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Some Notable Persons in First Street Cemetery of Waco, Texas

Description: This text contains a list of selected persons buried in the First Street Cemetery in Waco, Texas. Each person listed has a full name, birth and death dates, and a short biographical statement. Maps on pages vi and vii show the location of the cemetery within the city.
Date: 2010
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
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

[Sallie Fordtran Photo Album]

Description: Photo album addressed to Sallie Fordtran, filled with portraits of individuals, with a list of their names on the second page of the album.
Date: unknown
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

[Clara Evans' Wedding Journal]

Description: Journal belonging to Clara Evans detailing her relationship with John T. Willis, Sr., from their first meeting to their wedding. Newspaper announcements, wedding invitations, fabric samples from Clara Evans' bridal trousseau, pressed flowers, and photographs have been pasted into the book, along with descriptions of important events written by Clara Evans. It also contains articles pertaining to the Willises' Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1967.
Date: 1917/1967
Creator: Willis, Nannie Clara Evans
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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

[Scrapbook: The Girl Graduate]

Description: Scrapbook template entitled "The Girl Graduate," filled with photos, invitations, and other memorabilia documenting the graduation of Mildred Bruyere from Waco High School.
Date: March 12, 1923
Creator: Bruyere, Mildred
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

[John Todd Willis, Jr. Baby Book]

Description: Scrapbook of photos from John Todd Willis, Jr.'s childhood. They have been pasted throughout the book on black pages, and many of them have been labeled. Photos of his relatives, by themselves and with him, can also be found in the book. Several pictures have not been pasted down. Many photos were taken at his home, 2025 Colcord Avenue.
Date: 1921/1930
Creator: Willis, Nannie Clara Evans
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Scrapbook of Photographs and Notes Associated With Lionel Aulis Robinson, Jr., 1913]

Description: Scrapbook album of the early life of Lionel Aulis Robinson, Jr. (1915 - 1930). Inside of it are photographs and notes assumed to be written by the mother, May Harris Robinson, about his first day of school, the progression of his height and weight, his christening, etc.
Date: 1913
Creator: Von Hartmann, Evelyn
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Album of Photographs Picturing Joel and Emma Shumard]

Description: Photograph album with forty photographs of the friends and family of Joel W. Shumard (1847-1934) and Emma Johnson Shumard (1858-1934) from an Austin, Texas estate.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph Album of Baylor College for Women, Belton, Texas]

Description: Scrapbook album belonging to Sybil E. Rutherford (1905-1990) of her time at Baylor College for Women in Belton, Texas. This album contains numerous photographs, correspondence, and clippings from her time at the school.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph Album of Texas Woman's College]

Description: Photograph/scrapbook album belonging to Georgia King during her time at Texas Woman's College. This album contains old programs, photographs, letters, and various clippings.
Date: 1920~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Scrapbook: J. Todd Willis, Jr. Military Scenes]

Description: Scrapbook created by John Todd Willis, Jr. containing photos of military scenes at and around Waco, Texas and Camp Sutton in North Carolina.
Date: 1942
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr. & Willis, Clara Evans
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis