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 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, February 26, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, February 26, 1865]

Date: February 26, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara Fentress requesting money to purchase a saddle as well as urging her to write him more regularly. Towards the end of the letter, he tells her that he has read that several foreign nations have begun to recognize the confederacy and he also speculates on the events of the war.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara Fentress, March 1, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara Fentress, March 1, 1865]

Date: March 1, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara that is badly faded. It appears that he is setting up a room. He also seems to be making plans to visit home.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 10, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 10, 1865]

Date: April 10, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 10, 1865. The letter is extremely faded and can no longer be read.
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[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.
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[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, December 7, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, December 7, 1864]

Date: December 7, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from the David Fentress to "My Dear Wife" (Clara Fentress). The letter is badly faded. It appears to inform the recipient that the writer is about to take a trip of several days. The trip may have been delayed so he can "wait until all danger is past."
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress]

Date: 1850~
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee. The letter is extremely faded and hard to read. The last page of the letter can be read in places and is not as faded as the beginning of the letter. It appears to be that on this last page Maud is discussing the marriage of Clara Bills and her departure to Williamson County. Maud discusses her servants Anne and Eliza, one of whom has 7 children who belonged to Maud, but who are now free. She expresses her wishes for David to visit and help her "arrange matters to live." At the end of the letter, Maud discusses issues of slavery, the freeing of slaves, and agriculture.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]

Date: September 24, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to thank him for the newspapers she has received from him; learning about a new method of growing corn; hear health; the weather; and she ends by sending her love to Davids wife, Clara.
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[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.
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[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.
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[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 Libraries Special Collections
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