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[E. B. Sutherlin Envelope]

Description: Envelope for E. B. Sutherlin's jewelry store, with notes written by him. The envelope reads: "Name: Mrs. O. R. Williams, 719 - Procter St. No.: 6-8-27. Charges $--. E. B. Sutherlin, Jewelry & Watchmaker, 436 Procter St., Port Arthur, Texas. Instructions: don't string too tight."
Date: June 8, 1927
Item Type: Text
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[Letter, June 27, 1935]

Description: Letter from "kids" to "Hubby, Uncle John, and All" on June 27, 1935, discussing a visit with Maurine and Ted McElroy, and a dinner.
Date: June 27, 1935
Item Type: Letter

[Sutherlin-McElroy-Bowman Family Thanksgiving]

Description: Photograph of the Sutherlin, McElroy, and Bowman families on Thanksgiving 1935. In the front row, from left to right, are James Edgar Sutherlin; Theodore Edgar McElroy, Jr.; Gerald Edwin McElroy; and Barbara Jean McElroy. In the second row, from left to right, are Edgar Brown Sutherlin, Edith Hallie Wilson Sutherlin, Sophia Flint Wilson, Harriet Josephine Beauchamp McElroy, Walter Edwin McElroy, Waneta Sutherlin, Mable McElroy Duncan, and Lester Duncan. In the third row are Elma Wilson Ridpath; Wayne Ridpath; Walter William McElroy; Maurine Sutherlin McElroy; Theodore Edgar McElroy, Sr.; Bertis Paul McElroy; and Chesley Arthur Bowman. In the back row are Atha Talley McElroy, Dovert William McElroy, and John Harvey Sutherlin.
Date: November 28, 1935
Item Type: Photograph
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[Handwritten Note, April 17, 1937]

Description: Handwritten note from April 17, 1937. It reads: "April 17, 1937. E. B. Suthelin requested permit to move large street clock from 436 to 424 Procter Street -. Permission denied."
Date: April 17, 1937
Item Type: Text

[Demobilization Form for James Edgar Sutherlin]

Description: Demobilization form for James Edgar Sutherlin with orders on his protocol while he was berthed at the Kohler Building in Boston, Massachusetts.
Date: March 25, 1946
Creator: United States. Naval Receiving Station.
Item Type: Text

[Purchase Order]

Description: Purchase order for a street clock written to Sutherland Jewelry.
Date: December 18, 1952
Creator: Port Arthur (Tex.). Office of Purchasing Agent
Item Type: Text

Good Business, Volume 64, Number 5, May 1954

Description: Issue of the Good Business periodical, which includes an article about Edgar B. Sutherlin's jewelry store and his kindness to visiting seamen. A separate article has been pasted into the back of the periodical, announcing the retirement of Mr. Sutherlin due to his health.
Date: May 1954
Creator: Bernard, Clinton E. & Decker, James A.

['Meester' Sutherland: Seaman's Samaritan]

Description: Copy of the article entitled "'Meester' Sutherland: Seaman's Samaritan" explaining how Edgar B. Sutherlin exchanged foreign money for American dollars for foreign seaman in Port Arthur.
Date: May 1954
Creator: Pruett, C. A.
Item Type: Article

[Retirement Announcement]

Description: Advertisement announcing that Edgar B. Sutherlin is retiring, and that Southerlin Jewelers is closing. It reads: "Believe it or not... it's true - Two old men are going out of Business, John says, he will continue with his watchwork. "After 41 years in Port Arthur, I have been advised by the Doctors to rest, as I have had three strokes." Everything must be sold at 50% and All Music and Luggage at 25% and Less. Watches and Diamonds at Half Price! Even the fixtures are for sale as arranged ... Everything must go by March 31st, as I must give possession of this room by that date. E. B. Sutherlin. Southerlin Jewelers, 520 Procter. Dial 5-5221."
Date: February 16, 1955
Item Type: Clipping

[Social Security Board Postcard]

Description: Postcard requesting information from the Social Security Board, filled out by Edgar Brown Sutherlin.
Date: June 25, 1955
Creator: United States. Social Security Board.
Item Type: Text

[Edgar B. Sutherlin's Veterans' Administration Card]

Description: Veterans Administration card belonging to Edgar B. Sutherlin. Instructions on the back read: "Always have this card with you. The C-No. (Claim NO.) shown on this card has been assigned to your application for benefits, and identifies you and your VA records. Notify this office at once, if your name is incorrectly shown. IMPORTANT: Always include your NAME and C-No., when you write or contact the VA. It helps us give better service."
Date: June 26, 1958
Creator: United States. Veterans Administration.
Item Type: Text

[Letter from Craig C. Watkins to Edgar B. Sutherlin, July 2, 1958]

Description: Letter from Craig C. Watkins of the Veterans Administration to Edgar B. Sutherlin, on July 2, 1958, acknowledging receipt of Sutherlin's application for compensation or pension, and informing him that it has been referred to the Veterans Benefit Office.
Date: July 2, 1958
Creator: Watkins, Craig C.
Item Type: Letter

[With Mother This Christmas]

Description: Eulogy for Edgar Brown Sutherlin, expressing joy that this Christmas he will be with his mother, who had died when Sutherlin was three.
Date: 1960
Creator: McElroy, Theodore Edgar, Sr.
Item Type: Text