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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Genealogical Research, 1850s-1999

Family Research, 1839-1988

Drafts, 1995, undated

Photographs, 1870s-1900s

Publications, 1932-1975

Fort Griffin Fandangle, 1950s-1980s

Scrapbooks, 1892-1912, undated

Artifacts, 1989

Robert E. Nail, Jr. Historical Archives at Old Jail Art Center

Guide to the Reilly Nail Papers



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Nail, William Reilly (1927-2006)
Title: Reilly Nail Papers
Dates: 1829-1995
Abstract: Research, notes, photographs, drafts, scrapbooks, an artifact, and publications in support of the book "Per Stirpes" by Reilly Nail. A second addition includes Nail family photographs and a sketchbook of Fort Griffin Fandangle costume designs.
Identification: AR.2003.025; AR.2005.015; AR.2006.007
Quantity: 4.3 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Robert E. Nail, Jr. Archives  Old Jail Art Center,  201 S. 2nd St.,  Albany, TX 76430

Biographical Note

William Reilly Nail was born in 1927. He grew up in Albany, Texas. He went to Princeton University and later worked for CBS as a producer. Reilly retired back to Albany, Texas. In 1980, Reilly with much help from the community opens the Old Jail Art Center (For more on the history of the OJAC, visit our website, http://www.theoldjailartcenter.org)

In the 1990s, Reilly became interested in his roots. His uncle Robert had began the search for the Nail family's origins in the 1960s and Reilly continued the search. After years of research, Reilly published a history of the family called Per Stirpes: The John M. Nail Family in Texas 1839-1995.

As the title of Nail's book is an obscure legal term, a definition can be found here: http://www.investorwords.com/3688/per_stirpes.html

Reilly was notorious among his family and friends for collecting art and disposing of all else. Though his papers contain a great deal of information concerning the Nail family, there is very little information about Reilly himself. Intentional or not, the result is that Reilly Nail's memory will forever be linked to The Old Jail Art Center he worked so hard to create. Reilly died July 23, 2006

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Scope and Contents

Research, notes, photographs, drafts, scrapbooks, an artifact, and publications in support of the book "Per Stirpes" by Reailly Nail. A second addition includes Nail family photographs and a sketchbook of Fort Griffin Fandangle costume designs.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to the Public

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Nail, William Reilly (1927-2006)
Nail, John (1798/99-1845)
Nail, Anna Watson (1804-1888)
Nail, William M. (1827-1875)
Nail, Celia Mae Terry (1825/29-1906)
Nail, John M. Jr. (1831-1865)
Nail, Rebecca Anne Terry Goen (1834-1916)
Nail, Jackson Calhoun (Jack)(1849-1874)
Davis, Rebecca Adeline Nail(Puss) (1852-1929)
Nail, James Henry (Jim) (1856-1928)
Cook, Missouri Matilda Nail (Dude) (1858-1932)
Nail, Anslum Lunium (Dick) (1860-1929)
Pyle, Mary Emily Nail(Mollie) (1863-1948)
Nail, William Chapman (Buck) (1866-1917)
DeMaret, Alice Josephine Nail (1868-1941)
Nail, Robert Edward (1870-1932)
Nail, Elizabeth S. James (1852-1875)
Davis, William Young (1850-1936)
Nail, Addie A. Terry (1859-1892)
Nail, Chloe A. Black (1872-1966)
Cook, William Ivy (1856-1923)
Nail, Mattie Belle Cook (1864-1942)
Pyle, Jasper Ganey (1858-1927)
DeMaret, Allen Navarre (1857-1946)
Nail, Loretta Reilly (1876-1969)
Nail, Samuel Burtram Claudius (1872-1907)
Davis, John Merrick (1879-1956)
Davis, Emma Fairfax Crook (1879-1973)
Coates, Emily Fairfax Davis (1905-1988)
Coates, Francis Graham (1893-1971)
Bomar, Jewel Ruth Nail (1895-1965)
Bomar, William P. Sr.
Bomar, William P. Jr. (1919-1991)
Nail, James Henry Jr. (1907-1983)
Nail, Tenie Belle Colbert
Nail, May Vernon Webb
Nail, Ronald James (1944- )
Nail, Larry Henry (1945- )
Nail, Diana Noland
Head, Jessie Will Cook (1877-1901)
Head, Will P.
Reynolds, Frances Nail (1897-1970)
Reynolds, Dewitt C.
Nail, Richard Terry (1900-1961)
Nail, Jessie Griffin
Nail, William Ivy (1902-1914)
Pyle, Wynne Belle (1881-1971)
Webb, Alline Demaret(1890-1958)
Webb, Sam (1895-1950)
Webb, Sam Nail (1916-1992)
Nail, Margaret (1898-1899)
Nail, William Reilly Sr. (1903-1958)
Nail, Robert Edward Jr. (1908-1968)
Petty, Matilda Lou Nail (1928- )
Family Names:
Nail
Places:
Albany, Shackelford County, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Wolfe City, Texas
Ladonia, Texas
Bonham, Texas
Subjects:
Fort Griffin Fandangle
Genealogy
Document Types:
Photographs
Publications
Drafts
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Acquisitions within this collection: AR.2003.025; AR.2005.015; AR.2006.007

Alternative Form Available

Reilly Nail Papers - Raw XML

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Genealogical Research, 1850s-1999

Box Folder
1 1 Documents relating to the genealogical search for John M. Nail, 1798-1845, 1850s-1994
2 Nail Family Documents, 1850s-1999
Box Folder
5 6 Nail Family Documents, 1939-1941
Box Folder
1 3 Revised Family Tree, undated
Box Folder
3 1 Initial Nail family information, 1895-1960
2 Griffith Merrick land grants, 1955
3 Maps, undated
Box Folder
MC A-1 1 National Geographic Map of Texas, 1986

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Family Research, 1839-1988

Box Folder
1 4 John M. Nail and Anna Watson Nail Family, 1829-1994
5 John M. Nail and Anna Watson Nail Family, 1829-1994
6 William Nail and Celia Terry Nail, 1866-1871; 1977-1988; undated
7 William Nail and Celia Terry Nail, 1953-1967; undated
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3 4 Jackson Calhoun Nail and Elizabeth James Nail, 1895; 1967-1988, undated
Box Folder
1 8 Rebecca Adeline Nail Davis and William Young Davis, 1943-1973, undated
Box Folder
3 5 Rebecca Adeline Nail Davis and William Young Davis Estates, undated
5 Merrick Davis Estate, undated
Box Folder
1 9 James Henry Nail, Addie Terry Nail, Chloe Black Nail Family, 1906-1974, undated
Cook Family
Box Folder
1 10 Missouri Matilda Nail Cook and W.I. Cook Family, 1926-1932
Box Folder
2 1 R.E. Nail, Sr. Correspondence, 1926-1932
2 Cook Estate Legal Documents, 1976-1984
Box Folder
3 5 W.I. Cook Memorial Trust legal documents, 1926
Box Folder
2 3 Jessie Cook Head and Will P. Head, 1923-1927
4 Anslum Lunium (Dick) Nail and Mattie Belle Nail Family, 1939-1976, undated
5 Mary Emily (Mollie) Nail Pyle and Jasper Gainey Pyle Family, 1932-1973, undated
6 William Chapman (Buck) Nail, 1917, 1976, undated
7 Alice Josephine Nail Demaret and Allan Navarre Demaret Family, 1915, undated
8 Robert Edward Lee Nail and Loretta Reilly Nail Family, 1899-1948
Box Folder
3 6 R.E. Nail, Sr., undated
7 John Nail, Jr. Family, 1975-1988, undated

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Drafts, 1995, undated

Box Folder
5 4 Manuscript: First Proof, undated
Box Folder
9 Drafts: Electronic Documents; contact Archivist for more information, 12/22/94
Box Folder
5 5 Draft, 1/8/1995
Box Folder
6 1 Final Draft, Intro-Chapter 4, 1995
2 Chapter 5-Chapter 12, 1995
3 Chapter 13-Chapter 18, 1995
4 Chapter 19-Chapter 24, 1995
5 Chapter 25-Appendix 7, 1995
Box Folder
7 Draft, undated
Box Folder
MC A-1 1 Galleys, 1995

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Photographs, 1870s-1900s

Box Folder
3 8 Nail Family group photographs, undated
9 Celia Terry Nail, undated
9 Sam Nail, undated
10 Rebecca Adeline Nail Davis and William Young Davis Family, undated
11 Rebecca Adeline Nail Davis and William Young Davis Family, undated
12 James Henry Nail, Sr. Family, undated
13 James Henry Nail, Sr. Family, undated
Box Folder
4 1 Ronnie and Diana Nail Family, undated
2 W.I. Cook and M.M. Cook Family, undated
3 Cook Memorial Hospital, prints and negatives, undated
4 Anslum Lunium (Dick) Nail and Mattie Belle Nail Family, 1939-1976, undated
5 Mary Emily (Mollie) Nail Pyle Family, undated
6 William Chapman (Buck) Nail, undated
7 Alice Josephine Nail Demaret and Allan Navarre Demaret Family, undated
8 R.E. Nail, Sr. and Etta Reilly Nail Family, undated
Box Folder
5 1 R.E. Nail, Sr. and Etta Reilly Nail Family, undated
2 Reilly Nail Family, undated
Box Folder
3 9 John Nail, Jr. Family, undated
Box Folder
5 3 Negatives, undated
Box Folder
8 Oversized Photographs, undated

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Publications, 1932-1975

Box Folder
Book Case Nail, R.E. Jr. and Angelica P. Didier, "A Perfect Idea That Achieved a Perfect Culmination," The Modern Hospital, vol. 38, No. 1, Jan. 1932, p. 53-58., 1932
Case Deposition of George Thompson, Jr., 2/17/1932
Case Addresses of W.R. Ely, J.H. Barwise, George Thompson, Jr., Walter L. Morris, Attorneys for Mrs. M. M. Cook et al. Made before jury December 2, 1927 in case of R.J. Moberley et al vs. Mrs. M. M. Cook et al No. 1064, District Court, Shackelford County, Texas., December 2, 1927
Case Bonham: The Era has gone but the memories linger on., undated
Case History of Fannin County, Volumes 1 and 2, 1966, 1974
Case Archives and Pioneers of Hunt County, Texas, 1975

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Fort Griffin Fandangle, 1950s-1980s

Box Folder
9 Fort Griffin Fandangle Costume Designs, 1950s
Box Folder
5 2 Fort Griffin Fandangle Photographs, 1950s-1980s

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Scrapbooks, 1892-1912, undated

Box Folder
7 Jewel Nail Bomar's theatre book while at school in New York City, NY., 1905-1912; undated
Box Folder
8 Jessie Cook Head's scrapbook, Sherman, Tx and Boston Conservatory, 1893-1895

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Artifacts, 1989

Box Folder
8 Cornerstone Award, Albany Chamber of Commerce: Bill Bomar, Jr. and Reilly Nail, 2/24/1989

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