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[Home Economics]

Description: Photograph of students working on Christmas projects in a home economics class. Two students stand in front of a blackboard, demonstrating their creations.
Date: December 4, 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress,1863]

Description: Partial letter from David Fentress to an unknown recipient. In the letter he describes his new location near bayous and lakes, and compares it to Brazos Bottom. He also discusses the living arrangements of him and his men, and mentions that he has lost one man in his time there. He ends the letter hoping to be home by Christmas.
Date: 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her family, October 10,1863]

Description: Transcript of a letter Maud Fentress wrote to her family regarding the problems she experienced when trying to send letters. She discusses the cotton crop and what her expenses are. The difficulties in acquiring a horse are given. She discusses the risk of capture, pillaging, and warns not to wear uniforms if going on furlough. She gives updates on family and friends. She expresses her anxiety over the freed slaves. She also gives her opinion on books she has read.
Date: October 10, 1863
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud Fentress, October 10,1863]

Description: Letter Maud Fentress wrote to her family regarding the problems she experienced when trying to send letters. She discusses the cotton crop and what her expenses are. The difficulties in acquiring a horse are given. She discusses the risk of capture, pillaging, and warns not to wear uniforms if going on furlough. She gives updates on family and friends. She expresses her anxiety over the freed slaves. She also gives her opinion on books she has read.
Date: October 10, 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, December 20, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles Moore on December 20, 1885. She writes about her family's health and their activities marketing their farm produce. She says that John Wallace said that he had never seen as many poor people as he saw in Texas. She passes on the information that Lily Franklin and Charly Elliot are "going to jump the broomstick" (get married). She also says that there will be little candy and Christmas. William Dodd enclosed a note with the letter
Date: December 20, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, January 9, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore starts off with a complaint over the long period between letters from the Moore family. She then gives the news on the health of various family members. She gives details of how Christmas was celebrated. Birdie Franklin and William Dodd added notes at the end of the letter. Mr. Dodd wrote about the sale of land.
Date: January 9, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Willie, Alice, and Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, December 31, 1882]

Description: Letter written by Willie, Alice, and Dinkie McGee to "Aunt Mollie and Uncle Charlie." They all discuss Christmas and the turkey, corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, custard and dew berries they had to eat. They all say thank you for the gifts they received. Willie talks about his kite, Alice talks about the candy, raisins, and oranges they got for Christmas, and Dinkie talks about Birdie's adventures with "old Chris." Includes envelope from original letter addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore. Note says it was received on November 4, 1883.
Date: December 31, 1882
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; Mcgee, Alice & McGee, Willie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections