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[Letter from Elizabeth Franklin to the Moore family, January 10, 1901]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Elizabeth "Bettie" Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In the letter, Franklin informs the Moore family that Matilda Dodd has passed way from pneumonia. She discusses the time period right before Dodd passed and describes how the family worked very hard to keep her well with visits from the Doctor and with medicine. The family realized she would not get well and all they could do was keep her comfortable tile she passed. Franklin details how the family and how friends have all helped out during this trying time. This is a fragment of the letter.
Date: January 10, 1901
Creator: Franklin, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, March 1, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is from Sally Thornhill and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Thornhill informs Moore of the goings-on in Goodlettsville, TN. The news includes: a confirmation on receiving her letter as well as Mary J. Thornhill's letter, details about Kate's buggy, news from Alice Wright about her mother's health, a discussion about her health, agricultural updates on crops and poultry, news on the health of family and friends as well as deaths in the community, a discussion bout Eula Thornhill's newborn baby, and a dialogue about the aging and decline in health of their favorite family horse. Sally begins a second letter dated February 2, 1909. In this letter, Thornhill discusses Vera and Nilla, details that she has yet to hear from Tom Jackson, and updates Mary Ann on the on-going bad weather. She closes the letter by noting that she always love to hear from Linnet or Mary and that they should write her soon.
Date: March 1, 1909
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Moore to Charles and Linnet Moore and Willie McGee, January 1, 1900]

Description: Mary tells them to read their letters and was glad to hear from them. She says that they are doing well and how cold it has been. Bessie came to visit them for New Years and they cooked the turkey. She hopes they are not having bad weather and mentions that Old Wallace came and asked about them. Will McKinley came to see Birdie and he stayed until 11 o'clock. Mr. Griffin is staying at Aunt Nancy's place. Bessie has her first long dress. She asks Linnet to write and tell her what she is doing. She hopes they are doing well.
Date: January 1, 1900
Creator: Moore, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Moore to Charles and Linnet Moore and Willie, January 10, 1900]

Description: Letter to Charles and Linnet Moore and Willie McGee. She mentions that a lot of their friends have moved. She made broom weed syrup for their cough. Birdie and Mattie had a small party the other night. Birdie tells Linnet to write. Linnet's father said she had written, but she hasn't sent it. Just like Lenora never received Linnet's letter either. She mentions the measles and small pox are going around. Sunday she had visitors and Mr. Love want her to stay all night, but she thinks he drinks. She got an apron and two handkerchiefs for her birthday. She asks what Linnet is doing, since she doesn't write, and if she is tired of cooking. She says that good money can be made there because items are sold by the pound. She asks how her friends are. She is going to see Mrs. Ellis who is not doing well. Nicy Blackamare married a Mr. Hassell. She comments on John Brown, Henry A. Wise, Mrs. Nation and prohibition.
Date: January 10, 1900
Creator: Moore, Mary
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

[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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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 Will McGee to Mary Moore, February 26, 1906]

Description: Letter from Will McGee to his Aunt Mary Moore. He says that he has wanted to write earlier, but has not had time. He can only write at night. He mentions that he is working for J. N. R. R., although it is not regular work. There are plans to put a new depot in Hendersonville. He enjoys the railroad work. He made a place to put his tools and was promoted to inside work. He then got into a spat with one of the bosses. He mentions that Henry is getting into the pills and almost had a serious accident. Henry has gotten bigger.
Date: February 26, 1906
Creator: McGee, Will
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. J. and Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White, November 27, 1905]

Description: Letter to Aunt Mollie and Claude and Linnet White. W. J. wants to explain why Uncle Tobe was not brought along. He doesn't like to leave. Bessie is the only one that can get him to leave for short amounts of time. He wants to tell Uncle Tobe first before his aunt. He wishes them the best wishes. The second letter Birdie wants to inform her Aunt Mollie on Uncle Tobe's condition. He is so worried about his money. He won't eat or drink and has become bedridden. Aunt Bettie wants to send him to the old soldier's home, but they are afraid it will cost them. Uncle Abe is doing better. Bessie wanted Mary's father to come stay with them. Mary's husband William Anthony doesn't want Mary to help with her father. She has been busy sewing for the last three weeks. She asks that Linnet write her, and is sorry for the bad news, but wants her Aunt Mollie to stay informed.
Date: November 27, 1905
Creator: McKinley, W. J. & 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, January 20, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore and family. In this letter, Thornhill informs Moore of the goings-on in Goodlettsville,, TN. The news includes: a confirmation about receiving word on Abe Franklin's passing, an account of how Mr. Thornhill passed, an update on the health of family members, details about Mr. Thornhill's family who visited his grave, a discussion about Bertha and the school fund, a dialogue about Tom Jackson's health condition and his visit after he was better, details about how the family all helped to clear debts or take care of Mr. Yhornhill, a discussion about the crops in Texas and in Tennessee, community agricultural news, and well-wishes for everyone's health and happiness. She closes the letter by sending love to all. Clipped obituaries of Bailey Love and Dr. J. N. Thornhill as well as the envelope are included with the letter.
Date: January 20, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White, February 4, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is addressed to Mary Ann Moore and the White's. The write is unidentified, but it is a family member from Gallatin, TN. In this letter, the writer discusses receving word of Linnet's illness in her last letter, well-wishes for a quick recovery, details about a visit from Linnet and Claude, and a update on the wintery weather that they are having at present.
Date: February 4, 1907
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White and Claude D. White, March 10, 1907]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by Sally Thornhill and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore and the White's. In this letter, Thornhill informs her kin on the going-on in Goodlettsville, TN. The news includes: a discussion about her correspondences, an apology for not writing a quick reply to Moore and White, a discussion about the grippe outbreak and news about those who are sick with pneumonia, a dialogue about Bailey Love's death, a dialogue about the mud and how it makes the agricultural work much harder, news about her weaving project, a discussion about traveling to see family in Nashville, and updates on the prices of meat and an aside on the production of eggs this winter. She closes the letter by sending love and well-wishes to all.
Date: March 10, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, July 21, 1907]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore. She wanted to write sooner, but it was too hot and he wasn't feeling well. She mentions what was eaten for dinner. She talks about hard times, but is thankful. She talks about the crops of wheat and corn. She talks about prices and practices for farming. She comments on how Mary is feeling blue about taking care of the farm and gives some advice for it. Sally went to go visit Mr. Thornhill's sister, who was not feeling well. She also saw Aunt Jane who also was not feeling well. She tended to Sue's chickens and turkeys. Alice and her mother went back to Texas, but Sally has not heard from them. She stayed at Alice's and it felt like old times. Sabina and Dr. J. B. Walton died. She talks about the trip she wants to go on. She talks about the weather and the rain they need. She talks about the teachers at the schools. She asks if anyone in the Rucker family got small pox. She is working hard and her children papered her room. She talks about her chickens.
Date: July 21, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from F. M. Griffin to Mary Moore, August 27, 1907]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore from F. M. Griffin. She mentions the fair was organized very well. She has had so many visitors that she is now sick. She mentions where Lillian is going to school and what she did before the fair. Martha Patterson helped them at the fair. She talks about food spoiling and cousin Lou not doing so well. She talks about her crops and how well they did. She is getting treated by the same doctor that treated Uncle Abe. She talks about her treatment and pain. She asks that Linnet write to her, and she really wants to see them.
Date: August 27, 1907
Creator: Griffin, F. M. & Griffin, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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 Sally Thornhill to Mary A. Moore and Family, November 20, 1907]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to her cousin Mary A. Moore discussing recent health problems and other news of family and friends, plans for Thanksgiving, crops, and the weather. She mentions that she has recently heard from Mary Thornhill who had been paid a visit by Mariah Rucker. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary A. Moore in McKinney, Texas. It is postmarked Goodlettsville, Tennessee November 20, and there is a postmark for McKinney, Texas on November 23, 1907 on the back.
Date: November 20, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections