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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Tribute

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the J.D. Sandefer, Jr. tribute, 1975 MS 542



Title: J.D. Sandefer, Jr. tribute
Dates: 1975
Abstract 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.
Identification: MS 542
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft. (1 folder)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sandefer, Jefferson Davis (J.D.), Jr., 1899-1975
Genres
letters (correspondence)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

J.D. Sandefer Tribute, 1975, MS 542, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Tribute

Folder
1 J.D. Sandefer, Jr. Tribute 1975
creator Author (aut) Sandefer, Jefferson Davis (J.D.), Jr., 1899-1975

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