[Letter from Sally Thornhill to the Moore family, May 23-24, 1899]

One of 1,686 letters in the series: Charles B. Moore Family papers, 1832-1917 available on this site.

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This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Sally Thornhill and is addressed to the Moore family. In this letter, Sally informs the Moore family of the goings-on in White Hill, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt of Moore's correspondences, general updates on the family's well-being at present, a discussion about the vegetable garden and the fruit that is currently available for harvest, news about the crops, a dialogue about measles, a discussion about family's travels and who is in town at present, updates on correspondences received, and general community news. ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 23 x 18 cm.

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Thornhill, Sally May 23, 1899.

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This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Sally Thornhill and is addressed to the Moore family. In this letter, Sally informs the Moore family of the goings-on in White Hill, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt of Moore's correspondences, general updates on the family's well-being at present, a discussion about the vegetable garden and the fruit that is currently available for harvest, news about the crops, a dialogue about measles, a discussion about family's travels and who is in town at present, updates on correspondences received, and general community news. She begins a letter to Mary on the third page of this letter.

In Mary's letter, Thornhill discusses her health, notes that the family has received word from Birdie McGee, details her happiness for seeing things grow again,and mentions the condition of her flowers. She mentions that she has finished soap making and tells Mary Ann about the obituaries of kin. An aside at the top of this page notes that she is sad to hear about Laura and Jack's health and gives details about Jack's family who reside in Tennessee. She closes the letter to Mary and begins another letter to Charles, dated May 24, 1899. In this letter, she discusses the Will's conditions, notes that Mr. Thornhill is on his way to Springfield to pay taxes, and news about family members. She closes her letter by noting that she wants the Moore family to write and sends her best wishes. The envelope is included with the letter.

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[4] p. ; 23 x 18 cm.

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  • May 23, 1899
  • May 24, 1899

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  • Feb. 8, 2012, 11:22 a.m.

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Thornhill, Sally. [Letter from Sally Thornhill to the Moore family, May 23-24, 1899], letter, May 23, 1899; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203813/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.