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  • Collection: Lovett World Tour 1908-1909

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Train schedule information gathered by the Lovett and Weems party as they traveled by rail from Houston to Montreal and then began their transatlantic journey aboard the H.M.S. Ireland.

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The Chinese Eastern Railway was a single tracked line providing a shortcut for the world's longest railroad, the Trans-Siberian Railway from near the Siberian city of Chita via Harbin across northern inner Manchuria to the Russian port of…

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Stanford University's Mediterranean influenced architecture appealed to the early Rice Institute board. The style features buildings with carved stone arches, colonades and towers, organized along an axis punctuated by open quads and preserving long…

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A piece of heather from Scotland pressed into paper by Mrs. Mary Hale Lovett, as a memento of her travels.

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An example of a page from Mrs. Lovett's travel diary from the world tour for Rice Institute, 1908-1909. There is no known travel diary for this trip kept by Dr. Lovett.

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Studio portrait in formal attire

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Leather wallet with Dr. Lovett's name stamped in gold foil, zipper closure, shown with one of Dr. Lovett's engraved calling cards.

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Letter asking Ms. Hale to please address her correspondence to Dr. and Mrs. Lovett care of the Embassy of the United States of America, Tokyo, Japan.

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This item was collected on the world tour taken by Rice Institute President Edgar Odell Lovett, his wife Mary Hale Lovett, and Secretary for Rice's Board of Trustees, Carrington Weems. The mission of the tour was to research the best characteristics…