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[Letter from Rector of Trinity Church in Arkensas, July 4, 1888]

Description: Handwritten letter from the rector of Trinity Church in Van Buren, Arkensas to the reverend at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Dallas, regarding a parishioner (Mrs. Holmes) who travels to Dallas on business, and asking that she be received at the church there when she is in town.
Date: July 4, 1888
Creator: Guirny, LeGrand P. F.
Partner: Cathedral of Saint Matthew

[Letter from O. Henry to Belle Palm]

Description: Letter detailing programme for a musical event to be held on October 1, 1886, in which Belle Palm is on the program and O. Henry is the Musical Director.
Date: September 23, 1886
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Cousin Charles and Mary Moore, December 9, 1883]

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan to cousin Charles discussing family news, and asking for them to come visit her on Saturday. Discusses her four children, including Jimmie and Austin, who loves to dance when she plays. Includes original envelope.
Date: December 9, 1883
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William and Matilda Dodd to Mr. Moore and Sis, November, 14, 1884]

Description: She received their letter and she hopes that they have recovered. Florence and Mary were sick and she thought they had pneumonia. Minnie was on her way to Texas when she got sick. Steve Franklin got married to Hetty Neal and there should be more weddings. She mentions that the wheat is not doing well. She made some apple butter, preservatives and jelly. Dinky and Birdie like the ketchup. They have gathered soup beans, cornfield beans, back beans, and cornfield peas. There was a jollification in town. She asks how Linnet is doing with her studies. She mentions that Birdie wants the Moore's to hurry and come visit. William mentions the state of the wheat also and the prices in his county. Wallace is unwell, but continues to go to the tavern.
Date: November 14, 1884
Creator: Dodd, William & Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 3, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles B. Moore. In the letter, Henry informs Charles of news from Collin Co. and it includes: the letter sent to Sam with a turnip seed in it, a family friend's haul of corn, the construction of the reaper shelter per Charles' advice, Betty Thornhill and Neal Moore's visit, the unexpected visit of Jim Nelms, Solomon's trip to Hunt Co. and details that he has not returned yet, the plowing of Osbourne's millet patch, the condition of his turnip plants due to the dry weather, Neal's reading ability and how he has been passing the time, Henry's discovery of a new star and details on how he has passed on that information to verify the discovery, Nelm's religious affiliation, the killing of a wild cat, political commentary on the prohibition party, and updates on weather, friends, and community. The envelope is included with the letter. It was sent to Charles when he was in Gallatin, Tennessee visiting kin.
Date: September 3, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Sam P. Henderson, September 16, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Sam P. Henderson. In the letter, Charles updates Sam on news from Gallatin, Tennessee and it includes: the receipt of Sam's letters and an acknowledgement of what was said about their home in the letters, details about Mary Ann's and his 'circuits' to visit family and friends in Tennessee, a dialogue about Kite, the date of return trip that has yet to be solidified, the corn haul and the approval to proceed with the gathering of this crop, approval to sow wheat before the Moore's return, a discussion about the poor weather and its affect on the second sorghum crop, details about his last 'circuit' through abundant corn and tobacco crops in Tennessee as well as updates on famine stricken counties, a dialogue to send Betty Thornhill a message about his circuit to see her kin, and a message for Henry about a gift he received for him from Tom Wright. Charles Closes his letter by telling him that Linnet will bring some souvenirs to share with her kin and family friends when they return. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1885
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Mariah Rucker to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, September 14, 1885]

Description: These are letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mariah Rucker who is the niece of Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore. In the first letter, dated September 14, 1885, Mariah updates Mary and Charles on news about home life and it includes: a discussion about receiving the Moore's letter and waiting for Uncle Henry to read it to them, details about what Bettie and her were preparing for the camp meeting in Walnut Grove while they listened to the letter, a dialogue about the people who attended the camp meeting, an update on everyone's health at present, news about Neal Moore and his return trip to his home, details on the wind and rain they had just received, an weather update of last week and how the weather affected chores, a discussion about friends who have recently passed away, an update of community news and health news, and a dialogue about what they will prepare for dinner and the abundance of cabbage she has on hand. She ends this letter by stating that she would "quit for this time." In the second letter, written on Friday evening, Mariah details news from her home county in Texas and it includes: a weather update and how it affected her washing, health news about Vick Jones and Solomon, her brother, who have the chills, a dialogue about Mr. Blue who has passed away after accidentally shooting himself, a brief aside about how many people have been buried recently, a discussion about the Blue family and the unfortunate deaths that have occurred to their family, details about the company they have had in last Saturday as well as a brief note about Sam's love for their suppers, apologies for not being able to store more peaches from Moore's orchard …
Date: September 14, 1885
Creator: Rucker, Mariah
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 16, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. In the letter, Henry details community happenings in McKinney and the news includes: a dialogue about the amount of rain they have been having, details about the recent deaths and subsequent burials, a community health brief, a discussion about his dinner plans last Monday at S. A. Wilson's and his visit to Andrew's barn after dinner, details of the conversation Henry and Andrews had while waiting out the rain in the barn, political news, and updates on family friends who are visiting. Henry closes this letter by stating that it is a bad time to view the stars and he might have to use a "supplement" to view them. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 25, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. The letter is a four page letter.In the letter,on the first and second pages, Henry updates Charles on community news and it includes: an aside concerning the letters he has received from Charles, health updates of family and friends, details on the lack of news from Hunt County, a discussion about Vick's invitation, a discussion about a trip made by friends, a dialogue about Sam's white corn, news on the death of Kite and a subsequent discussion about the animal's fate in the afterlife, update on the eclipse viewing Henry held with friends on the night of the twenty-third as well as an aside about an astronomical publication he subscribed for, a discussion about Sabina's, the Moore's, and Henry's stopped clocks, and details about an ordered book written by General Grant. In the third and forth pages of the letter, Henry details updates on the happenings in McKinney and the news includes: news about the cool weather and the amount of rain in Charles' tank, an aside about cotton, a discussion about Joe Johnson, news about an extension, a dialogue about Dago's hospitality, details about Lily's time at the barber, a brief about Sam's intention to sow wheat and his need for help to gather corn at present, news about Cope White and McLean's dilemma and how McLean is at present, weather update with temperature and humidity readings, a dialogue about George Long's desire to sell out, and an aside about Vanter's agricultural endeavors. No envelope is included with this letter.
Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Neal Moore to Henry Moore, November 11, 1885]

Description: Letter from Neal Moore to his cousin Henry Moore. Neal writes about the start Henry discovered on the 30th of August. He says that it is a shame that it seems to be "going out." He also says that he read in the paper that a Dr. Hartwick announced he discovered the new star on August 31.
Date: November 11, 1885
Creator: Moore, Neal
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Henry Moore, March 27. 1887

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan discusses how well her garden is doing and talks about her children going to the new schoolhouse in Cannon. The family is boarding the teacher and they are getting along well. There is a new jail in town. The town has a new paper, the Educational Journal, and the debate and literary society recently debated the subject of how prohibition would benefit the state of Texas. Includes original envelope.
Date: March 27, 1887
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Henry Moore, September 26. 1887]

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan to Henry Moore talks about family news, and work that is done around their farm. Mentions how well some of the cousins and how much "flesh" they have gained. Apparently she doesn't like Texas. She says that even though Texas is, "a nasty filthy hateful" place it agrees with some. Includes original envelope.
Date: September 26, 1887
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charleston Payne to Charles B. Moore, November 10, 1887]

Description: Letter from Charleston Payne to Charles B. Moore giving news of his family and discussing religious matters and philosophizing about the future as a "dark and forbidding" place. Includes original envelope that is from the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway.
Date: November 22, 1887
Creator: Payne, Charleston
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 Laura Jernigan to Henry S. Moore, May 25, 1888]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Laura Jernigan, cousin to Charles and Henry Moore. In this letter, Laura updates Henry on the happenings in Grayson County and the news includes: an aside on how she has not written to him in a while because she has not time, a dialogue about A. J. Jernigan's trips to Sherman to serve on the jury and to Austin with Lizzie, a discussion about Phippen's time in the capitol, details about school ending for Phippen and his plans for summer, a weather update, a discussion about the condition of the crops and notes about the amount of milk butter they are making, an aside about Old Man Smith, details about Jack's land purchase and plans for the land, information about land prices in Texas, and a dialogue about the weather which has brought lots of rain. She closes the letter by stating that she hopes to hear from the Moore family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: May 25, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
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 Julia A. Barr to the Moore family, December 3, 1888]

Description: This item is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Julia A. Barr, Henry and Charles Moore's cousin. In the letter, Julia updates the Moore family on the happenings in Jerseyville, Illinois and the news includes: a dialogue about meeting cousin George Wilson in Eureka Springs, Arkansas while on a trip there, a discussion about the people that accompanied here on the trip and how long she stayed, details concerning the people she meet in Eureka Springs, a conversation about Seella, her two children, and Polly, a dialogue about their helper who was discharged over a year ago and how they are getting along without him, an update on the bountiful crops and how good rain has made it possible for people to get out of debt, a discussion about "Aunt" Sally Smith and Uncle Abner's family, a dialogue about Sottie Knaff's daughter, details about the Goodrich family, an aside about the town of Jerseyville, a dialogue about Mrs. O. P. Powell's children, a discussion about Wilson Cross and Ida Barr Cross, details about Fannie and her love for entertaining, updates on family, a dialogue about Barr's California trip and the places they stopped at along the way, details about the trip and the cities and sites Barr saw in California, a discussion about the trip back home to Illinois and details about their stop in Salt Lake City, an aside on how lovely the topography was from Salt Lake to Denver, a discussion on her return home, and a dialogue about recent plans. She closes the letter by asking how Linnet was doing, asks the Moore family to write soon, and sends her love to all. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: December 3, 1888
Creator: Barr, Julia A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles Moore, February 2, 1888]

Description: Laura made breakfast and had help cleaning. She mentions that Jack went to Pilot Grove. and Seven Paints College. Col Jenningan sold some pork in town. Jack wants to sell one of her cows because they have more butter than they can use. Lizzie has been to school only a few times because of the weather. She had to make new clothes for Jimmie. She offers her cow to Charles. She hasn't been cooking a lot because it has been raining so much. She hopes that their health is good and mentions that there was a lot of sickness within a mile of her home. She is concerned for the health of Mary Moore. She mentions that Jack said their wheat was doing well. The Col prompts her to write the funny names of the men in Sherman to McKinney. She can't wait for his next letter.
Date: February 2, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee and William Dodd to C. B. Moore, February 24, 1888]

Description: William hopes that Linnet has recovered from whooping cough. None of the kids have come down with whooping cough yet and he has to worry about measles going around. He received a letter from Tobe and Florence. He mentions the weather and the crops being planted. He also mentions the people who have died. Em's daughter who got married moved away. Dinky says they are all well except for Willie who has a bad cold. She went to town for some errands. She gives some advice for Linnet and wishes they were with her. She mentions that Mr.Campbell is moving to Nashville.
Date: February 24, 1888
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & Dodd, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to H. Moore, March 5, 1888]

Description: She mentions that it is still raining and they can't do much work because of it. She is writing, but has nothing to say other than mentioning the weather. George Turner left and got as far as Cannon. George's wife was concerned he hadn't come home all day. The Colonel has sore eyes, but everyone else is doing fine. She has plenty of eggs and beef, but is running out of flour. One of her milk cows gave birth and the calf is doing well. She will be short on milk because of the calf. Phippen received the problems and is working on on them. She wants to play a trick on C.B. Moore about her twin calves. The Colonel was helping Phippen on the problems. Colonel asks a way to get the answers for the problems. Ben Shirley has been sick, thus neglecting his cattle. She tells him what has been happening to Old Man Smith. She talks about getting Jim new clothes. They might not have a school teacher for the spring. She has not heard about her relatives in Tennessee and can't wait to hear from him again.
Date: March 5, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, February 1, 1889]

Description: Matilda received news from Florence and Tobe about housekeeping and building a new room to the house. She comments on the mild winter they are having. She visited Bettie and Abe. The school children are putting on a concert. Mr. Shepard wants to get married. She now has a flue. She received news from Em and her son Calvin is in California. She asks for a picture of Linnet.
Date: February 1, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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