TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Copy Photographs

Photocopies and Typescripts

Photographs - original

Boll/Peak/Beilharz Collection



Overview of the Collection

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

Scope and Contents

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

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Related Material

MA99-2 Beilharz Family Collection

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Family Names:

Beilharz
Boll
Peak

Places:

Dallas (Tex.)

Subjects:

Family History

Titles:

Boll/Peak/Beilharz Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Copy Photographs
1 1 Photograph of Portrait of Jacob Boll and Henrietta Humbel Boll, c.1845-1850 (note indicates that portrait was done in Switzerland)
2 Photograph of Henrietta Boll Beilharz, c.1880
3 Photograph of Henry Boll, c. 1880
Photocopies and Typescripts
1 1 Typescript translation of letter dated June 19, 1874 from Jacob Boll to his children describing his arrival in Dallas, plans to build a house, and study of insects. He also conveys greetings to family and friends.
2 Photocopy of letter dated May 3, 1872 from Jacob Boll to his brother describing wife's medical condition (also have typescript translation of letter)
3 Typescript translation of note dated October 16, 1880 (Dallas, Texas) from Jacob Boll's children describing the circumstances of his death on September 29, 1880
4 Color photocopies of two German baptismal certificates/documents for Jacob Boll dated September 27, 1857 (translator's note suggest that these may have been for a son of Henrietta and Jacob Boll who died in infancy since Boll himself would have been almost 30 years old in 1857).
5 Photocopy of a newspaper article dated January 10, 1878 entitled "Jacob Boll Dead, he was a native of Switzerland and an old citizen of Dallas"
6 Photocopies of four 11x14 pages from "Miss Peak's Scrapbook" containing the following newspaper clippings relating to Boll:
"Artesian wells and coal deposits in Texas" by Jacob Boll (no date; no publication information)
"Death of Prof. Jacob Boll" by J.H.B.
"Prof. Jacob Boll, tribute to the memory of the geologist by a brother scientist" by N.A.T., dated October 8, 1880
1 7 Reprint of January 30, 1984 Dallas Morning News Article entitled "The Way it was..." by Kenneth Force (describes Henri Boll's trip to Texas and his marriage to Elizabeth)
8 Photocopies of 2 page transcript list "From Aunt Henrietta's birthday book (Henrietta Boll Peak)" lsiting family members' birthdays
Photographs - original
2 1 Meisterham Family
2 Michel, Mr. and Mrs.
3 Wilson, Lawrence and Fred
4 Ferchert, Louise
5 Boll/Peak Family
6 Fretz Family
7 3 unmarked
8 Wagner, Louis and Lehman, Edward
9 Meyer, Simon and Hess, John
10 Frick, Adolf and Mother
11 2 unmarked - Young Lady
12 2 unmarked - Young Children
13 2 unmarked
14 2 unmarked - Young Ladies