University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Sergent, Duncan and Rine Insurance Agency Records, 1911-1980



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sergent, Duncan, and Rine (San Antonio, Tex.), Duncan, Robert, 1911-1992
Title: Sergent, Duncan and Rine insurance agency records
Dates: 1911-1980
Abstract: Comprising clippings, policy pamphlets, account books, receipts, and correspondence, the Sergent, Duncan and Rine Insurance Agency Records, 1911-1980, document the history of the San Antonio, Texas, firm.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02661
Extent: 2 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

T. F. Brady established the San Antonio, Texas, insurance agency that would become Sergent, Duncan and Rine in 1873. The firm changed hands several times before the 1920s, when owner Hugh B. Rice added Hilburn P. Rine as a partner. Upon Rice's death, Mrs. Paul O. Sergent bought his share and the agency became Sergent and Rine. Robert Duncan (1911-1992) brought Albany Fire Insurance Company to the agency in 1939 and became a partner in 1945, taking over for an ill Mr. Rine. Sergent, Duncan and Rine operated under this partnership until 1958, when Duncan became sole owner. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1957, Duncan's son Dean joined the business.


Scope and Contents

Comprising clippings, policy pamphlets, account books, receipts, and correspondence, the Sergent, Duncan and Rine Insurance Agency Records, 1911-1980, document the history of the San Antonio, Texas, firm. Account books, correspondence, and receipts concern the financial and informational activities of the business while the policy pamphlets illustrate the different forms of insurance offered. Clippings relate to the history of the company, particularly anniversaries, and general insurance news and trends.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Duncan, Robert, 1911-1992
Corporate Names
Sergent and Rine (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Insurance
Places
San Antonio
Texas

Related Materials

Robert Duncan Papers, 1903-1951, Col 884, at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library in San Antonio, Texas.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sergent, Duncan and Rine Insurance Agency Records, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1984-124

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/B38 [SRH1230000483] Unprocessed
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2.325/B39 [SRH1230000484] Unprocessed