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

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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 ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 20 x 13 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia June 23, 1885.

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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, it seems it will not get done as quickly as she hopes. She tell the Moore's that she has preserved some strawberries and cherries for Linnet and that she had better visit soon or Birdie will eat them all up. McGee closes her letter by saying that "Sis" must write soon.

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[4] p. ; 20 x 13 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia. [Letter from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, June 23, 1885], letter, June 23, 1885; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203562/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.