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[Nancy Claire Willis Baby Book]

Description: Scrapbook detailing the life of Nancy Claire Willis, born on May 26, 1925. Newspaper clippings of poems and birth announcements have been pasted into the book, along with pictures. There are congratulatory cards in the back of the book, as well as a sympathy card upon the baby's death four months after her birth. Clara Evans Willis wrote about the gifts, her stay in the hospital, and Nancy Claire's first outing. Many of the pages have been left blank.
Date: 1925
Creator: Willis, Nannie Clara Evans
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from C. T. Caldwell to John T. Willis, Sr., June 30, 1938]

Description: Letter from Rev. Dr. Charles T. Caldwell to John T. Willis, Sr. Caldwell begins by lamenting the year that has gone by since he retired as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Waco, and goes on to thank Willis for being a good friend. He expresses gratitude for Willis' cooperation in deciding important matters, and informs him of his appreciation for Willis and his family.
Date: June 30, 1938
Creator: Caldwell, Charles T.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[John Todd Willis, Jr. Baby Scrapbook]

Description: Scrapbook detailing the circumstances of John Todd Willis, Jr.'s birth in 1921. Newspaper articles announcing his birth, poems about having a child, and photographs of Willis as a baby are pasted into the book. In addition, his relatives, the gifts given to his parents upon his birth, his height and weight, and his firsts are all recorded in the book.
Date: 1921
Creator: Willis, Nannie Clara Evans
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, May 1941]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. in May 1941. The letter is written on the back of a program for Mothers' and Dads' Day at A&M. He tells his parents when to come to the college to see a review, and mentions that he made reservations for his family to dine in the mess hall. He declines an offer to be a leader at a summer camp because he'll still be in school. He concludes by deciding to work and save money.
Date: 1941
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[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
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from Robert Parker, Abbie T., and Josephine Willis to Clara and John T. Willis Sr., May 29, 1925]

Description: Letter from Robert Parker, Abbie T. and Josephine Willis to Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on May 29, 1925. They congratulate Clara and John T. Willis on the birth of their daughter, ask what they will name her, and suggest they come to see them.
Date: May 29, 1925
Creator: Willis, Robert Parker; Willis, Abbie T. & Willis, Josephine
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[John Todd Willis, Jr. Baby Book]

Description: Scrapbook of photos from John Todd Willis, Jr.'s childhood. They have been pasted throughout the book, and many of them have been labeled. In many of the photos he is being held by aunts or uncles, or playing with cousins. Several pictures have not been pasted down.
Date: 1921/1925
Creator: Willis, Clara Evans
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Scrapbook: "A Spring Week-End with The Admiral and Anne Marie on a Coloradean Cruise"]

Description: Scrapbook entitled "A Spring Week-End with The Admiral and Anne Marie on a Coloradean Cruise," with photos of Clara Evans Willis, John T. Willis, Sr., Bess Kirby, Louise Bidelspach, Anna Leigh Zimmerman, and others on a cruise down the Colorado River.
Date: unknown
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Sr. & Willis, Clara Evans
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from Robert Parker Willis to Clara E. and John T. Willis, Sr., October 20, 1925]

Description: Letter from Robert Parker Willis to Clara E. and John T. Willis, Sr. on October 10, 1925. He sends his sympathies upon hearing of the death of their daughter, and apologizes that his family cannot come down to see them. He asks if they have received the flowers his family sent, and asks them to come see him, as his daughter is anxious to see John Todd Willis, Jr. again.
Date: October 20, 1925
Creator: Willis, Robert Parker
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[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
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 30, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 30, 1944. Willis mentions that the mail is getting through again, and regrets hearing that Waco has been so hot recently. He recalls that dove season opens on September 1st, and he wishes he could go. He also mentions that he's talked to a friend who recently got married, and Willis doesn't think his friend was in the right position to get married. He's gone swimming a lot recently, and he hasn't gotten to see Robert, Jr. yet.
Date: August 30, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 31, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 31, 1944, detailing a visit he's had from Robert [Evans] Jr. He details the things they talked about, and going to look at Robert's plane. He also mentions eating at the fields mess hall off of real American ware.
Date: August 31, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, December 6, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on December 6, 1944, saying he hasn't gotten any of their letters, but he has gotten a few boxes in the mail. He says he's got some pictures he'll send to them in his next air mail letter. He also mentions a friend who's been stationed nearby and is going to come to the club that night.
Date: December 6, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis