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[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - June 30, 1858]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news for Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a financial agreement between Maud and David, a dialogue about buying a "place for herself" if her current place "falls" to Jimmie or Frank if they marry; a discussion concerning Mr. Wood who was closing Balam's estate; a discussion of religion; a dialogue detailing gifts given to Maud by Mrs. Neely; and an update on family and friends.
Date: June 30, 1858
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[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - May 16, 1859 ]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: agricultural updates on the success or failure of crops; an update on Mr. Miller's travel to Texas and a discussion about his finances; a discussion to purchase a servant; a discussion to sell Sally; a discussion about Till McDowel's plans to travel to Texas; a dialogue about Mary Tate; a conversation about William's boys; a discussion about Frank that includes a dialogue about a financial agreement between Frank and David as well as a financial agreement between Maud and Frank; an update on Kate and Sallie; news about the health of family and friends; and updates on family and friends.
Date: May 16, 1859
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[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune.
Date: January 17, 1859
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[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
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, June 30, 1858]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news for Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a financial agreement between Maud and David, a dialogue about buying a "place for herself" if her current place "falls" to Jimmie or Frank if they marry; a discussion concerning Mr. Wood who was closing Balam's estate; a discussion of religion; a dialogue detailing gifts given to Maud by Mrs. Neely; and an update on family and friends.
Date: June 30, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, May 16, 1859]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: agricultural updates on the success or failure of crops; an update on Mr. Miller's travel to Texas and a discussion about his finances; a discussion to purchase a servant; a discussion to sell Sally; a discussion about Till McDowel's plans to travel to Texas; a dialogue about Mary Tate; a conversation about William's boys; a discussion about Frank that includes a dialogue about a financial agreement between Frank and David as well as a financial agreement between Maud and Frank; an update on Kate and Sallie; news about the health of family and friends; and updates on family and friends.
Date: May 16, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee. The letter is extremely faded and hard to read. The last page of the letter can be read in places and is not as faded as the beginning of the letter. It appears to be that on this last page Maud is discussing the marriage of Clara Bills and her departure to Williamson County. Maud discusses her servants Anne and Eliza, one of whom has 7 children who belonged to Maud, but who are now free. She expresses her wishes for David to visit and help her "arrange matters to live." At the end of the letter, Maud discusses issues of slavery, the freeing of slaves, and agriculture.
Date: 1850~
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
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[How Columbus Discovered America]

Description: Photographs of "How Columbus Discovered America," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover is an illustration of the top of a ship from the view of the helm. The helm contains the title inside of it, behind it people can be seen on various parts of the ship looking out at the sea. Image 2, pop-up of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. The three ships are on the waves of the ocean, very detailed in its design. Behind the ship on the right are some palm trees. The bottom right corner of the right page is a small illustration of a room with two globes and a book laying in front of them. The sails of the boats have a big red cross on them. Image 3, front of view of ships pop-up.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dean & Son's Moveable Book of the Royal Punch & Judy as Played before the Queen at Windsor Castle & the Crystal Palace]

Description: Photographs of Dean & Son's Moveable Book of the "Royal Punch & Judy as Played before the Queen at Windsor Castle & the Crystal Palace," held by UNT Special Collections. The book cover contains an illustration of a puppet theater front with two puppet dolls and a dog peeking out, the background behind them green. Outside of them the cover is blue with red and gold colors. Above the frame of the entrance is the word "price" and "2/s" inside red framed by gold. Under the puppet illustration is a banner of red made to look like a wrinkled curtain, with an insignia of a lion and horse with another symbol in between them. The title is in the green background behind the puppets. Image 2, page with a movable pop-up at the top of puppet theater with a puppet wearing a red and yellow outfit. To its left is a jumping dog, the opening framed by gold fringe. Under the pop-up is text on the left and to the right an illustration of a young man holding a drum and playing a harmonica. Image 3, side view of page with movable pop-up of puppet theater.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Envelope from J. J. Crawford to Charles B. Moore, September 5, 1860]

Description: Envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Paris, Texas. According to the note written in the bottom left corner, it was sent by J. J. Crawford and received September 28, 1860. September 5, 1860 is also written on both the front and the back. Part of the envelope has been torn away, including most of the postmark.
Date: September 5, 1860
Creator: Crawford, J. J.
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