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J.D. Sandefer, Jr. tribute

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0542
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a bound volume of many letters of condolence to J.D. Sandefer Jr.’s children. The letters are sent by various bankers, attorneys, businessmen, and the Presidents of Baylor University, Hardin-Simmons University, and Howard Payne University. All of the letters extol Sandefer’s abilities as a businessman, friend, and civic leader. This collection of letters was compiled by Sandefer’s three children, who also wrote a one-page introduction.

Dates

  • 1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the J.D. Sandefer Tribute must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical / Historical

Jefferson Davis (J.D.) Sandefer, Jr (1899-1975) was a well-known and respected businessman, friend, and civic leader. He made his home in Breckenridge, Texas, in 1920 and soon after bought Walker-Caldwell Oil Company, which was very successful. Sandefer married Carrie Lynn Bates and they raised their three children in Breckenridge, where he was a model citizen. Sandefer was twice president of the chamber of commerce, served twice on the school board, was President of the Lions Club, and was also President of the West Central Texas Oil and Gas Association. He was a director of two banks, helped to organize the “Roughneck Bible Class,” and was on the Board of Trustees at Hardin-Simmons University, where his father served as President.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet ( (1 folder))

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains a bound volume of many letters of condolence to J.D. Sandefer Jr.’s children. The letters are sent by various bankers, attorneys, businessmen, and the Presidents of Baylor University, Hardin-Simmons University, and Howard Payne University. All of the letters extol Sandefer’s abilities as a businessman, friend, and civic leader.

Creator

Title
Guide to the J.D. Sandefer, Jr. tribute, 1975
Status
Completed
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA