Dr. and Mrs. Lovett regularly wrote home to their families.
Mrs. Lovett also kept a travel diary detailing her activities and noting some of Dr. Lovett's. The family correspondence and travel diary are part of the Lovett family papers here at the Woodson Research Center.
Letter from Rice Institute President Edgar Odell Lovett to his sister-in-law Annie Hale, while traveling in Japan at the end of the world tour for Rice Institute.
In the letter, he details the travel and homecoming plans for himself and his wife Mary, including a suggestion that Annie arrange a dressmaker's assistance upon their return, as Mrs. Lovett had not been able to sew in preparation for the coming summer.
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 Mrs.Lovett's parents, the Hales, in Kentucky.