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 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud Fentress, October 10,1863]

[Letter from Maud Fentress, October 10,1863]

Date: October 10, 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter Maud Fentress wrote to her family regarding the problems she experienced when trying to send letters. She discusses the cotton crop and what her expenses are. The difficulties in acquiring a horse are given. She discusses the risk of capture, pillaging, and warns not to wear uniforms if going on furlough. She gives updates on family and friends. She expresses her anxiety over the freed slaves. She also gives her opinion on books she has read.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]

[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]

Date: September 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, however it is unclear who she is writing to. In the letter she gives updates on the changes that have been going on throughout the community during the war, and gives information on friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - October 21, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - October 21, 1858]

Date: October 21, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David Fentress in which she gives advice on the building of David's home. She gives details on the ownership of slaves and the division of property. She describes Jimmie's masquerade act. She also says that she will be sending seeds to Clara Fentress, David's wife. Maud updates David on who is in school, which schools, and the cost. Also included is news of family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - September 29, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - September 29, 1858]

Date: September 29, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she expresses concern that he has not received a check she sent him. She says she will be sending him seeds. She also updates her son on the news of family and friends.
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 Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]

Date: July 11, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the trunk of gifts she has sent him. The weather in Bolivar, Tennessee has been 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days. She is concerned about his prospects in Texas and sends him Bright's yellow corn. She sends information on friends and family. The work on the well continues.
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 Fentress, March 3, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 3, 1862]

Date: March 3, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress giving him news of the war and describing its effects on her surrounding community.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 10, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 10, 1862]

Date: March 10, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, updating him on the events of the war and their impacts on the community, and pleading with him to write her more regularly. She also gives him news of family and friends. She also includes information on the lack of availability and rising cost of goods.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives