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dc.identifier.citation "Scrapbook page of New York news clippings announcing the mysterious circumstances of the death of William Marsh Rice." (1900) Rice University:
dc.description Scrapbook page containing various news clippings announcing the death of William March Rice. At the top of the page is written "Sept. 26th, '00. Syracuse, N.Y. Journal, Brooklyn, N.Y., Standard-Union." The two headlines from the news clipping below that are "Investigating Rich Man's Death," and "Police Stop Cremation of Dead Millionaire." Written above the headline "A Millionaire's Death" is "Bridgeport, Conn. Standard." Two separate paragraph clippings have the following written above - "Rochester, N.Y. Times." and "Batavia, N.Y. News."
dc.description.abstract William M. Rice died on Sunday, Sept. 24, 1900, in his apartment in New York City. 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, Mr. Rice's attorney, 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
New York Journal (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Standard-Union (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Times (Rochester, N.Y.)
Standard (Bridgeport, Conn.)
News (Batawa, N.Y.)
William M. Rice Institute
Rice University--History
dc.title Scrapbook page of New York news clippings announcing the mysterious circumstances of the death of William Marsh Rice
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. wrc01670
dc.contributor.publisher New York Journal (Syracuse, N.Y.)
dc.contributor.publisher Standard-Union (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
dc.contributor.publisher Times (Rochester, N.Y.)
dc.contributor.publisher Standard (Bridgeport, Conn.)
dc.contributor.publisher News (Batawa, N.Y.)
dc.type.genre newsclippings (information artifacts)
dc.type.dcmi Text
dcterms.accessRights public domain

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