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[Byrd Williams Jr. tripych]

Description: Tripych using a photo of Byrd Williams Jr. as a recent college graduate, taken by his father, Byrd Sr.; a photo of Byrd Williams Jr. as an elderly man, taken by his son, Byrd III; and a photo of Byrd Williams Jr.'s headstone and his grandson Byrd IV's feet, taken by Byrd Williams IV.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III; Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr. & Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Sr.

[News Clip: Tree-Watering Device, Student Pilot Dies When Plane Crashes, News Briefs -- Patty, Pumpers Won't Drink Dallas Tap Water, Sonny Evans, Democrats, Gorilla]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about a homemade tree-saving device, created by Fort Worth police detective T. M. Wood; Captain Charles Walker, a student pilot from Perrin Air Force Base, who crashed his T-33 jet training plane and died; the brief appearance of singer Patty Page in Dallas, Texas, en route to marry movie director Charles O'Curran; the salty drinking water in Dallas, which comes from the Red River; the arrest of teenager Sonny Evans, who was found in a car near the scene of a tavern where somebody had torn off the back screen, supposedly in a burglary effort; disagreements between conservative democrats and liberal democrats in Fort Worth; and the arrival of a 16-pound baby girl gorilla, from New York, at Forest Park Zoo in Fort Worth, Texas.
Date: September 7, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[News Script: Dallas to get Red River water]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about construction on a pipeline intended to direct waters from the Red River into the Dallas municipal water supply, in order to address water shortages in the city.
Date: July 1, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)

[Letter from Irene Biffle Williams to Byrd Williams, Jr., August 23, 1923]

Description: Letter from Irene Biffle Williams to her husband Byrd Williams, Jr., discussing the need for money to pay for their sons, B. M. (Byrd, III) and John to have their tonsils taken out, as well as for John's circumcision. The letter also delves into their marital troubles as Byrd spends too much time away while working and gambling.
Date: August 23, 1923
Creator: Williams, Irene Biffle

[Check from Levi Perryman to L. B. Hord, November 11, 1914]

Description: Check from Levi Perryman to L.B Hord for $5.50. The check is from the First National Bank in Saint Jo, Texas. The back of the check is endorsed by a L.B Hord and John Hudson. There are also two stamps on the back of the check. One is from First National Bank in Bowie, Texas on November 17, 1914. The other stamp is from Lindsay National Bank in Gainesville, Texas on November 17, 1914.
Date: November 11, 1914
Creator: Perryman, Levi