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[Certificate Presented to John T. Willis, Sr.]

Description: Certificate given to John T. Willis, Sr. declaring that he has been a Master Mason for over fifty years. It reads: "To all Freemasons dispersed on the face of the Globe: This is to certify that our well-beloved Brother John Todd Willis has been a Master Mason for more than Fifty Years. As a visible token of their fraternal love and grateful appreciation, this certificate is presented to him by his brethren, the Masons of Texas, with the fervent hope that his years of service to the Craft will continue to increase. In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seals in the City of Waco, this 4th day of March, A. D. 1968, A. L. 5968." It has been signed by Grand Master J. W. Chandler and Grand Secretary Harvey C. Byrd.
Date: March 4, 1968
Creator: Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Heart-Shaped Valentine]

Description: Heart-shaped red valentine with a drawing of a dog. It reads: "I'm hounding you my Valentine." The names of nine women are handwritten on the back, under the heading "Hostesses".
Date: 1930~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[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

[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