Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Howard Hughes Letter to William A. Kirkland, 1950



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hughes, Howard
Title Howard Hughes Letter to William A. Kirkland
Dates: 1950
Abstract: A letter from Howard Hughes to William A. Kirkland, Board of Trustees, Rice Institute, Dec. 26, 1950, expressing his gratitute for a tribute to engineer Lewis Garfield published by Rice Institute.
ID MS 027
Extent 1 letter
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., was born December 24, 1905, in Houston. He is best known as an aviator, movie producer, billionaire, entrepreneur and owner of Hughes Tool Company. Hughes attended Rice Institute briefly circa 1924, and on June 1, 1925, he married Houston socialite Ella Rice.

Hughes passed away April 5, 1976. For more information on Hughes, see the Handbook of Texas Online, at <http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/HH/fhu60.html>.


Scope and Contents

A letter from Howard Hughes to William A. Kirkland, Board of Trustees, Rice Institute, Dec. 26, 1950, expressing his gratitute for a tribute to engineer Lewis Garfield published by Rice Institute. This typed letter is dated Dec. 26, 1950, signed by Howard Hughes.


Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from the Howard Hughes Letter to William A. Kirkland must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Kirkland, William A. -- correspondence.
Garfield, Lewis.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University -- history.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Howard Hughes Letter to William A. Kirkland, 1950, MS 027, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Woodson Research Center by the Treasurer's Office, Rice University, 1976.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Howard Hughes Letter to William A. Kirkland, Dec. 26, 1950