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William Marsh Rice and His Institute : The Centennial Edition

By: Hall, Randal L.
Contributor(s): Morris, Sylvia Stallings.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (202 p.).ISBN: 9781603446884.Subject(s): Businesspeople -- Texas -- Biography | Murder victims -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Philanthropists -- Texas -- Biography | Rice, William Marsh, 1816-1900 | William M. Rice Institute -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: William Marsh Rice and His Institute : The Centennial EditionDDC classification: 378.764/1411 | 378.7641411 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Contents; Illustrations; Preface to the Centennial Edition; Foreword to the First Edition; Preface to the First Edition; 1: The Early Years; 2: The War Years and Their Sequel; 3: Plans for the Institute; 4: Murder on Madison Avenue; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Notes; Index
Summary:  In 1891 William Marsh Rice made a generous bequest in order to found the distinguished Houston institution that bears his name. Ironically, this very bequest helped to bring about his murder, an act of treachery perpetrated by a conniving attorney and Rice's naïve, malleable manservant. This captivating tale-full of intrigue, legal twists and turns, and sensational revelations-an important part of the full biography of Rice himself, received its first careful historical investigation by Andrew Forest Muir, a longtime professor of history at Rice University who, beginning in 1957, perf
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Title Page; Contents; Illustrations; Preface to the Centennial Edition; Foreword to the First Edition; Preface to the First Edition; 1: The Early Years; 2: The War Years and Their Sequel; 3: Plans for the Institute; 4: Murder on Madison Avenue; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Notes; Index

 In 1891 William Marsh Rice made a generous bequest in order to found the distinguished Houston institution that bears his name. Ironically, this very bequest helped to bring about his murder, an act of treachery perpetrated by a conniving attorney and Rice's naïve, malleable manservant. This captivating tale-full of intrigue, legal twists and turns, and sensational revelations-an important part of the full biography of Rice himself, received its first careful historical investigation by Andrew Forest Muir, a longtime professor of history at Rice University who, beginning in 1957, perf

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