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Letter from Edgar Odell Lovett to sister-in-law Annie Hale, March 27, 1909


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Letter from Edgar Odell Lovett to sister-in-law Annie Hale, March 27, 1909


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.


Lovett, Edgar Odell, 1871-1957.


Forms part of the Edgar Odell Lovett and Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Family papers, 1849-1979
MS 494, box 74 folder 20. Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. woodson@rice.edu


Digital version published by Rice University.


March 27, 1909

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Digitized August 24, 2010.


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27 March, 1909

Dear Anne

I asked Mr. Weems to send your father a cablegram on our arrival here. Japan is proving to be the finest kind of culmination to our journey. We are planning to sail from Yokohama the 7th of April on a Pacific Mail Steamer (name I don't know yet) a large boat, touching at Honolulu and making the passage to San Francisco in about 16 days. We are hoping to get Mary to Mayfield in time to help celebrate the Major's birthday. Unfortunately it will be necessary for me to go straight to Houston. It might be well for you to have a dressmaker save some of her time in May for Mary since she will have had no opportunity to get any of her summer sewing done. We had hoped to look up some of the missionaries here but I fear that is going to be impossible.
Love to all - EOL.

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