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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1865]

Description: 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.
Date: May 19, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. May 29, 1865]

Description: 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
Date: May 29, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 30, 1865]

Description: 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.
Date: May 30, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from the 1850]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
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 David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 15, 1865]

Description: 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.
Date: April 15, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 25, 1865]

Description: 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.
Date: April 25, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, February 26, 1865]

Description: 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.
Date: February 26, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, December 7, 1864]

Description: 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."
Date: December 7, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress]

Description: 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.
Date: 1850~
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, March 10, 1862]

Description: 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.
Date: March 10, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 1, 1861]

Description: 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.
Date: March 1, 1861
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