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[Letter from W. M. Yandell to M. C. Fentress, October 29,1865]

Description: Letter from W. M. Yandell to his aunt Maud Fentress, regarding why he is in Texas. He also mentions family news and his brother David's practice in Memphis. He also asks to come and visit Maud. He asks about Maud and her husband's health and how his cousin David Fentress is doing. The last page is an ad about Dr.David W. Fentress and his services and an ad to sell Fentress's land and animals.
Date: October 29, 1865
Creator: Yandell, W. M.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 28, 1865]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion regarding finance; news concerning the financial situations of family; a dialogue regarding crops to be planted and animals to be raised; news about Frank becoming Chancery Clerk and his plans to study law; news about Kate and her portion of the family's land which will be farmed on a small scale between Frank, Maud, and Kate; financial advice from Maud and news about a real estate transaction in Bolivar; a discussion about the state of society in Bolivar; a dialogue about David moving; updates on the lives and health of family and friends; a discussion about endeavoring to be a pious christian; and a dialogue concerning David's debt to Maud.
Date: September 28, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

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.
Date: July 10, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: July 11, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - November 30, 1861]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses Frank's illness; the problems Jimmie has had in his Company; and the reluctance of some men to go to war. She tells him the current price of swine. She continues to give a description of the division of Union and Confederacy supporters around her. She finishes the letter with news of the war, the shortage of physicians, and the people she knows who are unwell.
Date: November 30, 1861
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she sends news of the battle at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee. She gives her opinion of the news of the war and the generals. She says she longs to see the men drafted as there are men who are "loafing and drinking" who should be compelled to fight. She describes the capture of Confederate soldiers. She ends the letter with family news.
Date: February 19, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - June 6, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding his crop failure in Texas. She gives updates on the activities of friends and family. She also discusses schooling and teaching the children skills. Maud wishes David success with his raising stock. She also questions whether she should move to Texas or stay where she is.
Date: June 6, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 30, 1865]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which lists the items he has sent her. He also sends and toothbrush as well as instructions on keeping her teeth polished. He states he has sold 3 cords of wood for $5.00 a cord. He has not purchased olive oil because it is so expensive.
Date: May 30, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 25, 1865]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing a recent purchase he made for gifts for her and the family. He also discusses his personal finances and requests that she assist him in tailoring a uniform. He also includes his shopping list, which describes each item and it's cost.
Date: April 25, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: February 26, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: March 10, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections