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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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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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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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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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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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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…