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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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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

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Box 3: Letter TranscriptsAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 708127
Folder 1: Letter Transcripts, 1856/03/01 - 1859/05/14Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letter Transcripts, 1859/05/16 - 1859/10/26Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letter Transcripts, 1859/11/12 - 1862/02/03Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letter Transcripts, 1861/11/30 - 1862/10/19Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter Transcripts, 1862/11/12 - 1863/07/12Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letter Transcripts, 1963/07/18 - 1863/08Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letter Transcripts, 1863/08/04 - 1863/10/10Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letter Transcripts, 1864/01/01 - 1864/06/14Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letter Transcripts, 1864/06/19 - 1865/05/30Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letter Transcripts, 1865/09/28 - 1869/08/04Add to your cart.

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