Beville Family Collection - 23 Matching Results

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[Alexander Jacob Beville's Farm]

Description: Photograph of the farm of Dr. Alexander Jacob Beville in East Waco. Several unidentified men sit around a long table covered with a tablecloth and food. There is a smoking fire pit in the foreground. A man stands with his back to it.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Dr. Alexander Archer Beville's Diary, 1870]

Description: Diary belonging to Dr. Alexander Archer Beville for the year 1870. It has a black leather cover, and the opening flap is embossed with the words "Diary 1870" in gold. A sewing needle has been sewn to the inside of the diary. The first few pages have already been filled in with a calendar, interest table, stamp duties, a table for time differences, the phases of the moon, and a list of important battles. Beville used the diary to record expenses, special events, and dental appointments.
Date: 1870
Creator: Beville, Alexander Archer
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Funeral Notice for Jennie Beville]

Description: Funeral notice for Jennie Beville. It reads: "Funeral Notice. DIED - Tuesday Morning at 12:30, February 7, 1893, Mrs. Jennie Beville, Wife of Dr. A. A. Beville. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the family residence, to-day, [Tuesday] at 3 o'clock. Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery [a part of First Street Cemetery], Rev. H. M. Whaling officiating."
Date: February 1893
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Group of Dental Instruments]

Description: Group of four dental instruments that have handles made of decoratively-carved mother-of-pearl with jewels. From the bottom to top: a spoon excavator, a hand-held mirror, a second spoon excavator, and a tongue depressor.
Date: unknown
Creator: Samuel Stockton White Dental Manufacturing Company
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Hand-Held Mirror]

Description: Round, hand-held mirror set in mother-of-pearl, with a mother-of-pearl handle. The border around the mirror is decorated with three red jewels spaced around the sides and top, and a fish motif carved below the base of the mirror. The brass band between the handle and the mirror has 1 red jewel and 2 purple jewels.
Date: unknown
Creator: Samuel Stockton White Dental Manufacturing Company
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Caroline Madison Beville]

Description: Photograph of Caroline Madison Beville on the back of a postcard addressed to Dr. Alexander Archer Beville. She stands with her hands behind her back, and wears a dress with large sleeves and a lacy collar, as well as a tall fluffy hat. In the note to her father, she tells him she is doing much better, and asks him how he thinks she looks.
Date: 18uu
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Julia Beville and Alexander Archer Beville]

Description: A tintype portrait of Julia Beville and Alexander Archer Beville. Julia, left, wears a floral printed dress which is cinched at the waist with a belt. She wears gold earrings, a ring, and two strings of pearls. Julia's right hand holds Alexander's, while in her left hand she holds a small purse. Alexander sits on the right. He wears a suit with a silk vest underneath. The hand-colored photograph is housed in a decorative leather case with a traditional brass matte. Behind the photograph, the following was written in pencil on the case: Julia Beville, 9 years old, and A. A. Beville, taken when 16 years old, in Wytheville, Va.
Date: 1857~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Spoon Excavator]

Description: Spoon excavator with a mother-of-pearl handle decorated with carved cross-hatching and floral patterns and a red jewel at the base of the handle. A second jewel is missing in the center of the handle.
Date: unknown
Creator: Samuel Stockton White Dental Manufacturing Company
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Tongue Depresser]

Description: Tongue depressor carved from mother-of-pearl with two purple jewels and star shaped carvings on one side. The reverse is smooth.
Date: unknown
Creator: Samuel Stockton White Dental Manufacturing Company
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
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