The Bounty of Texas

The Bounty of Texas

Date: 1990
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a miscellany of Texas, Mexican and Spanish folklore, including information about hunting, canning, cooking, and other folklore. The index begins on page 225.
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"We'll have lots to eat this winter, won't we Mother?" : grow your own, can your own.

"We'll have lots to eat this winter, won't we Mother?" : grow your own, can your own.

Date: 1943
Creator: Parker, Alfred, 1906-1985.
Description: A girl and her mother are canning vegetables in glass containers. Both have blond hair in ponytails and both are wearing white aprons with red trim. In the background is a shelf full of canned vegetables.
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[People Canning Food at NTSTC Canning Plant]

[People Canning Food at NTSTC Canning Plant]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of people working in the canning plant opened in the Agricultural Center during WWII.
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[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore, August 19, 1893]

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore, August 19, 1893]

Date: August 19, 1893
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Description: Letter from Henry Moore to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore in which he jokes about starvation and then lists the food he has available to eat. He was writing the Moore family while they were visiting family in Gallatin, Tennessee. Henry writesthat he has heard that there are more buggies than hogs in Texas. He discusses the financial crisis of 1893. He also talks about farming, harvesting cotton, and canning peaches. He is interested and would like to see a six inch telescope that the "College at Whitewright" (Grayson College) is said to have. He gives details on a picnic, trips he took, the weather, and his views on politics.
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[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, June 29, 1896]

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, June 29, 1896]

Date: June 29, 1896
Creator: Griffin, Alice
Description: Letter from Alice Griffin to the Charles B. Moore family. She writes that she is unwell and able to do little but tend to the baby. She says that Florence Dodd is unwell and Florence and her husband Tobe are having a hard time financially. She describes her baby, Lillian Griffin. Included with the letter are swatches of fabric that she has used to make clothing.
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[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, July 16, 1906]

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, July 16, 1906]

Date: July 16, 1906
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore in which she writes of "sister's" death and the impact it has had on her. Mr. Thornhill can not walk and is unwell. She asks if Mary has heard of the death of Sarah Wallace. She died at Gainsville, Texas. The health of family member, her garden, farm animals and canning are also detailed.
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[Letter from James Jernigan to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet Moore White, September 10, 1910]

[Letter from James Jernigan to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet Moore White, September 10, 1910]

Date: September 10, 1910
Creator: Jernigan, James
Description: Letter from James Jernigan to Mary Moore, Linnet and Claude White in which he updates them of the activities of family member, where they are going to school, and the crops. The children in the family are discussed, as are home improvement, and cooking. A note is on the back of the envelope that refers to money that is due and asking to stop one of two newspaper subscriptions.
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[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary and Charles B. Moore, August 20, 1891]

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary and Charles B. Moore, August 20, 1891]

Date: August 20, 1891
Creator: Griffin, Alice
Description: Letter from Alice McGee Griffin to Mary and Charles Moore in which she discusses the dry weather and some welcome rain. She recounts visits with family and friends. She heard the Reverend Dr. Hendrix from Dallas, Texas speak. She also made grape preserves and had plans to make preserves from peaches. Other topics covered include her garden, the start of Birdie's school, and the work her husband does around the house and on the farm.
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[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore, December 17, 1900]

[Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore, December 17, 1900]

Date: December 17, 1900
Creator: Franklin, Bessie
Description: Letter from Bessie Franklin to Mary and Charles Moore in which she gives family news, including their health and activities. She also talks about visits by friends and the weather. Bessie gives an update on Grandma's health and activities. There is also an accounting of the crops and farm animals. She also talks about developing plans for Christmas.
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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Date: 1901
Creator: Nesbit, D. M. (David Montgomery)
Description: Report discussing the cultivation of sweet potatoes, their importance as an export product, and instructions for storage and cooking.
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