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[Dr. Alexander Archer Beville's Diary, 1870]

Description: Diary belonging to Dr. Alexander Archer Beville for the year 1870. It has a black leather cover, and the opening flap is embossed with the words "Diary 1870" in gold. A sewing needle has been sewn to the inside of the diary. The first few pages have already been filled in with a calendar, interest table, stamp duties, a table for time differences, the phases of the moon, and a list of important battles. Beville used the diary to record expenses, special events, and dental appointments.
Date: 1870
Creator: Beville, Alexander Archer
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Funeral Notice for Jennie Beville]

Description: Funeral notice for Jennie Beville. It reads: "Funeral Notice. DIED - Tuesday Morning at 12:30, February 7, 1893, Mrs. Jennie Beville, Wife of Dr. A. A. Beville. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the family residence, to-day, [Tuesday] at 3 o'clock. Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rev. H. M. Whaling officiating."
Date: February 1893
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Julia Beville and Alexander Archer Beville]

Description: A tintype portrait of Julia Beville and Alexander Archer Beville. Julia, left, wears a floral printed dress which is cinched at the waist with a belt. She wears gold earrings, a ring, and two strings of pearls. Julia's right hand holds Alexander's, while in her left hand she holds a small purse. Alexander sits on the right. He wears a suit with a silk vest underneath. The hand-colored photograph is housed in a decorative leather case with a traditional brass matte. Behind the photograph, the following was written in pencil on the case: Julia Beville, 9 years old, and A. A. Beville, taken when 16 years old, in Wytheville, Va.
Date: 1857~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Caroline Madison Beville]

Description: Photograph of Caroline Madison Beville on the back of a postcard addressed to Dr. Alexander Archer Beville. She stands with her hands behind her back, and wears a dress with large sleeves and a lacy collar, as well as a tall fluffy hat. In the note to her father, she tells him she is doing much better, and asks him how he thinks she looks.
Date: 18uu
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis