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Thornton family, 1826-1897

Thomas McClanahan Thornton papers, 1850-1912

Eliza Thornton Holloway, 1837-1919

Edmunds B. Holloway, 1843-1895

Holloway family papers, 1866-1900

Thomas Thornton Holloway, 1842-1956

Correspondence, childhood-1956

T.T. Holloway papers, 1842-1956

T.T. Holloway manuscripts, 1897-1934

Restricted law practice records, 1895-1945

Hardwicke family, 1807-1945

Sarah Hardwicke Holloway, 1881-1955

Thomas T. and Sarah Holloway’s children, 1896-1977

Genealogies, 1800s-1977

Certificates, prints, and clippings, 1871-1942


Photographs, 1870s-1940s

Southern Methodist University

Holloway family papers

A Guide


Creator: Holloway family
Title: Holloway family papers
Inclusive Dates: 1807-1977
Bulk Dates: 1860s-1940s
Abstract: The Holloway family papers contain correspondence, case files, financial papers, writings, diaries, maps, genealogies, photographs, postcards, and printed material about the life of Edmunds B. Holloway and his descendants. Included are the Civil War letters of Edmunds and his wife, Eliza. Most of the material dates from the period of 1885-1930, when Thomas T. Holloway was a practicing attorney in Illinois and Dallas. These papers tell the story of nineteenth and twentieth century family life, religious life, U.S. Army history, Dallas history, and women’s history.
Accession No: MSS 78, MSS 78x
Extent: 34 boxes (34 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

General William Fitzgerald Thornton was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1789. He was appointed General of Militia for the District of Columbia by President John Quincy Adams, then served as editor of the Phenix Gazette in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1830 he moved to Kentucky to be a farmer, and four years later he settled in Shelbyville, Illinois as a banker with his wife, Ann McClanahan. He was very influential in the building of the Illinois Central Railroad. He and his wife Ann had nine children:

  • Mildred Ann (April 27, 1812-June 24, 1812)
  • Margaret Mary (1814-1896) married Marshall Basye
  • Anna Grymes (1816-1834)
  • Maria Louisa (1818-1820)
  • Mildred Rootes (1821-1856) married Anthony Thornton
  • Eliza McClanahan (1824-1903) married Edmunds B. Holloway
  • Antonia (1827-1849) married Dr. Josiah B. Herrick
  • William Wedderburn (1832-1895) married Martha Moore
  • Thomas McClanahan (1836-1914) married Virginia Moore

Ann McClanahan’s sister Mary married Captain George Holloway on November 6, 1807 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Their children were:

  • Elizabeth (1808-1809)
  • William (1810-1883) married Elizabeth Field
  • Ann (1812-1833) married Nathaniel Rankin
  • Maria (1814-?) married William A. Seaton
  • Martha (1816-1892) married Nathaniel Rankin
  • Thomas (1818-1822)
  • Edmunds Ballard Holloway (1821-1861) married Eliza Thornton and died on the battle field at Rock Creek, near Independence Missouri
  • Margaret (1824-?) married Jeremiah Massie
  • Sarah Emily (1826-?) married Cyrus C. Miller
  • Robert Thomas (1829-1906) married Kate Thompson

Lieutenant Edmunds Ballard Holloway married his cousin Eliza McClanahan Thornton on June 7, 1848 in Shelbyville, Illinois. She was the sixth daughter of General William Fitzhugh Thornton and his wife Ann McClanahan. Eliza Holloway wrote Kate Comerford, or, Sketches of Garrison Life (1881) under the pen name Teresa A. Thornet. Their children were:

  • William Thornton (1849-1852)
  • Robert Thomas (1851-?) married Edith Hughes
  • Anne Thornton (1854-1894) was born in Ringgold Barracks on the lower Rio Grande, Texas. In 1874 she entered the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Maryville University in St. Louis, and died at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Chicago in 1894.
  • George William (1855-1856) was born at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas
  • Thomas Thornton [T.T.] (1857-1940) was a lawyer and judge in Illinois and Dallas, Texas. He married Sarah Hardwicke in 1903.
  • Mary Antonia (1858-1862)
  • Eddie (1860-1861)

Robert Thomas Holloway married Edith Hughes September 17, 1885 in Kansas. Their children were Thomas Edmund, Elizabeth Hughes, Robert Thornton, Louis Edward, Anne, and Edith.

Thomas Thornton (T.T.) Holloway married Edith Sidney Trower October 27, 1885 in Shelbyville, Illinois. Their daughter Mildred was born in 1890 in Dallas, Texas. After Edith died, T.T. remarried to Sarah Holmes Hardwicke in 1903. Their children were Thomas Thornton Holloway Jr. and Sarah Ruth Holloway. Mildred attended the Virginia Institute Conservatory of Music and later married Paul McConnell. Thomas Thornton Holloway Jr. or “Tom” attended Dallas High School, Southern Methodist University, and Princeton University. In 1933 he was ordained at First Baptist Church of Dallas and worked for the American Bible Society. Sarah Ruth Holloway or “Ruth” graduated from Judson College and later joined the Marine Corps during World War II.


Hardwicke, Linda. “Rev. Dr. John Benjamin Hardwicke.” Old Bayview Cemetery: http://www.cclibraries.com/local_history/oldbayview/hardwickejbbiobyhardwicke.htm. Accessed January 23, 2012.

Rev. Dr. J.H. Phillips. “General Wm. F. Thornton, Sermon Preached at His Funeral,” Shelby County Leader, October 30, 1873.

Thornton and Holloway family registers, Box 26, Folder 1

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Holloway family papers are divided into twelve series that document nineteenth and twentieth century family life, religious life, U.S. Army history, Dallas history, and women’s history. These family papers include Thornton, Holloway, and Hardwicke families. A large portion, however, of the collection is about Thomas Thornton Holloway and his family in Dallas, Texas. Researchers should note that his law practice records are restricted until the year 2020 due to attorney-client confidentiality.

Highlights of the collection include Mexican War letters; Civil War letters; letters from suffragist Anna Pennybacker; business correspondence regarding railroads in Shelbyville, Illinois; and letters from Ruth Holloway during her service in the Marine Corp Reserve.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 12 series:
Series 1: Thornton family, 1826-1912
Subseries 1: Thomas McClanahan Thornton papers, 1850-1912
Series 2: Eliza Thornton Holloway, 1837-1919
Series 3: Edmunds B. Holloway, 1843-1895
Series 4: Holloway family, 1866-1900
Series 5: Thomas Thornton Holloway, 1842-1956
Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1860s-1956
Subseries 2: Papers, 1842-1956
Subseries 3: Manuscripts, 1897-1934
Subseries 4: Business records, 1895-1945
Series 6: Hardwicke family, 1807-1945
Series 7: Sarah Hardwicke Holloway, 1881-1955
Series 8: Thomas T. and Sarah Holloway’s children, 1896-1977
Subseries 1: Mildred
Subseries 2: Ruth
Subseries 3: Tom Jr.
Series 9: Genealogies, 1800s-1977
Series 10: Certificates, prints, and clippings, 1871-1942
Series 11: Postcards
Series 12: Photographs, 1870s-1940s

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Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use except for boxes 12-18. These boxes are restricted until 2020 due to attorney-client confidentiality.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Holloway family.
Thornton family.
Hardwick family.
Holloway, Thomas T.
Holloway, Sarah Hardwicke.
Thornet, Teresa A.
Holloway, Edmunds B.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
Shelbyville (Ill.) -- History -- Sources.
Dallas (Tex.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Dallas (Tex.) -- History -- Sources.
Diaries -- United States -- 19th century.

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Related Materials

This is one of the collections in the Archives of Women of the Southwest.

Thornton, Anthony. An Autobiographical Sketch. Springfield, Ill., 1897. Pamphlet KF373.T577 A3 1897

Southern Methodist University clubs collection (SMU 1998.0325) [1942 Lent program]

Standard Club records (A2008.0006)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Holloway family papers, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1989; A1989.1613.

Processing Information

It appears someone started to arrange each series of personal correspondence by correspondent with incoming and outgoing correspondence interfiled chronologically. Undated letters were grouped by addresses when possible and filed after the dated correspondence. To make it easier for the researcher, correspondence was arranged by author and if possible, chronologically. Early correspondence of Edmunds B. Holloway in box 6 was itemized in 2002, and removed from the collection for Sherry Smith’s class to transcribe in 2003. These letters were interfiled with the rest of his correspondence when the rest of the collection was processed. A transcription of select correspondence between Edmunds and Eliza Holloway while he served with the United States Army in Texas and New Mexico for the period 1852-1861 is available in the library. Early correspondence was sprinkled throughout the collection, and every effort was made to organize all correspondence by author in chronological order. All of T.T. Holloway’s letters were found folded in their envelopes, and they were opened and housed in acid-free folders.

The rest of the collection appeared to be organized by person, and this arrangement was maintained. The postcards were mostly found together, and they were further arranged by holiday. The photographs were not found in any order, so they were grouped by family member and if possible, chronologically. Twenty-seven books were removed from the collection and cataloged. They can be found in the online catalog using the search string, “Library’s copy part of the Holloway family papers.”

Collection processed and finding aid written by Cynthia Franco, 2011-2012.

Finding aid encoded by

Cynthia Franco, 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Thornton family, 1826-1897
3 boxes

This series contains the letters of the Thornton family, including General William Fitzhugh Thornton (W.F. Thornton), his wife Ann, and from four of his nine children, Mildred Rootes, Eliza McClanahan, William Wedderburn, and Thomas McClanahan.
1 Letters
1 Anthony Thornton letters and receipts, 1828-1897
2 Ann McClanahan Thornton letters [wife of General William Fitzhugh Thornton], 1835-1880
3 Ann Thornton to Eliza Holloway, 1852-1867
4 Ann Thornton to Mattie
5 Ann Thornton letters
6 Mary Thornton to cousin Anna Grimes Thornton
7 William McClanahan to his sister Ann Thornton, 1838
8 Mary Seaton to Aunt Ann [Thornton?], 1872
9 W.F. Thornton to Eliza Thornton, 1860-1867
10 W.F. Thornton to Millie, 1848
11 T.D. Douglas to General W.F. Thornton, 1862
12 J.T. Herrick to W.F. Thornton, 1873
13 General W.F. Thornton correspondence regarding Illinois Canal, 1826-1891
14 G.M. Thornton to Ma [Anna Thornton or Mildred?]
15 G.M. Thornton to Eliza Thornton, 1857
16 Mildred Thornton to cousin Eliza Thornton Holloway, 1883
17 Letters to Mildred Thornton, 1830s-1848
18 Will Thornton to Grandma, 1881
19 William Wedderburn Thornton [W.W.] to cousin Ed and manuscript, 1857
20 W.W. Thornton to sister Eliza Thornton, 1853-1855
21 Unknown correspondents, 1860-1867
Family papers
Box Folder
1 22 Announcements and cards sent to Thornton family
23 W.F. Thornton and Anna McClanahan 1811 marriage record, dated 1878
24 Manuscript copy of “Biography of General William F. Thornton” by Col. John Moore
25 W.F. Thornton deed, business papers, 1828-1860
26 General W.F. Thornton receipts, 1833-1839
27 W.F. Thornton funeral sermon newsclipping, 1873
28 Manuscript entitled, “1853 Aged 29”
29 Poem entitled, “Richard Kirkland”
30 Thornton family name cards
31 Memorial cards for Anne Thornton, Ann McClanahan, Elizabeth Hughes, Thomas M. Thornton, and Anne Thornton Holloway
32 Ann Thornton memorial card and papers
33 Millie Thornton receipts, etc.
34 Thornton family banking records, 1890-1891
35 Copy of Thomas McClanahan’s will, November 18, 1833 [Ann McClanahan Thornton’s father]
36 Thornton family wills, 1873-1884
37 Clippings

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Thomas McClanahan Thornton papers, 1850-1912
2 boxes

These boxes contain the correspondence and business records of Thomas McClanahan Thornton (Thomas M.). This subseries includes material regarding the right of way for a railroad line to Shelbyville, Illinois, 1890. Letters are arranged chronologically. Thomas M. Thornton was General Thornton’s youngest son (born 1836) and was his father’s partner in the banking business, as well as his nephew, Thomas T. Holloway.
Box Folder
2 1 Thomas M. Thornton letters, 1869-1912
2 Thomas M. Thornton to Thomas T. Holloway, 1894-1896
3 Thomas M. Thornton to Thomas T. Holloway, 1897-1898
4 Thomas M. Thornton to Thomas T. Holloway, 1903
5 Thomas M. Thornton to Thomas T. Holloway, 1904
6 Thomas M. Thornton to Thomas T. Holloway, 1905
7 Thomas M. Thornton to Thomas T. Holloway, 1906
8 Thomas M. Thornton to Thomas T. Holloway, 1908
9 Thomas M. Thornton to Thomas T. Holloway, 1909
10 Thomas M. Thornton to Thomas T. Holloway, 1910
11 Letters to Thomas M. Thornton, 1882
12 Letters to Thomas M. Thornton, 1890
13 Letters to Thomas M. Thornton, January-March 1891
14 Letters to Thomas M. Thornton, April-June 1891
15 Letters to Thomas M. Thornton, July-December 1891
16 Letters to Thomas M. Thornton, 1892
17 Letters to Thomas M. Thornton. 1893-1894
18-19 Railroad documents
20 Railroad checks and documents
21 Railroad notes, 1890-1892
22 Thomas M. Thornton railroad pass for Chicago & Eastern Illinois, 1892
23 Letters to W.B. Marshutz regarding railroads, 1887-1890
24 Letters about railroads, 1891
25 Poem for T.M. Thornton by D.M.C., 1855
3 Thomas M. Thornton bank checks and receipts, 1850-1890
Shelbyville, Illinois town bonds
4 LeMars National Bank ledgers, Le Mars, Iowa, 1901-1902

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Eliza Thornton Holloway, 1837-1919
2 boxes

