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

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on February 8, 1944. He's going to see Wilbur Crawford again soon, and says Crawford is lucky he only got a hole in his leg muscle instead of a broken bone. He asks his parents to send him some film, as well as his cousin Jimmie's address.
Date: February 8, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 8, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis Sr. on August 8, 1943. He confirms that he has received some of their letters, one including a picture, and offers his condolences upon the deaths of an uncle and a friend. He also says that he cannot print the pictures he has taken due to lack of printing paper.
Date: August 8, 1943
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, June 8, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on June 8, 1944. He is happy to hear that his mother is up and walking a bit. He asks how America took the news of the D Day invasion, and says that he thinks Hitler is on his way out. He hopes the Russians get hold of Hitler, because he thinks America would let him off too lightly. He thanks his parents for the canned goods and hard candy they sent, but asks for canned goods only in future.
Date: June 8, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

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

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on May 8, 1944. He wishes he could be at home with his mother, who had an operation. He looks forward to going swimming again, as it's getting hotter in Italy, and he asks after the fishing in Waco. He also mentions that his friend Wilbur Crawford is in the hospital.
Date: May 8, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[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

[Downtown Waco]

Description: Photograph of downtown Waco in 1892. A Pacific Express Co. wagon pulled by a white horse stands at the curb. A man sits in the driver's seat in the wagon, and five men stand on the sidewalk behind the wagon. Behrens Drug Company is located on the bottom floor of the Cleveland and Cameron building, to the right. A man leans against a brick wall in the middle of the photo, and four more men stand in front of the store to the left of the Behrens Drug Company. The photograph was purchased at the Abel estate sale in Waco, Texas.
Date: April 8, 1892
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Behrens Drug Company]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of Behrens Drug Company in Waco in 1892. A line of twelve white men stand in front of the store. To the right, two African American men stand. One of them wears an apron. The door to the store stands open.
Date: April 8, 1892
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter to Alma Hiller, October 8,1917]

Description: Letter to Alma Hiller from her little cousin, "Hef", who writes about what it's like for him at Camp MacArthur, a military training base in Waco, Texas. The letter also discusses other family members, including a newborn baby in the family. The stationary letterhead has on its left and right side, respectively, an American flag image and a symbol that consists of a triangle within a circle, and it reads, "National War Work Council, Army and Navy Young Men's Christina Associations, 'with the colors'".
Date: October 8, 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis