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  • James Addison Baker portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1936-01-01)
    Baker practiced law in Houston, where he eventually headed Baker, Botts, Andrews, and Wharton, a 100-year-old law firm (later to be known as Baker Botts). After the Commercial National Bank, which ...
  • James Addison Baker portrait in academic regalia 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1936-01-01)
    Baker practiced law in Houston, where he eventually headed Baker, Botts, Andrews, and Wharton, a 100-year-old law firm (later to be known as Baker Botts). After the Commercial National Bank, which ...
  • Jane Blaffer portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Philanthropist and patron of the arts Jane Blaffer Owen is the daughter of Robert E. Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil and Refining Company. Owen was the first president of the Allied ...
  • Jane Blaffer portrait with hat 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Philanthropist and patron of the arts Jane Blaffer Owen is the daughter of Robert E. Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil and Refining Company. Owen was the first president of the Allied ...
  • Kenneth Franzheim portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Architect Kenneth Franzheim's major buildings in Houston were the seventeen-story Humble Tower (1936, with Staub, later became the Exxon Building); the second Hermann Hospital and the Hermann ...
  • Lecture "Architectural Traditions Appearing in the Earlier Buildings of the Rice Institute" 

    Watkin, William Ward, 1886-1952 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1950-01-01)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...
  • Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Lyndall Finley concerning a visit 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1926-07-15)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Lyndall Wortham concerning a fall 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Lyndall Wortham concerning a fishing trip 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Finley 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1926-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Letter from Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Finley to Gus S. Wortham 

    Finley, Mr. and Mrs. A.P. (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1926-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Letter from Sam Houston regarding (city of) Houston massacre 

    Houston, Sam, 1793-1863 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1837-02-13)
    Sam Houston served as General of the Texan Army in 1836 and went on to serve two terms as President of the Republic of Texas. His first term lasted from October 22, 1836, to December 10, 1838. The ...
  • Letter to Sam Houston regarding (city of) Houston massacre 

    McDonald, W.S. (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1837-02-14)
    Sam Houston served as General of the Texan Army in 1836 and went on to serve two terms as President of the Republic of Texas. His first term lasted from October 22, 1836, to December 10, 1838. The ...
  • Lyndall Finley (later Wortham), portrait as a nine year old girl, with a bouquet of flowers 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1901-01-01)
    Lyndall Finley Wortham (1892-1980) was married to business leader and philanthropist Gus S. Wortham. Mr. and Mrs. Wortham, are remembered for establishing the Wortham Foundation for support of ...
  • Lyndall Finley Wortham, portrait in wedding dress 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1926-01-01)
    Lyndall Finley Wortham (1892-1980) was married to business leader and philanthropist Gus S. Wortham. Mr. and Mrs. Wortham, are remembered for establishing the Wortham Foundation for support of ...
  • Manifesto of the Committee of Vigilance and Safety of Houston 

    Committee of Vigilance and Safety of Houston (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1842-03-14)
    Sam Houston served as General of the Texan Army in 1836 and went on to serve two terms as President of the Republic of Texas. His first term lasted from October 22, 1836, to December 10, 1838. The ...
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, original building, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1924-04-12)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...
  • Neill T. Masterson home, Houston, TX, front exterior view from street 

    Schleuter, F. J. (Frank J.) (photographer) (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1923-01-01)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...
  • Nina J. Cullinan portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1934-01-01)
    Nina J. Cullinan was a patron of Houston arts and parks. She was a founding member of the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Society For Performing Arts, and the Houston Ballet Foundation. She also served ...
  • Note depicting gift from Gus S. Wortham to his wife Lyndall F. Wortham 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1931-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...