[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862] Metadata

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  • Main Title [Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]
  • Series Title The David W. Fentress Family Letters, 1856-1969


  • Author: Fentress, David
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Donor: Webb, David
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Collection donated in 1976


  • Creation: 1862-12-10


  • English


  • Content Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he asks her to write longer letters with news of her and the children; his hopes for an end to the war in the spring; the shortage of physicians and why that makes it impossible for him to receive a furlough; the difficulty in receiving newspapers that have been subscribed to; news of the war; Abraham Lincoln's success in bringing people in west Tennessee to support the north; the difficulty in sending items home because he does not think they would get there; the sick making their way to the general hospital and a list of individuals who have died; his dislike for the people of Arkansas; the support of the people of Texas for the troops; the cost of wheat; his personal health; and his attendance at the funeral of Governor Jackson of Missouri.
  • Physical Description: [7]p. ; 20h x 24w in cm.


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Correspondence
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Military and War - Wars - Civil War
  • Named Person: Jackson, Governor Claiborne Fox
  • Named Person: Reid, Polk
  • Named Person: Carpenter, Asberry
  • Named Person: Ray, James
  • Named Person: Right, Allen
  • Named Person: Thomberry, Parson
  • Named Person: Tabor, Mayor
  • Named Person: Fentress, Kate
  • Named Person: Lincoln, Abraham
  • Named Person: Robertson, George
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Fentress family -- Archives.

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Time Period: civ-war
  • Coverage Date: 1862~
  • Place Name: United States - Arkansas - Pulaski County - Little Rock
  • Place Name: United States - Tennessee


  • [Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862], DWF_94-008-004, ark:/67531/metapth182661


  • Name: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
    Code: CWADP


  • Name: UNT Libraries Special Collections
    Code: UNTA

Resource Type

  • Letter


  • Text


  • Call Number: HM.4
  • OCLC: 29439240
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1043784
  • Accession or Local Control No: DWF_94-008-004
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth160250


  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: CS creationHardware: Epson Expression 10000XL