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Literature: an illustrated Weekly Magazine, Volume 1, Number 20, July 7, 1888

Description: Weekly literary magazine that contains articles and excerpts on various topics as well as advertisements; according the to the cover, it includes "Criticism, Biography, News, [and] Selected Readings." Contents for this issue: Maurice Thompson at Home, Selections from A Fortnight of Folly, and Sylvan Secrets in Bird-Songs and Books.
Date: July 7, 1888
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, July 17, 1885]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd, Mary Ann Moore's mother. In the letter, Dodd notes that the family has received the letter written by Mary Ann and that they were all glad to hear that they were all well. She mentions that Bettie's health has improved while she was there visiting the Franklin family. She states that there has been so much rain that people are losing there oat and hay crops, but the corn corps are flourishing and the fruit promise to be abundant. Dodd details that some family members are hauling clover hay because the weather is warm. She notes that the Moore family will experience warm weather as they travel up to see the Dodd and their kin in Tennessee. Dodd states that there is no report of Cholera and that there are no illness that she knows of around their community. The discussion moves to the abundance of berry harvests that she and Florence have put up. She also mentions that she has put up a sizable blackberry harvest for Bettie. She notes that Dinkie has gone to visit a family friend who is very sick with the same illness Bettie is recovering from. Dodd details that Birdie is probably readying her dolls for Linnet's visit. She begins to close her letter by informing Mary of Day's tavern if they need a place to stop and rest, or if they need a buggy to take them to the family's home during their trip. Dodd expresses her wishes to hear from Mary soon at the letter's close.
Date: July 17, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Travis Winham to C. B. Moore, July 22, 1889]

Description: His health and the health of his wife and Lyke are well. Lyke and him went to go visit Lou Wallace. He also visited with Wallace's mother, Bet Wallace, Jimmy Wallace and one of Bet's sons. He met both of Dr. Bill Love's sons. He did not learn a lot about his relatives while there and so won't try to remember what he did. He was glad to hear that Moore and the rest of his family was doing so well. He then talks about his religious beliefs. He will try to visit with them when they come visit.
Date: July 22, 1889
Creator: Winham, Travis
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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, July 2 ,1882]

Description: Dinkie was glad to hear that they were doing well and mentions that she has been suffering from hot weather. Jane Hadly's funeral was preached by Harchin. She made a dress out of Sissie's muslin. She visited Alice Wright and her son that was born on June 24. She says that Mr. Thornhill wrote to Mr. Moore, but hasn't received a reply. She helped Bettie and mentions that Bettie's baby is lovely. Henry has been hauling wheat for 25 cents a day. People are selling their wheat at 95 cents a bushel. Willie was sick, but has recovered. She has canned 9 cans of blackberries and plans on making jam. She has a lot of vegetables, except tomatoes and has already pickled some cucumbers. Birdie asks if her mother is writing to Linny and loves her Uncle Abe and calls his baby Bessie. Mrs. McGee is taking care of Simon, who still looks bad. She asks her to ask Jeff Love when he hears from Bettie Wilson because they haven't heard from them in a while. She wants them to come visit. Florence and Tobe are increasing their family. She asks to give a kiss to Linnet and Sissie will write next time. She has to go, but asks that they write soon.
Date: July 2, 1882
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, July 30, 1882]

Description: They received the Moore's letter and are all doing well, except Florence. She was overheated while cooking three meals for 25 hands. The hands were used to thrash the wheat and they got 700 bushels cut. They has never before in Tennessee been able to get 25 bushels per acre. She thinks the corn looks promising. Carrol Wilson visited from Texas and took Miss Prudy Petete with him. He lives in Cook County. She says that the peaches and apples look good and that they have plenty of vegetables. Bettie says that if Abe leaves for work, Matilda has to stay with her. Bettie and Abe had a picnic and everyone enjoyed it. Melissa Seago's daughters are in town from New Orleans to visit family.
Date: July 30, 1882
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, July 5, 1889]

Description: Matilda is expecting that the Moore's will start to be on their way to see her. She received news from Tobe and Florence. They keep on moving. She talks about the weather and the state of the crops. Dinkie writes about picking blackberries and catching geese with Birdie, Bessie, and Mattie. Bettie got a new dress. She wishes she could see Mary, but she moved too far away. Birdie would write, but is busy playing. She asks that they come quickly, she wants to see them.
Date: July 5, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Dinkie
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