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[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 - 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 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, February 4, 1865]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 4, 1865]

Date: February 4, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to move home for the sake of his family. She also updates him on local life, telling him of improvements that have been made in the town and business. In addition, to gives him updates on family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

Date: February 14, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing the mood in town after several confederate losses. She pleads with him to not join the Army, and updates him on family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

Date: February 27, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress, describing her fear after several confederate losses. She comments on the recent battles, tells him of her concerns, and pleads with him to not join the Army.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, January 1, 1864]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, January 1, 1864]

Date: January 1, 1864
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress updating him on the war and it's impacts on her local surroundings. She also gives him news about family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives