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Maud C. Fentress Papers, 1856-1869 | University Archives

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Maud C. Fentress Papers, 1856-1869Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1862-1865
ID: 01/HM.4
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The correspondence are arranged by the name of the person who wrote the letter, then by date.
Languages: English

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Abstract

Correspondence from Maud C. Fentress to her son Doctor David W. Fentress, her other children, and between Dr. Fentress and his wife Clara.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Contains the papers of Maud C. Fentress and the Fentress family concerning life in Tennessee and Texas during the Civil War period, including David W. Fentress's letters to Clara Fentress about Confederate activity in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas; treating the Confederate sick and wounded; and personal and family news. Also included are notes David made of telegrams received by his unit with news of progress in the war. He corresponded with his mother, Mrs. Maud C. Fentress, who lived in Bolivar, Tennessee, and wrote to his wife, Clara, who lived somewhere in Texas. There are a few other letters from other family members. Dr. Fentress wrote from several locations in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, including: Camp Groce near Hempstead, Texas; Camp Perry near Austin, Texas; Bastrop, Texas; Houston, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Bayou Bluff in "Landry Parish", Louisiana; and Alexandria, Louisiana.

Collection Historical Note

David W. Fentress, a Confederate physician from Texas, exchanged letters with his mother Maud C. Fentress (1876-1963) and wife Clara Fentress during the Civil War. He served in the Confederate army in Arkansas (1862-1863), Louisiana (1864), and Texas (1862, 1865). Dr. Fentress is listed as one of 24 Assistant Surgeons from Texas in the "Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 [volume 3], Friday March 13, 1863."

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored at the Willis Library and is available for same day paging.
Preferred Citation: Maud C. Fentress Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections.
Finding Aid Revision History: April 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - fixed dates, modified Scope/Content, and added/edited Biographical Note from previous version of finding aid

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 94aAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642674
Item 1: Letter from J. J. Neely to Dr. D. W. Fentress, 1856/07/05Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Letter with Faded Ink, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Letter (Faded) From Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1858/03/18Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1858/06/30Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1858/05/31Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1858/07/02Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1858/08/08Add to your cart.
 
Item 9: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1858/09/01Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1858/09/29Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1858/10/21Add to your cart.
 
Item 12: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1859/01/04Add to your cart.
 
Item 13: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1859/05/14Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fenress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1859/05/16Add to your cart.
 
Item 15: Letter from M. C. Gentry to Her Brother, 1859/05/07Add to your cart.
 
Item 16: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1859/08/11Add to your cart.
 
Item 17: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1859/11/12Add to your cart.
 
Item 18: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1860/06/05Add to your cart.
 
Item 19: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1860/06Add to your cart.
 
Item 20: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1860/07/10Add to your cart.
 
Item 21: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1860/07/11Add to your cart.
 
Item 22: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1859/10/08Add to your cart.
 
Item 23: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1861/11/30Add to your cart.
 
Item 24: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1862/02/03Add to your cart.
 
Item 25: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress,, 1862/02/14Add to your cart.
 
Item 26: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1862/02/19Add to your cart.
 
Item 27: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1862/02/27Add to your cart.
 
Item 28: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1862/03/03Add to your cart.
 
Item 29: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1862/03/10Add to your cart.
 
Item 30: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1864/01/01Add to your cart.
 
Item 31: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1865/02/02Add to your cart.
 
Item 32: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1865/09/28Add to your cart.
 
Item 33: Letter from M. C. Gentry to Her Brother, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 34: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1863/08/23Add to your cart.
 
Item 35: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1865/12/04Add to your cart.
 
Item 36: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1865/02/04Add to your cart.
 
Item 37: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1861/11/10Add to your cart.
 
Item 38: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1862/10/19Add to your cart.
 
Item 39: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Children, 1863/09Add to your cart.
 
Item 40: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Children, 1863/10/10Add to your cart.
 
Item 41: Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Children, 1864/01/15Add to your cart.
 
Item 42: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1862/03/31Add to your cart.
 
Item 43: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1863/03/29Add to your cart.
 
Item 44: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1863/08/04Add to your cart.
 
Item 45: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1864/06/02Add to your cart.
 
Item 46: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1864/06/07Add to your cart.
 
Item 47: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1864/06/14Add to your cart.
 
Item 48: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1864/07/08Add to your cart.
 
Item 49: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1864/12/18Add to your cart.
 
Item 50: Letter from W. M. Yandell to Mrs Clara Fentress, 1865/10/29Add to your cart.
 
Item 51: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1864/05/19Add to your cart.
 
Item 52: Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, 1863/08/13Add to your cart.
 

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