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Caricature of Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Description: The illustration depicts a man breaking a chain over an anvil with a mallet. Underneath is the caption, "Le Vieux briseur de fers."
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Date: February 1879
Creator: Gill, André
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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, February 28, 1879]

Description: Dinkie says they are all well, but Sissie who has a cold. Bettie is also not doing well and has asked about the Moore's. Bettie got some mulberry bushes and it has been so cold that Abe couldn't work. Her father got Bettie bedsteads and she comments that Abe's house will look nice when it is done. She plans to give Bettie hens and Henry made her two brooms. Mr. Tommie Dobbins and Mr. Smith Neal have died. A lot of people have been dealing with pneumonia. Willie now has a drake and two top knotted ducks. Willie tapped the sugar tree and made a pint of molasses. She asks about Jeff and if they have gardened anything yet. She did laundry and felt beat. She asks if they plan on visiting this year, she received a letter from Bettie Wilson and they will be visiting. She asks that they write soon.
Date: February 28, 1879
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, February 23, 1879]

Description: Matilda hopes they are doing well and mentions that the reason why she did not respond was because Dinkie said she was going to. Abe and Bettie went up there and they have been having cold weather. There has been a lot of pneumonia and deaths, Tommie Dobbins, Smith Neal and Billy Moore died. Nothing has grown in Dodd's county. She recieved a letter from Emily Trent asking about George and Willy Bratney and asks if they have heard from them. She asks that they write soon. Bettie also mentions that since Dinkie wrote back she did not. She mentions that there are a lot of cases of pneumonia and several deaths including Mr. Ed Tyree. Abe is going to buy land from Tobe and has moved a house there. He plans to add another room and he hasn't put up the chimney yet. It has been raining, but the Moores wrote of dry weather. Alice sent some beads to Caddow and Willie told Abe to get some calico to make her a dress. Mr. Broore will sell his wagon for $50 to the Moores. Her father plans to go to Nashville and she want to go with him to get some stuff. She says they are doing well and apologizes for the writing and blames the pen. She ask they write soon.
Date: February 23, 1879
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sissie and Bettie, February 10, 1878]

Description: She was glad to hear everyone was well and wasn't surprised that Bettie would get sick with a cold damp winter. She has had the worst weather for Christmas, cold and dry, and they haven't seen the sun in the last 5 days and it will snow. She believes they will have winter until May. Dinky came to visit and Willie has been there for two weeks. Their father went to visit Mr. Patterson who isn't expected to live long. They got a postal card from Jack Wallace that Bettie and Sissie wee going to visit them. Mrs. Cinthy left back home and would return again to finished Matilda's quilt. All of her chicks have died but 3. She sold 3 1/2 pounds of butter last week. The heifer has not been producing a lot of milk until recently. She ask them to write soon.
Date: February 10, 1878
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Travis Winham, February 16, 1875]

Description: A personal letter from Travis Winham to Charles B. Moore covering the following topics: Wiham's daily schedule, Winham's recent trip to to visit family, Winham's local family in Nashiville, marriage advice, and politics. The envelope has a postal stamp saying "Nashiville, Tenn; Feb 24" and a handwritten note reading "Travis Winham; Received March 1st; 1875."
Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Winham, Travis
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Promissory Note from C. B. Moore to H. S. Moore, February 7, 1879]

Description: Promissory note from C. B. Moore to H. S. Moore on February 7, 1879. C. B. Moore promised to pay the total sum of $85 to Henry S. Moore by January 1, 1880. On the reverse side, Henry S. Moore recorded that C. B. Moore paid $28.40 toward the note on December 8 and $30 toward the note on December 12.
Date: February 7, 1879
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections