Invitation to the Formal Opening of Rice Institute, addressed to Dr. James Edwin Thompson, President of Victoria University of Manchester
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.
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.
Citable link to this pagehttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/63451
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