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[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]
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.
[Letter from Maud Fentress, October 10,1863]
Letter Maud Fentress wrote to her family regarding the problems she experienced when trying to send letters. She discusses the cotton crop and what her expenses are. The difficulties in acquiring a horse are given. She discusses the risk of capture, pillaging, and warns not to wear uniforms if going on furlough. She gives updates on family and friends. She expresses her anxiety over the freed slaves. She also gives her opinion on books she has read.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 31, 1862]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he sends news of arriving at Camp Terry, near Austin, Texas. He describes his housing conditions, the items that were purchased and their three week supply of provisions. He also updates her on his health. He asks that her father bring her to the camp to visit him.
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his sickness, how he is out of medicine but improvising to heal sick; going to move to new location to help with sickness. Tells her about the news of the war and politics. Believes end of war is close and England and France will recognize south as separate. Tells his opinion on Lincoln and the exemption fees. He received a commission. Also that men will go back to Texas to get more clothing, how to send clothing to him, telling her to help Aunt Mary with dying pants, he also offers advice on the agriculture at home- cattle, horses, and her father’s crops.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he writes about having fevers and waiting for his box of medicines to arrive. His slave, Al, is sick, so he is having to wait upon the sick,feed his own horses, and do his own cooking. He argues that the losses at Vicksburg, Charleston, or Richmond do not mean that the South is conquered. He says that the North has an advantage with gun boats. He also writes about family, the health of family and friends. He talks about fabric for new pants and vest. He has new orders to move to Pine Bluff.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he recounts his participation in a battle that took place before May 19, 1864. He writes about the successes and set backs. He writes of the soldiers killed, wounded and missing. He says that some of the soldiers who died were accused of smelling of Louisiana rum. He ends the letter with news of his health and the health of friends.
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 2, 1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the situation at home (the peach orchard, spinning, and a spinning wheel), how to send letters to him, his experience in the army (his need for more clothing, his health, what food the unit is eating, and statistics of his unit), and war news.
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 7, 1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his health, health of the unit, which he sends many soldiers to hospitals with guards. He mentions how the weather is not helping people get better and gives his wife advice on agriculture. He also mentions his wish for the end of the war.
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 14, 1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the weather in Texas and Louisiana. He need for more clothes and he expresses his appreciation of all the work Clara is doing for him and the Army.
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara, July 8,1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding war news and concern for her finances. He asks about the cane crops and talks about buying a horse.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 18, 1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the finances at home and clothing. He mentions the worth of Confederate money is low, his transfer out of the field, and asked Clara to write more often.
[Letter from W. M. Yandell to M. C. Fentress, October 29,1865]
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.
[Letter from W.H. Wood to David W. Fentress, May 5, 1856]
Letter from W. H. Wood to David Fentress concerning the event of David's father dieing, someone being arrested, and the selling of a slave.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 28, 1865]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - November 30, 1861]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - October 21, 1858]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, January 4, 1859]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David on the birth of David and Clara's child. She also discusses the hiring out of slaves; the division of land; and an update on family and friends.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 14, 1859]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, May 16, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: agricultural updates on the success or failure of crops; an update on Mr. Miller's travel to Texas and a discussion about his finances; a discussion to purchase a servant; a discussion to sell Sally; a discussion about Till McDowel's plans to travel to Texas; a dialogue about Mary Tate; a conversation about William's boys; a discussion about Frank that includes a dialogue about a financial agreement between Frank and David as well as a financial agreement between Maud and Frank; an update on Kate and Sallie; news about the health of family and friends; and updates on family and friends.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - August 10, 1859]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the gifts she has sent his daughter; the potential purchase of David's mare by Maud; a fight among people they know; the weather and what to wear; and news of family and friends.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - November 12, 1859]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she updates him on the activities of family and friends; her purchase of a mare; the search for land to buy; and the weather.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - June 6, 1860]
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.
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, May 6, 1865]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara requesting various things, including food, linens and a horse. He also discusses the lumber market and mentions being ill.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 7, 1865]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding her wool, his cold, and the losses of their peach trees and grapes. He requests that she send bucket butter at the first opportunity.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1865]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara giving her a description of a tree that came down in a storm. He states that he has purchased books for the children. He also gives an update on his family's correspondence and that the bonds had not yet arrived.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. May 29, 1865]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. He states that he is copying all his notes. He also received a present of a pound of butter. Most of the letter is faded and is difficult to read
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 30, 1865]
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.
[Letter from the 1850]
Letter written by an unidentified author. The letter is extremely faded. It appears that the author is concerned about the fate of the Confederacy; Clara's involvement in church and school; and family news and expressions of affection.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - March 18, 1858]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 31, 1858]
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.
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 15, 1865]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, describing various aspects of his life, including gifts he has purchased for her, as well as his current living conditions. He also includes details about plants that he has seen.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 16, 1865]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. The writing is very faded and difficult to read. At one point he seems to be discussing slavery.
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 25, 1865]
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.
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, February 26, 1865]
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.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara Fentress, March 1, 1865]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara that is badly faded. It appears that he is setting up a room. He also seems to be making plans to visit home.
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 10, 1865]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 10, 1865. The letter is extremely faded and can no longer be read.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - September 29, 1858]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she expresses concern that he has not received a check she sent him. She says she will be sending him seeds. She also updates her son on the news of family and friends.
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, December 7, 1864]
Letter from the David Fentress to "My Dear Wife" (Clara Fentress). The letter is badly faded. It appears to inform the recipient that the writer is about to take a trip of several days. The trip may have been delayed so he can "wait until all danger is past."
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee. The letter is extremely faded and hard to read. The last page of the letter can be read in places and is not as faded as the beginning of the letter. It appears to be that on this last page Maud is discussing the marriage of Clara Bills and her departure to Williamson County. Maud discusses her servants Anne and Eliza, one of whom has 7 children who belonged to Maud, but who are now free. She expresses her wishes for David to visit and help her "arrange matters to live." At the end of the letter, Maud discusses issues of slavery, the freeing of slaves, and agriculture.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 20, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing Kate, Sallie, and financial transactions.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 10, 1862]
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.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, January 1, 1864]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress updating him on the war and it's impacts on her local surroundings. She also gives him news about family and friends.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 1, 1861]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the making of clothes for the family; a report that a man was killed by Indians; the military build up in the south; and her opinion of Abraham Lincoln.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 25, 1860]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David Fentress regarding a lawsuit; her health and that of her family; the weather; seeds; and a move to Texas.
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]
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.