- Folder a
Letters to Woodson Bradford Fearing from his father. Includes comments on current wages in Chicago. (1877); Letters to Enoch Pratt Fearing (1898, 1915); Letters to Lizzie Parker Fearing (1872, 1874) 11 items.
- Folder b
Letter to George Fearing from his father (1881); Letters to Mrs. Submit Woodruff Fearing from son Bart. Include comments on Thanksgiving dinner, health, members of the clergy(1875-1876, 1879); Letter to Submit Woodruff Fearing from Grand Delaware State Lottery (1860) 7 items.
- Folder c
Letter to Emily Fearing from John Bartlett Fearing about attack on Forts Hatteras and Clark in North Carolina (ca. 1860's); Letter to John Bartlett Fearing from George Fearing (1881); Letter to Johnny from John Bartlett Fearing (1881); Letter to Johnny from Father (1876); Letter to Johnny from M. E. Fearing (1881); Letters to Emily Ramsay Commander from daughter Mollie. Includes comments on dentist visit, school activities, the Catholic Church, male and female friends, request for money and a street procession by The Knights Templar (1871); Letter to Emily Ramsay Commander from sister (1866); Letter to Emily Ramsay Commander from sister Mary E. Jones in Baltimore (1871); Letter to Emily Ramsay Commander commenting on daughter Mollie's improvement in her studies (1871) 14 items.
- Folder d
Personal letters of Joseph Commander. Includes letters of affection with "Matilda," one with a lock of her hair. Other topics include business, relationship with daughter Mollie, smallpox and news from his sister in Jackson, Tennessee. There are also many letters between Commander (in Elizabeth City, North Carolina) and Sally Dayle (in Brunswick County, Virginia). Topics include marriage, children and property. (1845, 1870-1874, 1881, 1884); Postcards to Joseph Commander from his mother (1877) 35 items.
- Folder e
Personal letters to Mollie Commander Fearing from mother and sister. Topics include daily activities, crops, family and health (1872-1874, 1878-1884); Letters to Mollie Commander Fearing from her aunt (with a lock of Mollie's mother's hair), cousin, friend Betty Johnson and sister. Later letters concern Mollie's deteriorating health (1872) 42 items.
- Folder f
Personal letters to Mollie Commander Fearing (1887-1888, 1891-1893) 30 items.
- Folder g
Personal letters to Mollie Commander Fearing (1894-1898) 23 items.
- Folder h
Personal letters to Mollie Commander Fearing. This correspondence relates to finances, a request for money from a man in prison and one letter from a member of the East Carolina Chapter of The United Daughters of the Confederacy. (1900-1904, 1908-1912, 1920-1921, 1923, 1927) 26 items.
- Folder i
Personal Letters to Mollie Commander Fearing from John Bartlett Fearing (1876-1887) 77 items.
- Folder j
Personal Letters to John Bartlett Fearing from family and friends (1871-1888) 83 items.