update before he closes the letter. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: January 15, 1900
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, October 22, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Charles informs Mary that he has sent her trunk key to Gallatin and there is no need to break it open. He notes that he has sent a telegram to Will letting Mary know about the key. He discusses the daily chores with her, the weather, and updates her on the goings-on at home since her departure. In his second letter, written in the early morning of October 22, Moore details the happenings since Mary has left for Tennessee. He notes the weather conditions, mentions the chores that He and Linnet have performed, and states that the first night without Mary was lonesome. He details that both he an Linnet miss her very much. He discusses going to Melissa to send the key with the letter and to send a telegram to Will McGee. On this second letter, black threads remain where the key was attached to the paper.
Date: October 22, 1897
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, October 28, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Charles updates Mary on the goings-on in Collin County since her departure to Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on receiving Mary's correspondence, news on the weather, an update on the house construction, details about Mrs Priest and Linnet's visit to her and to Jordan, community news, a discussion about real estate, a dialogue about daily chores, news about the fair and plans for Linnet to go with friends, update on the night's weather, details about the health of friends, and news about family. He notes to Mary that she should not worry about home and stay visiting her family as long as she wants. He closes the letter by updating Mary on the time and temperature. The envelope is included with this letter.
Date: October 28, 1897
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
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.
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