This first box in this series contains letters written by Eliza Thornton Holloway, primarily to her husband Edmunds B. Holloway while he served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War and Civil War, 1861. Before her marriage to Edmunds in 1848, she addressed her letters to him as Cousin and signed with her maiden name, Eliza Thornton. Also included are letters written to Eliza by family and friends, her writings, and personal papers.
The second box contains manuscripts written by Eliza Holloway, some under her pen name Teresa A. Thornet. Recipes, ephemera, and family mementos are also included.
4 Letters written by Eliza Holloway
1 To her father General William F. Thornton, 1861
2 To her mother Ann Thornton, 1851-1883
3 To her sister, 1848-1851
4 To her sister, Milly, 1849-1851
5 To her son Robert, 1866-1896
6 To her son Thomas T., 1895-1896
7 To her son Thomas T., 1897-1898
8 To her son Thomas T., 1903
9 To her granddaughter Mildred Holloway [T.T.’s daughter]
10 To her daughter-in-law Sarah Holloway [T.T.’s second wife]
11 To her husband Edmunds B. Holloway, 1840-1861 [34 letters in small document box]
12 Letters, 1849-1896
Letters to Eliza Holloway
13 Eddie T. Basye, 1866
14 Margaret Mary Thornton Basye [sister], 1869
15 Nannie T. Basye [niece], 1901
16 John A. Barton [nephew], 1902
17 Neva Biggs
18 Annie Birer [niece], 1896
19 Lucy Stonestreet Byers, 1901
20 Cawdell [nephew], 1897-1903
21 Harriet Campbell [cousin]
22 Hattie Combs, 1903
23 Jasper and Mrs. Douthit, 1896-1902
24 Mary Fitzgerald, 1897-1902
25 George B. Herrick [nephew], 1897-1899
26 J.T. Herrick, 1903
27 Annie Holloway [son Robert T. Holloway’s daughter]
28 Bessie Holloway [son Robert T. Holloway’s daughter], 1897-1901
29 Edith Holloway [son Robert T. Holloway’s wife], 1892-1901
30 Edith Holloway [son Robert T. Holloway’s daughter]
31 Louis Holloway [son Robert T. Holloway’s son], 1901
32 Mary Holloway, 1850-1853
33 Robbie [son Robert T. Holloway’s son], 1898. Robert Thornton Holloway lived 1890-1901.
34 Thomas Eddie Holloway [son Robert T. Holloway’s son], 1894-1901
35 W. Holloway [brother-in-law], 1861
36 Blanche Hughes, 1895
37 Ben J. Keiningham [cousin], 1896
38 Margaret Lee
39 James Longstreet, 1895-1896
40 Emmy McClanahan, 1899
41 Mary M. May, 1899-1901
42 Julia McClanahan [niece], 1901
43 C.C. Miller, 1839-1868
44 Sarah Holloway Miller, 1850
45 Sarah and T.E. Miller
46 Mrs. Moulton
47 National Press Office, 1846
48 Belle Rankin [niece], 1899
49 Julia Rugg [niece]
50 Margaret Massie Rugg [niece], 1853-1903
51 Kate Seaton [niece]
52 Sister Mary Teresa, 1901
53 Henry Stonestreet [cousin], 1903
54 Laura Tesson
55 Brother [Thornton?], 1869
56 Ann Thornton [sister], 1860
57 Collection of letters from grandchildren, Edith, Anne, and Thomas E. found in a Cuticura soap box, 1900-1907
58 Vinola Wine Ranch, 1903
59 Mollie Walker [niece], 1901-1902
60 Annie Ward [cousin], 1902
61 Notes in Spanish to Eliza Holloway
62 Letters, 1894-1897
63 Unknown letters
Eliza Holloway papers
64 Kate Comerford book reviews
65 “The Blue-Eyed Fitzhughs of Crow’s-Nest” manuscript by Eliza Holloway
66 “My Old Kentucky Home” manuscript by Eliza Holloway
67 “The Old and the New” manuscript by Eliza Holloway
68 Manuscripts by Eliza Holloway
69 Composition book
70 Illinois Woman’s Exposition Board certificate for exhibiting books, 1893
71 “Blind Boy’s Dream” poem by Fanny J. Crosby
Box Folder
5 1 Record of Eliza Holloway’s children with locks of hair
2 Eliza Holloway’s children’s hair
3 Recipes
4 Account book with handwritten roster of Army officers in Mexican War according to Edmunds B. Holloway, 1854-1896
5 Business papers from Morgan Williams, 1890-1896
6 Invitations
7 Bills and receipts, 1890s
8 Receipts
9 Miscellaneous notes
10 Miscellaneous notes, receipts, printed material, legal documents, 1837-1919
11 Ephemera, drawings
12 Ephemera including 1894 Texas State Fair ribbon, rocks, notes, clippings
13 Clippings and almost blank 1864 notebook
14 Empty envelopes and clippings
14 Cuticura Soap box
14 File wallet of clippings and notes

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Edmunds B. Holloway, 1843-1895
66 folders

This series includes letters, legal documents, receipts, and ephemera of Edmunds Ballard Holloway. The letters written by Edmunds B. Holloway describe his military career with the U.S. Army during the Mexican War through the Civil War, 1861. Included are letters written to him by other military personnel, friends, and family, with one from his son Robert in the third grade.
A transcription of select correspondence between Edmunds and Eliza Holloway while he served with the United States Army in Texas and New Mexico for the period 1852-1861 is available. Note: E.B.H. and E.B. Holloway is Edmunds B. Holloway, and E.H. is Eliza Holloway.
Box Folder
6 1-33 Edmunds B. Holloway letters to his wife Eliza Holloway and others, 1848-1861
34 Empty stamped and addressed envelopes, 1860-1861
Letters to Edmunds B. Holloway
35 S.B. Buckner, 1861
36 Lieutenant General G.B. Crittenden, 1860
37 Colonel William B. Dyer, 1859-1860
38 Judge Simeon Hart, 1856-1861
39 Mary Holloway [mother], 1857-1861
40 Robert Holloway, 1861
41 Jackson, 1856
42 A.T. Lee, 1855, 1858
43 C.F. Buff to Captain A.T. Lee, 1855
44 Captain McClay, 1856
45 Major McFerrar, 1860
46 Mary Massie, with lock of hair, 1861
47 C.C. Miller, 185-?
48 Ferdinand Percy, 1858-1860
49 Ann Thornton, 1854
50 W.F. Thornton, 1861
Edmunds B. Holloway papers
51 Edmunds B. Holloway biographical sketch, 1895
52 U.S. Military Academy diploma, 1843
53 U.S. Army commission, 1845
54 U.S. Army commission, 1846
55 U.S. Army commission, 1848
56 Adjutant General’s notice of captain commission, March 2, 1852
57 U.S. Army commission, 1854
58 Military documents, 1852-1861
59 Orders, November 28, 1843
60 General orders 1, 7, 10, dated April 23, 1860
61 Military letters, 1853-1861
62 Letters from Army officers, 1861
63 Financial documents
64 Legal document in longhand with cloth envelope
65 Report of the fight at Hatch’s Ranch, October 5, 1860
66 Business papers, miscellaneous

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Holloway family papers, 1866-1900
11 folders

This series contains correspondence of the children of Edmunds and Eliza Holloway and are arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
6 67 Anne Holloway letter to Mary Holloway, 1870
68 Anne Holloway letter to brother Robert T. Holloway, 1870
69 Anne Holloway letter to grandmother Anna Thornton, 1878
70 Mary Holloway letter to brother Anthony Thornton
71 Robert T. Holloway letters to mother Eliza, 1866-1900
72 Robert Holloway manuscript, 1866
73 Robert T. Holloway’s St. Louis University records and law license, 1865-1874
74 Robert Holloway’s receipts
75 Thomas E. Holloway’s letter to his grandfather, 1895
76 Namecards
77 Clippings

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Thomas Thornton Holloway, 1842-1956
12 boxes

Thomas Thornton Holloway, or T.T., grew up in the home of his grandfather, General William Fitzhugh Thornton after his father died in the Civil War. He attended the Virginia Military Institute and received the distinguished Jackson-Hope medal. He later studied law at the University of Virginia and practiced law in Shelbyville, Illinois and Dallas, Texas, where he served for a short time as a federal judge. He was president of the Dallas Bar Association from 1909-1915, a Four Minute Man, and founder of the Central Congregation Church. T.T. married Edith Trower in 1885 and they had a daughter, Mildred, before Edith passed away ten years later. In 1903 he married Sarah Holmes Hardwicke and they had two children.
Boxes 10-11 contain religious writings and Sunday school lessons by T.T. Holloway, which were available by subscription. It appears that T.T. wrote his wife nearly every day they were separated by travel. He would sometimes address his letters to his wife as “Dear Ruth.”
Box Folder
7 1 Thomas Thornton Holloway biographical information

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Correspondence, childhood-1956
3 boxes

7 Letters by T.T. Holloway
2 Letters to mother Eliza, childhood-1890
3 Letters to mother Eliza, 1900-1903
4 Letters to mother Eliza while a student at Virginia Military Institute, 1873-1877
5 Letters to mother Eliza while a student at University of Virginia, 1879-1880
6 Letters to mother Eliza, 1895-1898
7 Letters to uncle Thomas M. Thornton, 1906-1910
Box Folder
8 1-27 Letters to wife Sarah [Ruth] Holloway, June 1903-May 1912
Box Folder
9 1-22 Letters to wife Sarah [Ruth] Holloway, June 1912-August 1917
23 Letters to wife Sarah [Ruth] Holloway, 1926
24 Letters to wife Sarah [Ruth] Holloway, undated May-August
25 Letters to wife Sarah [Ruth] Holloway, undated
Box Folder
7 8 Letters to daughter Mildred 1903-1932
9 Letters to son-in-law Paul McConnell [Mildred’s husband], 1937
10 Letters to daughter Sarah Ruth, 1912-1917
11 Letters to son Tom Jr., 1909-1917
12 Letters, 1909
Letters to T.T. Holloway
13 Letters to T.T. Holloway, 1870-1884
14 Letters to T.T. Holloway, 1895-1896
15 Letters to T.T. Holloway, 1902-1916
16 Letters to T.T. Holloway, 1916
17 Letters to T.T. Holloway, 1923-1935
18 Letters to T.T. Holloway regarding his 1934 “Christmas Carol,” 1934-1935
19 Letters to T.T. Holloway, 1936
20 “The Problem or Difficulty. Why Do Some People Suffer More Than Others?” with religious correspondence, 1928
21 Letters regarding T.T.’s Sunday School lesson subscribers, 1928
22 Letter to T.T. Holloway, undated
23 Invitations, 1872-1880
24 Empty envelopes

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T.T. Holloway papers, 1842-1956
22 folders

Box Folder
7 25 Virginia Military Institute report cards, 1874-1878
26 Virginia Military Institute programs and 1874-1875 class roster
27 Virginia Military Institute school materials and alumni news, 1880-1937
28 University of Virginia law school report cards and letter, 1878-1880
29 Fraternal organizations, 1866-1886
30 Information on T.T. Holloway’s Jackson-Hope medal from Virginia Military Institute, 1956
31 Notary public and law licenses from Illinois and Texas
32 Four Minute Man card and certificate, 1918
33 Currency (10 bank notes), 1842-1865
34 Deeds and stocks
35 Illinois and Texas tax receipts, 1883-1891
36 Bills, 1896-1929
37 Will
38 Dallas Bar Association 1941 resolution upon death of T.T. Holloway
39 Travel brochures
40 Magazines
41 The Outposts of the Citadel or Why I Believe the Bible Will Stand by James M. Gray
Why We Believe in the Virgin Birth of Christ by James M. Gray
42 Keystone Stories and Our Little Ones, circa 1912
43-44 Clippings
Edith Trower Holloway
45 Edith Trower Holloway papers, 1882 [T.T. Holloway’s first wife]
46 T.T. and Edith Holloway wedding clippings

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T.T. Holloway manuscripts, 1897-1934
2 boxes

Box Folder
10 1 Mr. Hutchinson lessons [Sunday school lessons], 1927-1928
2-3 Religious writings
4 “An exegesis of Colossians, Chapters 1 and 2”
5 Notes on Genesis
6 Sunday school notes and leather wallet
7 Sunday school notes
8 Drafts for Sunday school
9 Sunday school lessons, April-July 1923
10 Sunday school lessons, August-December 1923
11 Sunday school lessons, January-May 1924
12 Sunday school lessons, June-December 1924
13 Sunday school lessons, January-July, 1925
14 Sunday school lessons, August-December 1925
15 Sunday school lessons, January-April 1926
16 Sunday school lessons, May-December 1926
17 Sunday school lessons, 1927
18 Sunday school lessons, January-March 1928
Box Folder
11 1 Sunday school lessons, April-June 1928
2 Sunday school lessons, July-August 1928
3 Sunday school lessons, September-December 1928
4 Sunday school lessons, 1929
5 “A Christmas Carol,” 1934
6 T.T. Holloway publications
7 “Argon”
“Mildred’s May”
8 “The Black Fairy”
“Mamie Neil and the Fairies”
9 “A Church in the Ocean” pamphlet and typescript, 1905
10 “Day Dreams”
11 “Evan Morgan”
12 “Dorothy’s Visit to Fairy Land”
13 “A Dream of Heaven”
14 “Edith”
15 “From Birds to Beast”
16 “God’ Balances”
17 “Margaret’s Experiment”
18 “The New Thought” and The Biola Book Room correspondence regarding T.T. Holloway’s publication, 1924-1929
19 “Peaks of Otter,” 1908
20 “The Power of a Consecrated Life”
21 “The Red Cross” [speech]
22 “The Three Travellers”
23 “To Elijah Harvey Page”, 1897
24 “A Young Century”
25-26 Stories
27-33 Manuscripts
34 Poetry manuscripts
35 Composition book that includes essay on moral philosophy
36 Bound writings by T.T. Holloway and Eliza Holloway
37 “The Frog’s Chorus” music score by Paul S. McConnell, words by T.T. Holloway

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Restricted law practice records, 1895-1945
7 boxes

This subseries is protected by attorney-client confidentiality and is restricted until 2020.
This series mostly contains client files, however, administrative records and even receipts for Dictograph Product Company are included.
Box Folder
12 1-3 T.T. Holloway law practice records, 1895-1896
4-7 T.T. Holloway law practice records, 1897-1898
8 T.T. Holloway law practice records, 1929-1932
9 T.T. Holloway law practice records, 1931-1932
10 Estate of Mrs. Fredda A. Beggs, Thomas Beggs, executor, 1923
11 Thomas Beggs will, 1926
12 Myrtie BelleGerardy will, 1926
13 Thomas Biggs will, 1932-1934
14 Mrs. A.M. Biser, 1926-1934
15 Mrs. A.M. Biser, 1931-1932
16 Mrs. A.M. Biser will, 1931-1933
17 Miss Pauline Borich and Mrs. J.C. Pickett, Estate of Mrs. Bessie E. Borich, 1926-1927
18 P.S. Borich, 1924-1932
19 P.S. Borich-McCormick et al. v. Borich, 1927
20 P.S. Borich, 1931-1933
21 P.S. Borich subdivision title, lot 7, 1925
22 P.S. Borich will, 1926
23 Miss Corinne Borich Pickett will, 1927-1930
24 Lewis Sperry Chafer will, 1924
25 John P. Churchill will, 1931
26 Ellis Cockrell and R.L. Davis, 1926
27 Ellis Cockrell deed, 1917-1918
28 Ellis Cockrell land in Hutchinson County, 1913-1924
29 Ellis Cockrell – deeds to Hutchinson County land, 1926
30 Ellis Cockrell and John W. McGee oil leases in Hutchinson County, 1919
31 Ellis Cockrell - L.W. Thomas title in Hutchinson County, 1914-1915
32 Ellis Cockrell – James K. Wagner title in Hutchinson County, 1917-1918
33 Cockrell title to Johnson County land, 1926-1935
34 Ellis Cockrell – Mrs. Sallie C. Kellam, 1928
35 Ellis Cockrell lease, 1921
36 Ellis Cockrell and MacCurdy and Daniels Ranch, 1929
37 Ellis Cockrell and M.J. Orleans, 1919
38 Ellis Cockrell titles, 1926-1927
39 Ellis Cockrell title to lot 12, block 6 in Kessler Park, 1927
40 Ellis Cockrell – James Wallace survey, 1927
41 Ellis Cockrell and Mary Jane Cockrell wills, 1912
42 Estate of Mary J. Cockrell, 1928-1932
43 S.G. Cockrell – C.A. Sheffield title in Dallas, Texas, 1928
Box Folder
13 1 Congregational Church, Dallas, Texas, 1896
2 Central Congregational Church, 1923-1934
3 Junius Heights Congregational Church charter, 1925-1927
4 Winnetka Congregational Church, 1929-1935
5 Congregational Extension Society of Texas, 1917
6 Congregational Extension Society of Texas, 1917-1928
7 Congregational Extension Society of Texas, 1928-1932
8 Congregational Extension Society of Texas, 1932-1935
9 Three abstracts of title for Taylor and Lowrance addition to City of Dallas, 1910, 1917, 1930
10 Four abstracts of title for Taylor and Lowrance addition to City of Dallas, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1917
11 Three abstracts of title for Taylor and Lowrance addition to City of Dallas, 1913-1914
12 Congregational Extension Society of Texas papers and two abstracts of title for Taylor and Lowrance additions, 1909, 1913
13 Estate of Mrs. Susan A. Cullimore, 1928-1930
14 Mrs. Katherine Deakins will, 1921-1925
15 Estate of Douwe Decker, 1927
16 Lois Irene Decker will, 1917
17 Estate of Robert L. Devlin, 1924-1932
18 Robert L. Devlin and Martha J. Devlin wills, 1924-1926
19 Charles H. Dillon wills, 1929
20 J.H. Dillon, 1927
21 Mrs. Emma L. Douglas will, 1925
22 Evangelical Theological College – Swiss Avenue and Apple Street, 1930-1932
23 Evangelical Theological College charter, 1924-1929
24 Evangelical Theological College v. North Texas Trust Company, 1932
25 Carl Evans, 1931
26 A.B. Fain deed, 1934
27 Mary C. Foscue, 1918-1920
28 Arthur C. Fretz party-wall agreement with Louckx heirs, 1930
29 Arthur C. Fretz will, 1929-1932
30 Estate of Emil Fretz, 1928-1930
31 Emil A. Fretz abstracts of deed, 1929
32 Emil A. Fretz lease, 1929
33 Estate of Emil Fretz, J.S. Reese, 1929
34 Emil A. Fretz, Arthur E. Fretz, Akard [Street] widening, 1929
35 Mrs. Frances Fretz will, 1929
36 Estate of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Geen, 1928-1930
Box Folder
14 1 Harlan-Elzey Company letterhead, Clark Sellers empty envelope
2 Harwood St. property, 1911-1925
3 Harwood St. property, 1926-1928
4 J.T. Herrick, 1909-1917
5 Arthur Herrmann-Porter Lindsley matter, 1920-1931
6 Arthur Herrmann, 1928-1931
7 Arthur Herrmann – H.A. Velvin, 1929
8 Arthur Herrmann – new building contract, 1931-1933
9 Arthur Herrmann will, 1935
10 Estate of John Herrmann, 1919-1920
11 Herrmann estate - Inge Construction Company, 1933
12 Arthur Herrmann – McNeny matter, 1924
13 Herrmann estate – McNeny matters
14-15 Herrmann estate – Akard Street and photographs, 1924-1925
16 Herrmann estate leases, 1934-1939
17-18 Estate of W.P. Jackson, 1910-1911
19 Mrs. W.P. (Anna) Jackson v. A.C. Cason Jr., 1923-1923
20 George Johnson will, 1933
21 Thomas J. Jones, 1928
22 B.H. Lastor and Alice R. Lastor wills, 1929
23 Thomas S. Lowry and wife, 1933-1934
24 Paul McCombs, 1928-1931
25 W. and W.O. McConnell, Pearl St. property, 1928-1931
26 Miss Mary L. Mason, 1933-1934
27 Estate of Mrs. Lillian A. Middleton, 1926-1929
28 Mrs. Effie Mills, 1930-1931
29 Evan Morgan estate, 1936
30 Frank E. Moriss will, 1927-1931
31 Estate of Mrs. J.E. Mosher, 1918-1925
32 Lois Irene Mosher will, William S. Mosher Jr. will, 1929
33 Miss M.E. Mosher will, 1921-1927
34 Mosher Manufacturing Company, 1906
35 Mosher Manufacturing Company, 1918
36 Mosher Steel and Machinery Company, 1925
37 Mosher Steel and Machinery Company sub block 419, 1927
38 Mosher Manufacturing Company amendment to charter, 1928
39 Mosher Steel and Machinery Company lien laws, 1928
40 Mosher Steel and Machinery Company bond issue matter, 1927-1928
41 Mosher Steel and Machinery Company and Southern Surety Company, 1929-1931
42 Mosher Steel and Machinery Company miscellaneous, 1930-1931
43 W.S. Mosher title to lot 6 block 13, Miller and Stemmon addition, 1930
Box Folder
15 1 E.J. Olive v. G.G. Wright, 1926-1927
2 Miss Clara C. Pape and Guillot Mortgage Company matter, 1930
3 Harry Penniman and Mrs. Clara M. Penniman wills, 1914-1925
4 Estate of John C. Pickett, 1922-1928
5 Estate of John Foster Pierce, 1923
6 Mrs. E.M. Powell, 1928
7 Mrs. E.M. Powell – Akard St. widening, 1929-1931
8 Mrs. E.M. Powell audit, 1926-1932
9 Mrs. E.M. Powell – Mr. and Mrs. Depuy, 1932
10 Mrs. Mary A. Powell wills, 1923-1933
11 Mrs. Mary A. Powell, 1925-1931
12 E.M. Powell estate
13 E.M. Powell estate, 1927-1937
14 Report on Estate of E.M. Powell, 1925-1932
15 Report on Estate of E.M. Powell, 1933-1940
16 E.M. Powell estate, 1935-1941
17 1910 abstract of title for H.N. Pounds in Dallas, Texas
18 Ecuador mission – W.E. Reed, 1913-1930
19 W.E. Reed, Ecuador, 1925-1934 [includes photographs]
20 Mrs. W.J. Reed and Mrs. Mary Hassie Owens Reid, 1930-1931
21 Mrs. W.J. Reed, 1933-1934
22 William Rees v. B.H. Gordon, 1933
23 Mrs. Mary Hassie Owens Reid will, 1928
24 Estate of Bayard Taylor Robinson, 1928-1930 (Mrs. Ellen Jennie Robinson, executrix, Mrs. Emil Fretz)
25 E.W. Rozier v. Little Motor Kar Cmpany, 1928
26 Alfred Lewis Ruebel will, 1924
27 Margaret H. Rugg will, 1922
28 Scofield Memorial Church, 1928
29 Mrs. Susan G. Smith v. C.C. Tucker et al., 1922
30 Dr. Robert Tisdale Spencer, 1929
31 L.L. Splawn, estate of Mrs. Annie Bacon Splawn, 1925-1926
32 Estate of Mrs. Jane Stewardson, Mrs. Juanita A. Blackwell, 1929-1932
33 Katharina Swift, minor, 1925
34 S.A. Temple Mortgage Company charter, 1915
35 S.A. Temple and J.H. Furneaux – Groom, Texas land matter, 1917-1920
36 J.B. Wilson and J.H. Furneaux v. S.A. Temple in Collingsworth County, school lands in Lamb County, 1920-1921
37 Texas Structural Steel Company charter, 1916
38 Texas Structural Steel Company dissolution, 1920-1921
Box Folder
16 1 Thomas Mortgage Company – miscellaneous, 1924-1926
2 Thomas Mortgage Company, 1925-1927
3 Thomas Mortgage Company and R.C. Fisher, 1928
4 Thomas Mortgage Company and R.D. McCormack, Johnson County, 1925
5 Thomas Mortgage Company and estate of C.J. Parker, 1928
6 H.E. Turner – Dallas Trust and Savings Bank v. Charles Edward Reib, et al., 1925-1926
7 R.E. Ward, 1924
8 Estate of Alexander Watson, 1913-1914
9 Mrs. Elizabeth Watson – estate of Alden R. Hawkins, 1924
10 Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, 1926
11 Mrs. Elizabeth Watson will, 1927
12 George S. and Mitchell Watson – Alex K. Pesonen estate, 1926
13 Watson Company miscellaneous, 1922
14 Watson Company, 1923
15 Watson Company amended charter, 1924
16 Watson Company v. American Exchange National Bank of Dallas, 1921-1925
17 Watson Company v. R.L. Wagnon [blank folder]
18 Watson and Holloway – Harwood and Cochran Street property sale to Edward H. Cary, 1926-1927
19 Watson and Holloway – Harwood St. property, 1931
20 Wenar Millinery Company bankruptcy, 1922-1926
21 Weston Hardware Company, 1920
22 Weston Hardware Company, 1924
23 Weston Hardware Company v. R.E. Fox, 1926
24 Worley – miscellaneous, 1921-1934
25 Estate of T.P. Worthington inheritance taxes, 1931-1932
26 Estate of J.P. Wylie, 1924-1932
27 Central American Mission matter of will of Clara Lovett Wyman, 1926
28 Francis J. Yingling wills, 1915-1930
29 Estate of Mary C. Yingling, 1924
T.T. Holloway law practice records and real estate
30 El Paso County land – Thomas T. Holloway, 1918-1929
31 Illinois land – R.T. and T.T. Holloway, 1922-1928
32 Holloway and Holloway Illinois farm, 1928-1938
33 Holloway Illinois farm, 1931-1935
34 Johnson County land, R.T. and T.T. Holloway, 1909-1932
35 Johnson County land, 1919-1941
36 Olive and Caruth matters, 1930
37 Olive Street, 1933
38 Olive and Phelps Street matter, 1930-1932
Box Folder
17 1 Real estate – Biser and Holloway, 1929-1934
2 Real estate – Mildred McConnell, 1929-1934
3 Real estate – Watson and Holloway, 1930-1942
4 Real estate – Watson and Holloway, 1931-1944
5 Real estate – T.T. Holloway, 1929-1935
6 Real estate, 1935-1938
7 Real estate, 1939-1941
8 Real estate - miscellaneous, 1931
9 Abstracts of title to lots 8 and 9 in block C, McKell’s Homestead Addition to the City of Dallas, Texas, 1901, 1921, 1922
10 Examination of title to lots in Cook County, Illinois
11-13 Real estate documents
14 E.B. Holloway estate, 1914-1915
15 Robert T. Holloway and T.T. Holloway, 1928-1931
16 Robert T. Holloway and T.T. Holloway, 1929-1931
17 Robert T. Holloway died Aug. 12, 1934 [blank]
Box Folder
18 1 Thomas T. Holloway, surviving trustee, 1936-1940
2 Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, 1906-1940
3 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, 1934-1940
4 Thomas T. Holloway account books (12), 1894-1936
5 Account books (2), 1913-1925
6 Holloway and Holloway account books (3), 1917-1927
7 Dictograph Products Company, 1930-1934
8 Ecuador Fund and W.E. Reed account book (3), 1919-1930
9 Two insurance record books, 1913-1941
10 Real estate rental account books (3), 1914-1931
11 Special account: Watson and Holloway, January 31, 1938-December 16, 1939
12 Tax receipts, 1902-1925
13 Tax matters, 1926-1928
14 Tax matters, 1931
15 Taxes, 1932-1934
16 Taxes, 1933-1945
17 T.T. Holloway - personal, 1924-1933
18 Robert T. Holloway’s books, 1930-1935
19 Thomas T. Holloway list of books, 1933

