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 County: Hardeman County, TN
 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - November 12, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - November 12, 1859]

Date: November 12, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she updates him on the activities of family and friends; her purchase of a mare; the search for land to buy; and the weather.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 14, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 14, 1859]

Date: May 14, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she requests more letters from him. She gives news of her health. The Episcopal convocation and baptisms are discussed. Maud gives news of their family and friends; asks after David's baby; and requests news of his crops.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]

Date: October 8, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion about Mag which details her travels and her request to live with Maud for the remainder of her pregnancy; news about Anne and Eliza's health; a discussion about Maud trying to sell her horse in order to buy Sallie from David if Neely does not buy her; a dialogue about the possibility of a trip to Texas with Clara Bills which depends on McNeal's decision to make his way to Texas from 'Orleans'; Maud's concerns about traveling and leaving Kate and Sallie; news about the fair in Bolivar; an update on family and friends; and news about the health of family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - August 10, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - August 10, 1859]

Date: August 10, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the gifts she has sent his daughter; the potential purchase of David's mare by Maud; a fight among people they know; the weather and what to wear; and news of family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 6, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 6, 1859]

Date: September 6, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter is from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: sending Kate off to school in Nashville,Maud's feelings about her children growing up, receiving Mary Tate's letter from White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, a dialogue about her stolen chickens,a conversation about Sallie starting school with Miss Hunt as her teacher and information about Jimmie and Willie's schooling, news about the weather,news about 'Aunt Mag' and her trip to Austin,a discussion about receiving no information on Wallace and his safe arrival,a dialogue about 'the babies dress and bonnets', and town news from Bolivar.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

Date: January 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]

Date: March 4, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter to David W. Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing the receipt of his letter and his arrival at Prairie Lea; a request for Frank to write a letter informing Maud of his travels; a discussion of sending information and gifts; a brief discussion about marriage and gifts;a dialogue concerning "Episcopacy or Pickett"; news about the weather; the affect of the weather on the planting of crops; a discussion of real estate; a brief mention of Maud's health; a request for information on "how the presents went" and if pictures were received; a discussion requesting a visit from David's "Aunt", "Uncle", as well as from Tom and Frank; an ending statement requesting letters from David, Clara, and Frank.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 26, 1859 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 26, 1859 ]

Date: September 26, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing Jimmie and Mary's return from their travels and their change in plans to board with Mr. Miller instead of Maud, Jimmie's financial proposition to exchange bottom land for David's lot, the town physician's move to Nashville, a financial proposition from Maud to purchase Sallie which is David's horse if Neely does not purchase her, Maud's preparations for Jimmie's party, a discussion about David's failed crops, a dialogue on the raising of stock prices, Maud's purchase of a cow for $25 from Bright, a dialogue concerning Maud's loss of cows, hogs, and a horse this year, news about sending gifts for the baby, and news about Kate's progress in boarding school.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]

Date: March 1, 1856
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing a compromise for the "Jones suit" that she was able to work out with his Uncle John, other news from his uncle, and a note about the local doctor buying a 15-year-old girl.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]

Date: October 26, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress inquiring about the purchase of a Mare and discussing the travel arrangements of his Uncle. She mentions that his uncle is ill, and also inquires about his housing accommodations, in case she should decide to come visit him. Towards the end of the letter she mentions that she is making dresses for a baby and sleeves for David's wife, Clara.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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