[Telegram on D. W. Kempner's Funeral Request]

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Telegram for Mary Jean discussing instructions from D. W. Kempner concerning his funeral wishes.

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[1] p. ; 16 x 21 cm.

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Western Union October 15, 1956.


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Telegram for Mary Jean discussing instructions from D. W. Kempner concerning his funeral wishes.

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[1] p. ; 16 x 21 cm.


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This letter is part of the following collection of related materials.

Harris and Eliza Kempner

One of Galveston’s most iconic families, the Kempner family influenced the social and philanthropic landscape of Galveston, and its members created an expansive economic empire. This collection includes both personal papers and documentation of the family's involvement in business and industry.

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  • October 15, 1956

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  • July 30, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

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  • Jan. 11, 2019, 3:10 p.m.

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Western Union. [Telegram on D. W. Kempner's Funeral Request], letter, October 15, 1956; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1030830/: accessed November 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rosenberg Library.