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Invitation to the Formal Opening of Rice Institute, addressed to Dr. James Edwin Thompson, President of Victoria University of Manchester

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Title: Invitation to the Formal Opening of Rice Institute, addressed to Dr. James Edwin Thompson, President of Victoria University of Manchester
Abstract: Invitations such as this one were sent out to delegates from the world's universities to invite them to celebrate the opening of Rice Institute and to make a statement about the kind place Rice was to be. The invitation were signed by President Lovett personally, included a full program of the three days of celebratory events and lectures, and were mailed in a handmade wooden tube especially created for this purpose. Read the lectures in the three volume set online, "The Book of the Opening," at https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/35962.
Description: Engraved scroll titled Invitation to the Formal Opening of Rice Institute. Rice Institute Official Seal is at the top of the invitation. It is addressed to James Edwin Thompson of Victoria University of Manchester and is signed by Dr. Edgar Odell Lovett of Rice Institute.
Subject: Rice University -- History
William M. Rice Institute -- Scrolls
Lovett, Edgar Odell, 1871-1957 -- Correspondence
Thompson, James Edwin, 1863-1927 -- Correspondence
William M. Rice Institute -- Seal
Lectures and lecturing -- Texas -- Houston
Citation: "Invitation to the Formal Opening of Rice Institute, addressed to Dr. James Edwin Thompson, President of Victoria University of Manchester," 1912. Rice University, http://hdl.handle.net/1911/63451.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/63451
Date: 1912

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