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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 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
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[Letters from Adelitia McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee, October 16-17, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee. In this letter, Dinkie details the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: weather updates, a discussion concerning Alice's Grandma McGee who has passed, a dialogue about making molasses from cane, news about the crops that survived and the crops that were ruined from frost, updates on family and friends, and the daily happenings since the Moore family and Alice have left. She closes the letter by Birdie want to see Alice and Linnet very badly but since Bessie has come to visit, she has not been as lonely. Dinkie notes that she would like for the Moore's and Alice to write soon. On the first page, Dinkie writes another letter dated October 17 to the Moore family and Alice. She details her daily schedule and mentions that Birdie will write next time. She writes a note for Alice to write Bettie Wilson and that Mother (Matilda Dodd) will write the Moore family on Sunday. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: October 16, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Adelitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from James K. Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, October 15, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by James K. Dodd, Mary Ann's brother. In this letter, James details the goings-on at his residence in Paul's Valley, forty to fifty miles north of Ardmore. He notes that Florence and Mary are visiting Edmond and will be at home in a few days. He asks Charles to send him the balance of his account at the bank in McKinney. He mentions that the balance should be $305.80. James sends a message to George A. Wilson who sent him $200.00 to Edmund. He asks Charles when the $1,000 dollar note will be due and details that he needs it to be between the date of the letter and Christmas. He closes the letter by stating he has heard from Bettie that the Moore family are making their way home from Tennessee and that he expects they should be home by now. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: October 15, 1889
Creator: Dodd, James K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Dodd to Linnet Moore and Birdie McGee, September 14, 1897]

Description: In this letter, Dodd informs Moore and McGee of the goings-on in Willard, Tennessee. The news includes: updates about friends, gossip about finding a suitor, a discussion about the Centennial, a dialogue about photographs, and updates on family. She closes the letter by noting that she hopes that her cousins write her a long letter and sends her love to all,especially to her sister Minnie. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Dodd, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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 Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, May 24, 1888]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mary Ann Moore's mother, Matilda Dodd. A note at the top of the letter details that Birdie and Alice have been at Aunt Bettie's for a week and that the school has employed two teachers. She stresses that Birdie want to see Linnet very badly. In the letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on the happening in Gallatin and the news includes: a note on the letter that was sent to Abe and Bettie Franklin from the Moore family, family health updates, details on William Dodd's trip to Kentucky, news about Bettie's complaint about another "spell" and how she has been overworking herself, an update on the weather and the lack of rain, a dialogue about Tobe and what he has been up to lately, a discussion on how the weather has not seem to have affected the plants and fruit trees as much as expected, a dialogue about a photograph of Willie Bratney that was sent to the Moore family, a brief on correspondence received from a family member, news on the many deaths this spring, a dialogue on the future visits of family, details on the weather and that it has rained the next day the letter was started on May the twenty fifth, updates on Dinky and Will's gardening endeavors, a discussion of what fruits are available for preserves and for baking, and a note on Dinky's poultry and the amount of butter she has to sell. Matilda closes the letter by stating that she hopes the Moore family could visit and for the family to write to her soon.
Date: May 24, 1888
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to the Moore family, February 8, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this letter, Dodd informs the Moore family of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's and Linnet's letters, community health news as well as family health news, a discussion about Tobe and his daughters, a dialogue about the weather in Sumner county, details about Mary and Minnie's trip home, suggestions to remedy for Mary Ann's foot pain and Charles' rheumatism, news about family attending school, and a message for Linnet. The envelope is included with this letter.
Date: February 8, 1897
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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 Matilda Dodd to the Moore Family, September 22, 1894]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: news about Will and Birdie going to singing school and other social events, a discussion about Bettie and Abe, updates on the weather, and news about family as well as details concerning correspondence from family members. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family should write soon and that she hopes the letter finds them all well. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 22, 1894
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, January 27, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her mother, Matilda Dodd, and her sister, Bettie Franklin, on January 27, 1876. In the letter, Dodd and Franklin tell Moore about the well-being of the family and of the farm. They mention that they are not sure if they will be moving to Texas. Dodd mentions that she would like Moore to visit, and would like to return to Texas with Moore. Franklin closes by sending regards to Mary's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 29, is addressed to Charles B. Moore Esq., in McKinney, Texas.
Date: January 27, 1876
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, June 23, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd and Adelitia "Dinkie" Dodd-McGee. Matilda begins her letter by stating that the family has received their letter and that she hopes they are well. She informs "Sis" and Charles of the health situation of Bettie. Dodd notes that she hopes "Sis" and Charles will be able to visit this year. She states that she hasn't not heard of any cholera cases in the United States yet and continues to discuss this illness. The discussion moves on to the topic of weather and Dodd notes that it has been raining heavily. She details that Dinky visited with Bessie and that Birdie and Bessie are enjoying each others company. Birdie was sick with the mumps and Dodd tells "Sis" that if Linnet has visited during that time she would have caught the illness. She discusses the crop of may apples, may cherries , and raspberries which are plentiful this year in Bettie and Abe's garden. She closes her letter by stating that Dinky lost a number of her chickens and turkeys. Dinkie begins her letter by stating that Bettie is still ill. She updates the Moore's on family news, notes her happiness for their good crop of wheat, and details the fine time Bessie and Birdie are having together. She notes that since Bettie has been so ill, Abe has taken over many chores including milking and cooking. Dodd-McGee expresses her wish to see the Moore's soon. She notes that she milks three cows and makes money selling the butter from her cows. She discusses her terrible luck with poultry this years, but mentions that their is an abundance of may apples. She details her daily chores and states that though she has sewing to do, ...
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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

[Letters from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to the Moore Family, August 15, 1888]

Description: This document is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a joint letter written by Matilda Dodd and Dinkie (Adelitia) McGee to the Moore family. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on news from Gallatin, Tennessee and it includes: updates on family, friends, and correspondences which were received, a discussion about the dry weather and it's affects on the crops and the stock tank, a dialogue about Mary Thornhill, details about the produce that has been processed as cider, canned, or preserved, a discussion about Dinkie's poultry and the amount of butter she has sold, a dialogue about a disease which is afflicting the calves, instructions about the pictures which were sent to the Moore family, and news about school starting for Birdie,Alice, and Will. She closes the letter by stating that Linnet should attend the school with her kin. In Dinkie's letter, she details the happenings in Gallatin and the news includes: a dialogue about the dry weather and drought-like conditions, news about Will attending an ice cream supper at Limon McGee's place, a discussion about family members who traveled to Dry Fork for a meeting, details about a trip to Cousin Lou's place, a dialogue about John Wallace's burnt up thresher, news about a gift sent to Fannie, and a discussion about Linnet. She closes the letter by stating that Linnet must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: August 15, 1888
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, December 10, 1880]

Description: This is a postal card from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mary Ann Moore's father, William Dodd. A piece of the postal card was torn off which makes the beginning of the message impossible to decipher. The remaining part of the message details that the family is well and that Mary's mother sends some things for her by mail.
Date: December 10, 1880
Creator: Dodd, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard from William Dodd to the Moore Family, September 11, 1888]

Description: This document is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a postcard written by William Dodd, Mary Ann Moore's father. Dodd writes to Charles and Mary Ann, or 'Sis' as the family affectionately calls her, informing the Moore's of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. He details that the family is all well at present and notes that they have received their most current letter. Dodd discusses that they have received a lot of rain and are awaiting a clear day. He states that Dinkie's children are in school and that they have a good teacher, Mr. Griffin. Dodd closes the card by informing the Moore family that Dinkie will write in a few days to continue correspondence with them.
Date: September 11, 1888
Creator: Dodd, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore and Matilda Dodd, January 15, 1877]

Description: A letter from William Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore on January 14, 1877. Mary Moore's mother, Matilda, is presumably visiting her in Texas. In the letter, William and Bettie talk about the warm and wet weather, as well as the state of the farm and animals. Bettie tells Mary and her mother that her son, Quincy, is teething. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 15 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed to Charles B. Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, Box No 12.
Date: January 14, 1877
Creator: Dodd, William & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Moore family members to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, December 19, 1880]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by William and Matilda Moore and Bettie Franklin. The letter is damaged and is unintelligible in many places. Bettie Franklin writes to "Sis" and Charles on the first page of the document,left side.She updates "Sis" and Charles on Abe and her family and details that the weather has been cold and snowy. She mentions that Alica has had her picture taken, but it was cloudy the day it was taken so the image is dark. Bettie notes that Dinkie also plans on taking the baby to get her picture taken. She informs the Moore's of current news about the community and about friends of the family.Matilda's letter begins on the first page as well, but on the right side. She updates the Moore's on current news on family, friends, and on the community. She closes her letter by saying that she will send her one of Alice's pictures. William's note is on the bottom of the fourth page. He details news about the weather and about family friends. The letter is dated December 19, 1880.
Date: December 19, 1880
Creator: Dodd, William; Moore, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. K. Drury to Linnet and Charles Moore, August 26, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by J. K. Drury to Linnet and Charles B Moore. In this letter, Drury informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Chambersville, TX while Charles and Linnet were in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: updates on family, news about the weather and crops, a discussion about community news, a dialogue about the camp meeting and the attendees of that meeting, details about Sid Williams' sermon. The envelope is included with the letters.
Date: August 26, 1897
Creator: Drury, J. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Bessie Franklin and Bettie Franklin to the Moore family, January 20-22, 1901]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Bessie Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In this letter, Franklin informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN during the Christmas holidays. The news includes: a confirmation on receiving the Moore's latest correspondence, updates about school, a discussion about family member's health status at present, details about the events they attended for the holidays, and a discussion about who attended the dinner they went to and the food they had, news about Bright's health, a dialogue about correspondences received from kin, details about the poultry show, community health updates about grip and colds, gossip about Broadie Webb, and a dialogue about presents received during the Christmas celebrations. She closes the letter by noting that the Moore family must write her soon and she hopes that this letter finds them all well. In Bettie's letter, dated January 22, 1901, she informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN from her perspective. She details when Bessie and Mattie are going to school, notes that the grip is around, and mentions agricultural chores. She discusses going to listen to a preacher, notes the travel plans of kin, and updates the Moore family on the health of family. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family must write to her soon.
Date: 1901-01-20/1901-01-22
Creator: Franklin, Bessie
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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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections