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Guide to the Howard Hughes Letter to William A. Kirkland, 1950
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>.
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.
This material is open for research.
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.
Howard Hughes Letter to William A. Kirkland, 1950, MS 027, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Transferred to the Woodson Research Center by the Treasurer's Office, Rice University, 1976.