[Letter from Sallie Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, May 17, 1859]

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Letter from Sallie Fentress to her brother David discussing news from Bolivar and it includes:town health update; news that she and Kate are not going to school; a discussion about the locusts she catches every morning; a dialogue about the weather; a discussion about David's baby and how the family wishes that David, Clara, and baby would visit; and a dialogue about handmade bonnets and clothing made by Maud, Sallie, and Kate for Clara and the baby. Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar and it includes: a discussion about Aunt Susan's letter ...

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Fentress, Maud C. & Fentress, Sallie May 17, 1859.

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Letter from Sallie Fentress to her brother David discussing news from Bolivar and it includes:town health update; news that she and Kate are not going to school; a discussion about the locusts she catches every morning; a dialogue about the weather; a discussion about David's baby and how the family wishes that David, Clara, and baby would visit; and a dialogue about handmade bonnets and clothing made by Maud, Sallie, and Kate for Clara and the baby.

Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar and it includes: a discussion about Aunt Susan's letter which details the doctor's resignation of professorship and his wishes to move to Memphis; a dialogue about the financial gains of friends who moved to Memphis; news about Kate's schooling; a discussion about locusts and the weather; news and updates on family and friends; a discussion on Kate's musical and vocal abilities; a dialogue about Sallie's musical abilities; and a discussion about the people staying with David's Uncle John and Aunt Anne's trip to Corinth.

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[3] p. ; 25x38cm.

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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives consists of eight archival collections reflecting the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. Altogether, these Civil War and Reconstruction-era papers include information about events in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. They reflect the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. The project was generously funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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[Transcript of Letter from  Sallie Fentress and Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, May 17, 1859]

Transcript of a letter from Sallie Fentress to her brother David discussing news from Bolivar and it includes:town health update; news that she and Kate are not going to school; a discussion about the locusts she catches every morning; a dialogue about the weather; a discussion about David's baby and how the family wishes that David, Clara, and baby would visit; and a dialogue about handmade bonnets and clothing made by Maud, Sallie, and Kate for Clara and the baby. Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar and it includes: a discussion about Aunt Susan's letter which details the doctor's resignation of professorship and his wishes to move to Memphis; a dialogue about the financial gains of friends who moved to Memphis; news about Kate's schooling; a discussion about locusts and the weather; news and updates on family and friends; a discussion on Kate's musical and vocal abilities; a dialogue about Sallie's musical abilities; and a discussion about the people staying with David's Uncle John and Aunt Anne's trip to Corinth.

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Fentress, Maud C. & Fentress, Sallie. [Letter from Sallie Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, May 17, 1859], letter, May 17, 1859; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160323/: accessed September 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.