Emily Virginia Willis Lindsey Papers, 1887-1958 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Emily Virginia Willis Lindsey Papers, 1887-1958Add to your cart.

ID: A/18

Primary Creator: Lindsey, Emily Virginia Willis (1870-1954)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Subjects: Lindsey, Emily Virginia Willis, 1870-1954 -- Diaries, Music teachers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County (Tex.) -- Miscellanea, Printed ephemera, Scrapbooks -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Willis, Edward B. -- Written works

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of scrapbooks, diaries, and loose items including correspondence; clippings about friends, relatives, and religious leaders; obituaries; verse, humor, and human interest stories; writings of Edward B. Willis; recipes; marriage and birth announcements; programs; photographs; financial records; sketches of birds and butterflies; religious notes, and poems Mrs. Lindsey wrote upon special occasions for family and friends.

Collection Historical Note

Emily Virginia Willis, daughter of Mary Alice Hamilton Willis and Edward B. Willis, was born in Sabine County, Texas on July 2, 1870. Her family lived for awhile in Tyler and Denton, and in 1889 Emily arrived in Nacogdoches. Emily (also known as "Emma" and "Emaline") studied music at the Cincinnati College of Music and taught music in Nacogdoches for forty years. She was also the organist for the First Baptist Church, and organized the Symphony Club in Nacogdoches. On July 8, 1894 she married Robert Lindsey, who was born on December 16, 1870 in Lindale, Smith County, Texas. Mr. Lindsey was a real estate agent in Nacogdoches for fifty years, and a member of the Rotary Club and Woodmen of the World. The Lindseys were active in civic and cultural events including fairs, parades, and community variety shows. Emily died in Nacogdoches on October 28, 1954, and Robert passed away in the Cherokee Nursing Home in Jacksonville, Texas on December 26, 1958.

("Emily Virginia Willis Lindsey." Control File, East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University)

Subject/Index Terms

Lindsey, Emily Virginia Willis, 1870-1954 -- Diaries
Music teachers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches County (Tex.) -- Miscellanea
Printed ephemera
Scrapbooks -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Willis, Edward B. -- Written works

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 2],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, ca. 1900-1928Add to your cart.
. Includes clippings, obituaries of friends and relatives, writings of Edward B. Willis [father], Mabel Willis Williams [sister], Confederate Veterans, and evangelists Uldine Mabel Utley and Bessie Mae Randell
Folder 2: Scrapbook, ca. 1900-1928Add to your cart.
Loose items including correspondence, clippings, miscellaneous. Includes A. J. Holt, Edward B. Willis, Uldine Utley
Folder 3: Scrapbook, 1902-1925Add to your cart.
Correspondence; Includes religious notes, verse for family and friends, clippings on social events, photographs, music programs, menus. Includes Cum Concilio Club, Symphony Club, A. J. Holt, Fannie Middlebrook, Bessie Mae Randell, Mabel Willis Williams
Folder 4: Scrapbook, 1907-1925Add to your cart.
Includes Karle Wilson Baker, pianist Harold von Mickwitz, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Folder 5: Scrapbook, 1907-1927Add to your cart.
Correspondence; Includes memorial to Mabel Willis Williams
Folder 6: Scrapbook, 1887-1928Add to your cart.
Includes obituaries for Mabel Willis Williams and others, article with picture of Edward B. Willis, humor, verse
Folder 7: Scrapbook, ca. 1900-1940Add to your cart.
Photographs; Includes Emily and Robert Lindsey, Bonnie Grimes (pastor of First Baptist Church, Nacogdoches), Mrs. J. W. Bates
Folder 8: Scrapbook, 190_- 1941Add to your cart.
Bills, receipts, programs, Sunday School list, name tag, advertisement for lace, religious flier
Folder 9: Diary, 1942Add to your cart.
Includes weather, friends, family, church activities, food, clothes, radio broadcasts, household concerns, gardening, names of correspondents, clippings, letters, pictures. Some mention of World War II news
Folder 10: Diary, 1942Add to your cart.
Newspaper clippings, n.d. Includes A. W. Birdwell, Rev. Scott Field Bailey (Christ Episcopal Church). Printed. 5 items. Folder 11: Diary, 1942, cont. Miscellaneous, ca. 1890-1946. Includes school photo [Demon or Tyler_], ca. 1890; postcard from Willie [Gramling?], 1946; unsigned agreement between Cum Concilio Club and Symphony Club for use of Stone Fort Building "Washington Square]

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