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[Letter from Alice McGee to to Aunt Mary and Uncle Charles Moore]

Description: Letter from Alice McGee to her aunt and uncle, Mary and Charles Moore. She wrote about her trip home to Tennessee through New Orleans. She encountered a train wreck and saw flooding in Morgan City. Her letter that said that she was returning home had not arrived, so her arrival surprised her family.
Date: May 1890
Creator: McGee, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, June 23, 1890]

Description: Letter from Alice McGee to Mary and Charles Moore in which she updates her aunt and uncle on family health and activities. She discussed the warm weather and heavy rain. She writes to Linnet that she visited Hobdy's Institute to see the exhibition. She also said that she thought Linnet's red stripped dress was pretty. She then asked for updates on family and friends from Linnet. At the end of the letter she says that she sent a "piece [of]Grandma's Mother Hubbard."
Date: June 28, 1890
Creator: McGee, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, October 9, 1884]

Description: They received their letter and happy to hear they are doing well. She mentions that her family is also well. She then talks about the weather they have been having. Although it has been raining the springs and wells are going dry. Abe had a well drilled close to the house, but could not keep it close to the house because of gas. A new well was between the barn and the spring, but again there was gas in it. Florence was watching a little girl. Mat Nay or Mat Frankland died. She mentions that owls have been taking her turkeys. Dinky sold her other cow. She comments on Linnet being so helpful and Birdie as well. She asks that they write soon. Alice writes about the subjects she is learning in school and how she wishes Linnet was there to play with her and Birdie. She mentions that her mother is going to town and what happened to Mary Dodd in the orchard.
Date: October 9, 1884
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, December 21, 1884]

Description: Dinkie received their letter and was glad to hear they were doing well. She mentions the weather and how cold it has been. She went to town for fabric to make Sissie a dress. She asks what they are doing for Christmas. She mentions that Birdie is writing a letter to Linnet. She gave some butter to Pap and he sent some cranberries. She went with her mother to visit Ann Jones and Cassy. She hasn't see Bettie or Florence and Mary Dodd is very smart for a child. She asks about Linnet's schooling. Alice writes that she received a prize for best reader in class. She mentions the cold weather and killing hogs. Her mother finished her dress and her mother sold eggs in town. She mentions that family came to visit and she wishes Linnet was there to play with Birdie.
Date: December 21, 1884
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Willie, Alice, and Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, December 31, 1882]

Description: Letter written by Willie, Alice, and Dinkie McGee to "Aunt Mollie and Uncle Charlie." They all discuss Christmas and the turkey, corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, custard and dew berries they had to eat. They all say thank you for the gifts they received. Willie talks about his kite, Alice talks about the candy, raisins, and oranges they got for Christmas, and Dinkie talks about Birdie's adventures with "old Chris." Includes envelope from original letter addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore. Note says it was received on November 4, 1883.
Date: December 31, 1882
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; Mcgee, Alice & McGee, Willie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee and William Dodd to Mollie and Charles Moore, February 4, 1883]

Description: Dinkie is glad to hear from them and says that they all have colds. Mr. Huff's men have typhoid fever. Abe, Tobe and Jule Elliot started working on shingling. She says all she does is cook and clean. Her mother is visiting Bettie and Mrs. McGee is in Kentucky for a while. Mollie McGee is said to be mean because she won't let her mother-in-law live with them. Ike Jones will have to lose an arm. Florence had a dinner. Willie and Birdie love eating apples. Mary Dodd is a beautiful baby and Tobe loves her. Bessie has taken to Alice and Birdie has good manners. She is able to sell four to five dozen eggs. Alice is helpful with making butter, doing dishes, makes the beds and watches Birdie. Mrs. McGee knitted stockings and mittens for the children. Willie want them to respond to his letter. Alice writes that Birdie has a wheel barrow and Birdie has found three dozen eggs in two days. Alice lists the chores that she does. She also mentions to Linnet that they have nice blocks and play house. Alice asks her aunt Mollie to write soon. William writes that the wheat looks bad. He was plowing and came across some feral dogs. Ike Jones may have to lose his arm.
Date: February 4, 1883
Creator: Dodd, William; McGee, Alice & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie, Willie and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, Marach 25, 1883]

Description: Dinkie says that they are all doing well, except Sissie who is unwell. She had tried gardening, but it has been really cold. John Rutledge is sick, Lizzie Wallace's son is well, Mrs. Allison will not live long, Mrs. Harper is sick and Laura Dorris has consumption. Bessie and Bettie are doing well. The wheat does not look good this year anywhere. She is going to sell butter and eggs. She has a lot of sewing to do and needs to make soap. Birdie says that she is writing to Linnet and Uncle Charlie. Dinkie asks that they write soon. Willie writes that he made a cradle and wagon for his Aunt Florence. His sister Alice has been unwell. He is going to trim the orchard for his grandfather. He is also milking cows. He mentions that telephone wires are being put up. He wishes he could see Linnet. Alice writes that she has been sick, but has been helping out as well. She was milking cows and making butter to sell. Birdie and Alice wish they could play with Linnet and Willie made himself a tool chest.
Date: March 25, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Willie & McGee, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice and Dinkie McGee and William Dodd to Mollie and Charles Moore, January 1, 1888]

Description: Dinkie received their letter on Christmas eve and her mother was proud of her gift. They went to Bettie's for Christmas and saw a lot of people. Then they went to Tobe Franklin's house for a dance. There was a concert at the new school house a week before Christmas. Mr. Moore had mentioned a lot of people were visiting Tennessee and she wants them to visit. Mrs. Jones has rheumatism. Mrs. Rodimore is on the verge of death. Miss Betsy Elliot and Mr. Enlow died. Her cold is no better and Pap is going to town and Willie is doing chores. Dinkie asks that they come visit. Alice mentions the concert that happened last Friday and how funny it was. Her character was Mrs. Buttermilk. She also asks that they come visit.
Date: January 1, 1888
Creator: Dodd, William; McGee, Alice & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mollie and Charles Moore, December 11, 1881]

Description: Dinkie had started to write two weeks ago, but did not finish and she hopes that Linnet is well. She is almost done with her dress. Tobe is going to marry at Christmas. Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Montgomery asked about her. Mrs. Donnell moved and Birdie can say Linnet. R. Wallace left after Uncle Sam died, he was in Atlanta now is in Florida. Dinkie has about four dozen eggs, eggs in town cost 35 cents a dozen. Henry helped Mrs. Donnell move in and got a coat, a pair of boots and shot got overcoat things. She asks they she write back soon and asks what they are doing for Christmas. Willie could not write because Birdie was sick. He went to his Uncle Abe's and got his shoes fixed. He had a cold for two days. He tells his uncle that he is doing well in school and will get new clothes made. His father killed five hogs and he wants to see Linnet. His Uncle Simon McGee is doing better. Alice missed three days and also mentions that Birdie is doing better. She asks how Linnet is doing and asks to give a kiss for her. The last page is the letter Dinkie had started two weeks before. She mentioned that Birdie and Willie had a cold and Birdie was teething. They killed five hogs that weren't that fat, but got lard and plenty of sausage. She has had 3 bushels of sweet potatoes and half a bushel of irish potatoes. Her cabbage froze and her turnips did not grow. She bought a black cashmere dress and some silk to trim it with. She is also going to trim Sissie's dress with some plaid. Bettie gave Birdie a dress and she has a lot of sewing to ...
Date: December 11, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Alice & McGee, Willie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie, Willie, and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, March 31, 1882]

Description: Dinkie is suffering from neuralgia in her head. Birdie had a cough and she visited Abe and Bettie and her parents. She also visited Mrs. Summers and Miss Mal. She has fourteen chicks and a hen that won't set eggs. Henry hasn't planted corn yet because it has been raining so much. She wishes Birdie and Linnet could be together. Ike Jones is working for them. She has irish potatoes and peas. Alice Donnell came to visit and mentioned that Old Bill had gone to Texas. Her head hurts so she ask that they write back soon and send a picture of Linnet. Willie mentions that everyone is doing well. Polk Elliot is sick and he made him a wagon. He mentions his mother's chicks and his Uncle Abe wants him to drop corn for him. He used the file that his Uncle Charlie gave him, but had to get it replaced. His Uncle Tobe's wheat is knee high. His Aunt Florence's brother died when she got home. He made a latch and gate for the wood file and he asks that they write soon. Alice writes that she received two calico aprons from her grandmother. She wants to see Linnet and her and Birdie go hunting for eggs.
Date: March 31, 1882
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Willie & McGee, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections