Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Boll/Peak/Beilharz Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Boll/Peak/Beilharz Families
Title: Boll/Peak/Beilharz Collection
Accession No.: MA85-7
Quantity: 2 Boxes
Language: The records are in english.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Scope and Contents

Archival collection MA85.7, the Boll/Peak/Beilharz Collection, contains no original documents, only photocopies, copy photographs, and some original photographs donated later.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Family Names:
Dallas (Tex.)
Family History
Boll/Peak/Beilharz Collection

Related Material

MA99-2 Beilharz Family Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA85-7 Boll/Peak/Beilharz Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Detailed Description of the Collection


Copy Photographs

Box Folder
1 1 Photograph of Portrait of Jacob Boll and Henrietta Humbel Boll, c.1845-1850 (note indicates that portrait was done in Switzerland)
2 Photograph of Henrietta Boll Beilharz, c.1880
3 Photograph of Henry Boll, c. 1880


Photocopies and Typescripts

Box Folder
1 1 Typescript translation of letter dated June 19, 1874 from Jacob Boll to his children describing his arrival in Dallas, plans to build a house, and study of insects. He also conveys greetings to family and friends.
2 Photocopy of letter dated May 3, 1872 from Jacob Boll to his brother describing wife's medical condition (also have typescript translation of letter)
3 Typescript translation of note dated October 16, 1880 (Dallas, Texas) from Jacob Boll's children describing the circumstances of his death on September 29, 1880
4 Color photocopies of two German baptismal certificates/documents for Jacob Boll dated September 27, 1857 (translator's note suggest that these may have been for a son of Henrietta and Jacob Boll who died in infancy since Boll himself would have been almost 30 years old in 1857).
5 Photocopy of a newspaper article dated January 10, 1878 entitled "Jacob Boll Dead, he was a native of Switzerland and an old citizen of Dallas"
6 Photocopies of four 11x14 pages from "Miss Peak's Scrapbook" containing the following newspaper clippings relating to Boll:
Box Folder
"Artesian wells and coal deposits in Texas" by Jacob Boll (no date; no publication information)
"Death of Prof. Jacob Boll" by J.H.B.
"Prof. Jacob Boll, tribute to the memory of the geologist by a brother scientist" by N.A.T., dated October 8, 1880
Box Folder
1 7 Reprint of January 30, 1984 Dallas Morning News Article entitled "The Way it was..." by Kenneth Force (describes Henri Boll's trip to Texas and his marriage to Elizabeth)
8 Photocopies of 2 page transcript list "From Aunt Henrietta's birthday book (Henrietta Boll Peak)" lsiting family members' birthdays


Photographs - original

Box Folder
2 1 Meisterham Family
2 Michel, Mr. and Mrs.
3 Wilson, Lawrence and Fred
4 Ferchert, Louise
5 Boll/Peak Family
6 Fretz Family
7 3 unmarked
8 Wagner, Louis and Lehman, Edward
9 Meyer, Simon and Hess, John
10 Frick, Adolf and Mother
11 2 unmarked - Young Lady
12 2 unmarked - Young Children
13 2 unmarked
14 2 unmarked - Young Ladies