Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Robert Duncan Papers, 1903-1951



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Duncan, Robert, 1911-1992
Title: Robert Duncan Papers
Dates: 1903-1951
Creator Abstract: A native of Clarita, Oklahoma, Robert Duncan (1911-1992) was a San Antonio, Texas, insurance agent.
Content Abstract: The collection contains financial records of insurance agencies, including account ledgers, income tax records, and check registers. The firms represented in the papers include Conroy and Rice; Sergent and Rine; and Sergent, Duncan and Rine.
Identification: Col 884
Extent: 3.30 linear feet (2 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Robert Duncan was born on 1911 April 29 in Clarita, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and obtained a master’s degree in music from the Chicago Music College. In 1945, Duncan became an owner and partner in the Sergent, Duncan and Rine insurance agency in San Antonio, Texas, positions he held until he sold the business in 1979. Duncan served as president of the San Antonio Association of Insurance Agents and was a member of the National Association of Insurance Agents. Participating in several other organizations, Duncan was a charter member of the Alamo Kiwanis Club and an accomplished nature photographer.

Robert Duncan married Ruth Starkey in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1933; the couple had two sons. Robert Duncan died in San Antonio on 1992 April 3.

References

Robert Duncan biographical file, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains financial records of insurance agencies, including account ledgers, income tax records, and check registers. The firms represented in the papers include Conroy and Rice; Sergent and Rine; and Sergent, Duncan and Rine.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Duncan, Robert, 1911-1992.
Organizations
Conroy and Rice (San Antonio, Tex.)
Sergent and Rine (San Antonio, Tex.)
Sergent, Duncan and Rine (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Business enterprises--Texas--San Antonio.
Insurance companies--Texas--San Antonio--Records and correspondence.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Professional papers.
Business records.
Financial records.
Ledgers (account books).
Tax records.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Duncan Papers, 1903-1951, Col 884, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert Duncan, 1976 and 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1995 June.

Finding aid edited by Tom D'Amore, 2010 December.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 December.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Robert Duncan Papers, 1903-1951

Box
2 Conroy and Rice: account ledger, circa 1903-1916
Sergent and Rine; Sergent, Duncan and Rine
Box
1 Income tax records, 1927-1932
Income tax records, 1933-1935
Income tax records, 1936-1938
Income tax records, 1939-1942
Certificates, notary public, 1909-1923
Printed material
Box
2 Account records, card file
Box
Oversize 3 Record of acknowledgements, H. P. Rine, 1907-1945
Check register, Sergent and Rine, 1928-1941; Hoey and Rine, 1936-1937
Check register, 1941-1951
Box
Oversize 4 Ledger, 1921-1927
Ledger, 1929-1943
Ledger, 1945-1949