University of Texas Arlington

Styles, Vincent, and Day Family Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Styles, Vincent, and Day Family.
Title: Styles, Vincent, and Day Family Papers
Dates: 1819-1985
1852-1930
Abstract: Carey Wentworth Styles was a prominent attorney, politican, and journalist in Georgia and Texas from 1850 to 1897. Styles established and managed numerous newspapers in Georgia and Texas, including the Atlanta Constitution. His daughter Louella Styles Vincent, was a noted poet, composer, journalist, and author in Texas from 1882 to 1924. Louella Styles Vincent was married to James Upshur Vincent, Sr., a prominent attorney, teacher, and journalist in Texas from 1820-1911. James Vincent, Sr., established and managed several newspapers in Texas. Their son, James Upshur Vincent, Jr., was a prominent journalist in Texas from 1905 to 1961. James Vincent, Jr., was known best for his work as financial editor and outdoor editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. James Vincent, Jr., was champion of wildlife preservation and also active in government and politics. He married Ella Virginia Day of Arlington, daughter of Frank Preston Day and Ida Wise Day, who were members of the first families to settle in Johnson Station and the Robertson County, Texas, in the 1840s. The Styles, Vincent, and Day Family Papers contain correspondence, photographs, financial documents, diaries, artifacts, printed materials, sheet music, and other items which document activities of the Styles, Vincent, and Day families.
Identification: GA231-233
Extent: 5 boxes (3.0 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

Carey Wentworth Styles, attorney, politician, and journalist, was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on October 7, 1825. He was the son of an up-country planter, Gabriel Bumpass Styles. He was a volunteer and 4th sergeant in the Palmetto Regiment in the Mexican War and was in Company D in Mexico under Capt. Preston S. Brooks. He was admitted to the bar in South Carolina in 1850. He was practicing law in Edgefield, South Carolina, when he married Frances Jean Evans, daughter of John and Frances Evans of Fayetteville, North Carolina, on November 23, 1852. Frances was born in April 1831 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Their daughter, Louisa Gabriella (Louella) Styles, was born on September 5, 1853. In 1856, they had a son, Frank Evans Styles, who died in Quitman, Georgia on September 13, 1867. In 1856, they moved from Fayetteville, North Carolina, to Brunswick, Georgia, where Carey Styles continued to practice law. Styles was a member of the Georgia Senate and a delegate with thirty votes to the secession convention for the state of Georgia. During the Civil War, he was Colonel of the 26th Regiment of the Georgia Infantry in charge of the coast defense of Georgia from Altamaha to St. Mary's River.

After the Civil War, Styles promoted a direct rail line between Augusta and Columbia. In 1867, he bought the Albany News, which he managed and edited for eight years. In June 1868, he founded the Atlanta Constitution, one of the South's outstanding newspapers. In May 1881, he and his family moved to Galveston, Texas, where he became editor of the Galveston Daily News. From there he went on to own three Texas newspapers and served as editor for eight other newspapers: the Fort Worth Gazette, the Fort Worth Democrat (1883), the Austin Daily Capitol (1884), the Glen Rose Rose-Bud (1885), the Fort Worth Evening Mail (1886), the Bosque Citizen (1886-1887), the Waco Examiner (1888), the Birmingham (Alabama) Daily Herald (1888), the Weatherford Constitution (1889), the Stephenville Empire (1889), and the Austin bureau of the Houston Post (1891).

Styles died in Stephenville, Texas on February 25, 1897. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, chapter no. 511, in Stephenville is named in his honor. He was a member of the Texas Press Association and a representative of the Texas delegation to the 1887 National Press Association meeting held in Denver. A Democrat, he continued his law practice in Texas where he promoted the prohibitionist movement and attained the level of 32nd Degree Mason. His wife Frances died in 1906 in Stephenville, Texas where she lived with their daughter Louella.

Louella Styles Vincent, poet, composer, journalist, and author, was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 5, 1853. She grew up in Georgia and studied music and literature at the Andrew Female Academy in Cuthbert, Georgia and the Augusta Female Seminary in Staunton, Virginia. Louella was living in Albany, Georgia before marrying James Upshur Vincent on September 28, 1875. In 1880, the family moved to Kirkland, Georgia where she taught music. In 1881, they moved to Galveston, Texas with her parents. In 1882, James and Louella moved to Jonesboro, then to Glen Rose, and then to Meridian where they established an academy where Louella taught music. They had two sons, Carey Styles Vincent, who died at the age of ten in Meridian, Texas on September 23, 1886, and James Upshur Vincent, Jr.

In 1890, the family moved to Stephenville where Louella taught piano, organ, and banjo, and gave voice lessons. The couple separated in the late 1890s. In 1903, she began lecturing on the Chautauqua circuit in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, and Colorado. In March 1905, she started The Southerner as a medium for Southern literature. From 1906 to April 1924, she lived in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. In July 1908, she began publishing The Dallas Clubwoman with items about Dallas society and poetry. Her poetry was published in the Dallas Jeffersonian in 1909. She began the Texas Clubwoman in 1909. She spent her last years largely devoted to compiling her manuscripts and poetry, leaving behind three volumes of poetry, fifty musical compositions, and five volumes of prose. Louella died in Fort Worth, Texas on April 25, 1924.

She and her mother were charter members of the Twentieth Century Club where their influence placed an emphasis on poetry and Southern literature. They organized the United Carey W. Styles Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). Louella became UDC historian and state secretary. She was a charter member of the Dallas Woman's Forum and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Poetry Society of Texas, and the Poetry Society of England. For several years, she served as vice president of the Woman's National Rivers and Harbors Congress.

James Upshur Vincent, Sr., attorney, teacher and journalist, was born in May 1847 in Georgia. He was educated at Cumberland University in Tennessee and established a newspaper in Gainesville, Georgia. He lived in Brunswick and Canton, Georgia. He and Louella lived in Canton until moving to Texas in 1881. In Texas, Vincent lived in Galveston, Austin, Jonesboro, Glen Rose, Meridian, and Stephenville. In 1886, he established a private academy in Meridian, where he was principal. In November 1887, Vincent bought the Bosque Citizen from his father-in-law, Carey W. Styles, and by 1890, he owned the Stephenville Empire. He later owned the Weatherford Inquirer. The couple separated in the late 1890s. In 1901, Vincent accepted a position in Ensley, Alabama. He wrote A Pen Portrait of Robert Toombs. Vincent died in Sour Lake, Texas, January 5, 1911.

Louella's younger son, James Upshur Vincent, Jr., was a journalist. Born in Canton, Georgia on July 8, 1878, he moved with his family to Texas in 1881 where he grew up, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1897. He established the Vincent Printing House in Strawn, Texas where, in 1905, he was editorial manager of The Southerner. He was owner of the Erath Appeal in Stephenville, Texas. In 1909, he was publisher and editor of the Dallas Jeffersonian. In December 1922, he went to work for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram where he became financial editor and later became the outdoor editor, writing articles about fishing and hunting. He married Ella Virginia Day of Arlington, Texas on October 20, 1932. In addition to being a well known Texas newspaperman for sixty years, he was also a champion of wildlife preservation and a student of government and politics. He died in Arlington, Texas on June 25, 1961.

Ella Virginia Day Vincent, teacher and banker, was born in Arlington, Texas on December 31, 1893. A 1911 graduate of Arlington High School, she attended the Carlisle School in Arlington and in 1913, she obtained her teaching certificate for the State of Texas. She taught third and fourth grades at Southside School in Arlington from 1913 through 1918. In August 1919, she became the first woman banker in Arlington. She continued in banking for seventeen and a half years before retiring on February 12, 1937. Married in 1932, she and her husband James Vincent, Jr., had no children. She was president of her high school alumni association and a member of the Priscilla Club, the Texas Bankers Association, and the Arlington Garden Club. Ella Vincent died in Arlington, Texas on August 12, 1985.

Frank Preston Day, Ella Virginia Day Vincent's father, was born in Oak Ridge, Missouri on March 13, 1842. The Day family moved to Texas in the mid-1840s. His Civil War service was under General Pierre Beauregard in 1864. He was a member of the United Confederate Veterans which held reunions at Camp Ben McCulloch. He married Ida Virginia Wise on November 17, 1881. Ida was born on September 30, 1857, in the Cedar Hill area of Dallas, Texas. Ida was the daughter of Talitha Rawlins and Carlos Wise, members of the first families to settle Johnson Station, now a part of Arlington. The Wise and Rawlins families moved to Texas from Greenfield, Illinois in the mid-1840s. Frank and Ida had four children: Knox, Alma Ruth, Avis Ruth, and Ella Virginia. Ella Virginia was the only surviving child, her siblings having dies in childhood. Frank and Ida lived at Johnson Station until they settled in Arlington, Texas in 1888. Frank Day died in Arlington on March 9, 1916, and Ida Day died in Arlington on December 30, 1942.

Sources:


  • Bates, Katherine, "Meet Your Neighbor: Ella Vee Vincent, A Real Southern Lady,"Arlington at Home, Vol. 1, No. 22, 23 May 1980, 8-9. Found in folder 15, GA 233 of this collection.
  • "Col. Styles Gone, The Veteran Soldier Passes Away,"The Stephenville Empire (Texas), (5 March 1897): 1. Found in GO 1/6 of this collection.
  • Dickey, Imogene Bentley, Early Literary Magazines of Texas, Austin: Steck-Vaughn, 1970, 53-56.
  • Hibdon, John, "Louella Styles Vincent, Poet, Musician, Clubwoman, Lecturer and Christian Citizen, Dies in Fort Worth,"Pecos Enterprise (Texas), (1924). Found in OSB 223 of this collection.
  • "Johnson Station Scenes Recalling Stage Coach Days in Tarrant County,"Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas), (15 September 1935): 4. Found in GO 1/6 of this collection.
  • "Journalist,"The Daily Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia), Vol. IX, No. 152, (10 December 1876): 2. Found in GO 1/6 of this collection.
  • Kielman, Chester V., The University of Texas Archives. A Guide to the Historical Manuscripts Collections in the University of Texas Library, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967, 377.
  • King, C. Richard, "Col. Carey Wentworth Styles,"Texana 8, 1970, 1-29.
  • King, C. Richard, "Louella Styles Vincent: Texas Editor and Author,"West Texas Historical Association Yearbook 47, Vol. XLVII, Abilene, Texas, 1971, 89-106.
  • La Mar, C., "An Interesting Southern Woman, Mrs. Louella Styles Vincent is a Texan Who Has Done Great Work,"Houston Daily Post (Texas), (14 March 1915). Found in folder 23, GA 231 of this collection.
  • "Louella Styles Vincent, Noted-Composer, Author and Lecturer, 70 Is Dead,"Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas), Vol. XLIV, No. 85, (25 April 1924): 13.
  • Reed, Wallace P., "Colonel Carey W. Styles,"Atlanta Constitution (Georgia), Anniversary Supplement, (16 June 1896): 10. Found in folder 13, GA 231 of this collection.
  • Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics, Index to Death Certificates, State of Texas. 1903-1945, 1980-1985.
  • Tyler, Ron, ed., The New Handbook of Texas, Vol. 6., Austin: The Texas State Historical Association, 1996, 136-137, 755.
  • U. S. Federal Census, 1900 and 1910, Texas, Counties of Erath and Tarrant.
  • U. S. Federal Census Soundex, 1900 and 1910, Texas.
  • "Upshur Vincent, 84, Outdoorsman, Dies,"Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas), (26 June 1961): 3.
  • Vincent, James Upshur, Jr., A Pen Picture of General Robert Toombs with a Glimpse of the Mental Characteristics of Hons. A. H. Stephens and Benjamin H. Hill, Georgia Department of Archaeology and History, Louisville, Kentucky: Courier-Journal Print Company, 1886.
  • Vincent, Louella Styles, "Sing the South," Texas: McLennan County Confederate Association, 1907.

Scope and Contents

The Styles, Vincent, and Day Family Papers are divided by family name. The Styles Family Papers consist of correspondence, documents/papers, and published materials concerning the Styles family from 1852 to 1902, primarily for Carey Wentworth Styles and Frances Jean Evans Styles. Twenty-seven personal handwritten letters to or from Fannie Styles and other members of the Styles family about family and friends are contained in folders 1 and 2 (GA 231). The eleventh letter in folder two, dated May 3, 1864, from Colonel Styles to Fannie Styles, is about the Civil War while he was in Atlanta. Ten handwritten business letters to Fannie and Carey Styles are contained in folders 4 and 5 (GA 231). There are handwritten papers and personal notes by the Styles family in folders 7 and 9 (GA231). The letters and papers are in excellent condition and easy to read. Also included in this series are a family history, financial papers, pension cards, Confederate money, newspapers, brochures/pamphlets, and a Freemasons' Monitor.

The Vincent Family Papers consist of documents/papers, photographs, and published materials concerning Louella Styles Vincent, James Upshur Vincent, Sr., and James Upshur Vincent, Jr., from 1819 to 1959. Handwritten personal papers and notes by Louella Styles Vincent, Carey Styles Vincent, and James U. Vincent are contained in folders 15 and 16 (GA 231). Folder 4 (GA 232) contains a handwritten note by Louella Styles Vincent. Also included in this series are original poetry and music, sheet music, teaching certificates, photographs, publications, magazines, brochures/pamphlets, and newspaper clippings.

The Day Family Papers consist of correspondence, documents/papers, photographs, and published materials concerning the Day family from 1857 to 1985, primarily for Frank Preston Day, Ida Virginia Wise Day, and Ella Virginia Day Vincent. There are ten personal letters from Robert E. B. Fielder to Ella V. Day Vincent about vacations and parties in folder 8 (GA 232). Five papers and four notes handwritten by or about members of the Day family are contained in folders 9, 10, and 11 (GA 232). Handwritten notebooks by Frank Day and a dairy by Ella Day are contained in folders 12 and 14 (GA 232). Five letters concerning the assessment for the closing of the First State Bank, Arlington, are in folder 17 (GA 232). Folder 8 (GA 233) contains the family bible with a family record belonging to Ida Wise Day. All handwritten materials are in good condition and easy to read. Also included in this series are a family history, financial papers, teaching certificates, class record books, programs, abstracts, photographs, brochures/pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and sheet music.

There are oversized materials too large for document boxes and materials pertain to the entire family. Included are artwork, certificates, diplomas, photographs, sheet music, newspapers, publications and magazines.

Artifacts in the collection consist of medals, ribbons, insignia, and pins.

The original letters, papers, and records in the collection for the Styles and Vincent families contained in the nine folders noted on the previous page will be of particular interest. These letters describe life in the south in the 1850s and 1860s. The materials contained in this collection also provide information for those interested in journalism and American newspapers in the 19th and 20th centuries, journalism in Texas, and journalism in Georgia. For the person studying the Styles family and/or the Vincent family, it includes information about Carey Wentworth Styles, Frances Jean Evans Styles, the Styles family, Louella Styles Vincent, James U. Vincent Sr., and James U. Vincent Jr. For those interested in poetry and music, there is material concerning Louella Styles Vincent's works and literary endeavors.

There is also information about the history of Arlington, Texas. This includes materials about Frank Preston Day, Ida Wise Day, Ella Virginia Day Vincent, the Day family, Arlington High School, the First State Bank, and Robert E. B. Fielder. The eight folders noted on the previous page contain the original letters, papers, and records in the collection for the Day family.


Organization

Materials are organized by document creator and therein by document type into 5 series consisting of 71 folders in 2 boxes and 31 oversized items in 2 oversized boxes and 1 oversized folder. Folders containing correspondence, documents/papers, and photographs are arranged chronologically. Folders containing published materials are arranged alphabetically. Contents of all folders are arranged chronologically.
Series I. Styles Family Papers, 1852-1902 (14 folders)
Series II. Vincent Family Papers, 1819-1959 (20 folders)
Series III. Day Family Papers, 1857-1985 (37 folders)
Series IV. Print Materials and Photographs, 1863-1935 (24 items)
Series V. Artifacts, 1846-1922 (7 items)

