Ernst Hermann Altgelt: Founder of Comfort, Texas

Ernst Hermann Altgelt: Founder of Comfort, Texas

Date: 2010
Creator: Stewart, Anne
Description: Book about Ernst Hermann Altgelt, the founder of Comfort, Texas. It includes information about Altgelt and his family, and information about the establishment of the city.
Contributing Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection
[Photograph of Arthur Stilwell]

[Photograph of Arthur Stilwell]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arthur Stilwell, founder of Port Arthur, TX. He is wearing a suit with a vest and dark-colored tie. He is looking to the left. He has a bushy mustache.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Photograph of Jennie Wood Stilwell]

[Photograph of Jennie Wood Stilwell]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Jennie Wood Stilwell. Jennie is the wife of Arthur Stilwell, founder of Port Arthur. This is a profile portrait. She is wearing an elaborate light-colored dress and has an ornate string of pearls around her neck.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
John Willacy Residence

John Willacy Residence

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a house in Portland, TX. According to accompanying information, the house belonged to John Willacy, founder of Portland, TX. The house is a single-story building with a covered porch. Another house is shown to the right of the Willacy house. A large plant is shown in the front yard. The house overlooks a bay at the rear.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
John and Maude Willacy

John and Maude Willacy

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cropped copy-photograph of three people in Portland, TX. They are identified as Mr. Willacy, founder of Portland, Maude Willacy, and Mr. Smith. Both men are wearing glasses and hats. Maude Willacy is also wearing a dark hat with a long, dark feather. The man closest to the camera is holding up his left arm, pointed at something at which all three are looking.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
Two Couples at Willacy Oil Well

Two Couples at Willacy Oil Well

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cropped copy-photograph of four people at the Willacy Oil Well in Portland, TX. The well is on a large, wooden platform. Several workers are walking around the base. A machine is shown to the right of the well. The two couples are standing in front of the well. They are identified as Mr. and Mrs. Willacy and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. All four are wearing hats. The women are wearing dresses. The woman on the far right is wearing a long set of dark pearls.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
Portrait of Professor T. M. Clark

Portrait of Professor T. M. Clark

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man identified as Professor T. M. Clark. The image is a bust image. He is wearing a suit and tie. He appears to me middle-aged. He has a white mustache and thick, dark eyebrows. His white hair is parted on the right. According to accompanying information, Professor Clark came to Portland in 1894 and established Bayview College.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Letter to R.E.B. Baylor from J.H. Stribling, August 29, 1873]

[Letter to R.E.B. Baylor from J.H. Stribling, August 29, 1873]

Date: August 29, 1873
Creator: Stribling, J. H.
Description: Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor Papers. Letter to R.E.B. Baylor from J.H. Stribling regarding Baylor's illness and founders of Baylor University
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum