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[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 Fentress - October 21, 1858]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David Fentress in which she gives advice on the building of David's home. She gives details on the ownership of slaves and the division of property. She describes Jimmie's masquerade act. She also says that she will be sending seeds to Clara Fentress, David's wife. Maud updates David on who is in school, which schools, and the cost. Also included is news of family and friends.
Date: October 21, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 14, 1859]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she requests more letters from him. She gives news of her health. The Episcopal convocation and baptisms are discussed. Maud gives news of their family and friends; asks after David's baby; and requests news of his crops.
Date: May 14, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion about Mag which details her travels and her request to live with Maud for the remainder of her pregnancy; news about Anne and Eliza's health; a discussion about Maud trying to sell her horse in order to buy Sallie from David if Neely does not buy her; a dialogue about the possibility of a trip to Texas with Clara Bills which depends on McNeal's decision to make his way to Texas from 'Orleans'; Maud's concerns about traveling and leaving Kate and Sallie; news about the fair in Bolivar; an update on family and friends; and news about the health of family and friends.
Date: October 8, 1859
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 her son David Fentress - March 18, 1858]

Description: Letter written by Maud Fentress to her son David in which she congratulates David and Clara on their recent marriage. She gives advice on buying land; discusses recent gifts she has sent; she sends information on family and friends; and Anne's illness and the treatment she received.
Date: March 18, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 31, 1858]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses financial arrangements to buy land and what her son will raise on his land. She also fills him in on family activities and health.
Date: May 31, 1858
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, September 1, 1858]

Description: Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her son, David Fentress, concerning her gathering seeds for him; the amount of money she can raise and send to him; the trial of Allick Neilson for rape; the condition of the crops; and an update on the health and activities of friends and family.
Date: September 1, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress inquiring about the purchase of a Mare and discussing the travel arrangements of his Uncle. She mentions that his uncle is ill, and also inquires about his housing accommodations, in case she should decide to come visit him. Towards the end of the letter she mentions that she is making dresses for a baby and sleeves for David's wife, Clara.
Date: October 26, 1859
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