Restrictions

Access

Open for research. Permission to copy photographs must come from the Arlington Historical Society.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons Styles family--Archives.
Vincent family--Archives.
Day family--Archives.
Styles, Carey Wentworth (Carey Wentworth), 1825-1897--Archives.
Styles, Frances J. (Frances Jean Evans), 1831-1906--Archives.
Vincent, Louella Styles (Louisa Gabriella Styles), 1853-1924--Archives.
Vincent, James Upshur, Sr. (James Upshur), 1847-1911--Archives.
Vincent, James Upshur, Jr. (James Upshur), 1847-1911--Archives.
Vincent, Ella Virginia Day
Day, Frank Preston
Day, Ida Virginia Wise
Styles family--Archives.
Vincent family--Archives.
Day family--Archives.
Organizations
Arlington High School--History--Sources.
Subjects
Newspaper publishers
Teachers
Schools
Confederate
Alternate Titles
Fielder Museum Collections

Related Material

Related materials can be found in the collections listed below. Information concerning these collections is contained in the holding file.

Carey Wentworth Styles Collection, 0.5 linear ft. (2 boxes, 13 folders, 250 pieces), Special Collections, Emory University Library, Atlanta, Georgia

James Upshur Vincent Collection, 20 feet 5 inches and 73 feet 4 inches, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas


Administrative Information

Provenance

All of the materials included in the Styles, Vincent, and Day Family Papers were in the possession of the Fielder Museum (now the Arlington Historical Society), Arlington, Texas, until they were officially transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington by Dorothy Rencurrel, Director of the Fielder Museum. The Styles, Vincent, and Day Family Papers were transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Special Collections Division, on June 15, 1992. The transfer of the materials was negotiated by Dr. Gerald D. Saxon. Cheryl A. Morrison accessioned the collection.

Citation

Styles, Vincent, and Day Family Papers, GA231-233, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Processing Information

The series and series order were decided by the processing archivist. Materials in each series and the order in each folder were decided by the processing archivist. Only duplicate newspaper clippings, one magazine, and advertising brochures are discarded.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Styles Family Papers, 1852-1902
(14 folders)

Box Folder
GA231 1 Correspondence-Styles Family, 1852-1853
Contains 14 letters. These are personal letters to or from Fannie Jean Evans Styles and other members of the Styles family--Carey Wentworth Styles, their children, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews--while living in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
2 Correspondence-Styles Family, 1853-1879
Contains 13 letters. These are personal letters to or from Fannie Jean Evans Styles and other members of the Styles family. Same content as folder 1.
3 Correspondence-Styles Envelopes, 1852-1879
Contains 4 envelopes and a list. These are for letters in folder 2. There is a handwritten list of the envelopes in folders 1 and 2.
4 Correspondence-Carey W. Styles, 1875-1888
Contains 7 letters. These are personal and business letters to Carey W. Styles.
5 Correspondence-Frances Jean Evans Styles, 1888-1902
Contains 2 letters, 1 card, 1 telegram, and 1 calling card. The telegram is from Mrs. Styles. The letters and card are to Mrs. Styles.
6 Documents and Papers-Confederate Money, 1864
Contains 4 Confederate treasury notes:
  • one $.25 bill, Georgia, January 1, 1863
  • one $.25 bill, Chattanooga, April 2, 1863
  • one $2.00 bill, Richmond, February 17, 1864
  • one $5.00 bill, Richmond, February 17, 1864
7 Documents and Papers-The Southern Almanac, 1871
Contains one copy of The Southern Almanac 1871, Charleston, North Carolina. Signed and dated "Fannie E. Styles, Feb. 2, 1871, Albany, Georgia," with notes each month by Fannie Styles.
8 Documents and Papers-Mexican War Pension Cards, 1893-1897
Contains 1 letter and 2 cards. The letter is dated March 6, 1893, and concerns Carey W. Styles' pension. There are two Mexican War pension cards dated June 21, 1893, and April 16, 1897.
9 Documents and Papers-Carey Wentworth Styles, 1897
Contains 1 paper and 1 clipping. There is a two-page paper about Carey Wentworth Styles and the Styles family history. The newspaper clipping is about C. W. Styles and the Savannah & West Florida Railroad.
10 Published Materials-Barker's Almanac, 1880
Contains one copy of Barker's Almanac, Farmers Guide and Household Receipts, Barker Moore & Mein, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1880.
11 Published Materials-Daily Constitution, 1880
Contains one copy of the Daily Constitution, Vol. XIII, No. 123, Atlanta, Georgia, November 7, 1880. There is a note "C. W. Styles, Nov. 5, 1879," and a section missing.
12 Published Materials-Freemasons' Monitor, 1870
Contains one copy of Freemasons' Monitor, Macoy and Sickels, 1870. Degrees of Freemasonry belonging to Carey W. Styles, a 32nd degree Mason and member in Georgia and Texas.
13 Published Materials-Newspapers, 1886-1896
Contains 2 newspapers. One copy of the Cherokee Advance, Vol. VII, No. 12, Canton, Georgia, March 19, 1886. One copy of the Anniversary Supplement to the Atlanta Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia, June 16, 1896. Article about Col. Carey W. Styles. Handwritten note by Louella Styles.
14 Published Materials-Water Contract, 1883
Contains 1 copy of the Water Contract for Supplying with Water the Public Buildings and Grounds of the State of Texas at Austin. February 21, 1883.



Vincent Family Papers, 1819-1959
(20 folders)

Box Folder
GA231 15 Documents and Papers-Baptism Paper, 1875
Contains handwritten paper on infant baptism by Louisa Gabriella (Louella) Styles (Vincent), September 15, 1875. It is the sermon given by Mr. Rogers of the Presbyterian Church, September 22, 1875.
16 Documents and Papers-Composition, 1886
Contains handwritten composition on "Trees" by Carey Styles Vincent, dated February 17, 1886, at age nine. Includes a note by his father, James U. Vincent.
17 Documents and Papers-Miscellaneous, 1892-1960
Contains 3 items for James Upshur Vincent, Jr. A membership pledge, Stephenville, Texas, 1892. A press pass issued by the Department of Public Safety to Vincent representing the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1956. One certificate of exemption from poll tax in Arlington in 1960.
18 Documents and Papers-Teaching Certificates, 1897-1898
Contains 2 teaching certificates for James Upshur Vincent in Stephenville, Texas. One issued by the County of Erath for the State of Texas, dated September 18, 1897. One from Summer Normal Institute for the State of Texas, August 19, 1898.
19 Photographs-Styles/Vincent, 1819-1887
Contains 18 photographs of members of the Styles and Vincent families, including Carey Wentworth Styles, Frank Evans, Frances Evans Styles, James Upshur Vincent, Styles Vincent, James Upshur Vincent, Jr. Photographs belonged to Louella Styles Vincent, some are identified.
20 Photographs-Styles/Vincent, 1819-1887
Contains 24 photographs of members of the Styles and Vincent families. Same content as folder 19.
21 Photographs-Vincent, 1916-1951
Contains 3 photographs. One photograph of James Upshur Vincent, dated November 1916. Two photographs of James Upshur Vincent, Jr., dated December 1951.
22 Published Materials-Broadsides, 1890-1900s
Contains 5 broadsides. Includes the "Stephenville Empire," James U. Vincent, and "Mrs. Vincent's Concert," Louella Styles Vincent.
23 Published Materials-Clippings, Louella Vincent, 1915
Contains 1 newspaper clipping dated March 14, 1915, "An Interesting Southern Woman," about Louella Styles Vincent.
24 Published Materials-The Club Member, 1906-1907
Contains 2 issues of The Club Member, Topeka, Kansas, dated February 1906 (Vol. 2, No. 5) and January 1907 (Vol. 4, No. 4).
25 Published Materials-Daughters of the American Revolution, 1903
Contains one booklet entitled "Constitution and By Laws of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution" from 1903.
26 Published Materials-Magazines, 1957-1959
Contains 2 magazines. One copy of Texas Games & Fish, Vol. XV, No. 5, May 1957. One copy of Natural History, Vol. LXIII, No. 2, February 1959. Belonged to Upshur Vincent.
27 Published Materials-Music, 1888-1926
Contains 6 pieces of music belonging to Louella Styles Vincent. One piece of handwritten music entitled "No Night There," found on page 78 of Piano Pieces the Whole World Plays (GA 231, folder 29). One copy of "The Bugle Call of Gettysburg," printed in the New York World, July 1, 1888, and noted as being valued by Mrs. Vincent. One copy of "Imvictus," Womens Voices Series, 1917. One copy of "Alabama Lullaby" by Cal De Voll, 1919. One copy of "Wonderful One" by Dorothy Terriss and Paul Whiteman, 1923. One copy of The Choir Leader, Vol. XXXIII, No. 7, September 1926.
28 Published Materials-Music, 1915
Contains 1 copy of the music book Piano Pieces the Whole World Plays, No. 2, Whole World Series, D. Appleton, New York, 1915. Handwritten music in GA 231, folder 28 was found on page 78 of this book.
29 Published Materials-Presbyterian Standard, 1901
One issue of the Presbyterian Standard, Vol. XLIII, No.34, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 6, 1901, Rev. G. R. Brackett.
30 Published Materials-Presbyterian Standard, 1903
One issue of the Presbyterian Standard, Vol. XLV, No.3, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 21, 1903, Rev. T. L. Cuyler.
Box Folder
GA232 1 Published Materials-Programs and Poetry, 1910-1929
Contains 7 items. One program for the Dallas Woman's Forum. Two copies of the poem "My Lowlier Lot" by Louella Styles Vincent, dated February 26, 1929. Four calling cards.
2 Published Materials-Scotts Monthly Magazine, 1866
Contains one copy of Scotts Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 6, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 1866. Rev. W. J. Scott editor, J. R. Barrick, associate editor. Includes handwritten note by Louella Styles about Mr. Barrick and the magazine.
3 Published Materials-Town Topics, 1886
Contains one copy of Town Topics, Vol. XV, No.5, January 30, 1886.
4 Published Materials-United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1902-1905
Contains 3 items. One program from the 1902 Convention of the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy of which Frances Evans Styles and Louella Styles Vincent were members. Carey W. Styles Chapter, No. 511, Stephenville, Texas, noted on pages 69 and 104. One program and one menu from the 12th Annual Convention in 1905.



Day Family Papers, 1857-1985
(37 folders)

Box Folder
GA232 5 Correspondence-Ella Virginia Day Vincent, 1898-1981
Contains 14 items. Two letters, Ella V. Day's letter of resignation and an invitation to join the Bankers Association. Four invitations to parties and clubs. Two invitations to the inaugurations of Dolph Briscoe in 1973 and 1975. Two cards, including one birthday card from the White House, January 21, 1981.
6 Correspondence-Post Cards, 1908
Contains 2 post cards to Ella V. Day from Miss Eunice Taylor, depicting the Carlisle Military Academy.
7 Correspondence-Robert E. B. Fielder, 1925-1985
Contains 19 items with 6 envelopes. Nine personal letters from Robert E. B. Fielder to Ella V. Day Vincent (1949-1981). Four pieces of poetry. One letter about Ella V. Day from Fielder dated June 11, 1985. One copy of an obituary. Three photocopies of clippings. One color photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fielder dated February 5, 1982.
8 Documents and Papers-Ida Wise Day, 1857-1934
Contains 6 items. One receipt from the Fraternal Union of America for Ida V. Day, September 18, 1907, found in Nehemiah, Chapter 8 (pp. 416-417) of the bible. One registration receipt for poll tax, State of Texas, Tarrant County, for Mrs. Frank Day, dated June 29, 1918. One paper entitled "The Love of You" to BB from Mama, November 25, 1924, found in the front of the bible. Paper about Ida Day by Ella Day. One list of expenses for 1929-1934. The bible referred to is located in GA 233, folder 8.
9 Documents and Papers-Day Family, 1890-1918
Contains 8 items. One lock of Knox Day's hair pinned to a note about the death of Avis Ruth Day, November 5, 1889, and Alma Day, March 18, 1890, found in Genesis, Chapter 24 (pp. 20-21) of the bible. One handwritten article about the death of Alma Day, March 18, 1890. One Easter Revery booklet. One article about the death of Knox Day at age 11. Two obituaries for Frank P. Day. A handwritten note about burial locations in Oklahoma of the Day family found in the front of the bible. Listing of the Day family names, births, and deaths found in I Samuel, Chapters 8 and 9 (pp.240-241) of the bible. The bible referred to is located in GA 233, folder 8.
10 Documents and Papers-Arlington High School, 1892-1912
Contains 10 items. A report book for the 5th grade. A list of AHS graduates for 1905 through 1919. Ella Day's letter about school 1901-1908. One essay on grammar by Ella Day for the Carlisle Military Academy 1908. A graduation invitation, class list, program, commencement sermon for Ella Day's graduation, 1910/1911. A commencement paper by Ella Day "Failure is not the Worst Thing, The Worst Thing is not to Try," May 19, 1911. One program for the 1912 commencement.
11 Documents and Papers-Notebooks, 1907
Contains 2 notebooks by Frank P. Day from 1907. One has information on real estate. One has notes having to do with the Chautauqua of 1914 and 1915, psychology, English, the human body, and the history of education. There is a newspaper clipping of a poem "James Whitcomb Riley," found in the second notebook between the pages describing respiration, nervous system, cerebrum, and cerebellum.
12 Documents and Papers-Frank P. Day, 1907-1910
Contains 3 items. One receipt from Mineral Wells Development Co. for Frank P. Day, September 23, 1907, found in Numbers, Chapters 19 and 20 (pp. 136-137) of the bible (GA 233, folder 8). One deposit slip for Frank P. Day from 1910. One letter from the Commissioner of Pensions, Arlington, Texas, June 1, 1910.
13 Documents and Papers-Diary, 1909
Contains the personal diary of Ella V. Day from 1909.
14 Documents and Papers-Teaching Certificates, 1913-1918
Contains 7 items. Two teaching certificates for Ella Virginia Day. Summer Normal, State Department of Education, Texas, July 31, 1913. Teachers Permanent Certificate, State of Texas, July 31, 1913. Five examination reports from the State Department of education for Ella V. Day, August 1913-July 1918.
15 Documents and Papers-Class Record Book, 1914-1917
Contains 3 items. One class record book for the 3rd and 4th grades belonging to Ella V. Day. One class list of 4th grade, 1915. One invitation to graduation May 19, 1943.
16 Documents and Papers-Ella V. Day, 1918-1958
Contains 18 items. Business and financial papers belonging to Ella V. Day. Two tax registration receipts, three First State Bank statements, two Arlington State Bank statements, two bank receipts, blank checks, and expense records for August 1936 to November 1937. Five letters and documents for the assessment concerning the closing of the First State Bank 1937 to 1939. One letter about the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club.
17 Documents and Papers-Abstracts, 1918-1941
Contains 5 abstracts for Lot 3/Block III of Arlington, Texas. Abstracts are no. 40543, August 13, 1918; no. 43544, August 12, 1918; no. 57031, February 27, 1932; no. 1127, August 8, 1932; and no. 70237, June 13, 1941.
Box Folder
GA233 1 Photographs-Ella V. Day, 1904-1928
Contains 8 photographs and 1 newspaper clipping. Carlisle Military Academy (1904), First Christian Church (1905-1909), faculty of Arlington public schools (1908/1909), two Arlington High School class pictures (1912 and 1913/1914), 3rd and 4th grade of Southside School (1917), First State Bank (1928), and postmaster A. C. Barnes.
2 Photographs-Mrs. Frank P. Day, 1974
Contains 2 photographs of Ida Wise Day at her log cabin home and 5 of the log cabin home taken in 1974.
3 Photographs-Reeves, undated
Contains 2 photographs by Frank Reeves. One Conestoga wagon and one snow scene.
4 Photographs-Vandergriff, 1974-1979
Contains 2 color photographs of the Tom Vandergriff family taken in 1974 and 1979.
5 Published Materials-AHS Roaring Twenties Parties, 1964-1976
Contains 12 items. Programs, song sheets, and flyers for the classes of 1920- 1929 Arlington High School "Roaring Twenties Parties" in 1964, 1967, 1970, 1975, and 1976.
6 Published Materials-Arlington Public Schools, 1919-1920
Contains 1 item. Sixteenth Annual Announcement of Arlington Public Schools, 1919-1920.
7 Published Materials-Arlington, Texas, 1892-1978
Contains 4 items. One brochure for "Exquisite China Head Dolls" from Goodwin Garden Studio. One brochure for "History of Arlington" from the Arlington Chamber of Commerce dated January 1, 1978. One copy of the Certificate of Election for the Mayor, State of Texas, County of Tarrant, Town of Arlington, April 5, 1892. A copy of Heritage Trail, 1840-1902.
8 Published Materials-Bible, 1873
Contains a bible dated 1873, belonging to Ida Wise Day. Inside the front cover is a list of family members with date of birth. There is also a note "Bible belonged to Ida Wise Day to be returned to Ella V. (Day) Vincent," dated 8/10/1963.
9 Published Materials-Clippings, Arlington Bank & Trust, 1972
Contains 4 newspaper clippings about the Arlington Bank & Trust in Arlington, Texas.
10 Published Materials-Clippings, Arlington Residents, 1890-1981
Contains 10 newspaper clippings about current and former residents of Arlington, Texas. Includes locally prominent people such as Robert E. B. Fielder. One article from The Idaho Citizen, "Celebration at Salubria," found in II Chronicles, Chapters I & II, pp. 370-371, of the bible (GA 233, folder 8).
11 Published Materials-Clippings, First State Bank, 1921-1935
Contains 9 newspaper clippings about the opening and closing of the First State Bank in Arlington, Texas.
12 Published Materials-Clippings, Landmarks, 19xx -1980
Contains 4 newspaper clippings about landmarks in Tarrant County, Texas.
13 Published Materials-Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1917-19xx
Contains 1 newspaper clipping about Arlington, Texas.
14 Published Materials-Clippings, Obituaries, 1936-1971
Contains 7 newspaper clippings of obituaries for residents of Arlington, Texas.
15 Published Materials-Clippings, Ella Vincent, 1911-1980
Contains 17 newspaper clippings about Ella Virginia Day Vincent, such as announcements of promotions and wedding.
16 Published Materials-Clippings, Upshur Vincent, 1951-1955
Contains 3 newspaper clippings about James Upshur Vincent, Jr. Includes two articles written by Vincent as the outdoor writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, dated February 11, 1954, and April 7, 1955.
17 Published Materials-Ella Vincent Miscellaneous, 1892-1969
Contains 19 items. Five recital programs, four church programs, three programs for dinner/banquets, two cards, and five miscellaneous brochures.
18 Published Materials-Farm Practice Bulletin, 1917
Contains one copy of the Farm Practice in The Cultivation of Cotton, Bulletin No. 511, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, March 31, 1917.
19 Published Materials-First Presbyterian Church, 1970
Contains 2 items. Publications from the First Presbyterian Church, 1200 South Collins, Arlington, Texas, D. Warren Neal, dated March 26, 1970.
20 Published Materials-Greenwall's Opera House Program, 1907
Contains 1 copy of the Greenwall's Opera House Program from December 28, 1907, belonging to Ella V. Day.
21 Published Materials-Memoirs of John A. Kooken, 1941
Contains 1 copy of the booklet "Memoirs of John A. Kooken, Thirty Friendly Years with the Arlington Public Schools," sponsored by John A. Kooken Elementary School.
22 Published Materials-Music, Ella Day, 1915
Contains 2 books of music: "Bells of Heaven," Kyger Music Co., and "The One Hundred and One Best Songs," The Cable Co., 1915.
23 Published Materials-Prosperity and Happiness Party, 1980
Contains 3 items. One flyer about the party platform and one handwritten speech to nominate Ella Virginia Day Vincent at the convention, unsigned. One letter by Mrs. J. U. Vincent to Ed Brice about Clements.
24 Published Materials-Song Sheet, Billy Rose, 1936
Contains 1 copy of a Billy Rose song sheet from August 1936.



Print Materials and Photographs 1863-1935
(24 items)

Box Item
OS223 1 Artwork-Prints, 1931
Two signed, numbered prints by Lucille Rickhart. "Pecos Valley," 11/50, 1931, and "Four Sisters," 10/25, 1931.
2 Documents and Papers-Certificate of Election, 1904
The Certificate of Election, State of Texas, County of Tarrant, City of Arlington, General Election, April 5, 1904, for T. G. Boley as mayor.
3 Documents and Papers-Membership Certificate, 1909
Ella V. Day's membership certificate for United Daughters of the Confederacy, Dixie Chapter No. 1205, Texas, dated April 17, 1909.
4 Documents and Papers-Diploma, 1911
High school diploma from Arlington High School, Arlington, Texas, for Ella Virginia Day, dated May 19, 1911.
5 Photographs-Confederate Veterans, 1910
Photograph of the Confederate Veterans Reunion of 1910 held in Arlington, Texas. Taken by A. J. Mahanay includes Frank P. Day as one of twenty-one Confederate soldiers in photograph. Property of Ella V. Day, Mrs. Upshur Vincent.
6 Photographs-Reeves, 1930s
Series of nine photographs by Frank Reeves. Subject matter includes American Indians, Southwestern landscapes, car in 1932, Conestoga wagon, and Longhorn cattle drive.
7 Photographs-First State Bank, 1930
One photograph of the interior of the First State Bank, Arlington, Texas. Photographer unknown.
8 Published Materials-Vicksburg Citizen, 1863
Reproduction of the Vicksburg Citizen, July 4, 1863. Civil War news including article about ironclad steamer battles in Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia.
9 Published Materials-The Great Divide, 1890
One copy of pages 73-84 of The Great Divide, Denver, Colorado, July 1890.
10 Published Materials-Texas Mining and Trade Journal, 1896
One copy of the Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Thurber, Texas, Vol. 1, No. 6, August 29, 1896. The article "Sound Money Men" about the Waco Convention of Texas Democrats lists Vincent as attendee.
11 Published Materials-Sheet Music, 1898
Two copies of sheet music for the "Sul Ross Grand March" dedicated to Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross, January 4, 1898. Composed by Louella Styles Vincent. Published by James Upshur Vincent, Jr., in Stephenville, Texas. Has list of twenty-four other pieces composed by Louella Styles Vincent.
12 Published Materials-The Dallas Club Woman, 1908-1909
Eight issues (ten copies) of The Dallas Club Woman, Louella Styles Vincent, editor and proprietor. Issues include articles and poetry written by Louella Styles Vincent.
July 4, 1908 (2)
July 19, 1908
October 24, 1908
January 16, 1909
April 3, 1909
June 1909 (2)
September 25, 1909
October 16, 1909
13 Published Materials-The Dallas Jeffersonian, 1909
One copy of The Dallas Jeffersonian, November 20, 1909, editor Upshur Vincent. Contains poem "A Lesson," by Louella Styles Vincent and an article about the "Dallas Women's Forum" of which Louella Styles Vincent was Secretary Public Welfare Committee.
14 Published Materials-Sheet Music, 1910-1919
Sheet music of songs belonging to Ella V. Day:
"Whispering Hope," Favorite Vocal Duets, 1910
"You Made Me Love You," 1913, J. McCarthy/J. V. Monaco
"Can't Yo' Heah Me Calling," 1914, W. H. Gardner/C. Roma
"Poor Butterfly," The Big Show, 1916, J. Golden/R. Hubbell
15 Published Materials-Pecos Enterprise, 1924
Two copies of reprint from the Pecos Enterprise, 1924, of the article "Louella Styles Vincent, Poet, Musician, Clubwoman, Lecturer and Christian Citizen, Dies in Fort Worth."
Box Item
GO1/6 1 Photographs-Ida V. Day, 1935
Series of four photographs of Ida V. Day and the old Wise home on Stage Coach Rd. used in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, page 4, September 15, 1935, (GO1/6, item 9).
2 Published Materials-The Constitution, 1868
One copy of The Constitution, Vol. 1, No. 102, Atlanta, Georgia, October 13, 1868, Carey W. Styles & Company owner.
3 Published Materials-Daily Constitution, 1876
One copy of The Daily Constitution, Vol. IX, No. 152, Atlanta, Georgia, December 10, 1876. Includes article on page 2 about Carey W. Styles retiring as editor of the evening paper the Telegram, Atlanta, Georgia.
4 Published Materials-Seaport Appeal, 1880
One page from the Seaport Appeal, Brunswick, Georgia, November 11, 1880. Carey W. Styles writer and includes notice of Styles returning to law practice.
5 Published Materials-Chronicle & Constitutionalist, 1881
One copy of the The Chronicle & Constitutionalist, Augusta, Georgia, March 5, 1881.
6 Published Materials-Morning News, 1882
One copy of The Morning News, Savannah, Georgia, March 22, 1882, W. T. Thompson, editor.
7 Published Materials-San Antonio Democrat, 1892
One copy of the San Antonio Democrat, Vol. 1, No. 63, San Antonio, Texas, March 5, 1892, James B. Day, manager.
8 Published Materials-Stephenville Empire, 1897
One copy of The Stephenville Empire, Vol. XXV, No. 30, Stephenville, Texas, March 15, 1897. Includes obituary for Col. Carey W. Styles.
9 Published Materials-Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1935
Page 4 from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, September 15, 1935. Article about Johnson Station, Carlos Wise, and Ida Wise Day. Includes the photographs listed in GO1/6, item 1.



Artifacts 1846-1922
(7 items)

Box Item
OS191 1 Artifacts-Medal, 1846
Dames of 1846 Auxiliary, Mexican War Veterans pin. Carey W. Styles served in the Mexican War with the Palmetto Regiment.
2 Artifacts-Insignia, undated
Brass infantry insignia with screw back. Possibly Civil War or replica, exact date unknown. Crossed rifles with a "2" above and a "B" below in the center.
3 Artifacts-Medal, 1861
Southern Cross of Honor, Deo Vindice, 1861/1865, United Daughters of the Confederacy to the U.C.V., Carey W. Styles and Frank P. Day both served in the Civil War.
4 Artifacts-Medal, 1894
Grand Commandery Texas, Austin 1894, Masonic pin belonging to Carey W. Styles. Styles was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Royal Arch Chapter of Texas.
5 Artifacts-Ribbon, 1905
National Association, Veterans of the Mexican War Reunion ribbon, Dallas, Texas, 1905. Carey W. Styles was a fourth sergeant in South Carolina's Palmetto Regiment and Company D in Mexico during the Mexican War.
6 Artifacts-Button, 1906
A button for the Texas Division, U.V.C., Texas State Fair, Dallas, Texas, October 26, 1906. Includes a ribbon for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Dixie Chapter, No. 1205, Arlington, Texas.
7 Artifacts-Pin, 1922
One pin for the Texas Bankers Association, Fort Worth, 1922. 38th Annual Convention of the Texas Bankers Association, May 17-19, in Fort Worth, Texas. Belonged to Ella Virginia Day Vincent when assistant cashier of the First State Bank of Arlington, Texas.