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Collection Number: 02768-z

Collection Title: Bond and Fentriss Family Papers, 1843-1895 (bulk 1881- 1895).

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 91 items
Abstract Members of the Bond family and Fentriss family include Louisa Fentriss Bond, her children, John M. Bond, T. C. Bond, and Sarah P. Bond Harlan, and her father, Frederick Fentriss, of Guilford County, N.C. The collection includes family correspondence of Louisa Fentriss Bond of Clay County, Mo. The bulk of the collection consists of letters received from her father, Frederick Fentriss, and other relatives describing their everyday life and concerns as Quakers in Guilford County, N.C., chiefly 1881-1895, but also in the 1840s. Other items include Civil War letters from her sons, John M. Bond and T. C. Bond, in the federal army and from her daughter describing disorders and guerilla warfare around Clinton County, Mo.
Creator Bond family.



Fentriss family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Bond and Fentriss Family Papers, #2768-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Verne Rhoades of Asheville, N.C., May 1944.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Members of the Bond family and Fentriss family include Uriah Bond of Clay County, Mo.; his wife, Louisa Fentriss Bond; their children, John M. Bond, T. C. Bond, and Sarah P. Bond Harlan; Louisa's father Frederick Fentriss, of Guilford County, N.C.; her brothers, William Fentriess and Robert F. Fentriss; her sisters Lizzie J. Coble, Rachel Erwin, Callie Coble, and Sallie Coble; and other persons of various relation including Henry Macy Fentriss, Sarah R. Ross, Fannie E. Ross, Titia M. Fentriss, Aileen L. Fentriss, Mollie Fentriss Kirkman, and Mary Fentriss.

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The collection includes family correspondence of Louisa Fentriss Bond of Clay County, Mo. The bulk of the collection consists of letters received from her father, Frederick Fentriss, and other relatives recounting marriages, births, deaths, and other local and family news; describing everyday life; and mentioning religious happenings and concerns as Quakers in Guilford County, N.C., chiefly 1881-1895, but also in the 1840s. Other items include Civil War letters from her sons, John M. and T. C. Bond, in the federal army and from her daughter, Sarah P. Bond Harlan, describing disorders and guerilla warfare around Clinton County, Mo. One letter from Harlan, 19 April 1865, mentions the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, March 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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