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Hardwicke family, 1807-1945
2 boxes

Rev. John B. Hardwicke was a Baptist minister who preached from West Virginia southward to Corpus Christi, Texas. Highlights in this series include the diaries and sermons of Rev. Hardwicke, and Anna Pennybacker’s family and women’s club correspondence.
Rev. John B. Hardwicke (1830-1895) and Martha Dews Hardwicke (1830-1913) had eight children:
  • Andrew Fuller (1856-1884) was the editor of the Atchison Globe newspaper.
  • Samuel Poindexter (1858-1916) was a well-known Texas trial lawyer and judge.
  • Anna J. Hardwicke Pennybacker (1861-1938) was an Episcopalian, suffragist, teacher, and served as President of Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs and General Federation of Women’s Clubs. In 1899 she wrote A New History of Texas.
  • Leola (1863-1864)
  • John Benjamin Jr. (1865-1905) was editor of the Texas Sun in Corpus Christi.
  • Martha Dews (1868-1869)
  • Sarah Holmes Hardwicke Holloway (1870-1963) was a music teacher and married Thomas T. Holloway in Dallas, Texas.
  • Able Sinnette (1873-1945) was a lawyer in Abilene who practiced with his brother S.P. (Samuel Poindexter). He later worked for the Magnolia Petroleum Company and as city attorney of Dallas. His granddaughter Ann Hardwicke married Dan Moody, son of Texas governor Daniel James Moody.
Box Folder
19 1 John Hardwicke’s 1875 grammar textbook
2 John B. Hardwicke sermons, 1851-1853
3 Hardwicke family account book, 1837
4 John B. Hardwicke diaries (2), 1838-1854
5 John B. Hardwicke lecture on talking, 1860
6 J.B. Hardwicke notebooks (2), 1874
7 Rev. J.B. Hardwicke writing on death of eldest son, 1885
8 Rev. J.B. Hardwicke phrenology
9 Rev. J.B. Hardwicke receipts and notes, 1895
10 Rev. J.B. Hardwicke letter and funeral notice, 1892-1895
11 Hardwicke family scrapbook and manuscript play
12 A.F. Hardwicke, City Clerk of Atchison, Kansas, 1883 annual report
13 Martha Jane Dews Holland Hardwicke album with letters, 1807
14 Letters by Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke
15 Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke letters to daughter Sarah (Sallie) Holloway
16 Letters to Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke and illustrated paper box, 1876-1889
17 Letters to Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke (Martha), 1883-1895
18 Letters to Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke, 1902-1911
19 Letters to Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke, 1912
20 Letters to Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke, 1913
21 Letters to Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke, undated
22 Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke bills, pamphlets
Box Folder
20 1 Maria Dews letters, 1892-1913
2 Letters to Maria Dews, 1912
3 Pennybacker family letters, 1912-1913
4 Percy Pennybacker letters to Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke, 1909-1913
5 Anna Hardwicke Pennybacker letters, 1903-1912
6 Anna Hardwicke Pennybacker letters, 1913-1935
7 Tribute to Anna Hardwicke Pennybacker
8 Anna Hardwicke Pennybacker clippings
9 Percy Pennybacker Jr. to brother Bonner, 1909
10 Letters to John Hardwicke Jr.
11 John B. Hardwicke Jr. accounts
12 John B. Hardwicke Jr. burial and condolences, 1906
13 John B. Hardwicke III letters, 1904-1916
14 M.C. Hardwicke letters [Samuel Poindexter Hardwicke’s wife]
15 M.C. Hardwicke’s wedding invitation
16 1891 Texas marriage licenses of G.C. Johnson and Salura Johnson; G.W. Farmer and Lizzie Turner
17 First Baptist Church (Jefferson, Texas) constitution and bylaws in longhand
18 Constitution of Olive Branch Foreign Missionary Society
19 Unknown manuscript on Carthage, Missouri billhead
20 Abilene Shakespeare club program, 1904
21 Home remedies
22 Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke’s postal stamps
23 Name cards for Mrs. J.B. Hardwicke, Sarah Hardwicke, and Ruth Pennybacker [Anna Pennybacker’s daughter]
24 Cards
25 Paper dolls
26 Baptist missionary pamphlets and newspapers
27 The Red Cross News, 1945
28 The Texas Sun and other Texas newsclippings
29 Printed material
30-32 Notes and clippings

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Sarah Hardwicke Holloway, 1881-1955
3 boxes

Sarah Holmes Hardwicke Holloway (1870-1963) was the daughter of Rev. John B. Hardwicke and Martha Dews Hardwicke. She attended the Sherman Institute, later known as Mary Nash College in Texas. While teaching piano at Landon Conservatory in Dallas, she married Thomas T. Holloway, the widowed father of one of her students. Sarah was involved in the Mary Nash Club, the Women’s Auxiliary, and the Standard Club, serving as its president from 1934-1935. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, the Women’s Missionary Union, and The Dallas Lawyer’s Wives’ Club.
Box Folder
21 1 Ruth [Sarah] Holloway letters, 1896-1897
2 Sarah Holloway letters, 1899-1911
3 Sarah Holloway letters to mother-in-law Eliza Holloway, 1903
4 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., 1902-1903
5 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., 1904
6 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., June 1905
7 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., July 1905
8 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., August 1905
9 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., September 1905
10 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., February-May 1906
11 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., June-July 1906
12 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., February 1907
13 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., July 1907
14 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., 1911
15 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., 1914
16 Sarah Holloway letters to husband T.T., undated
17 Sarah Holloway letters to son Tom, 1907-1917
18 Letters to Sarah Hardwicke (Sallie), 1881
19 Letters to Sarah Hardwicke (Sallie), 1882
20 Letters to Sarah Hardwicke (Sallie), 1883-1891
21 Letters to Sarah Hardwicke (Sallie), 1892-1895
22 Cloth folder for previous 4 folders of letters
23 M.C. [niece] letter, 1906-1916
24 Letter from Eliza Holloway to Sarah Hardwicke regarding Sarah’s engagement to T.T. Holloway, 1903
25 Congratulatory letters and name cards regarding Sarah Hardwicke Holloway’s marriage, 1903
26 Daughters of the Confederacy letter, 1929
27 Letter from Stanley Marcus with dress illustration, 1929
28 Ruth Pennybacker [niece] letter, 1931
29 Letters to Sarah Hardwicke Holloway, 1892-1902
30 Letters to Sarah Hardwicke Holloway, 1903
31 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1904
32 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1905
33 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1906
34 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1907-1909
35 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1910-1912
36 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1913-1914
Box Folder
22 1 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1916
2 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1917
3 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1920
4 Letters to Sarah Holloway, 1928-1946
5 Letters to Sarah Holloway, undated
6 Announcements and invitations, 1903-1904
7 Announcements and invitations, 1905
8 Announcements and invitations, 1906
9 Announcements and invitations, 1907
10 Announcements and invitations, 1908
11 Announcements and invitations, 1910-1917
12 Announcements and invitations, 1925-1946
13 Empty envelopes
14 Miscellaneous envelopes, drawings, etc.
15 School materials
16 Sherman Institute commencement program
17 Mary Nash College alumni materials, 1940
Box Folder
23 1 Mary Nash Club
Box Folder
22 19-21 Kindergarten music notes [teaching]
22 Student’s Notebook, Kindergarten Music-building Intermediate Treatment, Volume 1
23 “The Mother’s Hymn” and music teaching notes
24 The Standard Club, Dallas, Texas letters and publications, 1901-1913
25 Sarah Holloway papers for The Standard Club, Dallas, Texas, 1902-1955
26 Women’s Auxiliary yearbooks, 1916-1932
Box Folder
23 2 Worship service materials, 1943-1945
Box Folder
22 27 Manuscripts
Box Folder
23 3 Garage apartment on Bowser Avenue
4 Childcare and appliance pamphlets, Family Circle, 1947
5 Account book
6 Account books, 1925-1935
7 Bills, 1904-1944
8 Sarah Holloway funeral arrangements
9 Sarah Holloway wills, 1911-1939
10 Other Holloway family letters and notes

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Thomas T. and Sarah Holloway’s children, 1896-1977
3 boxes

Mildred Holloway McConnell (1890-1984), Thomas Thornton Holloway Jr. (1904-1994), and Sarah Ruth Holloway (1909-1989) were the children of T.T. and Sarah Holloway. Mildred was T.T.’s daughter from his first marriage to Edith Trower. Mildred attended the Virginia Institute Conservatory of Music and later married Paul McConnell.
Thomas Thornton Holloway Jr. or “Tom” attended Dallas High School, Southern Methodist University, and Princeton University. In 1933 he was ordained at First Baptist Church of Dallas and worked for the American Bible Society. He and his wife Sadie had two children: Sarah and Thomas T. Holloway III. Sadie’s parents were Baptist missionaries in China, which may account for the Chinese grade school materials in this series.
Sarah Ruth Holloway or “Ruth” graduated from Judson College and later joined the Marine Corps Reserve. Ruth’s letters to her mother and 1943 Marine Corp class schedule provide a personal history of women in the Marine Corp Reserve during World War II.
Box Folder
23 11 Party invitations sent to T.T. Holloway’s children
Mildred Holloway
12 Letters to grandmother Eliza Holloway, 1896-1903
13 Letter to grandmother Hardwicke, 1913
14 Letters to father T.T., 1903-1910
15 Letters to father T.T., 1912-1917
16 Letters to step-mother Sarah, 1904-1916
17 Letters to brother Tom Jr., 1905-1916
18 Postcard to sister Ruth, 1912
19 Letters to Sadie Holloway [Tom Jr.’s wife], 1977
20 Letters to Mildred Holloway, 1896-1912
21 Mildred Holloway wedding invitation, 1923
22 Poems by M.G. Holloway, 1904-1914
23 Poetry by Mildred Holloway
24 Programs and pamphlets
25 Lyle McConnell [son] postcard to grandfather T.T., 1934
24 T.T. Holloway Jr. (Tom)
1 Letters to mother, childhood-1944
2 Letters to father, childhood-1933
3 Draft of Tom Holloway letter to Orphan Home, and other letters, 1909-1911
4 Letter to grandmother Hardwicke, 1912
5 Letter to Santa Claus, with response from Santa Claus
6 Tom Holloway letters, 1914-1916
7 Letters to Tom Holloway, 1904-1928
8 First sewing effort, age 4 and first tooth
9 Elementary school work
10 School notebooks
11 School work
12 Report cards and Forest High School graduation program
13-19 Southern Methodist University papers
20 “Why is a fraternity? A Play in one Act” by Thos. T. Holloway
21 Southern Methodist University programs for Arden Club, convocations, debates, 1923-1926
22 The Bard, The Dinkey, 1922-1926
Poems by Tom Holloway, 1922-1924
23-24 Ordination held at First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, 1933
25 Pamphlets
26 Maps
27-28 Clippings
29 Sadie Lawton[?] school work in China [Tom Jr.’s wife]
30 Sadie Lawton Holloway book and clipping, 1903-1912
25 Ruth Holloway
1 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, childhood-1929
2 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, 1930
3 Letters to father T.T. Holloway, 1914-1932
4 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, 1931
5 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, 1932-1937
6 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, 1942
7 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, February-June 1943
8 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, July-September 1943
9 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, June-August 1944
10 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, September-October 1944
11 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, November-December 1944
12 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, January-February 1945
13 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, March-June 1945
14 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, July-September 1945
15 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, 1946
16 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, 1947
17 Letters to mother Sarah Holloway, 1959-1961
18 Letter to sister Mildred, 1917
19 Letter to sister-in-law Sadie, 1945
20 Letters and mementos of Sarah Ruth Holloway’s birth, 1909-1910
21 Letters to Sarah Ruth Holloway, childhood-1955
22 Piano recital program and early drawings
23 Report cards, North Dallas High School graduation invitation
24 Judson College
25 Red Cross and worship service materials, 1923-1941
26 Worship service materials
27 1943 Marine Corps class schedule
28 Poetry
29 Program, crossword puzzle, ephemera
30 Clippings, 1931
31-32 Receipts and clippings

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Genealogies, 1800s-1977
1 box

Materials on the genealogy of the Thornton, Holloway, and Hardwicke families are included.
Box Folder
26 1 Thornton and Holloway family registers with family correspondence
2 Thornton genealogy, 1900s-1930
3 Eliza Holloway genealogy notes, 1901
4-5 Holloway genealogy, 1900s-1923
6 Mildred Holloway’s family records for Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Confederacy
7 Mildred and Ruth Holloway’s application materials for Daughters of the American Revolution, 1927-1931
8 Hardwicke genealogy, 1933-1977
9-12 Biography of Rev. J.B. Hardwicke in longhand on 11 notepads
13 Family obituaries
14 Notes about Sarah Lawton Holloway, Thomas Thornton Holloway, and Ruth Holloway inheritance
15 Clippings

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Certificates, prints, and clippings, 1871-1942
2 oversize boxes

This series includes various diplomas, certificates, prints and a nineteenth century writing portfolio.
Oversize Box
27 Anne Holloway’s diploma from St. Mary’s Institute, 1871
Edith Trower’s diploma from Shelbyville Graded School, 1879
Edith Trower’s diploma from Glendale College, 1883
Edith Trower and Thomas T. Holloway’s marriage certificate, 1885
Robert Holloway’s Texas law practice certificate, 1895
Judge Anthony Thornton newsclippings, 1885-1897
Thomas T. Holloway’s diplomas from Virginia Military Institute,1878
Thomas T. Holloway’s Bachelor of Law diploma from University of Virginia, 1880
Thomas T. Holloway’s certificate for Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1924
Sallie H. Hardwicke’s diploma from Sherman Institute, 1888
Mildred Holloway’s diplomas from Virginia Institute Conservatory of Music, 1908
Sadie Miller Lawton’s diploma from Winthrop College, 1924
Sadie Miller Lawton’s diploma from Baylor University School of Nursing, 1938
Thomas Holloway Jr.’s diploma from Dallas High School, 1921
Thomas Holloway Jr.’s diploma from Southern Methodist University, 1926
Thomas Holloway Jr.’s diplomas from Princeton University, 1932
Oversize Box
28 [Sketch of man kneeling] drawn by Cadet E.B. Holloway, West Point
[Sketch of man’s profile] May 25, 1875
Thomas T. Holloway’s certificate from the Central Congregational Bible School, 1916
Colegio Nacional Vicente Rocafuerte certificate for Robert Reed, 1920. T.T. Holloway supported Reed to be a missionary in Ecuador.
Thomas T. Holloway’s certificate from Tau Kappa Alpha, 1925
Sarah Holloway’s certificate from The Dallas Lawyer’s Wives’ Club, 1942.
Sarah Holloway’s Mission Studies certificate from Woman’s Missionary Union, 1931
Austin College scholarship certificate for Thomas T. Holloway Jr., 1921
State Normal Colleges of Texas scholarship certificate for Thomas T. Holloway Jr., 1921
Texas Christian University scholarship certificate for Thomas T. Holloway Jr., 1921
University of Texas scholarship certificate for Thomas T. Holloway Jr., 1921
Thomas T. Holloway Jr.’s certificate from Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1923
Thomas T. Holloway’s theological certificate in Latin from Princeton University, 1930
B.Y.P.U. certificate from Southern Baptist Convention, 1932
Baylor University menus for Rev. and Mrs. Holloway, 1940
Heroes and Heroines of the Children’s Hour, 1910 [color print]
Nineteenth century writing portfolio

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2 boxes

29 Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas
30 Postcards, with a few real photographic postcards

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Photographs, 1870s-1940s
4 boxes

Box Folder
31 1 W.F. Thornton
2 Anne Thornton [wife of W.F. Thornton, and the Baptist in the family]
3 Anthony Thornton
4 Thomas McClanahan Thornton
5 Robert E. Lee, and other Thornton family members
6 Edmunds B. Holloway
7 Anne Holloway
8 Robert T. Holloway and family
9 Louis and Anne Holloway [children of Robert T. Holloway]
10 Thomas T. Holloway, 1870s
11 Virginia Military Institute cadets, 1870s
12 Thomas T. Holloway family, 1900s-1930s
13 Mildred Holloway, 1890s-1910s
14 Ruth Holloway, 1920s-1940s
15 Thomas T. Holloway Jr., 1900s
16 Baylor School of Nursing, circa 1937 [Sadie Lawton Miller, Tom Jr.’s wife]
Box Folder
32 1 Early Hardwicke family photographs
2 Hardwicke family, 19th century-1900s
3 Rev. Joel Hardwicke [brother of John B. Hardwicke]
4 Mrs. Pennybacker
5 Hardwicke and Holloway family and friends including Gale family, George Barnham Herrick, Cawdell Herrick, Willie Rugg, Martha Holloway Rankin, Howard Wilkinson Hodgkins, Anna Elizabeth Parkinson, 1881-1900s?
6 Unknown
33 Four Thornton family photograph albums, one Hardwicke family photograph album, and one album of unknown photographs
Oversize Box
34 Virginia Military Institute Class of 1877-78
Virginia Military Institute class photograph
4 photographs of T.T. Holloway
Sarah Hardwicke Holloway portrait
Lyle Thornton McConnell portrait, 1938 [Mildred Holloway McConnell’s son]

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