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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her David Fentress, December 25, 1860]

Description: Letter from M.(Maud)C. Fentress to her son David regarding the separation of the southern states from the union; the sale of slaves (Barb and her two children); breeding and care of a female slave named Eliza; hiring out of a slave; the capture and hanging of an abolitionist; and the health of those around her.
Date: December 25, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to one of her sons, October 19, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her sons- it is unclear if she's writing to David or Frank Fentress. In the letter she gives updates of the wars' effects on the local people and community. She gives updates on family and friends.
Date: October 19, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: September 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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.
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: September 24, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress, describing her fear after several confederate losses. She comments on the recent battles, tells him of her concerns, and pleads with him to not join the Army.
Date: February 27, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 4, 1865]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to move home for the sake of his family. She also updates him on local life, telling him of improvements that have been made in the town and business. In addition, to gives him updates on family and friends.
Date: February 4, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress telling him about day to day life. In her letter, she discusses the rising cost of goods and crops, and she also comments on the deaths of soldiers in the war, and asks him not to enlist. Towards the end of the letter, she gives him financial advice and includes the price of several commodities.
Date: February 3, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing the mood in town after several confederate losses. She pleads with him to not join the Army, and updates him on family and friends.
Date: February 14, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to pray regularly and to write her more regularly. She updates David on local events, including the effects of the war on the local slaves, as well as casualties.
Date: August 23, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress, Janurary 15, 1864]

Description: Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her family regarding the loss of a package of letters that were being brought to her by Captain Hawood and her worries because she has not heard from her son David. Her area has not experience raids for several months, but she expects that to change. She writes about the taking of "Savanah" (Savannah, Georgia). She says that the former slaves continue to leave to join up with the Yankees. She sends an update on family and friends, where they are, what they are doing and their health.
Date: January 15, 1864
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 4,1869]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, detailing local activities in Bolivar, Tennessee including information about crops, local marriages, and the management of the John Fentress Estate. In addition she mentions various people's children and how they are growing up.
Date: August 4, 1869
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to her son describing the health of family members; the courtship of William and the widow Polk; her social life and the activities of her church; home repair and her need for a new well; Buster Belcher's denial in the sending an "impudent Valentine" and how rudely Kate has treated him. She requests information on his prospect for a good crop and "for making an easy living out there."
Date: April 29, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W.Fentress - June 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family.
Date: June 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Transcript of a 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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Transcript of a 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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections