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[Abilene Bankers Camping Trip]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. on a bankers camping trip. He stands in between two other men, Bob Adams on the left and Fritz Fulwiler on the left. Willis wears a hat and holds a pipe in his mouth. The campsite is visible behind the men.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Abilene Clearing House Association]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. in a group photograph of the Abilene Clearing House Association. He stands in the middle of the back row with his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him. All of the men are dressed in white shirts, and several have money in their pockets or hands. The men in the front row are Kirk -, Herman Pender, and Curtis Weaver. Roy McCollough is on the left in the back row, and Bob Adams stands on Willis' other side.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Abilene Clearing House Association]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. in a group photograph of the Abilene Clearing House Association. He stands in the middle of the back row with his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him. All of the men are dressed in white shirts, and several have money in their pockets or hands.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Cover of the Parker Family Bible]

Description: Photograph of the cover of a leather-bound Holy Bible belonging to the Robert Henry Parker family. The initials R.H. and S.A. Parker are engraved underneath the title, which is set in a decorative typeface. An intricately engraved border surrounds the title.
Date: unknown
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Family Portrait at the Parker Home]

Description: Photograph of a group of women seated together for a portrait on the porch of Robert Henry Parker's home in Abilene, Texas. Sitting on the first row are Lavinia Parker McDaniel and Nellie Parker Davis Jack. On the second row are Hallie Parker Adams, Sallie Ann Clarke Parker (wife of Robert Henry Parker and matriarch of those around her), and Bettie Parker Kelly. On the top row are Sallie Ann Parker Willis (wife of Thomas Middlebrook Willis), Neva Parker Woodward, and Margaret "Mag" Parker Field Cox.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph

[Farmers and Merchants National Bank]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. in a group Photograph of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank in Abilene, Texas. Willis stands on the right. Herman Pender stands next to Willis. Bob Adams sits in front of Pender, and Ben McAdams sits next to him. All four men are wearing suits.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph

[Four Generations of the Parker Family]

Description: Photograph of four generations of the Parker family. From left to right are Sallie Ann Clarke Parker, Sallie Ann Parker Willis, Neva Willis Hudson, and an infant, Margaret Ann Hudson.
Date: 1922~
Item Type: Photograph

[Four Men]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. in a group portrait with three other men. Willis is seated in the lower left hand corner.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Home of Thomas Middlebrook Willis, Abilene, TX]

Description: Photograph of the home of Thomas Middlebrook Willis at 402 Peach Street in Abilene, Texas. It is a two-story wooden house, with a picket fence and a porch. There are trees in the front yard. A note at the top of the photo reads: "402 Peach St just back of Momma's house on Jeanette." Sallie A. Parker Willis is seated on the porch.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph

[Home of Thomas Middlebrook Willis, Abilene, TX]

Description: Photograph of the home of Thomas Middlebrook Willis on Poplar Street in Abilene, Texas. It is a two-story wooden house, with a picket fence, a porch, and a balcony on the second floor. Several people stand at the front door. There are trees in the background.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph

[Invitation to the Wedding of Sallie Parker and Thomas Middlebrook Willis]

Description: Photograph of an invitation to the wedding of Sallie Ann Parker and Thomas Middlebrook Willis. A note in the top left corner reads "To Ma & Pa." The invitation reads: "Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Parker Request your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Sallie, to Thos. M. Willis, Wednesday Evening, June 16th, at 8:30 o'clock. First Presbyterian Church. Reception at 9 o'clock. At home. Abilene, Texas. 1886."
Date: June 16, 1886
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter Concerning John T. Willis, Sr., April 16, 1919]

Description: Letter from an unknown assistant cashier at the First State Bank & Trust Co. of Abilene, Texas to whom it may concern expressing interest in the future of John T. Willis, Sr., and informing the reader of Willis' history at the bank and his competency in the field of banking.
Date: April 16, 1919
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from E. B. Bynum, April 14, 1913]

Description: Letter from E. B. Bynum of the First State Bank & Trust Company to whom it may concern, on April 14, 1913, recommending John T. Willis, Sr. to any position that he may be considered for.
Date: April 14, 1913
Creator: Bynum, E. B.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Henry James, April 14, 1913]

Description: Letter from Henry James at The Farmers and Merchants National Bank in regards to John T. Willis, Sr., in which James explains to the reader that Willis has been raised in Abilene, and will do well by anyone who chooses to employ him.
Date: April 14, 1913
Creator: James, Henry
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Joe F. Garrison, April 14, 1913]

Description: Letter from Joe F. Garrison at The Citizens National Bank regarding John T. Willis, Sr., in which Garrison recommends Willis to whomever is presented with the letter.
Date: April 14, 1913
Creator: Garrison, Joe F.
Item Type: Letter

[Marriage Certificate of Robert and Sallie Parker]

Description: Photograph of a certificate certifying the marriage of Robert Henry Parker and Sallie Ann Clarke. The certificate features an ornamental, floral border with the image of a couple riding in a boat being led by a robed woman with a torch. According to the certificate, they were married on November 20, 1851. This marriage certificate was found in the R. H. & S. A. Parker Bible.
Date: 1980~/1989~
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Parker Family Home in Abilene]

Description: Photograph of the first two-story frame house in Abilene, Texas, located on the corner of South 2nd Street and Butternut Street. It was the home of Robert Henry Parker. A white picket fence borders the property.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Parker Family Home in Abilene]

Description: Photograph of the first two-story frame house in Abilene, Texas, located on the corner of South 2nd Street and Butternut Street. It was the home of Robert Henry Parker. A group of people, believed to be the Parker family, are gathered on the covered porch.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Men at Epileptic Colony of Abilene]

Description: Photograph of a group of men at the Epileptic Colony of Abilene, Texas. Handwritten numbers written on the photo correspond with a note on the back of the photo identifying the men: 1. C. Walker (fireman), 2. T. Tapp (fireman), 3. Unidentified patient, 4. Mr. McGennis (blacksmith), 5. Mr. Hopkins (chief engineer), 6. Asa Akins (patient), 7. Harrie Green (patient), 8. George Hellman (patient), and 9. Robert Long (assistant engineer).
Date: January 1918
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Meredith Lewis with Horn]

Description: Photograph of a young boy wearing a band uniform and holding a small trumpet while standing in a fenced yard with houses in the background. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo say, "South side of front yard, Hickory St. at 16th St. Looking east across Hickory (person's house and barns in background)" and "Meredith Lewis, first mascot of first uniformed Simmons College Band, of which his father C.H. Lewis was director and organizer. Holding 'Daddy's horn.' About 1911 or 1912."
Date: [1911,1912]
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Neva Willis Hudson]

Description: Photograph of Neva Willis Hudson in profile. She wears a colored dress held closed with a brooch or pin, and a long beaded necklace. Her hair is on top of her head in a bun.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph