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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: George Ranch Museum Collection
[A page from an autograph album addressed to "Mamie"]

[A page from an autograph album addressed to "Mamie"]

Date: c. 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Page from autograph album reads: "To Mamie On this leaf in memory forest may my name forever rest. Your Friend E.H. Da___".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Page in autograph album to Mamie from Alex K. Jones]

[Page in autograph album to Mamie from Alex K. Jones]

Date: c. 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Page in autograph album reads: "To Mamie Remember me when far far off where the wood chuck dies with the whooping cough Yours truly Alex K. Jones".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Photograph of Ryon House (pre-1889?) from a distance]

[Photograph of Ryon House (pre-1889?) from a distance]

Date: c. 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Ryon House (pre-1889?) from a distance. White picket fence surrounds the house, complete with white archway on front fence. Small trees line the right side of the fence. Windmill present above and beyond the house. Upstairs master bedroom window and downstairs formal parlor window open. A woman is sitting on front porch. On bottom of picture, hand-written: "RYON HOUSE"
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

Date: March 6, 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Page written in autograph album. It states: "To Mamie Davis Peace be around, thee, wherever thou p__est; May life be for thee, one summer's day, And all that thous wishest, and all that thou lovest come smiling around thy sunny way! If sorrow e'er this calm should breath, May even thy tears pass off so lightly; Like spring-showers they'll only make The smiles that follow - shine more brightly. May time, who sheds his blright [sic] o'er all, And dayly dooms some joy to death, O'er thee, let years so gently fall, They shall not crush one joy beneath! As half in shad and half in sun This world along its path advances May that side the sun's ____ Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances Zemma Schley Richmond Mar 6th 1889".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[East exterior view of the J.H.P. Davis house]

[East exterior view of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Date: 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. East exterior view of the white wooden two story house. The home has first and second floor porches with round white columns and white railing. Some of the windows have dark painted shutters. Three of the brick fireplaces can be seen above the roof line. A portico on the right side of the house is partially obscured by shrubs. At the center of the photograph is a shrub lined cement sidewalk leading to the front porch steps. There is a metal archway over the sidewalk about halfway to the steps. A woman wearing dark skirt, white blouse, and dark hat is seated on the top step of the porch. Two men and three women are standing on the porch near the front entrance. Line of tall shrubs on left; small shrub on right corner of house; large tree on right. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Image dimension are: 17.3 cm x 12.1 cm.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[A horse and buggy in front of the J.H.P. Davis house]

[A horse and buggy in front of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Date: 1889 - 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. This is the exterior north facade of the two story white wooden house with dark painted shutters, gate post, urns, and fence baseboard. A brick fireplace is to the left of the porch. There is a stained glass window over the portico. Standing on the porch is J.H.P. Davis and two women. The house is enclosed by a white picket fence with open gate. Reference used for description: "Internship Report Davis Complex Research/Planning" written by Michael Moore. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written on back of photo in black: "Judge Davis Home in 1920 The Judge - Mrs. Davis, Mamie Davis". Also written on back with reference to the identification of Mrs. Davis and Mamie Davis in pencil was "Error". Image dimensions are: 19.5 cm x 11.8 cm.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[J.H.P. Davis in front of Davis house, standing on the shrub lined sidewalk]

[J.H.P. Davis in front of Davis house, standing on the shrub lined sidewalk]

Date: 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph (with color added) of a white wooden two story house. The house is the J.H.P. Davis house with J.H.P. Davis standing on the shrub lined sidewalk that leads to the front steps of the house. The house has a first and second floor porch with white columns and railing. Dark painted shutters are found on most of the windows. Three fireplace chimneys are visible above the roof line of the house. The front door of the house is opened and a fence and wooden building can be seen through the hallway. There are trees and shrubs on the right and left of the photo; large bare tree in right foreground. Written in black ink at bottom of photograph: "Nurses' Home". When the Davis home was no longer occupied by the Davis family, it became a home for nurses of Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital and was used as such until about 1975. Reference material used for the description information was provided by "Internship Report Davis Complex Research/Planning George ranch Historical Park" by Michael R. Moore.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Photograph of Josey (Dagnell) Ryon, wife of James E. (Jim) Ryon]

[Photograph of Josey (Dagnell) Ryon, wife of James E. (Jim) Ryon]

Date: 1889 - 1890
Creator: Conner
Description: Photograph of Josey (Dagnell) Ryon, wife of James E. (Jim) Ryon. In this bust studio portrait, Ryon is wearing a dark colored dress with shirred bodice and ruffled edging that extends from bodice and caps over full sleeves. Ryon has a Victoria chain with attached pin (attached at collar with chain extending down bodice). A ruffled trim is visible just above the banded collar. Ryon's dark hair is pulled back and into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Text at bottom of cardboard reads: "Blue Gallery, Conner, McKinney, Fine Photos,". Written above photographer text in blue ink: "(Jim Ryon) Josey, Ryon. (Dallas)".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis wearing a dark suit]

[Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis wearing a dark suit]

Date: 1889 - 1892
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis. In the portrait that ends above the knees, Davis is wearing a dark three piece suit with white shirt and light colored tie. He is holding a riding crop (?) in his hands. His right elbow is leaning on a large stone (?). Tree backdrop in left background; tropical plant leaves to the right. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate that is slightly scalloped around the gold edging. Written on back of photo in pencil: "Bud Davis". Written on back in blue ink: "Thomas Walter Davis father J. H P Davis Richmond Texas died with TB 1922". This photograph was given to the George Foundation by the Fort Bend Museum in 1982.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Page from an autograph album about angles around a bed addressed to "Mamie"]

[Page from an autograph album about angles around a bed addressed to "Mamie"]

Date: January 25, 1888
Creator: unknown
Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "Mamie "May the angles around your bed side h____ to keep you from kicking off the covers. Your Friend L_. Dunbavy Richmond Texas Jan 25 188_".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
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