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dc.identifier.citation "Newsclipping "William M. Rice Dead: Passed Away at his Home in New York Sunday Evening"." (1900) Rice University:
dc.description News clipping identified in scrapbook as Houston Post, Sept. 26, 1900. Headline of news clipping is "William M. Rice Dead. Passed Away at His Home In New York Sunday Evening."
dc.description.abstract This Sept. 26, 1900 Houston Post newsclipping serves as notice in Houston of William M. Rice's death on Sunday, Sept. 24, 1900, in New York. On Sept. 25, 1900, suspicious banking transactions by Mr. Rice's valet, Charlie Jones, tipped off Mr. Rice's bank that something was wrong. Jones sent a telegram to Capt. James A. Baker in Houston regarding the death. Baker and Mr. Rice's brother Frederick Rice left for New York immediately, calling for a halt to the cremation plans. That night, Albert T. Patrick announced that Rice had recently changed his will, leaving the bulk of his wealth to Patrick. By the next day, Sept. 26, newspapers in New York were announcing mysterious circumstances and a coroner's investigation.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.rights This material is in the public domain and may be freely used.
dc.subjectKey Documents
dc.subject.lcshRice, William Marsh, 1816-1900--Death and burial
Rice University--History
dc.title Newsclipping "William M. Rice Dead: Passed Away at his Home in New York Sunday Evening"
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the Epson Perfection 1670 PHOTO or Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software. Master Tiff images were scanned at 24-bit color, 400 ppi. Derivative files are PDF for text and JPG & JPEG2000 for images. 2011
dc.source.collection Early Rice Institute records, 1844-1941 (bulk 1880-1916), UA 101, box 30 scrapbook volume I, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. wrc01669
dc.contributor.publisher Houston Post
dc.type.genre newsclippings (information artifacts)
dc.type.dcmi Text
dcterms.accessRights public domain

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