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[Young Boy and a Show Pig]

Description: Photograph of a young boy kneeling next to a show pig and holding a ribbon that reads "1st Place, Travis County Fourth Annual Food and Livestock Show, 1948, Swine, Sponsored by the Austin Negro Chamber of Commerce with Austin Chamber of Commerce Assisting." The boy wears a cap with the symbol for 4-H clubs. The event took place at Rosewood Park in Austin.
Date: 1948
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 29, 1859]

Description: Transcript of a 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
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

[News Script: Pigs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about more than 200 pigs donated by Tarrant County labor unions loaded aboard a transport plane at Amon Carter Field in Fort Worth and flown to Honduras as part of a missionary program.
Date: June 7, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Hog Auction]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd surrounding five hogs at an auction. In the image, the large group consists primarily of men wearing hats and some are holding canes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping on Agriculture]

Description: Discussing the cost to produce a bushel of grain. Feeding hogs is also discussed. The cost of corn which is fed to the hogs, which is not making any profit because of the high cost of corn.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 26, 1859 ]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing Jimmie and Mary's return from their travels and their change in plans to board with Mr. Miller instead of Maud, Jimmie's financial proposition to exchange bottom land for David's lot, the town physician's move to Nashville, a financial proposition from Maud to purchase Sallie which is David's horse if Neely does not purchase her, Maud's preparations for Jimmie's party, a discussion about David's failed crops, a dialogue on the raising of stock prices, Maud's purchase of a cow for $25 from Bright, a dialogue concerning Maud's loss of cows, hogs, and a horse this year, news about sending gifts for the baby, and news about Kate's progress in boarding school.
Date: September 26, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of List of Taxable Property]

Description: A list of all taxable properties: 1 tract land 350 acres. John Emberson fenced 105 acres, and has 90 acres in cultivation. 1 tract 15 acres unimproved, 1 aged mare, mules, 2 milk cows and calves. Pigs, plows wrighting tools, a harvester and cultivator and other things. The Deputy Assessor assessed it at $2,360.00.
Date: unknown
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