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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]

Description: Letter to David W. Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing the receipt of his letter and his arrival at Prairie Lea; a request for Frank to write a letter informing Maud of his travels; a discussion of sending information and gifts; a brief discussion about marriage and gifts;a dialogue concerning "Episcopacy or Pickett"; news about the weather; the affect of the weather on the planting of crops; a discussion of real estate; a brief mention of Maud's health; a request for information on "how the presents went" and if pictures were received; a discussion requesting a visit from David's "Aunt", "Uncle", as well as from Tom and Frank; an ending statement requesting letters from David, Clara, and Frank.
Date: March 4, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Transcript of a 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 15, 1865]

Description: Transcript of a 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Transcript of a 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Transcript of a 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Transcript of a 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress - September 1, 1858]

Description: Transcript of a letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her son, David Fentress, concerning her gathering seeds for him; the amount of money she can raise and send to him; the trial of Allick Neilson for rape; the condition of the crops; and an update on the health and activities of friends and family.
Date: September 1, 1858
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W.Fentress, June 1860]

Description: Transcript of a 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Description: Transcript of a 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.
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

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 2, 1865]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress encouraging him to write her. She claims that she has not heard from him in two years, and tells him news of friends, family and the wars' impact on the local community.
Date: February 2, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 31, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a 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.
Date: March 31, 1862
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, March 29, 1863]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that despaired of receiving another letter from her after waiting a month between letters. David describes what they had to leave behind when the order to move out came. He also lists what he took with him. He recounts the meeting with his mother when he returned to her home after moving to Texas. He remarks that for once she hand nothing to say. He tells Clara he raced her mare. He appreciates the hat she gave him. He explains about the care of peach trees. He also says that he thinks it would be best to allow a slave, Rhett, to marry her beau. He ends the letter by sending his love to her and the children.
Date: March 29, 1863
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, July 17, 1862 ]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara, stating that he will be allowed ten days leave so that his uniform can be made at home; he gives information on the welfare of family and friends; and says he gets paid $20.00 monthly; he also gives news of the war including a victory over George McClellan, that Vicksburg still holds out, and the movement of Northern troops.
Date: July 17, 1862
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 22, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara states that he handed Major Morgan money and candy for his family. Dr. Fentress gives her instructions on how to retrieve it and what debts to pay. He give an update on his health. He also has received an invitation from Colonel Groce for a "gathering."
Date: February 22, 1864
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 22, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the order from Captain Weir stating that the men are to report to their captains in their respective counties. He writes of his plans to return home. He also gives an update on his health.
Date: February 22, 1864
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 26, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara to give her information on where to send her letters to him. He also gives news on the categories of soldiers that are being granted furloughs. There is a note on the back, dated May 30, that gives an update on his health and news of the war.
Date: May 26, 1864
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections