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[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

[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, August 29, 1859]

Description: Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee which includes: Maud's health and the health of Anne and Sallie; home improvements made to Maud's house; a horse purchased by Maud; the health of the cattle and the hogs as well as the death of a cow from "black tongue" and the death of ten hogs from cholera; news of David's baby, it's growth and health, and it's appearance; news of the weather; a dialogue about Jimmie and Mary as well as details on their whereabouts; a discussion about how lucky Maud is to have "so good a daughter-in-law and two such nice daughters-in-law; a request for David to send the ten dollars in interest, though not by mail; a dialogue about sending David's letter to Neely; news about John Wood's marriage to Miss Guy; a discussion about Frank's eligibility for marriage; and a dialogue regarding Mary Tate, Jimmie, and "Old Pitner."
Date: August 29, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune.
Date: January 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 4, 1859]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a marriage between Jimmie and Mary Tate which would take place on August 25, 1859, the couple's plans for their honeymoon, and their plans to board with Maude; a discussion of gifts made by Maude for her granddaughter (David's daughter); reports of the weather and its affect on the crops; a discussion about David's delayed visit; a discussion about the health of Eva Polk's infant; a brief recap of the most recent happenings in town.
Date: August 4, 1859
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