UNT Libraries Special Collections - Browse

ABOUT BROWSE FEED

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 21, 1864]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that he is sending food, candy, and cloth. He requests that she sew the cloth into drawers and send them back to him. He states his salary will be $110 per month. He then lists his expenses. He tells Clara he has had Yellow Fever. He requests cotton socks. He ends by regretting not being able to spend Christmas with his family.
Date: December 21, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 21, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that he is sending food, candy, and cloth. He requests that she sew the cloth into drawers and send them back to him. He states his salary will be $110 per month. He then lists his expenses. He tells Clara he has had Yellow Fever. He requests cotton socks. He ends by regretting not being able to spend Christmas with his family.
Date: December 21, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David

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

Description: Transcript of a 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

[Letter to Henry and Salina, August 19, 1881]

Description: They saw Sam Thornhill and Add Nimmo and spent Saturday night at Sam's. He dropped Mary off at home Sunday and went back to meet Mrs. Susan Thornhill. Jim got married and John lives in Knoxville with his wife and six kids and owns a furniture store. He speculates that Tom and Alice Thornhill will get married. Mary and Dinky visited Abe Franklin. Abe is farming and carpentering. They went to visit their Uncle John, who is doing well. John is running a mill for $75 a month. They visited Sally who wants to see Henry and visit Texas. John and Sally's daughter played some music. They spent an hour with Billy's widow, Kate Moore. Uncle Sam Wallace is not doing well and in his will he already promised a few things to some people, but the rest would go amongst his relations. He is sorry to hear of all the drought damage for the cotton farmers. He prays for rain for Henry's crops.
Date: August 19, 1881