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[T. Bradford Willis in the Parlor]

Description: Photograph of T. Bradford Willis standing in the parlor of the home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. in Talbot County, Georgia. The photograph was taken in 1983. He stands next to a fireplace, which has been boarded up. He holds a hat under one arm, and a camera in his hand.
Date: 1983
Creator: Christian, Robert Stephen
Item Type: Photograph

[Certificate Given to Todd Bradford Willis by the Sons of the American Revolution]

Description: Certificate awarded to Dr. Todd Bradford Willis by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. It reads: "This Certifies That Dr. Todd Bradford Willis is a member of The Texas Society By descent from Dr. John Julian." It has been signed by the President General, the Secretary General, the State President, and the State Secretary, and is dated February 12, 1986. The certificate bears the seal of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Date: February 12, 1986
Creator: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Item Type: Text

[Good Friday Kneeler]

Description: Photograph of a Good Friday Kneeler given by Todd Bradford Willis to the First United Methodist Church in Waco in honor of Hester B. and John Todd Willis, Jr. A rendering of a bleeding lamb occupies the center of the kneeler. The lamb is bleeding into a golden chalice beneath it. To the left, a green snake encircles a wooden cross, and to the right a rooster crows as the sun comes up.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave Marker of William W. Willis]

Description: Photograph of the original grave marker of William W. Willis, in the Baptist Rest Cemetery in Brundidge, Alabama. The broken marker reads "In Memory of W. W. Willis."
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr.]

Description: Photograph of the home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. in Talbot County, Georgia. The photograph was taken in 1983. The house is a single story building with a brick chimney on both sides of it. A dirt road leads up to the house.
Date: 1983
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr.]

Description: Photograph of front of the home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. in Talbot County, Georgia. The photograph was taken in 1983. The house is a single story building with a brick chimney on both sides of it. A run-down front porch with a white fence and gate is visible from the road. The slats of the roof are red.
Date: 1983
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr.]

Description: Photograph of the side of the home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. in Talbot County, Georgia. The photograph was taken in 1983. The house is a single story building with a brick chimney on both sides of it. Trees surround the building, and an electricity pole can be seen in the background.
Date: 1983
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter from Stanley Rentz to Todd Bradford Willis, August 28, 1985]

Description: Letter from Stanley Rentz to Todd Bradford Willis on August 28, 1985, informing him of his appointment to the McLennan County Historical Commission. He lays out how meetings are scheduled, and the projects the Historical Commission is currently working on.
Date: August 28, 1985
Creator: Rentz, Stanley
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

[Maundy Thursday Kneeler]

Description: Photograph of a Maundy Thursday Kneeler given by Todd Bradford Willis to the First United Methodist Church in Waco in memory of Clara E. and John T. Willis, Sr. A rendering of a golden chalice occupies the center of the kneeler. A cross comes up from the chalice, and it is flanked on both sides by palm branches. On the left, a green fish carries a basket of bread on its back, and to the right, a grapevine with two bunches of grapes is flanked by two blue birds. A pattern of red and gold crosses run across the top and bottom of the kneeler.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Pentecost Kneeler]

Description: Photograph of a Pentecost Kneeler given by Todd Bradford Willis to the First United Methodist Church in Waco in honor of his brother David Willis. A rendering of a dove with wings spread occupies the center of the kneeler. To the left is a lit menorah, to the right is a red and gold censer with blue and grey wisps of smoke coming from it.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[A Presbyterian Communion Table]

Description: Photograph of a communion table inside the chapel of the First Central Presbyterian Church in Abilene, Texas. The table was donated to the First Presbyterian Church by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henry Parker.
Date: 1980~/1989~
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Robert Christian Outside Home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr.]

Description: Photograph of Robert Stephen Christian standing on the dirt road leading up to the home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. in Talbot County, Georgia. The photograph was taken in 1983. The house is a single story building with a brick chimney on both sides of it.
Date: 1983
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[St. Luke Kneeler]

Description: Photograph of a St. Luke Kneeler given by Hester B. and John Todd Willis, Jr. to the First United Methodist Church in Waco in honor of their sons David and Brad Willis. A rendering of a winged ox sits above a scroll with the words "St. Luke" on it. To the left is a symbol of Mary. This symbol with its wings represents her mission and the sword piercing a heart represents her suffering. To the right are two books which represent the Gospel according to St. Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Stained Glass Window at a Church]

Description: Copy photograph of a stained glass window at First Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas. It features an image of Jesus Christ with the text "I am the vine; ye are the branches." The window is a memorial for Fabius Hoyt Sleeper and Pattie Markham Sleeper.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Stationery for Sanders-Willis Co.]

Description: Stationery from the office of John Todd Willis, Jr. at Sanders-Willis Co. in Waco. Their phone number and P. O. box address are located in the upper right corner, and a map of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, labeled "The Great Southwest", graces the stationery.
Date: 1980~
Item Type: Text