Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Teas Nursery Company records, 1880s-2010 MS 567



creator Teas Nursery Company.
creator Teas, Edward, Sr.
creator Teas, John C.
Title: Teas Nursery Company records
Dates: 1880s-2010
Identification: MS 567
Quantity: 60.0 cubic ft.(57 boxes and oversize materials)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

Teas Nursery, once located at 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, Texas, traces its history to 1843 when John C. Teas began the business in Indiana, moving it later to Missouri. In 1910, Edward Teas, Sr., brought the family business to Houston where it flourished and remained until its closure in 2009 when the property was purchased by the Rubenstein Foundation to create a city park in Bellaire.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Teas Nursery administrative and financial records, business correspondence, legal files, and advertising and marketing examples. In addition, Teas family records are included.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Teas Nursery Collection, MS 567, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Received from the Teas family in 2010.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Teas advertising and marketing

Subseries A: Chronological notebooks
Box Folder
1 1 Advertising and Marketing 1951-1954
2 Advertising and Marketing: Price Book 1956
3 Advertising and Marketing 1956-1966
3 Advertising and Marketing 1967-1977
5 Advertising and Marketing 1978-1980
6 Advertising and Marketing 1981-1983
7 Advertising and Marketing January-June 1984
8 Advertising and Marketing July-December 1984
9 Advertising and Marketing January-June 1985
10 Advertising and Marketing July-October 1985
11 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1985
12 Advertising and Marketing January-June 1986
13 Advertising and Marketing July-December 1986
14 Advertising and Marketing January-June 1987
15 Advertising and Marketing July-October 1987
16 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1987
Box Folder
2 1 Advertising and Marketing: Teas Nursery Co., Inc. Business Plan (Folder 1 of 2) 1987-1988
2 Advertising and Marketing: Teas Nursery Co., Inc. Business Plan (Folder 2 of 2) 1987-1988
3 Advertising and Marketing January 1988
4 Advertising and Marketing February-April 1988
5 Advertising and Marketing May-June 1988
6 Advertising and Marketing July-September 1988
7 Advertising and Marketing October 1988
8 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1988
9 Advertising and Marketing: Bellaire Garden Center Action Plan 1988-1989
10 Teas Nursery Co. Business Plan and Advertising Campaign 1989
11 Advertising and Marketing January-February 1989
12 Advertising and Marketing March-April 1989
13 Advertising and Marketing May-August 1989
14 Advertising and Marketing September-December 1989
15 Advertising and Marketing: "Gardentips" newsletter 1989
Box Folder
3 1 Advertising and Marketing January-April 1990
2 Advertising and Marketing May 1990
3 Advertising and Marketing June 1990
4 Advertising and Marketing July-August 1990
5 Advertising and Marketing September-October 1990
6 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1990
7 Advertising and Marketing: "Gardentips" newsletters 1990
8 Advertising Budget 1990-1991
9 Advertising and Marketing January-February 1991
10 Advertising and Marketing March-April 1991
11 Advertising and Marketing May-July 1991
12 Advertising and Marketing August-December 1991
13 Advertising and Marketing: "Gardentips" newsletters 1991
14 Advertising and Marketing: Annual Business Plan 1991-1992
Box Folder
4 1 Advertising and Marketing January-June 1992
2 Advertising and Marketing July-October 1992
3 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1992
4 Advertising and Marketing: "Gardentips" newsletters 1992
5 Advertising and Marketing: Business Plan 1992-1993
6 Advertising and Marketing: Advertising Action Plan 1992-1993
7 Advertising and Marketing: Garden Center and Landscape Services Budget 1992-1993
8 Advertising and Marketing: Promotional Partnership for 150th Anniversary 1993
9 Advertising and Marketing: Teas Catalog Customers as of January 1993
10 Advertising and Marketing January-February 1993
11 Advertising and Marketing March 1993
12 Advertising and Marketing April-May 1993
13 Advertising and Marketing June-July 1993
14 Advertising and Marketing August-October 1993
15 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1993
16 Advertising and Marketing: "Gardentips" newletters 1993
Box Folder
5 1 Advertising and Marketing January 1994
3 Advertising and Marketing February 1994
3 Advertising and Marketing March 1994
4 Advertising and Marketing April 1994
5 Advertising and Marketing May-June 1994
6 Advertising and Marketing July-August 1994
7 Advertising and Marketing September-October 1994
8 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1994
9 Advertising and Marketing: "Gardentips" newsletters 1994
10 Advertising and Marketing January 1995
11 Advertising and Marketing February 1995
12 Advertising and Marketing March 1995
13 Advertising and Marketing April 1995
14 Advertising and Marketing May 1995
15 Advertising and Marketing June 1995
Box Folder
6 1 Advertising and Marketing July 1995
2 Advertising and Marketing August-September 1995
3 Advertising and Marketing October-December 1995
4 Advertising and Marketing: Business Plan 1995-1996
5 Advertising and Marketing: Business Plan 1995-1996
6 Advertising and Marketing, Image Assessment 1996
7 Advertising and Marketing: Who's Who 1996
8 Advertising and Marketing January-February
9 Advertising and Marketing March-April 1996
10 Advertising and Marketing May-June 1996
11 Advertising and Marketing July-August 1996
12 Advertising and Marketing September-October 1996
13 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1996
14 Advertising and Marketing January-February 1997
15 Advertising and Marketing March 1997
16 Advertising and Marketing April 1997
Box Folder
7 1 Advertising and Marketing May 1997
2 Advertising and Marketing June 1997
3 Advertising and Marketing July-August 1997
4 Advertising and Marketing September 1997
5 Advertising and Marketing October 1997
6 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1997
7 Advertising and Marketing January 1998
8 Advertising and Marketing February 1998
9 Advertising and Marketing March-April 1998
10 Advertising and Marketing May 1998
11 Advertising and Marketing June 1998
12 Advertising and Marketing July 1998
13 Advertising and Marketing July 1998
Box Folder
8 1 Advertising and Marketing August 1998
2 Advertising and Marketing September 1998
3 Advertising and Marketing October 1998
4 Advertising and Marketing November-December 1998
5 Advertising and Marketing January-February 1999
6 Advertising and Marketing March 1999
7 Advertising and Marketing April-May 1999
8 Advertising and Marketing June-July 1999
9 Advertising and Marketing August-September 1999
10 Advertising and Marketing October-December 1999
11 Advertising and Marketing January-February 2000
12 Advertising and Marketing March 2000
Box Folder
9 1 Advertising and Marketing April 2000
2 Advertising and Marketing May 2000
3 Advertising and Marketing June-July 2000
4 Advertising and Marketing August-September 2000
5 Advertising and Marketing October-December
6 Teas Nursery Co. Retail Marketing Plan 2001
7 Teas Nursery Co. Retail Marketing Plan Appendices Volume 1 2001
8 Teas Nursery Co. Retail Marketing Plan Appendices Volume 2 2001
9 Advertising and Marketing January-February 2001
10 Advertising and Marketing March-May 2001
11 Advertising and Marketing June-July 2001
12 Advertising and Marketing August-December 2001
Box Folder
10 1 Advertising and Marketing: Marketing Campaign 2002
2 Advertising and Marketing January-April 2002
3 Advertising and Marketing May-August 2002
4 Advertising and Marketing September-December 2002
5 Advertising and Marketing January-April 2003
6 Advertising and Marketing May-August 2003
7 Advertising and Marketing September-December 2003
8 Advertising and Marketing: Campaign 2003-2004
9 Advertising and Marketing January-June 2004
10 Advertising and Marketing July-December 2004
11 Advertising and Marketing January-February 2005
12 Advertising and Marketing March-May 2005
13 Advertising and Marketing June-December 2005
14 Advertising and Marketing January-March 2006
15 Advertising and Marketing April-June 2006
16 Advertising and Marketing July-September 2006
17 Advertising and Marketing October-December 2006
Box Folder
11 1 Advertising and Marketing January-June 2007
2 Advertising and Marketing July-December 2007
3 Advertising and Marketing 2008
4 Advertising and Marketing 2009
Subseries B: Alphabetical files
Box Folder
11 5 Advertising and Marketing: Advertising Contracts no date
6 Advertising and Marketing: Advertising Guides no date
7 Advertising and Marketing: Artists and Art Exhibits no date
8 Advertising and Marketing: African Violets no date
9 Advertising and Marketing: Azalea Selection Guides no date
10 Advertising and Marketing: Bedding Plants Guides no date
11 Advertising and Marketing: Bonsai no date
12 Advertising and Marketing: Bromeliad Guides no date
13 Advertising and Marketing: Bulb Guides no date
14 Advertising and Marketing: Cactus Guides no date
15 Advertising and Marketing: Caladiums Guides no date
16 Advertising and Marketing: Calendars no date
17 Advertising and Marketing: Camellia Guides no date
18 Advertising and Marketing: Cannas Guide no date
19 Advertising and Marketing: Teas Charge Card no date
20 Advertising and Marketing: Christmas no date
21 Advertising and Marketing: Clay Pots no date
22 Advertising and Marketing: Clip Art no date
23 Advertising and Marketing: Crepe Myrtle Guides no date
24 Advertising and Marketing: Daylilies Guide no date
25 Advertising and Marketing: Disease Management no date
26 Advertising and Marketing: Evergreen Club no date
27 Advertising and Marketing: Fern Guides no date
28 Advertising and Marketing: Floral Arrangements
Box Folder
12 1 Advertising and Marketing: Fruit Guides no date
2 Advertising and Marketing: "Garden Dis-patch" newsletter no date
3 Advertising and Marketing: Gardening Guides no date
4 Advertising and Marketing: Herb Guides no date
5 Advertising and Marketing: Hibiscus Club no date
6 Advertising and Marketing: Hummingbird and Butterfly Plants Guides no date
7 Advertising and Marketing: Irrigation no date
8 Advertising and Marketing: Kid's Club no date
9 Advertising and Marketing: Landscaping no date
10 Advertising and Marketing: Light Stands no date
11 Advertising and Marketing: Maintenance no date
12 Advertising and Marketing: Mary Garden no date
13 Advertising and Marketing: Mums Guide no date
14 Advertising and Marketing: Native Plants no date
15 Advertising and Marketing: Nursery Maps no date
16 Advertising and Marketing: Nursery Stock Lists no date
17 Advertising and Marketing: Newsletter Mailing List no date
18 Advertising and Marketing: Obituaries no date
19 Advertising and Marketing: Oleander Guides no date
20 Advertising and Marketing: Orchid Guides no date
21 Advertising and Marketing: Original Art no date
22 Advertising and Marketing: Perennials Guide no date
23 Advertising and Marketing: Pesticides no date
24 Advertising and Marketing: Petunia Guides no date
25 Advertising and Marketing: Phone Numbers no date
26 Advertising and Marketing: Photographs 1990
27 Advertising and Marketing: Plant Extensions no date
28 Advertising and Marketing: Planting News no date
29 Advertising and Marketing: Plastic Pots no date
30 Advertising and Marketing: Plumena Guides no date
31 Advertising and Marketing: Poinsettia Guides no date
32 Advertising and Marketing: Press Releases no date
33 Advertising and Marketing: Pruning no date
34 Advertising and Marketing: Radio Ads 1990-1993
35 Advertising and Marketing: Rainforest Flora, Inc. no date
36 Advertising and Marketing: Rose Guides (Folder 1 of 3) no date
37 Advertising and Marketing: Rose Guides (Folder 2 of 3) no date
Box Folder
13 1 Advertising and Marketing: Rose Guides (folder 3 of 3)
2 Advertising and Marketing: Safety Program no date
3 Advertising and Marketing: Seeds no date
4 Advertising and Marketing: Shrub Guides no date
5 Advertising and Marketing: Signs no date
6 Advertising and Marketing: Slide Show Project no date
7 Advertising and Marketing: Soil no date
8 Advertising and Marketing: Southern Living no date
9 Advertising and Marketing: Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association News 1989-1993
10 Advertising and Marketing: Statues no date
11 Advertising and Marketing: Teas Logo and Sign
12 Advertising and Marketing: Teas Nursery Catalogs no date
13 Advertising and Marketing: Television Ads 1989-1993
14 Advertising and Marketing: Tillandsia Guides 1988-2005
15 Advertising and Marketing: Tree Guides
16 Advertising and Marketing: Tropicals
17 Advertising and Marketing: Vine Guides
18 Advertising and Marketing: Water Gardening no date



Series II: General nursery catalogs & Teas calendars

Box Folder
13 19 Catalogs 1857-1879
20 Catalogs 1880-1889
21 Catalogs 1890-1899
22 Catalogs 1900-1907
23 Catalogs 1908-1909
24 Catalogs 1910-1911
25 Catalogs 1912-1919
26 Catalogs 1920-1922
27 Catalogs 1923-1929
Box Folder
14 1 Catalogs 1930-1939
2 Catalogs 1940-1941
3 Catalogs 1942-1943
4 Catalogs 1944
5 Catalogs Winter/Spring 1945
6 Catalogs Summer/Fall 1945
7 Catalogs Winter/Spring 1946
8 Catalogs Summer/Fall 1946
9 Catalogs Winter/Spring 1947
10 Catalogs Summer/Fall 1947
11 Catalogs 1948
12 Catalogs 1949
13 Catalogs 1950
14 Catalogs 1951-1952
Box Folder
15 1 Catalogs 1953
2 Catalogs 1954
3 Catalogs 1955
4 Catalogs (Folder 1 of 2) 1956
5 Catalogs (Folder 2 of 2) 1956
6 Catalogs 1957
7 Catalogs 1958
8 Catalogs 1960-1969
9 Catalogs 1970-1979
10 Catalogs 1980-1984
11 Catalogs 1985-1989
12 Catalogs 1990-1993
13 Catalogs 1994-1995
14 Catalogs (Folder 1 of 4) no date
15 Catalogs (Folder 2 of 4) no date
16 Catalogs (Folder 3 of 4) no date
17 Catalogs (Folder 4 of 4) no date
Box Folder
16 1 Orchid Lore- The Houston Orchid Society of Texas Spring 1949
2 Teas Nursery Garden Calendar 1953
3 Teas Nursery Garden Calendar 1985-1986
4 Teas Nursery Garden Calendar 1987-1989
5 Teas Nursery Garden Calendar 1990
6 Teas Nursery Garden Calendar 1991
7 Teas Nursery Garden Calendar 1992
8 Metropolitan Museum of Art Engagement Book 1997
9 Teas Family Calendar 1998



Series III: Teas artifacts and memorabilia

Box Folder
17 1 Decal: Texas Association of Nurserymen
2 Decals: Houston Landscape Nurseryman's Association (6)
3 Decals: "Plant Texas" (2)
4 Nametag: Edward Teas, Southwestern Association of Nurserymen convention 1928
5 Foil stickers: Teas Nursery Company 155th anniversary, Bellaire 1998
6 Round button pins "I vote for Texas" and "Teas Texas #1"
7 Teas Nursery Company Workmen's Timebook, Houston (blank)
8 Nametag" Edward Teas Jr., Vice Chairman Greeters Committee, American Association of Nurserymen
9 Confederate One Dollar Bill 1862
10 Central Bank of the Philippines 2 peso bill 1949
11 Teas 128th Anniversary Commemorative $1,000 Currency 1971
12 Invitation to Teas Nursery Company's Texas historical marker dedication (framed) 1993
13 Advertising card, Teas Nursery, Houston, slogan "It's not a home until it's planted"
14 Plant tag for John Teas Signature Collection SIlverado Sage
15 Seed packets and pressed leaves
16 Plant hangtag "Teas the Season: Donations courtesy of Teas Nursery", Christmas theme
17 Examples of plant identification tags (2)
18 Seed packet for dwarf Nasturitium "Fred", Teas Nursery, Houston, TX
19 Teas Nursery, Houston, handtag for plants
20 Business cards for Teas Brothers Nursery, Spring, Texas (Edward Teas and Ben Teas)
21 Teas Nursery brown paper handled shopping bag (small)
22 Refrigerator magnet, Teas Nursery 155th anniversary, 1843-1998 1998
23 Plastic ruler with logo Teas Nursery Company, Spring, Texas 1976
24 Small unmarked canister of feathers
25 Wayside Culutre Library alphabetical notecard set of plant information 1989
26 Engraving Plates
27 Engraving Plates
28 Engraving Plates
29 Engraving Plates
30 Printer's Engraving Plates: "Teas Nursery Company"
31 Paper engraving proofs
Box Folder
18 - Carousel for rubber stamps
Business rubber stamps
Nursery rubber stamps (Planted dates and related information)
Rubber stamp "Houston Landscape Nurserymans Association, John Teas, Treasurer"
Rubber stamp: "Teas Nursery Co., Inc. Landscape Service, 4400 Bellaire, Blvd., Bellaire, TX"
Chrome telephone handset cover engraved "Edward J. Texas" and featuring a bulldog
Coin tokens, Teas 150th Anniversary, 1843-1993
Pencil sharpener, "First State Bank of Bellaire, Bellaire, Texas"
Zippo measuring tape featuring Teas logo (2)
Acme wire letter tray
Box
19 R.C. Allen adding machine
Oversize
? Metal receipt storage box "The Sturgis" with crank and writing surface for duplicate paper handwritten receipts (unboxed)



Series IV: African Violet organizations

Biographical/Historical note
The African Violet Study Group of Houston was organized in November, 1970, and met at Teas Nursery in Bellaire, Texas, once a month.They were affiliated with the African Violet Society of America, the Lone Star African Violet Council, and the Dixie African Violet Society. They published a yearbook, held an annual sale, invited speakers for various programs throughout the year and conducted projects in the community.
Box Folder
20 1 Computerized African Violet Variety List, African Violet Services 1982
2 "How to Select and Grow African Violets and other Gesneriads" by Theodore James, Jr. 1983
3 African Violet Society of America variety lists 1976, 1978, 1981, 1992
4 African Violet Society of America handbooks for Growers, Exhibitors and Judges 1978, 1981, 1986, 1992
5 African Violet Study Club of Houston Color slides of African Violets from 1982 show "All Aboard with Violets" 1982
6 African Violet Study Club of Houston correspondence 1994-1995
7 African Violet Study Club of Houston yearbooks 1993-1997
8 Lone Star African Violet Council directories 1978-1995
9 Lone Star African Violet Council newsletters 1990-1996
10 Lone Star African Violet Council newsletters 1981-1989
11 Lone Star African Violet Council newsletters 1975-1980
Box Folder
21 - African Violet Study Group of Houston Scrapbook, 1978-1984
- African Violet Study Group of Houston scrapbook, 1971-1977



Series V: Teas Awards

Box Folder
22 1 Awards: Henry J. Jones 1965
2 Awards: Willie Mae Jones Teas 1975
3 Awards: Thomas S. Teas 1980-1982
4 Awards: Thomas S. Teas 1983
5 Awards: Thomas S. Teas 1984-1989
6 Awards: Thomas S. Teas 1990
7 Awards: Thomas S. Teas (Folder 1 of 2) 1993-1994
8 Awards: Thomas S. Teas (Folder 2 of 2) 1993-1994
9 Awards: Thomas S. Teas (Folder 1 of 2) 1995-1996
10 Awards: Thomas S. Teas (Folder 2 of 2) 1995-1996
11 Awards: Thomas S. Teas undated
12 Awards: John F. Teas 1986, 1995
13 Awards: Diann Teas 1991
14 Awards: Diann Teas 1992
15 Awards: Diann Teas 1993-1997
16 Awards: Billie Teas 1992
17 Awards: Joe P. Teas 1993
Box Folder
23 1 Awards: Teas Nursery 1959-1977
2 Awards: Teas Nursery 1979
3 Awards: Teas Nursery 1980-1986
4 Awards: Teas Nursery 1987
5 Awards: Teas Nursery 1988-1989
6 Awards: Teas Nursery 1990
7 Awards: Teas Nursery 1991-1994
8 Awards: Teas Nursery 1995-1998
9 Awards: Teas Nursery 1999
10 Awards: Teas Nursery 2000-2008
11 Awards: Teas Nursery Award Ribbons
12 Awards: Edward J. Teas, Sr. 1949-1951
13 Awards: Edward J. Teas, Jr. 1958-1970
14 Awards: Edward J. Teas, Jr. 1973-1974
15 Awards: Edward J. Teas, Jr. 1976, 1992
Box Folder
24 - Houston Best of Show "Street of Dreams": The Lanai Professional Award 1987
- Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce: Appreciation of 50 Years of Commitment 2005
- Thanks to Teas Nursery for Helping a Young Black American Attend College, Employee Norris Austin, PhD 1956-1959
- Member Bellaire Chamber of Commerce 1966
- Committee Chairman to Greater Bellaire Chamber of Commerce Contribution Award
- For God and Country Award Presented to Teas Nursery by the John McKnitt Alexander Chapter NSDAR 1994
- American Red Cross Special Thanks to Teas Nursery 1993
- 21st Annual Rotary Lombardi Award 1990
- Bellaire/Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board
- Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performance Presented to Teas True Value Hardware by Total Marketing Associates 1994



Series VI: Bellaire, Texas zoning and business environment

Box Folder
25 1 City of Bellaire zoning correspondence and public documents 1958
2 Teas / Bellaire zoning correspondence 1982-1991
3 Land Appraisal of Teas Nursery 1987
4 Teas / Bellaire zoning correspondence 1993
5 Teas / Bellaire zoning correspondence and litigation 1994
6 Change of Zoning from R-5 to R-3 1994
7 Teas / Bellaire zoning correspondence 1995
8 Teas / Bellaire zoning correspondence 1996-1998
9 Teas / Bellaire zoning correspondence and litigation 2002-2004
10 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, City of Bellaire, TX 1994
11 City of Bellaire proposed FY1995 budget 1995
12 City of Bellaire zoning correspondence and public documents 1993
13 City of Bellaire zoning correspondence and public documents 1994
14 City of Bellaire zoning correspondence and public documents 1995
15 City of Bellaire Comprehensive Plan Update 1997
16 Bellaire Parks and Zoning Lawsuit 2002-2005
17 Texas Real Estate Research Center, "A Guide to the Zoning Process in Texas" 1984
18 Texas Real Estate Research Center, "Understanding Land-Use Controls" 1986
19 Texas Real Estate Research Center, "Dictionary of Zoning Terms in Texas" 1982
20 VHS: Bellaire City Council meeting, 1-17-1993 1993
21 VHS: Bellaire Planning and Zoning partial meeting regarding R-3, 1-30-1993 1993
22 VHS: Bellaire City Council Moratorium / Comprehensive Plan, 4-4-1993 1993
Box Folder
26 1 VHS: Bellaire Planning and Zoning meeting, 12-14-1993 1993
2 VHS: Bellaire public hearing, 2-16-1994 1994
3 VHS: Bellaire City Council meeting, 2-21-1994 1994
4 VHS: Bellaire City Council meeting,3-7-1994 1994
5 VHS: Bellaire Planning and Zoning meeting, 1-11-1994 1994
6 VHS: City of Bellaire Comprehensive Plan Update, 6-1-1995 1995
7 VHS: City of Bellaire Comprehensive Plan meeting, 7-6-1995 1995
8 VHS: City of Bellaire Comprehensive Plan process, 8-3-1995 1995
9 VHS: City of Bellaire 11-16-1995 (2 tapes) 1995
10 VHS: City of Bellaire Town Meeting, 5-23-2000 2000
11 VHS: Bellaire City Council Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan, 2-12-2001 2001
12 VHS: Bellaire subsidence hearing, undated
13 VHS: unidentified
Box Folder
27 1 Early Bellaire ephemera 1916-1958
2 Propsoed Charter for the City of Bellaire 1949
3 Early Bellaire handwritten notes and planting plan, undated
4 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors correspondence 1967-1992
5 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors photograph 1967-1968
6 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meetings 1967-1969
7 Greater Bellaire Chamber of Commerce Bulletin February 1967
8 Bellaire / SW Houston Directory, 1968, published by Greater Bellaire Chamber of Commerce 1968
9 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce "Chamber Progress" newsletter 1991-1998
10 Bellaire Business Alliance
11 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee 1983-1985
12 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce newsclippings 1967-1985
13 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce "Chamber Progress" Bellaire Arts and Crafts Festival by-laws 1991
14 Bellaire Citizen of the Year Award
15 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce- Board of Directors meetings 1991-1992
16 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce- Board of Directors meetings 1992
17 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce "Program of Progress" 1969-1975
18 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce annual reports 1969-1983
19 Greater SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Annual Report and Program of Action 1995-1996
20 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours"
21 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce magazine 1987, 1993
22 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet programs 1967-1988
23 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet budget 1992
24 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce ephemera
25 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Program of Work 1994
26 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Program of Work 1967
27 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Pamphlets
28 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Board rosters 1969
29 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Education Committee 1991-1992
30 "Triangle of Responsibility" speech transcript. Speech by Frank Mueller, manager, Texas State Chamber of Commerce Service Department 1967
31 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Declaration of Policy and By-laws
32 Bellaire / SW Houston Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament and Auction 1992
33 Bellaire- Historical (stories, news clippings, photographs)
34 Bellaire history - newsclippings 1939-1998
35 Bellaire Historical Society mailings and correspondence
36 Bellaire Optimist Club mailings and correspondence
37 Cookbook photocopy: "Budget of Knowledge from the Cooks of Bellaire and Westmoreland Farms", Bellaire's first cookbook
38 Bellaire Women's Civic Club 1989-1990
39 Friends of Bellaire Parks 1984-1987
40 Bellaire Heritage Society notes
41 Bellaire, Texas maps (2)
42 Bellaire community bulk mail and ephemera



Series VII: Teas legal files

Box Folder
28 1 Westmoreland Farms Abstract of Titles for lots 28, 29, 30, 31; Harris Co., TX , by Texas Abstract Company 1916
2 Bellaire Property: Summary Appraisal report 1999
3 Bellaire Property: Appraisal 1987
4 Bellaire Property: Appraisal 1987
5 Bellaire Property: Appraisal update 1988
6 Teas land sale settlement documents 2002-2003
7 Bellaire Property: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Investigation Report 2003
8 Environmental Site Assessment April 23, 1998
9 Environmental Site Assessment August 16, 2000
10 Appraisal Report for the Estate of Ben Teas, Five Parcels of Real Estate in Brazoria, Harris, and Montgomery counties, TX March 1976
11 Appraisal of 5.35725 acres of effectively vacant land located at 22318 interstate Highway 45, Spring, Harris County, TX September 28, 1987
12 Appraisal Report of 60 acres of unimproved land in Brazoria County, TX; "Sandy Point" October 6, 1987
13 Appraisal Report of 9.169 acres of land, Teas Nursery, located at 4400 Bellaire Blvd., City of Bellaire, Harris County, TX October 22, 1987
14 Appraisal of 9.169 Acres of vacant land, 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Harris County, TX June 20, 1991
15 Summary Appraisal Report: 9.9029 acres of vacant land, 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Harris County, TX May 14, 1998
16 Summary Appraisal Report: 9.9029 acres of vacant land at 4400 Bellaire Boulevard July 16, 1999
17 Summary Appraisal Report: 9.9029 acres of vacant land at 4400 Bellaire Boulvard July 28, 2000
18 Restricted Appraisal of 5.35725 acres of effectively vacant land, 22318 Interstate 45, Spring, Harris County, TX March 30, 2001
19 Sandy Point Title Policy 2002
20 "An Image Assessment of Teas Nursery," by Dr. Charlie Hall, Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M University
21 Bellaire Property: Teas vs. Texas State Highway Department 1990-1991
22 Bellaire Property: Sales Correspondence 2002-2003
23 Bellaire Property: Abstracts and Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2) 1910-1928
24 Bellaire Property: Draft Contract with Sutco 1993
25 Bellaire Property: Titles and Abstracts resale of 5 acres 1994-1995
26 Bellaire Property: Appraisal 1984
27 Bellaire Property: Deeds, titles, drawings 1910-1940
Box Folder
29 1 Bellaire Property Sold: Correspondences and Title Abstracts 1911-1950
2 Bellaire Property: Abstracts and Correspondences (Folder 1 of 2) 1910-1928
3 Westmoreland Farms- Supplemental Abstract of Title to Lots 28, 29, 30, and 31; Block 1 1916
4 Brazoria Co. property at Highway 288 and C.R 54, appraisal 1983
5 Sandy Point abstracts and related documents, Brazoria County, Darrington Plantation 1920-1932
6 Conroe property, deeds 1983-1984
7 Conroe property, earnest money contract 1984
8 Conroe/Montgomery County property, possible sale 1978
9 Montgomery County, Betty Daniels v. Teas 1988
10 Conroe property, Montgomery County survey 1978
11 "C.W. Fritz Original Series", Harris County by Texas Abstract Company 1938
12 "C.W. Fritz Original Series", Harris County, Abstract of Title by Texas Abstract Company 1955
13 C.W. Fritz Survey and Williams Survey acres sale to Astro Park 1983
14 C.W. Fritz Survey property sale to Braewood 1985
15 C.W. Fritz Survey 26 acre sale to Braewood Development 1984
16 Spring property, land titles and sale (Folder 2 of 3) 1964-2006
17 Spring property, land titles and sale (Folder 3 of 3) 1964-2006
18 Spring property to John F. Grice and Hamman Oil 1981-1982
19 Spring property, sale to Braewood Corp developers 1985
20 Teas receipts and correspondences, Rice Institute landscaping 1912
Box Folder
30 1 Spring property, deed and correspondence 1945-1977
2 Spring property, appraisal 1984
3 Spring property, land titles and sale (Folder 1 of 3) 1964-2006
4 Spring Property, sale 1984-1986
5 Braewood land for sale 1987
6 Spring property, C.W. Fritz Survey 1978-1988
7 Spring property and Lomas Corp. bankruptcy 1988-1990
8 10939 Katy Freeway at Wilcrest property/Wolfe Nursery 1998
9 Sunbelt Nursery Group purchase 1998
10 Small deeds and note fragments
11 Teas Nursery, Oil and Gas Leases 1978
12 Teas Bros. exchange with Teas Nursery, real estate 1978
13 Estate documents: Blanche Bryant Teas 1974
14 Estate: Ben Teas (deceased) appraisal reports 1976
15 Edward John Teas and Willie Mae Teas homestead declaration 1948
16 Estate of Edward Teas Sr.



Series VIII: Teas Landscaping business and historical marker

Box Folder
31 1 Cullen Nurses Building- Memorial Hospital, Houston, Texas 1947
2 Dawson Property 36-F1
3 Dow Chemical Company- Freeport, TX 1958
4 Dow Chemical Company Agricultural Research Center
5 Dow Hospital- Freeport, TX
6 Ellington Air Force Base- Houston, TX
7 Faith American Lutheran Church- Bellaire, TX
8 Fehr Baking Company- Houston, TX 55-F1
9 Feld Park
10 First Christian Church- Houston, TX
11 First Presbyterian Church- Houston, TX (5300 S. Main)
12 Fleming, M/M Lamar Jr.- Houston, TX 70-F1
13 Frankfurt, H.D. 34-F2
14 Freeport, TX, City of
15 Freeport Golf Club- Freeport, TX
16 Freeport High School, Freeport, TX 54-F1 1951
17 Fricke, Vernon H.- Bay City, TX 19-F2
18 Galena Park High School
19 General Motors Training Center- Houston, TX
20 Gilley, M/M L. R.- Houston, TX 5-F2 1949
21 Goodwin, M/M Peyton
22 Gose, M/M E. E.- Houston, TX 15-F2 1949
23 Gose, M/M James- Houston, TX 26-F2 1950
24 Halliburton, M/M S. M. 44-F1
25 Hamrick, Dr. and Mrs. W. H.- Houston, TX 15-F2 1949
26 Hanslip, M/M T. W.- Houston, TX 22-F2 1950
27 Hermann Park- Houston, TX 1950
28 Hermann Professional Building
29 Hodell and Company
30 Hogg, W. C.- West Columbia, TX
31 Holler, Philip- Bellaire, TX
32 Horne Company Realtors- Houston, TX 1979
33 Houston Lighting and Power Company- Rosenberg, TX 1949
34 Houston Lighting and Power Company- Webster S.E. Station
35 Hudspeth, Mrs. J. W.- Houston, TX
36 Hutchings, M/M Sealy- Galveston, TX
37 Institute for Psychiatric Research
38 Kandel, M/M A. D.- Houston, TX 27-F2
39 Katy I.S.D. 58-F1
40 Katy I.S.D. High School Gym 67-68-F1 1948
41 Katy I.S.D. High School Grounds 59-F1 1948
42 Katy I.S.D High School Boiler House
43 Kay, M/M- Houston, TX
44 Keeland Property 36-F1
45 Kelly, Doris- Bellaire, TX
46 Komorn, R.- Houston, TX
47 Landscaping Image Survey 1992
48 Link Belt Company- Houston, TX
49 Lynchburg Elementary School
50 Manville Elementary School- Manville, TX 1953
51 Marshall, M/M John- Houston, TX
52 Mauk, Mrs.
53 Montrose Addition- Houston, TX
54 Moses, Mrs.- Richmond, TX 4-F2 1949
55 Murphree, Mrs. Margorie- Richmond, TX 53-F1
56 National Biscut Company- Houston, TX 1949
57 Niemeyer, M/M H.F.- Houston, TX 9-F2 1949
58 North, Earle 46-F1
59 Oak Line Apartments- Houston, TX
60 O'Keefe, M/M R. L.- Houston, TX 1961
61 Oshman's 42-F1
62 Overstreet Property 36-F1
63 Pearland School
64 Phillips 66 Gas Station 65-F1
65 Pine Forest Country Club- Houston, TX 28-F2
66 Polichino, M/M J. A.- Rosenberg, TX 13-F2
67 Pollock Paper Box Company- Houston, TX
68 Polly Ryon Hospital- Richmond, TX 18-F2
69 Prince, G. D.- Houston, TX 25-F2
70 Purcell, M/M G.- Houston, TX 6-F2 1949
71 Rice Institute
72 Robinson, M/M Joe- Richmond, TX 1948
73 Roseland Park Cemetery- Harris Co., TX 61-F1
74 Rosewood Park Cemetery- Harris Co., TX 60-F1
75 Schinzing, C. E.- Houston, TX 1961
76 Scholl, Dr. Max- Houston
77 Shamblin, M/M L.S.
78 Shell Oil Company Recreation Area
79 Shlenker, M/M I.M.- Houston, TX 1-F2 1949
80 Simpkins, M/M B. D.- Houston, TX 29-F2 1950
81 Smith, H. K.- Houston, TX
82 Smith, James
83 South Main Baptist Church- Houston, TX 7-F2
84 St. Luke's Methodist Church- Houston, TX
85 St. Mark's Episcopal Church- Houston, TX
86 Stanolind Oil Company- Alvin, TX 97-F1 1949
Stroter, M/M T. C.- Houston, TX 33-F2
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31 88 Sutton School- Houston, TX 1952
89 Teas Nursery Company- 4400 Bellaire Blvd
90 Teas Nursery Company Properties
91 Texas State University- Home Economics Practice Building, Houston, TX (Became TX Southern University)
92 Texas State University President's House- Houston, TX
93 Thomas, M/M L.R.- Houston, TX 30-F2 1950
94 Thompson, M/M A. W.- Katy, TX
95 Thompson, M/M H. L. 43-F1
96 Topek, O. A.- Houston, TX
97 Vaughan, Geo. C. and Sons- Houston, TX
98 Veterans Administration Building
99 Wessex Manor Apartments
100 Westinghouse Electric Corp.- Houston, TX 47-F1
101 Westmoreland Farms, horticultural development 1909-1911
102 West University Baptist Church
103 Wharton County Junior College 48-F1
104 Woodlawn Garden of Memories- Harris Co., TX 21-F2
105 YMCA (Wheeler at Sampson), Houston, TX 1955
Box Folder
32 1 Landscaping Jobs
2 Landscaping Promotional Materials
3 Southwestern Nurserymen's Co-operative Association, Inc.
4 Southwestern Nurserymen's Co-operative Association, Inc.
5 Southwestern Nurserymen's Co-operative Association, Inc.
6 Landscaping Literature
7 Texas Society of Landscape Architects 1972
8 General Landscaping Correspondence
9 Landscaping Jobs- Index
10 A&M High School- College Station, TX 96-F1 1949
11 American Legion Hall- Houston, TX
12 Angleton Recreation Park- Angleton, TX
13 Anthony, Al- Houston, TX
14 Basswood Apartments
15 Beall, M/M J. E.- Houston, TX 23-F2 1950
16 Beck, Mrs. John- Houston, TX 17-F2 1949
17 Bell, Phyllis- Houston, TX
18 Bellaire Blvd. Signage- Bellaire, TX 10-F2
19 Bellaire Community House- Bellaire, TX 79-F1
20 Bellaire Elementary School- Bellaire, TX
21 Benson, P. M. House- Stafford, TX 98-F1 1949
22 Beth Jacob Congregation Cemetery- Houston, TX
23 Brazosport I.S.D- Freeport, TX 1951-1952
24 Burge, WM. F.- Houston, TX 35-F2
25 Cage, Elliott- Houston, TX
26 Cameron Iron Works, Houston, TX 63-F1
27 Canada Dry Building- Houston, TX 1948
28 Caraway, M/M Jack- Houston, TX 11-F2 1949
29 Clark, M/M L. S.- Houston, TX 24-F2 1950
30 Clute Public School- Clute, TX 52-F1
31 Cobler, M/M Charles- Houston, TX 1950
32 Coca-Cola Bottling Company- Houston, TX 2-F2 1949-1951
33 Commission 4804
34 Conrad, M/M A. J.- Houston, TX 8-F2 1949
Box Folder
32A 1 Teas Business Plan 2006
2 Teas Safety Manual
3 Teas Safety Manual 1993
4 Teas Emergency Procedures Manual 2003
5 Business Materials: Job Descriptions
6 Business Materials: Forms, Guides, and Advertisements (Folder 1 of 2)
7 Business Materials: Forms, Guides, and Advertisements (Folder 2 of 2)
8 Teas Business Development Guide: Landscape Architect Alignment and Client Relations
9 "1987 Nomenclature of the American Hibiscus Society" 1987
10 Teas Policy Manual 1980-1981
11 Teas Nursery Personnel Manual, proofing version 1989
12 Teas Garden Center Employee Handbook 1987
13 Teas Employee Handbook 2003
14 Teas Employee Handbook
15 Teas Employee Handbook
16 Teas Trademark Renewal
17 John Teas Made American Association of Nurserymen's Lieutenant Governor for State of Texas 1989
18 Teas Nursery Company- Historical
19 "An Opportunity Extraordinary to secure a tree of the Ancient Cyprus of the Montezumas"
20 Informational Papers on miscellaneous plant species
21 Teas Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony Guestbook 1993
22 Historical Marker Photos 1993
23 Historical Marker Correspondence
24 Historical Marker- Publicity
25 Historical Maker Invitations and Programs 1993
26 Historical Marker Correspondence Harris Co. and TX State Historical Comm.
- "Planting a monument." -The Houston Post May 3, 1993



Series IX: Financial

Box Folder
33 1 Shareholders Meeting 1975-1987
2 Teas Shareholders, correspondence 1987-2006
3 Assets 1930-1937
4 Teas Nursery Common Questions
5 Balance Sheets 1926-1927
6 Balance Sheets 1928-1930
7 Financial Records 1975-1987
8 Financial Records: Monthly Accrual Listing December 1995
9 Financial Records: P&E Detail December 1995
10 Financial Records: Retail Inventory Report December 1995
11 Financial Records: Expense Details December 1995
12 Financial Records October 1995
13 Financial Records: Spatial Insights, Inc. 1998
14 Financial Records: Cash and Bankcard Deposits 1997
15 Financial Records: Lease and Acquisition Reports 1998-1999
16 Financial Records 2002
17 Financial Records: Reports and Estimates 1990-1997
18 Financial Records: Reports and Estimates 1998-1999
19 Financial Records: Great Southern Insurance Company 1951-1958
20 Financial Records: Daily Cash Receipts September 1951
21 Financial Records: Checks 1913-1924
22 Financial Records: Daily Records September 1951; August 1958
23 Brochures and Letters 1928-1949
24 Binks Manufacturing Company 1946
25 Financial Records: Inventory 1931-1933
26 Financial Records: Purchase of Trees by Rice University 1962
27 Financial Records: Inventory Lists
28 Letters from Carthage, MO and from abroad 1965-1957
29 Financial Records 1954-1958
30 Financial Records: Accounts Payable, Adams Wholesale - Empire Steel
31 Financial Records: Accounts Payable, Farm & Ranch Equipment - Muskogee Floral Company
32 Financial Records: Accounts Payable, Neumeyer Motor Parts - Schilling's Nursery
33 Financial Records: Accounts Payable, Security Lumber Company - W. M. Woodruff's Son
34 Financial Records: Costs
35 Financial Records: Daily Work Records April-August 1958
36 Financial Records: Accumulated Totals June-July 1958
37 Financial Records: Accumulated Totals May-June 1958
38 Financial Records: Accumulated Totals April 1957
39 Financial Records: Accumulated Totals February-March 1957
40 Financial Records: Accumulated Totals January-February 1957
Box Folder
30 41 Financial Records: Accumulated Totals October-December 1956
Box Folder
33 42 Financial Records: Accumulated Totals April-September 1956
43 Financial Records 1977-1979
Box Folder
34 1 Financial Ledger (Folder 1 of 3) 1951-1956
2 Financial Ledger (Folder 2 of 3) 1951-1956
3 Financial Ledger (Folder 3 of 3) 1951-1956
4 Financial Records: Records and Accounts Audit 1930
5 Financial Records: Cost Accounting Reports, Salesyard Department 1957-1958
6 Financial Records: Cost Accounting Reports, Garden Store Department 1957-1958
7 Financial Records: Cost Accounting Reports, Greenhouse Department 1957-1958
8 Financial Records: Cost Accounting Reports, Landscaping Department 1957-1958
9 Financial Records: Statement of Income April 1958-July 1960
10 Financial Records: Statement of Income April 1957-March 1958
11 Financial Records: Statement of Income October 1952-November 1953
12 Financial Records: Statement of Income November 1952-September 1952
13 Financial Records: Assessment of Affairs 1950-1963
14 Financial Records: Bank Balances 1938-1951
15 Financial Records: Board Meeting Minutes 1976-1979
16 Financial Records: Board Meeting Minutes 1991, 2002-2004
17 Financial Records June 24, 1955-August 5, 1955
18 Financial Records August 12, 1955-October 21, 1955
19 Financial Records October 21, 1955-December 16, 1955
20 Financial Records December 16, 1955-January 20, 1956
21 Financial Records January 20, 1956-February 10, 1956
22 Financial Records February 17, 1956-March 9, 1956
23 Financial Records March 12, 1956-June 30, 1956
24 Financial Records July 1956
25 Financial Records: Inventory 1958
26 Inventory: Abelia Grandiflora - Lonicera Tatarica 1956-1958
27 Inventory: Magnolia Grandiflora - Zither Wood 1956-1958
28 Financial Ledger 1983
29 Financial Ledger 1982
30 Financial Ledger 1977-1979
31 Financial Ledger 1980-1981
32 Financial Ledger 1986
33 Financial Ledger 1988
34 Financial Ledger 1989-1991
35 Financial Ledger 1987
36 Financial Ledger 1985
37 Sales Ledger 1908-1909
38 Sales Ledger 1909
Box Folder
35 1 Sales Ledger 1905, 1911
2 Sales Ledger 1909-1912
3 Time Book 1928-1930
4 Bank Balance Books 1904-1929
5 Financial Records: Inventory
6 Financial Records: Sales and Labor Reports 1996-1998
7 Tax Records 1905-1928
8 Tax Records 1929
9 Tax Records 1930-1936
10 Tax Records 1937-1939
11 Tax Records 1940
12 Tax Records 1940-1948
13 Tax Records 1950-1958
14 Life Insurance 1976
15 Tax Records 1973-1983
16 Tax Records 1984-1988
17 Tax Records 1989
18 Tax Records 1989-1990
19 Tax Records (Folder 1 of 2) 1990
20 Tax Records (Folder 2 of 2) 1990
21 Tax Records 1991
22 Tax Records 1992
23 Tax Records 1992-1993
24 Tax Records 1994
25 Tax Records: Corporate Income Tax Reports 1927-1957
26 Tax Records: Corporate Income Tax Return 1930-1939
27 Tax Records: Corporate Income Tax Return 1940-1949
28 Tax Records: Corporate Income Tax Return 1950-1952
Box Folder
36 1 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Abbey-Blume System 1926-1927
2 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Boehler-Cleveland 1926-1927
3 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Coffee-Davis 1926-1927
4 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Deering-Fuqua 1926-1927
5 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Garner-Hobby 1926-1927
6 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Hogg Bros.-Kirkland 1926-1927
7 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Knox-McGinney 1926-1927
8 Balance Sheets/Invoices: McKinney-Myers 1926-1927
9 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Neal-Proctor 1926-1927
10 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Qualthough-Sharpe 1925-1927
11 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Shartle-Taylor 1925-1927
12 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Teagle-Weeks 1926-1927
13 Balance Sheets/Invoices: Weiss-Young 1926-1927
14 Invoices: January 6, 1928-January 23, 1928 1928
15 Invoices: January 24, 1928-February 2, 1928 1928
16 Invoices: February 3, 1928-February 15, 1928 1928
17 Invoices: February 16, 1928 1928
18 Invoices: February 17, 1928-February 24, 1928 1928
19 Invoices: February 25, 1928-March 3, 1928 1928
20 Invoices: March 7, 1928-March 8, 1928 1928
21 Invoices: March 12, 1928-March 14, 1928 1928
22 Invoices: March 15, 1928-March 30, 1928 1928
23 Invoices: April 2, 1928-April 3, 1928 1928
24 Invoices: April 9, 1928-April 11, 1928 1928
25 Invoices: April 12, 1928-April 28, 1928 1928
26 Invoices: May 1, 1928-May 9, 1928 1928
27 Invoices: May 10, 1928-May 12, 1928 1928
28 Invoices: May 14, 1928-May 15, 1928 1928
29 Invoices: May 16, 1928-June 5, 1928 1928
30 Invoices: June 9, 1928-June 22, 1928 1928
31 Invoices: June 25, 1928-August 6, 1928 1928
32 Invoices: August 9, 1928-October 8, 1928 1928
33 Invoices: October 11, 1928-October 24, 1928 1928
34 Invoices: December 5, 1928-December 22, 1928 1928
35 Invoices: December 29, 1928-January 5, 1929 1928-1929
36 Invoices: January 9, 1929-January 29, 1929 1929
Box Folder
37 1 Invoices: January 30, 1929-February 9, 1929 1929
2 Invoices: February 11, 1929-February 16, 1929 1929
3 Invoices: February 18, 1929-February 22, 1929 1929
4 Invoices: February 23, 1929-February 28, 1929 1929
5 Invoices: March 2, 1929-March 5, 1929 1929
Box Folder
27 6 Invoices: March 6, 1929-March 18, 1929 1929
Box Folder
37 7 Invoices: March 19, 1929-March 23, 1929 1929
8 Invoices: March 25, 1929-April 2, 1929 1929
9 Invoices: April 3, 1929-April 9, 1929 1929
10 Invoices: April 10, 1929- April 15, 1929 1929
11 Invoices: April 16, 1929-April 19, 1929 1929
12 Invoices: April 20, 1929-May 1, 1929 1929
13 Invoices: May 2, 1929-May 4, 1929 1929
14 Invoices: May 7, 1929-May 22, 1929 1929
15 Invoices: May 23, 1929-June 10, 1929 1929
16 Invoices: June 11, 1929-July 11, 1929 1929
17 Invoices: July 12, 1929-August 8, 1929 1929
18 Invoices: August 9, 1929-September 10, 1929 1929
19 Invoices: September 12, 1929-September 26, 1929 1929
20 Invoices: September 28, 1929-November 6, 1929 1929
21 Invoices: November 7, 1929-December 7, 1929 1929
22 Invoices: December 9, 1929-December 31, 1929 1929
23 Invoices: January 4, 1930-January 29, 1930 1930
24 Invoices: January 30, 1930-February 14, 1930 1930
25 Invoices: February 15, 1930-February 28, 1930 1930
26 Invoices: March 1, 1930-March 6, 1930 1930
27 Invoices: March 7, 1930-March 20, 1930 1930
28 Invoices: March 20, 1930-March 22, 1930 1930
29 Invoices: March 22, 1930-March 29, 1930 1930
30 Invoices: March 30, 1930-April 4, 1930 1930
31 Invoices: April 7, 1930-April 11, 1930 1930
32 Invoices: April 12, 1930-April 16, 1930 1930
33 Invoices: April 18, 1930-April 22, 1930 1930
34 Invoices: May 1, 1930-May 11, 1930 1930
Box Folder
38 1 Invoices: May 14, 1930-June 3, 1931 1930
2 Invoices: June 4, 1930-June 28, 1930 1930
3 Invoices: July 1, 1930-July 31, 1930 1930
4 Invoices: August 12, 1930-October 13, 1930 1930
5 Invoices: October 16, 1930-November 21, 1930 1930
6 Invoices: November 22, 1930-December 12, 1930 1930
7 Invoices: December 15, 1930-December 31, 1930 1930
8 Invoices: January 2, 1931-January 21, 1931 1931
9 Invoices: January 25, 1931-February 7, 1931 1931
10 Invoices: February 9, 1931-February 13, 1931 1931
11 Invoices: February 14, 1931-March 3, 1931 1931
12 Invoices: March 4, 1931-March 16, 1931 1931
13 Invoices: March 18, 1931-March 21, 1931 1931
14 Invoices: March 22, 1931-April 14, 1931 1931
15 Invoices: April 15, 1931-April 20, 1931 1931
16 Invoices: April 22, 1931-May 2, 1931 1931
17 Invoices: May 6, 1931-May 22, 1931 1931
18 Invoices: May 23, 1931-May 26, 1931 1931
19 Invoices: June 3, 1931-June 19, 1931 1931
20 Invoices: June 20, 1931-July 29, 1931 1931
21 Invoices: July 30, 1931-September 21, 1931 1931
22 Invoices: September 23, 1931-October 31, 1931 1931
23 Invoices: November 5, 1931-November 25, 1931 1931
24 Invoices: November 27, 1931-December 26, 1931 1931
25 Invoices: December 27, 1931-January 11, 1932 1931-1932
26 Invoices: January 12, 1932-January 28, 1932 1932
27 Invoices: February 2, 1932-February 13, 1932 1932
28 Invoices: February 17, 1932-February 27, 1932 1932
29 Invoices: March 2, 1932-March 16, 1932 1932
30 Invoices: March 17, 1932-April 6, 1932 1932
31 Invoices: April 8, 1932-April 25, 1932 1932
32 Invoices: May 2, 1932-May 10, 1932 1932
33 Invoices: May 11, 1932-June 4, 1932 1932
Box Folder
39 1 Invoices: Abbott-Baldwin 1967-1969
2 Invoices: Barclay-Blossom 1967-1968
3 Invoices: Boatright-Byrne 1966-1969
4 Invoices: Cabonei-Cummings 1966-1969
5 Invoices: Dalton-Eubank 1966-1969
6 Invoices: Freeport, City of
7 Invoices: Fingers-Furnace 1967-1969
8 Invoices: Garanflo-Gullickson 1966-1969
9 Invoices: Gulfgate Mall-Herring 1966-1969
10 Invoices: Hicks-Hutchinson 1955-1969
11 Invoices: Incardante-Kutner 1966-1969
12 Invoices: LaMantia-Lipinsky 1966-1969
13 Invoices: Lloyd-McCarthy 1966-1969
14 Invoices: McCormick-Murphy 1967-1968
15 Invoices: Mobil Service Station 1967
16 Invoices: Murray-Nunn Electric Company 1966-1969
17 Invoices: Oakley-Pulaski 1963-1969
18 Invoices: Radford-Schwald 1966-1969
19 Invoices: Schofield-Southwest Dodge 1967-1969
20 Invoices: Spiegl-Turnbow 1966-1969
21 Invoices: Ulbrict-Waltz 1966-1969
22 Invoices: Warren-Zinnante 1966-1969
23 Invoices
24 Checks: Joplin, MO 1906
25 Checks: Joplin, MO 1907
26 Checks: Joplin, MO 1907



Series X: Teas family papers

Box Folder
40 1 Texas State Museum Application
2 Correspondence: Anna Teas, 1874-1928 1874-1928
3 Correspondence: Anna Teas, February-July 1929 1929
4 Correspondence: Anna Teas, August 1929 1929
5 Correspondence: Anna Teas, September-October 1929 1929
6 Correspondence: Anna Teas, November 1929 1929
7 Correspondence: Anna Teas, December 1929 1929
8 Correspondence: Anna Teas, 1930 1930
9 Correspondence: Anna Teas, 1931-1932 1931-1932
10 Correspondence: Anna Teas, 1933 1933
11 Correspondence: Anna Teas, 1934 1934
12 Correspondence: Anna Teas, 1935 1935
13 Correspondence: Anna Teas, 1936 1936
14 Correspondence: Anna Teas, 1937 1937
15 Correspondence: Anna Teas, no date
16 Composition Book: Notes by Anna Teas
17 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Jr., 1928 1928
18 War Correspondence: Edward Teas, Jr., 1942-1947 1942-1947
19 War Correspondence: Edward Teas, Jr., Burma Theater
20 Atlas: Property of Edward Teas, Jr., Company "C" 1944
21 War Correspondence: Edward Teas, Jr., 1945 1945
22 Taylor Maid: Collected by Edward Teas, Jr. 1945
23 Army Discharge Papers: Edward Teas, Jr. 1945
24 Army Medals: Edward Teas, Jr.
25 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Jr., 1964-1989 1964-1989
26 Report Cards: Edward Teas, Jr., Abilene High School
27 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr. 1899-1942
28 Edward Teas Sr.: Notes and correspondences on need for botanical gardens in Houston, by Edward Teas 1949
29 Correspondence: Dorothy Teas Graves 1942
30 Correspondence: Jasper County Nursery Association 1860-1872
Box Folder
41 1 Correspondence: John C. Teas 1840-1889
2 Correspondence: John C. Teas 1840-1889
3 Stamp Collection: John C. Teas
4 Correspondence: Alice R. Reamer 1870-1930
5 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1880-1897 1880-1897
6 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1906-1909 1906-1909
7 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1910 1910
8 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1911-1912 1911-1912
9 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1922-1928 1922-1928
10 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1929 1929
11 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1930-1932 1930-1932
12 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1933-1937 1933-1937
13 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1941-1949 1941-1949
14 Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., no date
15 Correspondence: Fred and Paul Teas 1922-1924
16 Correspondence: Fred Teas 1916-1933
17 Correspondence: Fred Teas 1944-1964
18 Correspondence: Fred Teas, no date
19 Correspondence: Paul Teas 1911-1923
20 Correspondence: Benjamin Teas, no date
21 Correspondence: Ruth Teas 1918-1938
22 Correspondence: Josephine Teas Austin 1910-1971
23 Correspondence: Walter Lawther 1947-1953
24 Correspondence: Mary Evelyn and Mary Louise Thompson
25 Sympathy Cards to Willie Mae Teas Regarding the Death of Edward Teas, Jr. (Folder 1 of 3) 1989-1990
26 Sympathy Cards to Willie Mae Teas Regarding the Death of Edward Teas, Jr. (Folder 2 of 3) 1989-1990
27 Sympathy Cards to Willie Mae Teas Regarding the Death of Edward Teas, Jr. (Folder 3 of 3) 1989-1990
28 Correspondence: Paul Teas 1990-1995
29 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1886-1941 1886-1941
30 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1969-2008 1969-2008
31 Miscellaneous Correspondence, no date
Box Folder
42 1 Sue Mayo Jones, b. 1872- d. 1963- mother of Willie Mae Jones Teas
2 Willie Mae Jones Teas
3 Billie Teas Rose 1992
4 Willie Mae Jones (Teas) high school memory book 1924-1925
5 John C. Teas (Folder 1 of 2)
6 John C. Teas (Folder 2 of 2)
7 Calling cards: Paul Parker Teas (2)
8 Fred Teas
9 Edward Teas, Sr.
10 Edward Teas, Jr. (Folder 1 of 3)
11 Edward Teas, Jr. (Folder 2 of 3)
12 Edward Teas, Jr. (Folder 3 of 3)
13 John F. Teas
14 Teas Family Calendar 1997
15 Cookbook and recipe collection, c. 1930s
16 "M.R. Gray's Diary etc 1820 to 1845 on loose sheets of paper" 1820-1845
17 Henry Jones, d. 1967, brother to Willie Mae Jones Teas
18 Teas family geneology
Box Folder
43 - Notes: Edward Teas Sr.
1 Business History: Teas Nursery
2 Personal History: John C. Teas
3 Personal History: Edward Teas, Sr.
4 Personal History: Edward Teas, Jr.
5 Personal History: John Teas
6 Business History and Tax Records: Henry J. Jones
7 Early Family History: Teas
8 Family Records: Tompkins, Mayo, Andrews
9 Family Records: Jones, Mayo
10 Teas Family and Business Photographs, no date (photocopies)
11 Writings: Jonathan Stattan 1817
12 Writings: Thomas Scattergood Teas 1821
13 Journal of a Voyage to N. Orleans, c. 1826
15 Western School Journal: John C. Teas, Henry County, Ind., c. 1847
15 Album: Martha D. Teas, c. 1853
16 Book of Remedies: Bell Teas, c. 1862
17 John Teas, Nursery Company, 1860s account books
18 Checkbooks, c. 1890s
19 Edward Teas Sr., Joplin, MO, Account Books 1901-1906
20 Edward Teas Sr., Houston, TX, Account Book 1908-1911
21 Early Teas Business Records- includes Rice 1912 payroll
22 High School History Notebook: Ruth Teas, c. 1920s
23 Personal History: Geneology



Series XI: Teas business correspondence

Box Folder
44 1 Teas Nursery Time Book 1911-1914
2 Level Book 1923-1924
3 Quote Book: Edward Teas, Sr.
4 Teas Nursery Sales Account Book 1901-1907
5 Business Letters: Edward Teas, Jr.
6 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1901-1906 1901-1906
7 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1907-1908 1907-1908
8 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1909 (Folder 1 of 3) 1909
9 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1909 (Folder 2 of 3) 1909
10 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1909 (Folder 3 of 3) 1909
11 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1910 (Folder 1 of 2) 1910
12 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1910 (Folder 2 of 2) 1910
13 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1911-1916 1911-1916
14 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1922-1929 1922-1929
15 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1930 1930
16 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1933-1934 1933-1934
17 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1935-1940 1935-1940
18 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Sr., 1943-1949 1943-1949
Box Folder
45 1 Business Correspondence: John C. Teas 1865-1868
2 Business Correspondence: Fred Teas 1928-1959
3 Business Correspondence: Paul Teas 1949
4 Business Correspondence: Walter Lawther 1953
5 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Jr. 1928
6 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Jr. 1959-1965
7 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Jr. 1972-1981
8 Business Correspondence: Edward Teas, Jr. 1983-1987
9 Business Correspondence: John Teas 1990-1996
10 Business Correspondence: Tom Teas
11 Business Correspondence: Diann Teas 1983-2003
12 Business Correspondence: Teas Nursery Company 1928-1995
13 Business Correspondence: Teas Nursery Company



Series XII: Photographs

Subseries A: Business
Box Folder
45 14 Slides: Flowers no date
15 Slides: Miscellaneous
16 Slides: Landscaping
17 Slides: Landscaping
18 Landscapes
19 Old Landscapes
20 Moraine Locust
21 Teas Negatives
22 Photo Negatives: Flowers
Box Folder
46 1 Teas Nursery Slides: Flowers and Landscapes no date
2 Teas Nursery Slides: Holiday Party 1987-2001
3 Film Negatives: Business no date
4 Film Negatives: Business no date
5 Teas Property- 4400 Bellaire Blvd no date
6 Historical Marker 1993
7 Houses no date
8 Houston Landscaping no date
9 Teas Landscaping Crews no date
10 Early Tree Plantings no date
11 Bellaire Events no date
12 Historical Nursery no date
13 John Teas at work no date
14 At The Nursery no date
15 Edward Teas, Jr. no date
16 Orange Orchards no date
17 Business no date
18 Photo Competition Winners 1996
19 Teas Photo Competition- "Spring Beauty" May 2005
20 Teas Photo Competition- "Bug 'n' Bloom" 2008
21 Teas Photo Competition Winners List 2006-2008
22 Teas Photo Competition Entry Form 2008
23 Teas Photo Competition Entry Form 2008
24 Teas Photo Competition Entries, CDs 2008
25 Teas Photo Competition Entries, no numbers 2008
26 Teas Photo Competition Entries, #1-35, 57-69 2008
27 Teas Photo Competition Entries, #70-129 2008
28 Teas Photo Competition Entries, #130-174 2008
Box Folder
47 1 Bellaire Location Christmas Party November 1998
2 Teas Negatives- Historical Landscapes no date
3 Teas Nursery 1988
4 Meyerland Location October 1998
5 School Presentation 1995
6 Landscaping Job no date
7 Hibiscus no date
8 Fall no date
9 Christmas 1995
10 Christmas 1995
11 Spring Thing 1995
12 Class in Greenhouse- Christmas no date
13 Camp Allen Rotarians- Free Enterprise Weekend 1995
14 Event with Don Nelson 1998
15 Event with the Astros mascot Orbit no date
16 Flowers and Plants no date
17 Opening of Teas Clear Lake October 24, 1998
18 Bellaire no date
19 Teas Nursery 1996
20 At Teas Nursery no date
21 Teas Nursery November 2, 2000
22 Christmas Party no date
23 Pasadena November 14. 2000
24 Clear Lake November 9, 2000
25 Teas Nursery no date
26 Meyerland November 30, 2000
27 Teas Nursery 2005
28 Kid's Gardening Club no date
29 Business no date
30 Christmas in July 1999
31 150th Anniversary 1993
32 Historical Marker Dedication/ 150th Anniversary 1997
33 Billie Teas Rose no date
34 Family Vacation- Rocky Mountain National Park/Colorado 1938
35 Birthday no date
36 Teas Homestead Missouri no date
37 Teas Homestead Missouri no date
38 Sherry's Shower October 18, 2000
Box Folder
37 39 Early Family c. 1953
Box Folder
47 40 Autographed Photo of Judy Canova no date
41 Family no date
42 Teas Negatives- Historical no date
43 Teas Negatives- Bellaire no date
44 Teas Negatives no date
45 Teas Negatives- Houston Landscapes no date
46 Teas Nursery no date
47 Inside Teas House Christmas 1995
48 Plant and Topiary Figures Display at Galleria no date
49 Lake Misty, OR 1998
50 Christmas- Tom Delay no date
51 Inside Greenhouse no date
52 Opening of Pasadena 1998
53 Gardening Class- Bellaire Location no date
54 Teas Woodlands November 7, 1998
55 Teas Memorial November 14, 1998
56 Teas Nursery 1998
57 Landscapes no date
58 Teas Negatives- Westmoreland Farms and Bellaire House no date
59 Construction no date
60 Texas Historical Commission no date
61 Bellaire 1974
62 Store Artwork no date
63 Christmas Party 1997
64 Staff no date
65 Staff no date
66 Negatives no date
67 Teas Nursery no date
68 John Teas 50th Anniversary in Business 2007
69 Closing of Meyerland Store no date
70 Teas Nursery 1995
71 Teas Nursery 2005-2006
72 Christmas Shoppe Open House November 4, 1999
73 Teas Nursery 2000-2001
74 Teas Nursery 1997
75 Christmas Trees and Wreaths no date
76 Teas Nursery no date
77 Teas Nursery no date
78 Framed Portraits no date
79 Vacations no date
80 Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce Award February 1, 1997
81 Brooks-Cole Wedding Shower 1997
82 Family no date
83 Family no date
84 Teas Negatives no date
85 Teas Family no date
86 Family Portraits no date
Subseries B: Personal photos
Box Folder
48 - Culinan House- Shadyside
- Little girl looking into basin
- Infant Paul and Fred Teas in Mason Jar crates
- Houston Chronicle Building
- Little girl looking into basin
- Teas Nursery Office- Westmoreland Farms
- Bellaire Trolley
- Teas Family New Home Under Construction- 4412 Bellaire Blvd (Framed)
- Teas Family in front of house (Framed)
- Framed Business Cards: Edward Teas, Sr. (Framed)
- Niagara Falls- Prospect House Bazaar Certificate that John C. Teas went under the Great Sheet of Water (Framed) 1850
- Josephine and Ruth Teas canoeing down Bellaire Blvd. after 1915 flood (Framed) 1915
- Teas 128th Anniversary $1000 Bond (Framed) 1843-1971
- Rice Institute Landscape Project (Framed) 1915
Box Folder
49 1 Photographs- 1913 Flood, Tornado Damage, and Christian Science Society Church
2 Film Negatives: Historical
3 Teas Nursery Slides: Miscellaneous
4 Film Negatives: Personal 1990-2000s
5 Bellaire
6 Teas Family
7 Teas Family
8 Family
9 Family
10 John Teas [From Display Board]
11 Pets
12 Bellaire Area- Flood and Tornado Damage
13 Parades
14 Honors, Awards
15 People (Possibly some Family)
16 Teas Family
17 Teas Family
18 Photo: Edward Teas, Sr.



Series XIII: Audio-Visual materials

Box Cassette
50 1 Audio Tape: Valentine's Day Ad- KQUE 1988
2 Audio Tape: Bellaire and Spring Stores February 18-19, 1983
3 Audio Tape: Christmas Ad
4 Audio Tape: "Let's Start Growing" TV Program 1973
5 Audio Tape: Valentine's Day Ad- KQUE 1988
6 Audio Tape: 145th Anniversary and Rose Festival- KQUE 1988
7 Audio Tape: Christmas Ad- KKHT 1988
8 Audio Tape: Easter Service (on unwritten side)
9 Audio Tape: Paul Berlin's 40th Anniversary Party Sponsorship- KQUE 1990
10 Audio Tape: Tropical Favorites Sale- KQUE 1990
11 Audio Tape: Interview with Edward Teas, Sr. and Paul Teas- KXYZ 1950
12 Audio Tape: Christmas Ad
13 Audio Tape: Valentine's Day Ad for weekend before Valentine's Day
15 Audio Tape: Christmas Ad- KQUE 1988
16 Audio Tape: Billie Mae Teas, Ad for Church
17 Audio Tape: Radio Show
18 Audio Tape: Teas Spring Festival at 6 store locations 1999
19 Audio Tape: KFMK's Chuck Shramek advertising portable, therapeutic spas from Teas
20 Audio Tape: 98 FM Meteorologist Competition to predict 4th of July high with prizes from Teas
21 Audio Tape: 5 New Houston Locations 1998
22 Audio Tape: New Teas website 2000
23 Audio Tape: Garden Life radio show mentions the Teas Photo Competition 2001
24 Audio Tape: Spring Flowers Ad 1983
25 Audio Tape: Teas Garden Program #3 and 4 1973
26 Audio Tape: Tropical Plants Clearance Sale 1982
27 Audio Tape: Rose Sale Ad 1983
28 Audio Tape: 140th Anniversary Sale 1983
29 Audio Tape: Expanded Saturday Hours and Early Bird Special 1983
30 Audio Tape: Christmas Promo Ad 1979
31 Audio Tape: Last Minute Gifts Christmas Ad 1979
33 Audio Tape: Landscaping and Christmas Ad
34 Audio Tape: Mother's Day Ad
35 Audio Tape: Bellaire Early History, Edward Teas, Jr.
36 Audio Tape: Teas History, Edward Teas, Jr.
37 Audio Tape: Landscaping Radio Spot
39 Audio Tape: Super Spring Sale and Mulch Ad 1983
40 Audio Tape: Expanded Saturday Hours 1983
41 Audio Tape: Edward Teas, Sr. interview October 2, 1952
42 Audio Tape: Minding the Store - Stanley Marcus
43 Audio Tape: Minding the Store - Stanley Marcus
- CD: Interview with Edward Teas, Sr. and Paul Teas- KXYZ 1950
- CD: Teas New Scans
1 VHS: Action for a landscaping job donated to save Channel 8 by Teas for Teas's 145th Anniversary (taped over Sound of Music) 1988
1 VHS: Good Morning Houston- Entire Episode 1990
1 VHS: Good Morning Houston- Teas Segment 1990
2 VHS: John Teas's 40th Year of Service May 3, 1997
2 VHS: Bellaire Planning and Zoning Meeting regarding Replat for Teas Nursery May 14, 2002
2 VHS: Bellaire City Council Meeting regarding zoning June 3, 2002
3 VHS: Bellaire Planning and Zoning Meeting- Part 1 June 11, 2002
3 VHS: Bellaire Planning and Zoning Meeting- Part 2, replat denied June 11, 2002
4 VHS: AM Houston, John Teas segment from 6:17 AM to 6:30 AM 1989
4 VHS: Marketing Presentation for 150th Anniversary at Teas
4 DVD: The Eyes of Texas- Teas Segment March 28, 2005
5 Audio Tape: Large Tape
6 Audio Tape: Large Tape
7 Audio Tape: Large Tape



Series XIV: Oversize

Box Folder
51 - Texas A&M Longhorn Yearbook 1928
- Texas A&M Longhorn Yearbook 1929
Box Folder
52 - Marriage Contract of Thomas Scattergood Teas (John C. Teas's father)
1 Photos: Oversize
- Teas Newspaper Ad
- Department Village 2000
- Oversized Advertisements
- Bellaire Trolley restoration blueprints 1997
2 Teas Logo and Signs
3 Advertisements as seen in magazines
4 Original Artwork
5 Southern Living Landscape Ad
6 Other
7 Ad Layouts/Sizing
8 Advertisement Negatives
- A Resolution of Commendation for Edward Teas, Jr.
Box Folder
53 - To Our Landscape Customers- Sign 1
- To Our Landscape Customers- Sign 2
Box Folder
54 - A Resolution by City of Houston: Teas Nursery Company, Inc. Recognition Day 1993
- Article about "A Perfect Day", original painting by Maxfield Parrish
- 1941 Teas Calendar 1941
- 1943 Teas Calendar 1943
1 1943 Teas Calendar featuring "A Perfect Day" by Maxfield Parrish 1943
2 Southern Living Advertisements (matted)
- "Old Tree Near Carthage Has Given Much in Christmas Cheer Over Years" from The Joplin Globe December 18, 1958
- "136 Year Old Family Business" in Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc. Newsletter May 1979
- Congratulations to Bellaire on your 40th Birthday
- National Landscape Nurserymen's Association Sign
- To Our Landscape Customers Sign
- Bellaire Home Tour Advertisement April 1989
- Teas Nursery Advertisements
- Teas Vehicles Diagram
- Large Teas Sign
Box Folder
55 - Photo of Katy and Spring Branch 1964
- Photo: Edward Teas, Sr.
- Unlabeled portrait of a woman
- Josephine and Ruth Teas
- Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce 50th Anniversary 1999
- Photo: Teas Family Members in front of bedding plants
- Photo: Teas Nursery Greenhouse
- Photo: Teas House in Bellaire
- Photo: Josephine Teas Austin with rose plants in the nursery greenhouse
- Photo: Exterior Shot of greenhouse
- Photo: Trees alongside a house
- Photo: The Rose Garden
- Photo: A House
- Photo: House with Ivy
- Photo: Edward Teas, Sr., his wife and his children (Paul, Fred, Josephine, and Edward Jr.) (2)
- Photo: Shady Point Nursery, Rosenberg, TX 1956
- Photo: A House with landscaped trees
- Photo: Roulande
- Photo: River Shot 1917
- Photo: Greenhouse in Bloom 1998
Box Folder
56 1 Early Houston History
2 Certificate of Authenticity of Heraldry for Teas
3 "Men of Texas"
4 Texas Historical Marker Application
- "Teas Nursery Has Planted Million Trees Since 1908" -The Houston Chronicle June 10, 1951
- "50 Women Who Made Their Mark in and on Houston" -The Houston Chronicle April 4, 1993
5 Valerie Turner: Washington University Dean's List 1990
6 Newspaper Articles
- "Pioneering Indiana Horticulture" -Outdoor Indiana September 1977
- "136 Year Old Family Business" -VPG Newsletter May 1979
7 Newspaper and Magazine Articles
8 Newspaper Articles
9 Southwestern Times/News
10 The Bellaire Texan 1954-1987
11 Bellaire Magazines 1994-2008
12 Newsclips 1920s
13 Newsclips 1930s
14 Newsclips 1940s
15 Newsclips 1950s
16 Newsclips 1960s
17 Newsclips 1970s
18 Newsclips 1980s
19 Newsclips 1990s
20 Newsclips 2000s
21 Newsclips undated
Box Folder
57 - Best Flower Award at the Orchid Run 1989
- Best Exhibit Award at the Orchid Run 1989
1 Landscape Drawings
Drawer Folder
118 - A&M High School
- American Legion Hall
- Angleton, TX Recreation Park
- Basswood Apartments
- Beall, M/M J.E.
- Beck, Mrs. John
- Bellaire City Park
- Bellaire Elementary School
- Bellaire (Blvd) Entrance Sign
- Benson, P.M.
- Beth Jacob Congregation Cemetery
- Brazosport ISD High School
- Burge, Wm. F.
- Caraway, M/M Jack
- Cameron Iron Works
- Clark, M/M L.S.
- Clute Public School
- Cobler, M/M Charles
- Coca-Cola Bottling Company
- Commissions
- Culbertson, S4D
- Cullen Nurses Building
- Dawson
- Dow Chemical Company
Drawer Folder
119 - Dow Hospital
- Ellington Air Force Base
- Faith American Lutheran Church
- Fehr Banking Company
- Feld Park
- First Christian Church
- Fleming, M/M Lamar Jr.
- Freeport Public School
- Fricke, M/M Vernon H.
- Galena Park Senior High School
- Genitempo, M/M Joe
- Gilley, M/M L.R.
- Goodwin, M/M Peyton
- Gose, M/M E.E.
- Gose, M/M James
- Hamrick, Dr./Mrs. W.H.
- Halliburton, M/M S.M.
- Hanslip. M/M T.W.
- Hermann Professional Building
- Hodell and Company
- Houston Lighting and Power Rosenberg Service Center
- Hutchings, M/M Sealy
- Kandel, M/M A.D.
Drawer Folder
120 - Katy ISD High School and Boiler House
- Kay, M/M
- Keeland
- Link-Belt Company
- Lynchburg Elementary School
- Marshall, M/M John
- Moses, Mrs.
- Murphree, Mrs. Marjorie
- National Biscuit Company
- Niemeyer, M/M H.F.
- Norquist
- North, Earle
- Oak Lane Apartments
- Oshman's
- Overstreet, M/M
- Pearland Public School
- Phillips
- Pine Forest Country Club
- Polichino, M/M J.A.
- Pollock Paper Box Company
- Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital
- Prince, G.D.
- Purcell, M/M G.
- Riverside Park
- Robinson, M/M Joe
- Roseland Park Cemetary
- Rosewood Park Cemetery
- St. Luke's Methodist Church
Drawer Folder
121 - Various
- St. Mark's Episcopal Church
- Scholl, Dr. Max
- Shell Oil Recreation Area
- Shlenker, M/M I.M
- Simpkins, M/M B.D.
- Smith, M/M H.K.
- Smith, James
- South Main Baptist Church
- Spring Branch School
- Texas State University Home Economics Practice Building
- Thomas, M/M L.R.
- Thompson, M/M A.W.
- Thompson, M/M H.L.
- Stanolind Oil and Gas Company
- Stroter, M/M T.C.
- Topek, O.A.
- Vaughan and Sons Office- Warehouse
- Veterans Administration
- Wessex Manor Apartments
- West University Baptist Church
- Westinghouse Electric Corp.
- Wharton County Junior College
- Woodlawn Garden of Memories
- YMCA Bagby Branch
Drawer Folder
122 - C.W. Fritz Survery Map of Teas Bros. and Teas Nursery 1978
- Town Oaks Place Subdivison Map 1993-1994
- Garden Center Renovation Plans at Teas Nursery in Bellaire 1997
- JVA
- Teas Nursery Blueprints
Drawer Folder
123 - Framed History of Westmoreland Farms and Teas Nursery
Drawer Folder
124 - Tom Teas- Distinguished Director Service Award to Bellaire/SW Houston Chamber of Commerce 1985-1987
- Tom Teas- Distinguished Director Service Award to Bellaire/SW Houston Chamber of Commerce
- Employee of the Year Plaques
- Watercolor painting of Teas Nursery
Drawer Folder
125 - Framed program from Texas Historical Marker dedication ceremony with photos and commemorative coins 1993
Framed survey of Westmoreland Farms
Edward Teas, Sr.'s Surverying Equipment
Teas Nursery Cash Register