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[Letters from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 11, 1885]

Description: These are two letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. They are written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles B. Moore. In the first letter, Henry updates Charles on news about their home county in Texas and it includes: a dialogue about the quality of paper the letter is written on and details about the previews correspondence he has sent to Charles, update on the weather, political news about the prohibition party and the party's agenda, a discussion about a new star he has found in the 'Great Nebula of Andromeda' and the stir it has caused in the astronomical world, further updates on the prohibition party, and a description of the election as the "morning of Waterloo." Henry closes the letter by remarking on the poor quality of the paper and mentions that all is well. The second letter was dated two days after the first and it includes updates on the election results and community news. In this letter, Henry details that the prohibition party lost the election, but mention the profound impact the party had on the community and the other political parties. He notes that he has received the Moore's letter and congratulatory letter from E. E. Davenport and H. S. Davenport on the discovery of the new star. Henry discusses his interest in the star and that he has been trying to view the "Brooks new comet." He details that Tuttles' old comet is visible in the sky, but he has not attempted to view it. Henry mentions in this discussion of astronomy that he and some friends attempted to view the sky the previous night, though were unable to due to poor visibility. He gives Charles an update on who did or did not not vote in the past election as well …
Date: September 11, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
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[Letters from Bettie Franklin, Matilda Dodd, and William Dodd to Mary Moore, March 11, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her sister, Bettie Franklin, and her mother, Matilda Dodd. In the letter, Franklin tells Moore about the birth of her son. She tells Moore that she has not yet named the child and asks Moore to suggest a name. Dodd and Franklin both discuss the weather and the state of the farm. Franklin closes by sending her regards to Moore's husband, Charles B. Moore. In a separate letter from Moore's father, William Dodd, William talks about the weather and the state of the family and the farm. He tells Moore that he will send her care money soon. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked March 13 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Mrs. Mary A. Moore in Mckinney, Collin County, Texas.
Date: March 11, 1876
Creator: Franklin, Bettie; Dodd, Matilda & Dodd, William
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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 Alice Griffin to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore, August 11, 1895]

Description: She couldn't remember if she had responded and decided to write anyway. She mentions that Birdie skipped her horse lesson, which has only happened once before. The Dobbins had ice cream and shared some with them. She will try to finish the letter and was sorry to hear that Charles was unwell. She mentions her own health. She talks about the new cook they got and her daughter that keeps her company. Uncle Simon died. Aunt Bettie came and asked them to come visit soon. Her aunt sent her some fruit and she sent some back. She mentions the discussion of where her Grandmother will now live. She writes that she is worried over their horse Mollie. She mentions how Will never visits them or pays his debts and asks for advice from the Moores. She asks about Henry's health and if Carly Thompson is married. She sends samples of the dresses she is making.
Date: August 11, 1895
Creator: Griffin, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Ann Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 11, 1897]

Description: This letter is form the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mary Ann Moore. In the letter, Moore details to Charles when they will meet in McKinney, as Charles and Linnet are returning from Gallatin, Tennessee. She updates Charles on community news and details that he has received a postcard for K. Wallace stating that Mary Jane Austin passed away. She closes the letter by noting that Jo continues to smoke as much as before and that Laura has been visiting for a couple of weeks. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 11, 1897
Creator: Moore, Mary Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore, March 11, 1898]

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore in which she talks about the friends and family members who gather at her home. The men are building a mill house. She says she has plenty of water in her well and has plans to grow roses.
Date: March 11, 1898
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, August 11, 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 on the goings-on in Collin County. The news includes: updates on family and friends who are visiting town, community health news, a discussion about family friends going to the nation for grapes and to find a place to rent, a dialogue about Mr. Buckly's trip west, details about community gossip, news about their cow "Old Cora," and a discussion about last evening's plans. He closes the letter by stating that he is still tempted to buy the tickets to Colorado and for Linnet to let them know when to meet her at Melissa.
Date: August 11, 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Neal Moore to C. B. Moore, October 11, 1898]

Description: He was glad to receive a letter from Charles while he was in Colorado. Neal will try to explain what has happened since the last time he wrote. He writes about certain expenses that have thrown him and swear to never have it again. He has gotten some work in San Antonio and is staying with Will Firgh. He has come to the realization that he is not a city person and will eventually become a farmer. He asks Moore to keep an eye out for good land for him. He asks about a job as a farm hand, and mentions that his parents say there is no work in Dallas. He mentions that Minnie was in Boulder for a teachers' convention. He says his parents are doing well, but he and his brother are not. He thinks that his letter did not reach Charles or he did not receive Charles' answer. He says that since he is in the country he has no spare time and has made repairs to the house. He needs to do some planting and hopes to get some work in San Antonio to make more repairs. He would like to hear about Charles.
Date: October 11, 1898
Creator: Moore, Neal
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Alta Berry and J. H. Berry to Claude D. White, April 11, 1909]

Description: A pair of letters from J.H. and Alta Berry to Claude White describing their experiences on the family farm, including the hassle of keeping turkeys, health issues, keeping servants, and an early frost that may have ruined a cotton crop.
Date: April 11, 1909
Creator: Berry, Alta & Berry, J. H.
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[Letter from Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Constant to Charles Moore, September 11, 1863]

Description: Letter from Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Constant, describing divisions of Union and Confederate loyalty amongst friends and neighbors and their own story of being refugees. In addition, their crops are doing well but there aren't enough laborers to work the fields.
Date: September 11, 1863
Creator: Constant, Mrs. D. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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