Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the John D. Kirkland Baker Botts public records of corporations & memorabilia, 1959-1981 MS 634



creator Kirkland, John D. (David)
Title: John D. Kirkland Baker Botts public records of corporations & memorabilia, 1959-1981
Dates: 1959-1981
Identification: MS 634
Quantity: 17 Linear Feet17 boxes
Language: English
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

John David Kirkland, born 6 June 1933 in McAllen, TX, spent his formative years in Edinburg and Austin Texas. He graduated Austin High School in 1950 and attended Yale University for his Bachelor of Arts in 1955 and Yale Law School for a law degree in 1958.

Kirkland moved to Houston TX in summer 1958 to practice corporate and securities law at Baker, Botts, Shepherd & Coates, and remained until 1967. He headed the team that helped T. Boone Pickens create Mesa Petroleum Co., George H.W. Bush, founder of Zapata Corp., and J. Hugh and William Liedtke, who developed Pennzoil Co. Kirkland joined Pennzoil in 1967, served as executive vice president and member of the board of directors, and was instrumental in transforming Pennzoil into the formation that became Pogo Producing and spin-offs of United Gas and Entex. After leaving Pennzoil in 1978, he served as director of executive education at the Jones School of Management and Administration at Rice University, vice chairman of Sandefer Oil & Gas, Inc., executive vice president with Roy M. Huffington, Inc., chairman of Heritage Trust Co., director of MetFuel, Inc., chairman and chief executive officer of Antara Resources, Inc., chairman of Huntington Exploration, LLC. Kirkland had numerous ties to Houston's educational, cultural and charitable institutions.

His first marriage to Ann Wales Kirkland produced three children, and his second wife, Kate Sayen Kirkland, survived him. He died Jan. 21, 2008 and is buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston.


Scope and Contents

The John D. Kirkland Baker Botts public records of corporations & memorabilia contains bound volumes of business records and memorabilia.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Bound volumes; Series II: Memorabilia.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from the Kirkland Baker & Botts materials must be obtained from Baker & Botts LLP. Contact Woodson Research Center for more information woodson@rice.edu or713-348-2586.


Index Terms

memorabilia
legal documents
Kirkland, John D. (David)
Baker & Botts.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John D. Kirkland Baker Botts public records of corporations and memorabilia, 1959-1981, MS 634, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Kate Sayen Kirkland on June 22, 2015.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Bound volumes

Box
1 Tuboscope Company sale of 200,000 shares of common stock 1959-07-22
Alpine Geophysical Associates, Inc. registration of common stock and warrants 1961-12-06
Schlumberger Limited secondary offering of 700,000 shares of common stock 1962
Murphy Corporation: $11,500,000 principal amount, 5-3/8% promissory note due 1967-1975 1962
Merger of Commonwealth Oil Company with the Jupiter Corporation 1962-03-01
Box
2 L.L. Ridgway Enterprises, Inc. sale of 170,000 shares of common stock 1962-10-19
Tennessee Gas Transmission Company $35,000,000 first mortgage pipeline bonds; 150,000 shares 5.04% cumulative preferred stock 1963
Merger of The Pennzoil Company into Pennzoil Company 1963
Acquistion of assets of Advanced Scientific Instruments, Inc. by Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc. 1963
Merger of Zapata Petroleum Corporation and Stetco Petroleum Corporation into South Penn Oil Company under name of Pennzoil Company 1963
Box
3 Houston Lighting and Power Company three-for-one stock split 1963-05-01
Pennzoil Company two-for-one stock split 1964-06-12
Mesa Petroleum Co. sale of 614,850 shares of common stock 1964
Tracor, Inc. sale of 110,000 shares of common stock ($ .50) par value and common stock purchase warrants (includes exhibits) 1964-10-29
Pet Milk Company acquisition of assets of George H. Dentler and sons 1965-01
Vector Cable Company acquisition of assets of Marsh & Marine Manufacturing Company, Inc. 1965-03
Mesa Petroleum co. acquisition of assets of Standard Gilsonite Company 1965-09-10
Box
4 Tenneco Chemicals, Inc. rearrangement of long-term indebtedness 1966
Tennessee Gas Transmission Company $50,000,000 first mortgage pipeline bonds, 5-3/8% series due Jan. 1, 1986; 1,000,000 shares 5.36% cumulative convertible second preferred stock 1966
Box
4-5 Duval Corporation sale of $25,000,000 of debentures; $13,000,000 bank loan agreements (vol. I & II) 1966-1967
Box
5 Pennzoil Company $135,000,000 6-1/2% notes due June 30,1968; refinancing on bank loans due Dec. 31, 166 1966-1968
Mesa Petroleum Co. sale of $4,000,000 principal amount 5-3/4% convertible subordinate debentures due 1982; original listing of debentures and common stock on the American Stock Exchange 1967
Murphy Oil Corporation $36,000,000 principal amount 6-1/4% promissory note due 1969-1983 (vol. I & II) 1967
Box
6 Big Three Industrial Gas & Equipment Co. sale of 150,000 shares of capital stock 1967
Duval Sierrita Corporation interim bank loan agreement 1968
Pennzoil United, Inc. $65,000,000 debentures 7-1/2% series due June 1, 1988; bank credit agreement; satisfaction and discharge of interim note indenture 1968
Pennzoil United, Inc. Duval exchange offer; three-for-one split; satisfaction and discharge of indenture dated as of Dec. 1, 1965 1968
Box
7 Consolidation of Pennzoil Company (Pennzoil) and United Gas Corporation (United) to form Pennzoil United, Inc. (vol. I & II) 1968-04-01
Pennzoil United, Inc. merger of Elk and Wolf's Head into Pennzoil; elimination of minority shareholder interest in Duval 1968-1969
Duval Corporation-Bright Star Foundation, Inc. ore production payment financing 1969-04-21
Box
8 Pennzoil United, Inc. United Gas Pipeline Company $190,299,000 debentures 4-1/8% - 5-3/4% series due July 1, 1971-June 1, 1982; $45,000,000 debentures 8-3/8% series due July 1, 1989; cancellation and discharge of line of United Mortgage, United debenture agreements and lien of pipeline mortgage (vol. I & II) 1969-07-23
Pennzoil United, Inc. post-effective amendments to registration statements relting to $1.58-1/3 cumulative preference common stock and employees stock purchase plan 1969-1970
Box
9 United Gas Pipeline Company $15,000,000 debentures 10-1/8% series due July 1, 1990 1970
United Gas Pipeline Company $25,000,000 debentures 9-3/4% series due Nov. 1, 1990 1970
Pennzoil Offshore Gas Operators, Inc. 130,000 united comprised of $130,000,000 convertible subordinated debentures due 1979 and 4,290,000 shares of class B common stock, $1 par value 1970
Pennzoil United, Inc./United Gas, Inc. 4,056,714 shares of United common stock $5 par value; $87,000,000 6-1/2% sinking fund debentures due Dec. 31, 1979; $62,000,000 first mortgage bonds 6-1/2@ series due Dec. 31, 1989 1970-06-30
Box
10 Pennzoil United, Inc. $75,000,000 debentures 8-3/8% series due March 1, 1996; $50,000,000 5-14% convertible subordinated debentures due 1996 1971
Pennzoil United, Inc./United Gas, Inc. $8,000,000 6-1/2% sinking fund debentures due Dec. 31, 1979; $62,000,000 1971-02-10
Pennzoil United, Inc./United Gas, Inc. sale of 3,044,050 shares United Gas, Inc. common stock 1971-05-13
Box
10-11 Pennzoil Company post-effective amendments relating to $1.58-1/3 cumulative preference common stock and qualified and non-qualified stock option plans; registration statement relating to employees stock purchase plan; 1934 act filings 1971-1972
Box
11 Pennzoil United, Inc. post-effective amendments relating to $1.58-1/3 cumulative preference common stock and employees stock purchase plan; registration statement relating to qualified stock option plan; misc. 1934 act filings 1971-1972
Sea Robin Pipeline Company $85,000,000 term loan notes due June 30, 1983 1972
Pennzoil Company bank credit agreements 1972
Pennzoil Company post-effective amendments relating to $1.58-1/3 cumulative preference common stock, employees stock purchase plan and qualified and nonqualified stock option plans; 1934 act filings 1972-1973
Box
12 Pennzoil Company sale of 650,000 $8.00 cumulative preferred stock $1 par value 1973
Pennzoil Company merger of Pennsylvania Refining Company into Pereco, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennzoil Company, under the name Pereco, Inc. 1973-01-26
Box
12 Pennzoil Offshore Gas Operators, Inc. $110,000,000 production payment financing 1973-1974
Pennzoil Company post-effective amendments relating to employees stock purchase plan and qualified and nonqualified stock option plans; 1934 act filings 1973-1974
Box
13-14 Pennzoil Company spin-off of United Gas Pipeline Company (4 volumes) 1974
Box
14 Pennzoil Offshore Gas Operators, Inc. $86,000,000 bank credit 1974
Pennzoil Louisiana and Texas Offshore, Inc. $100,000,000 bank credit 1974
Pennzoil Company registration statements relating to employees stock purchase plan and qualified and nonqualified stock option plans; 1934 act filings 1974-1975
Box
15 Pennzoil Offshore Gas Operators, Inc. $120,000,000 production payment financing 1975
Pennzoil Company post-effective amendment relating to employees stock purchase plan and qualified and nonqualified stock option plans; 1934 act filings 1975-1976
Pennzoil Company $250,000,000 bank credit; $60,000,000 eurodollar borrowings 1975-1976
Pennzoil Offshore Gas Operators, Inc. $200,000,000 production payment financing 1976
Box
16 Pennzoil Louisiana and Texas Offshore, Inc. $200,000,000 bank credit 1976
Pennzoil Company post-effective amendment relating to employees stock purchase plan and qualified and nonqualified stock option plans; 1934 act filings 1976-1977
Pennzoil Louisiana and Texas Offshore, Inc. $250,000,000 bank credit 1977
Pennzoil Company $250,000,000 bank credit 1977
Pennzoil Company $100,000,000 debentures 8-3/4% series due Dec. 31, 2001 1977



Series II: Memorabilia

Box Folder
17 1 Pennzoil Company and subsidiaries evaluation of exploratory and development drilling, 1971-73 1971-1973
2 Generic model: Public works contract based on unit prices between Pemex Exploracion y Produccion and [contractor] 2003-06
3 Development of low cost industrial and strategic raw materials: a proposal 1969-11-19
4 Performance Unlimited, Inc. board of director's meeting minutes, by-laws 1964
5 Pennzoil United, Inc. stock certificate 1971-03-30
Photographs
Box Folder
17 6 Huffco Indonesia receptions 1981
United Gas Corporation Mortgage and Deed of Trust R.I.P. album
Albums [2 together]: Pertamina/Huffco IJV Group Executive Management Seminar
Paperweights/lucite enclosed announcements/prospectus
Box
17 Pennzoil Offshore Gas Operators, Inc. $2000,000,000 production payment financing 1976-11-23
Pennzoil Louisiana and Texas Offshore, Inc. $130,000,000 convertible subordinated debentures due 1979 and 5,200,000 shares of class B common stock 1972-08-16
Pennzoil Company debentures 10-5/8% series due May 1, 1983 1975-05-08
Pennzoil Company sale of 650,000 shares $8.00 cumulative preferred stock 1973-05-10
Badak LNG sales contract 1980-04