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  • Collection: William Marsh Rice and the Founding of the Institute

Photo on cardboard mat. Damage from storm of 1900 in Galveston. A group of men (11) are searching a pile of wooden rubble left behind after the storm. Back of photo reads: Galveston, Texas, October 7, 1900. APPEAL FOR THE HOMELESS OF GALVESTON. Does…

Inscribed "From an original oil painting of William M. Rice at the age of 34 years, Presented by Wm. M. Rice, Jr., to the Institute, December 1908"

Black and white photograph of a color painting portrait hung on the walls of the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Photographic print of a painted portrait

Charcoal portrait of the second Mrs. William Marsh Rice, seated in a chair, three-quarter length, possibly circa 1880.

Photographic reproduction of an oil painting

Back row, left to right: Benjamin Botts Rice, Edgar O. Lovett, Emanuel Raphael, William Marsh Rice, Jr. Front row: James Everett McAshan, Cesar Maurice Lombardi, James Addison Baker, Jr.

Handwritten copy of the original charter document for the Rice Institute, written in one person's hand, including names of those who signed the document and what seals were present.

Galveston Hurricane (1900) - The New York Times.pdf
Newspaper article published by the New York Times, Sept. 10, 1900.

5 page carbon copy of the typed will, with handwritten annotations