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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, July 29-30, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Moore informs Linnet about the goings-on in Collin County. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt of Linnet's card, an update about Anderson who fell down Chandler's well, a discussion about the Rutledge burial of one of their three sons, news about Jack Kelly's death, community news, agricultural updates, a dialogue about correspondences received, a discussion about harvest delays in Gallatin due to rain, details about purchasing train tickets to destinations in Colorado, and updates on the well-being of family members and their activities at present. In a brief letter, dated July 30, 1898, Moore discusses the family's milk cow "Old Cora," details community news, and notes that Linnet has received catalogs from Oak Cliff and Fort Worth. He tells her that he would like her to go to school this coming session, but he feels that their excursion to Colorado would provide her with more experience than attending a session. He details some places they will visit on their trip. He wishes she would write soon and send word for Betty and the family to write as well. he closes the letter by noting that he hears dishes rattling and will soon be eating breakfast. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: July 29, 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, July 27, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Moore updates Linnet on the goings-on in Collin County. The news includes: a discussion about not receiving word from Linnet, details on receiving correspondence from Laura Jernigan and Jack, a weather update, community news, updates on going to the horse market, a discussion about Anderson who is much better after falling into John Chandler's well, additional community updates on friends and acquaintances, a discussion about hunting in the nation, a dialogue about receiving word that Walter Cox is dead, agricultural news, and details about a picnic above the bridges. Moore closes the letter by noting that Linnet should behave herself, have all the fun she can, and send word home often.
Date: July 27, 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to the Moore family, June 17, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda Dodd and is addressed to Charles B. and Mary Ann "Sis" Moore. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of the Moore family's most recent letter, health updates, news on the dry weather, details on the crop harvests, a discussion about the well-being of family, a dialogue about family friends visiting, and a list of fruits on hand. Dodd closes the letter by noting the Moore family should write soon.
Date: June 17, 1898
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Belle to her friends and family, 1898]

Description: A letter from Belle in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to her friends and family (the "home folks") in 1898. In the letter, Belle describes the events that took place during a great rain storm and subsequent river flooding in Tellico Plains, near the Tellico Lumber mill. While trying to secure her belongings and escape the home of Mr. Heyser, the general manager of Tellico Lumber, Belle fell into the water beneath a rearing horse ("Joe the horse"). She was saved by John Ballon, a black preacher, whom she called her "hero." Belle mentions that she plans to join Ballon's church and send him a poem entitled "John Ballon and the Flood of '98." Many of the belongings of all involved families were destroyed, but everyone made it out of the flooded area alive.
Date: 1898
Creator: Belle
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections