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],
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Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diary, 1943Add to your cart.
Includes weather, health, food, rationing, WAAC's at SFA, radio programs, church activities, bus transportation, audiphone (hearing aid), family, friends, obituaries, program (1908), letter from Andrew Hunt of Tilford Hunt Lumber Co., account of crystal wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Dotson, 1898
Folder 2: Diary, 1908-1946Add to your cart.
Correspondence; Includes pianist Harold von Mickwitz, friends, family
Folder 3: Diary, ca. 1900-1945Add to your cart.
Photographs; Includes Runnels Willis, Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Holt, William Edward Perry
Folder 4: Diary, 1943Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous; Includes clippings, receipt, tracts, cards, notes
Folder 5: Diary, 1944Add to your cart.
Includes weather, friends, family, food, church activities, radio, decorating cards with birds, health problems. Includes letters, photographs, mementos
Folder 6: Diary, 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Correspondence; Includes letter from Emily to Robert Lindsey while she was in the John Sealy Hospital
Folder 7: Diary, 1944Add to your cart.
Includes clippings, religious notes, tract, calling card
Folder 8: Diary, 1945Add to your cart.
Includes weather, family, friends, church activities, local boys in service, food. Includes clippings, programs, correspondence
Folder 9: Diary, 1945Add to your cart.
Correspondence and religious notes
Folder 10: Diary, 1945Add to your cart.
Includes clippings, postcard, receipt, pictures. Includes Monte Hill Davis
Folder 11: Diary, 1946Add to your cart.
Includes weather, food, household matters, drawings, family, friends, health. Includes clippings about I. L. Sturdevant, Hugh L. Davis, Monte Hill Davis, Lullah Crawford Hunt, Bob Murphey, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Hayter, Texas City Disaster. Small snapshots of Emily Lindsey with Beth and Chuck Cooper; Mrs. Horn Mahan.
Folder 12: Diary, 1946Add to your cart.
Includes Mamie Middlebrook
Folder 13: Diary, 1946Add to your cart.
Includes Emily and Robert Lindsey, Mrs. Robert Hubert, Aqua Vitae Park
Folder 14: Diary, 1946Add to your cart.
Includes McMahan Chapel, Hattie Willis, Gov. Beauford Jester
Folder 15: Diary, 1946Add to your cart.
Includes notes, religious fliers, bookmarks, addresses
Folder 16: Obituaries for Emily Lindsey; Robert Lindsey, 1954, 1958Add to your cart.

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