Austin History Center

Daisy Barrett Tanner St. David’s Episcopal Church Slide Presentation Collection

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Tanner, Daisy Barrett
Title: Daisy Barrett Tanner St. David’s Episcopal Church Slide Presentation Collection
Inclusive Dates: Circa 1840s-1950s
Abstract: 55 lantern slides depict the development of St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, its pastors and congregants, and the surrounding downtown area. Church historian Daisy Barrett Tanner used the slides in presentations in the 1950s.
Identification: AR.2015.006
Quantity: .4 linear feet (1 box, 55 lantern slides)
Location: Outer Vault
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Daisy Barrett Tanner was historian for St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. She spent years researching the history of the church and gave slide presentations about it. Articles from the Austin American-Statesman in 1958 indicate that she gave public lectures illustrated with slides that year. These lectures, sponsored by St. Cecelia's Guild, were based on previous presentations she had given to the Heritage Society.

Tanner was known for her participation in the arts. In the 1950s she wrote art reviews for the Austin American-Statesman and served on the board of directors for the Texas Fine Arts Association. Previously she had lived in Boston and lectured at the Museum of Fine Arts. In the 1960s she lived in Brussels, Belgium where her husband was political attache. While there she was a hostess for the Embassy and served on the board of directors for a private school.

Scope and Contents

55 lantern slides depict the development of St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, its pastors and congregants, and the surrounding downtown area. The slides were made in the 1950s, but many reproduced earlier images (including some drawings) dating back to the 1840s. Some images are duplicates of other images at the Austin History Center. The slides are presumably what Daisy Barrett Tanner used for her public lectures about the history of the church in 1958, though it is unknown if this is a complete set of her presentation slides. Subjects include portraits, including pastors of the church, Episcopal Bishops, and congregants actively involved in the history of the church; views of the church, including the original building, various additions, exterior views and interior views; views of Austin, primarily downtown and immediately surrounding the church; and assorted subjects. Most images are black and white but one is in color.


The original order of the slides was unknown, so staff organized them into these groups: portraits (alphabetical, followed by group portraits), views of the church, views of Austin, and assorted subjects.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Tanner, Daisy Barrett.
St. David's Episcopal Church (Austin, Tex.).
Austin (Tex.).
Episcopal Church--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Lantern slides.

Related Material

Archives and Manuscripts

  • AR.Q.009 St. David's Episcopal Church Papers

Austin Files

  • Churches - Episcopal - St. David's C3638
  • Biography - Tanner, Daisy Barrett
  • House-Building - 7th Street East 300

General Collection

  • The History and Treasures of St. David's Church by Daisy Barrett Tanner, A 283.73 TA
  • A Resume of the History of St. David's Church, Austin, Texas by Daisy Barrett Tanner, A 283.73 TA
  • St. David's Episcopal Church, A 283.73 SA
  • Seventy-five Years of Service Brings St. David's Church, Austin, to its Jubilee, 1852-1927, A 283.73 SA
  • St. David's Episcopal Church, A 283.0976431 SA
  • The Women of St. David's Episcopal Church (Austin, Texas) Directory, A 283.76431 WO 1957
  • 1859 ... and the Bishop Cam to Austin, A 283.73 AUS
  • The Windows of Old St. David's, A 283.73 MI


  • Ministries of Time and Talent at St. David's Episcopal Church
  • St. David's Bulletin
  • St. David's Episcopal Church Foundation Report
  • St. David's Messenger

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Daisy Barrett Tanner St. David's Episcopal Church Slide Presentation Collection. (AR.2015.006). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1960/057

Donation Date: unknown

Processing Information

Finding aid and EAD by Nicole Davis/February 2015.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Lantern Slides, 1840s-1950s

Box Item
1 001 Allen, James Swayne, Reverend, undated
002-003 Baker, Dewitt Clinton, Mr. and Mrs., undated
004 Boyd, Beverly Munford, Reverend, undated
005 Bremond, John, undated
006 Brown, Mrs. R.L., undated
007 Collins, H. Guest, undated
008 Fontaine, Edward, Reverend, undated
009 Gillette, Charles, Reverend, undated
010 Graham, Caroline Lagon, undated
011 Gregg, Alexander, Reverend, undated
012 Harrison, Lewis Carter, undated
013 Huddle, Mrs. William Henry, undated
014 Kinsolving, George Herbert, Bishop, undated
015 Lee, Lenoir Valentine, Reverend, undated
016-019 Lee, Thomas Booth, Reverend and Mrs., 1912 and undated
020 Maxey, Mrs. Thomas (Fannie Campbell), undated
021 Palm, Belle (Mrs. Henry Hilgartner), undated
022 Paul, Mrs. Mary Van Buren Haynes, undated
023 Pennybacker, Mrs. Percy V. (Anna Hardwicke), undated
024 Quin, Clinton Simon, Bishop, undated
025 Raymond, James Hervey, undated
026 Rector, John B., judge, undated
027 Roberdeau, Mrs. Roger, undated
028 Rogers, Benjamin A., Reverend, undated
029 Sumners, Charles Abram, Reverend, undated
030 Worsham, Milton Rhorer, Reverend, undated
031 Group portrait of Governor's Guards at Camp Mabry with Rev. T.B. Lee, 1894
032 Group portrait of Sunday School picnickers on the James H. Raymond estate, ca. 1884
033 Group portrait of "a bevy of beauties", ca. 1880s
Views of the Church
Box Item
1 034 "First known photographs of the little stone church on the hill...", 1865
035 Side view of Church, ca. 1890-1910
036 East view of Church with parish house, ca. 1916-1924
037 Rear view of Church with sacristy, ca. 1955
037 West view of Church with parking lot, ca. 1958
039 Rear view of Church with education building, ca. 1958
040 Church sanctuary, ca. 1870s
041 Church sanctuary with electricity, ca. 1899
042 Altar, undated
Views of Austin
Box Item
1 043 View of Capitol, ca. 1890s
044-045 Views from Brazos and Pecan streets, ca. 1860s
046-047 Views from Capitol, ca. 1880s
048 Courthouse, ca. 1860s
049 Bullock's Hotel (drawing), ca. 1840s
050 View west of the Church (color), 1958
051 View of the Church in the city skyline, ca. 1870s
052 View of Austin (drawing), 1840
053 Transportation, 1876
Box Item
1 054 Silver flagons, undated
055 "Lady Macbeth" sculpture by Elisabet Ney, undated