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[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - October 21, 1858]

Description: Transcript of a 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - March 18, 1858]

Description: Transcript of a 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
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
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Transcript of a 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections