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Indentured servant contract between the Duke of Chandos and one George Harvey

Identifier: MS 171
Overview The holding consists of an Indentured Servant Contract between the Duke of Chandos and one George Harvey, a parchment document, approximately 23 x 29 inches in size, in English and dated 1761, setting forth the terms of the indenture.
Dates: 1761

J.D. Sandefer, Jr. tribute

Identifier: MS 542
Overview This collection contains a bound volume of many letters of condolence to J.D. Sandefer Jr.’s children. The letters are sent by various bankers, attorneys, businessmen, and the Presidents of Baylor University, Hardin-Simmons University, and Howard Payne University. All of the letters extol Sandefer’s abilities as a businessman, friend, and civic leader.
Dates: 1975

Libby Prison Inmate Letter

Identifier: MS 113
Abstract: Letter written during the Civil War by an anonymous Union Army prisoner- of-war, dated December18, 1864, and addressed from Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, to United States Senator William Wright of New Jersey, describing his worsening health while held in close confinement in the prison as hostage for a Confederate officer imprisoned in West Virginia, and urging the senator to intercede on his behalf to secure his exchange and release.
Dates: 1864

Logbook of the Brig Dona Maria Thereza

Identifier: MS 571
Scope and Contents Approximately 130 pages. The first 80 pages are in Portuguese and cover voyages from Fayal in the Azores to Riga and back to Lisbon, with an additional trip from Fayal to St. Petersburg. The remainder is in English and covers a voyage from Boston to Fayal.
Dates: 1814-1816

Logbook of the Schooner Don Nicholas

Identifier: MS 572
Scope and Contents The log reveals the ship’s travel from port to port, touching at Calais; Baltimore; Portland; Santiago, Cuba; New York; among others. Its varied cargo included bushels of corn, molasses, sugar, tobacco, etc.
Dates: 1846-1847

"On the Flogging of Women" commentary

Identifier: MS 100
Overview Document is an anonymous commentary on an article appearing in the February 28, 1827 edition of “The Anti-Slavery Monthly Reporter” that discussed propositions put forward by Lord Bathurst for reforms in the treatment of enslaved people in the Colonies; in particular, a prohibition of the flogging of women, which failed to pass.
Dates: 1827

Partial Logbook of the Ship Leonidas

Identifier: MS 570
Scope and Contents The log covers the period February 10, 1827, through November 19, 1828, and contains daily reports at sea and in port. The initial pages, and those for the months of May and June 1827, are missing. Entries indicate that the ship departed from its usual Charleston to Boston route in August 1828 and sailed for New York, then to Vera Cruz, Mexico, arriving there three months later. The partial logbook contains approximately 60 pages and measures 11” x 16.25”.
Dates: 1827-1828

Rice University Association of Rice Alumni records

Identifier: UA 003
Abstract This collection contains records and items related to the Association of Rice Alumni. It includes records and meeting minutes of various alumni committees and boards.
Dates: 1922 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1984

Rice University Faculty offprints collection

Identifier: UA 006
Abstract Faculty offprints, reproductions of individual articles published in scholarly journals, written by Rice University professors, with publication dates ranging from 1897 to 2005.
Dates: 1897-2005

Richard and Sandra Lauderdale Graham Brazilian Chapbook and Slides Collection

Identifier: MS 650
Overview The collection consists of fifty-seven inexpensively produced booklets of verse with woodblock print or photo image covers. The booklets are quarto size, 4-3/4” by 6-3/8”, and range in length from eight to forty-eight pages. The content is in verse in stanzas of six, seven, eight, or ten lines. The booklets are examples of a folk art known as literature de cordel, or “string literature,” because of being attached to strings as a means of displaying them for sale. The...
Dates: circa 1960-1990

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