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dc.creatorWortham, Gus S., 1891-1976
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T15:52:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T15:52:57Z
dc.date.issued 1926-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976. "Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Finley." (1926) Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/37132.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/37132
dc.description Handwritten letter from Gus S. Wortham asking Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Finley for permission to ask Lyndall Finley's hand in marriage. 5 pages written on Rice Hotel stationery.
dc.description.abstract Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. He is also remembered for establishing the Wortham Foundation for support of cultural organizations and parks in Houston. In addition to the Wortham Theater Center, several other public places in Houston are named for Wortham, including Gus Wortham Park, Gus Wortham Memorial Fountain, Wortham Fountain at the Texas Medical Center, Wortham House (home of the University of Houston chancellor), Wortham IMAX Theater at the Museum of Natural Science, Wortham World of Primates at the Houston Zoo, and Wortham Tower in the American General Center.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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dc.title Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Finley
dc.date.digital 2007-03-21
dc.date.original 1926
dc.source.collectionForms part of the Gus S. Wortham family and business records (http://www.rice.edu/fondren/woodson/mss/ms514.html), Box 2 folder 2 item 1, at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University (http://www.rice.edu/fondren/woodson/, 713-348-1586). Woodson Research Center, Rice University
dc.identifier.digital USRICEwrc5140202_01
dc.type.genre letters (correspondence)
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