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Paul's 3rd Journey and Voyage to Rome

Description: Map of Paul the Apostle's third missionary journey (solid line) through modern-day Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, and Israel as well as Paul's journey to Rome (dotted line), passing through Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Crete, Malta, and Sicily. The map also includes notes on the important occurrences of his journeys.
Date: unknown
Creator: Neal, A. D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Lucile Evans Kendrick, May 8, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Lucile Evans Kendrick, on May 8, 1944. He apologizes for not writing more, although he mentions getting a letter from Kendrick's son, Jimmie, who is stationed in the Tropics. Jimmie complained about the food, and Willis tells Lucile Kendrick he knows what Jimmie means. He promises to find her a good cameo from the Italian market, and is glad that it is getting warmer in Italy.
Date: May 8, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie L. Willis, December 6, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie L. Willis, on December 6, 1944, thanking her for the Christmas box she sent him. He talks about the weather, and says that the food is getting bad because it's all canned, so her box is very welcome. He expresses hope that a relative made it safely to France.
Date: December 6, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie Letitia Willis, February 15, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie Letitia Willis, on February 15, 1944. He thanks her for a box she sent him at Christmas, and admits that Italy is better than Africa, and there are more things to take pictures of in Italy than in Africa, but he still wants to go home. He's heard that Margaret Ann is dating a soldier, and predicts that they will get married.
Date: February 15, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Campidoglio in Rome]

Description: Postcard of a stone courtyard with equestrian statues on either side of the entrance and a clock tower on one of the buildings surrounding the courtyard. The letter is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas, U.S.A."
Date: August 21, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to John T. Willis, Sr., August 12, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to John T. Willis, Sr. on August 12, 1944, asking his father if he knows a man named Marvin George who used to work at First National Bank in Waco. George sends on his regards to a Miss Todd who used to work at the bank. Willis wishes he could be home to help his father with fishing, and goes on to say he had a letter from Robert [Evans] Jr. and they hope to see each other soon.
Date: August 12, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 8, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 8, 1944. He's glad to hear that Wilbur Crawford is home and wishes he could be home himself. He says that it's hot where he is, but not like in Waco. Willis goes on to say that he went to the show the night before, but it wasn't a good one, so he left. He asks his parents to send him a picture of them and the house, as well as a box of cold tablets if they can manage it.
Date: August 8, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, July 1, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on July 1, 1944, discussing a bottle of Italian beer he and his fellow soldiers were given, which he thinks is rotten but the rest of them seem to enjoy. From now on, he says, the soldiers will get one bottle a week. The army recently installed a drinking fountain in the town for the soldiers' use. The Italians, who Willis says have never seen one before, are intrigued by it, although they don't know how to use it.
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 2, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 2, 1944. He sends some pictures they wanted back, and says he and Harmon Gilbreath may go to the Red Cross and then go swimming in the evening when they have their half day off. He bought a bathing suit a few months ago from the army, but it hasn't arrived yet.
Date: August 2, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, March 17, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on March 17, 1944, asking after a friend he heard was in Waco recently. He also mentions spending a day with Wilbur Crawford, and going to a show that turned out to be awful. He says they will try again on Monday, and that Crawford is walking without a cane again.
Date: March 17, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, June 18, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on June 18, 1944. This letter is marked Letter 1 of 2. He apologizes for not writing for a few days because he lost his pen. He mentions that his hair was burned, and, although it doesn't look so good, it's easier to take care of. He promises to have some pictures made to show them. He bought two sets of cameos for his mother and aunt, but tells his mother if she wants them all he'll just buy some more for his aunt.
Date: June 18, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from James M. Kendrick to Clara Willis, July 18, 1944]

Description: Letter from James M. Kendrick to Clara Willis on July 18, 1944, asking after her health. He suggests car rides as a means of convalescence, going on to say that he believes he's outgrown them and he hasn't been sick in a while. He goes on to describe the rain and the effect it's had on his tent and the ground where he's stationed. He asks after Clara's son Todd, imagining him in Rome sight-seeing. He tells his aunt to get his mother to settle down, and asks after the rest of the family.
Date: July 18, 1944
Creator: Kendrick, James M.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, February 22, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on February 22, 1944. He had a letter from the mother of a friend who was in the Pacific, and whose other sons might be drafted soon. Willis plans to go see Wilbur Crawford soon, and is pleased that his tent now has a radio and the battalion has a laundry.
Date: February 22, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis