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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…

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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…

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The Kanaya Hotel opened in 1873 and is one of Japan's oldest and best-known western-style establishments.
This item was collected on the world tour taken by Rice Institute President Edgar Odell Lovett, his wife Mary Hale Lovett, and Secretary for…

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The Capitoline Hill, as it is called in English, is between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the seven hills of Rome. It is an urban plan laid by Michelangelo, connecting buildings through a central axis and plaza.
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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…

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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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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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Studio portrait in formal attire

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