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 Decade: 1850-1859
 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 David Fentress, August 8, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 8, 1858]

Date: August 8, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress discussing personal finances. She tells him how much she misses him, and also includes information on family and friends. Towards the end of the letter she discusses various fruits and crops.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 4, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 4, 1859]

Date: August 4, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a marriage between Jimmie and Mary Tate which would take place on August 25, 1859, the couple's plans for their honeymoon, and their plans to board with Maude; a discussion of gifts made by Maude for her granddaughter (David's daughter); reports of the weather and its affect on the crops; a discussion about David's delayed visit; a discussion about the health of Eva Polk's infant; a brief recap of the most recent happenings in town.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress,  August 29, 1859 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 29, 1859 ]

Date: August 29, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee which includes: Maud's health and the health of Anne and Sallie; home improvements made to Maud's house; a horse purchased by Maud; the health of the cattle and the hogs as well as the death of a cow from "black tongue" and the death of ten hogs from cholera; news of David's baby, it's growth and health, and it's appearance; news of the weather; a dialogue about Jimmie and Mary as well as details on their whereabouts; a discussion about how lucky Maud is to have "so good a daughter-in-law and two such nice daughters-in-law; a request for David to send the ten dollars in interest, though not by mail; a dialogue about sending David's letter to Neely; news about John Wood's marriage to Miss Guy; a discussion about Frank's eligibility for marriage; and a dialogue regarding Mary Tate, Jimmie, and "Old Pitner."
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, June 30, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, June 30, 1858]

Date: June 30, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news for Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a financial agreement between Maud and David, a dialogue about buying a "place for herself" if her current place "falls" to Jimmie or Frank if they marry; a discussion concerning Mr. Wood who was closing Balam's estate; a discussion of religion; a dialogue detailing gifts given to Maud by Mrs. Neely; and an update on family and friends.
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
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 1, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 1, 1858]

Date: September 1, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her son, David Fentress, concerning her gathering seeds for him; the amount of money she can raise and send to him; the trial of Allick Neilson for rape; the condition of the crops; and an update on the health and activities of friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 20, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 20, 1859]

Date: September 20, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing Kate, Sallie, and financial transactions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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