Lovett World Tour 1908-1909

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Lovett World Tour 1908-1909


Around the World with Edgar Odell Lovett: The Rice Institute Board of Trustees sent their newly chosen President, Edgar Odell Lovett, on a world tour seeking out the best aspects of the leading colleges and universities. Lovett's task was shape his findings into a recommendation for the academic, administrative, residential and physical shape of the new Rice Institute.


Amanda York Focke (WRC Fondren Library Rice University)

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Rice Institute faculty organization notes
Edgar Odell Lovett's notes on a possible way to structure the faculty for the newly forming Rice Institute. Lovett was the first president of Rice Institute, which later became Rice University.

Breakfast menu on board the S.S. Mongolia
Printed breakfast menu on board the S.S. Mongolia, on which Dr. and Mrs. Edgar Odell Lovett of Rice Institute traveled in April, 1909.

R.M. Munster postcard from Lovett world tour<br /><br />
Color postcard featuring the R.M. Munster, on which Dr. and Mrs. Edgar Odell Lovett of Rice Institute traveled during their world tour, 1908-1909.

SS Mongolia color postcard
This postcard features the SS Mongolia, a steamship traveled on by Edgar Odell Lovett, Mary Hale Lovett and F. Carrington Weems on their world tour for the Rice Institute in 1909. They traveled from Russia to Japan and from Japan to Hawaii aboard…

Canadian Pacific Railway Company&#039;s &quot;Empresses&quot; steamship cabin rate sheet and sailings schedule
Pamphlet detailing the first and second cabin rates and schedules for the Pacific Railway Company's line of "Empresses" (steamships). Stamped in red across the pamphlet cover are the words " All C.P.R. Steamers are equipped with Marconi wireless…

Program of entertainment aboard the RMS Empress of Ireland, featuring Mrs. Mary Lovett
"Programme of Entertainment in the aid of the Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution" aboard the RMS Empress of Ireland, featuring Mrs. Mary Hale Lovett singing "Villanelle" and "The Slumber Boat", among other performances of piano and song. The…

Map of Edgar Odell Lovett&#039;s world tour, 1908-1909
Map created in 2009 detailing the route taken by Edgar Odell Lovett, Mary Hale Loevtt and F. Carrington Weems for the Rice Institute.

Envelope addressed to Major Hale
Handwritten envelope addressed to Major H.S. Hale, from Edinburgh, from his daughter Mary Hale Lovett, who was tour educational institutions with her husband, Edgar Odell Lovett, of the then Rice Institute. The Lovett's children stayed at the home of…
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