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Anne Wheeler papers

Identifier: MS 0381
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

Letters received by Anne Wheeler, secretary to the first President of Rice Institute and a travel diary presumed to be written by her. Diary entries span June 10, 1949-August 21, 1949 and are written in a first person point of view about a sight-seeing trip to Europe with a friend. Entries contain numerous anecdotes, stories, and comments on local buildings and history. The main locales visited are Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, England and Scotland. Noteworthy are the descriptions and comments about Post-World War II Europe.

Included is a condensed version containing a hotel/restaurant list from various European cities with a terse critique and a list of English expressions.

There are two letters received by Anne Wheeler. The first is undated, though probably written around 1953, from Lorraine Gresham. The second is a copy of a letter written by Mary Lovett to Ruth Baker, dated July 1, 1924, before her departure to France. Apparently, the letter was sent to Wheeler when she was about to travel to the country.


  • Creation: 1924 - 1953
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1949 - 1953


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Anne Wheeler papers, MS 381, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical Note

Anne Wheeler served as secretary to E.O. Lovett, first President of Rice Institute.


0.25 Linear Feet ( (4 folders))

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Letters received by Anne Wheeler, secretary to the first President of Rice Institute and a travel diary presumed to be written by her.

Acquisition Information

These papers were donated in the 1960s.

Related Material

Rice Institute President Edgar Odell Lovett Papers, 1912-1945, UA Lovett Presidential, Woodson Research Center.

President E. O. Lovett's Personal Papers, 1871-1957, Woodson Research Center.

Turnbull Collection, 1913-1966, Woodson Research Center.

Guide to the Anne Wheeler papers, 1924, bulk 1949-1953
Sarah Biggerstaff
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA