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 Serial/Series Title: The David W. Fentress Family Letters, 1856-1969
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from W.H. Wood to David W. Fentress, May  5, 1856]

[Letter from W.H. Wood to David W. Fentress, May 5, 1856]

Date: May 5, 1856
Creator: Wood, W. H.
Description: Letter from W. H. Wood to David Fentress concerning the event of David's father dieing, someone being arrested, and the selling of a slave.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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 David W. Fentress, May 16, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, May 16, 1859]

Date: May 16, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: agricultural updates on the success or failure of crops; an update on Mr. Miller's travel to Texas and a discussion about his finances; a discussion to purchase a servant; a discussion to sell Sally; a discussion about Till McDowel's plans to travel to Texas; a dialogue about Mary Tate; a conversation about William's boys; a discussion about Frank that includes a dialogue about a financial agreement between Frank and David as well as a financial agreement between Maud and Frank; an update on Kate and Sallie; news about the health of family and friends; and updates on family and friends.
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 - June 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W.Fentress - June 1860]

Date: June 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, January 4, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, January 4, 1859]

Date: 1859-01~
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David on the birth of David and Clara's child. She also discusses the hiring out of slaves; the division of land; and an update on family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Date: July 10, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 7, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 7, 1863]

Date: August 7, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara requesting that she look after the orchard, plant grapes, and care for the garden. He states his interest in teaching his daughters how to garden and "kitchen education" before other branches of learning. He describes his health and says that he has not lost any of his sick soldiers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

Date: June 30, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara declaring his love and stating the importance of communication between them. He includes news of his health; troop locations and news of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 23, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 23, 1863]

Date: June 23, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing his ill health. He remarks that he has had no letter from her, yet hopes to hear from her before the end of the war. Included in the letter are remarks on troop movements; a request for a photograph; talk of good crops; family updates; and the weather.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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