Biographical Chronology

1846 born October 22, in Madison, CT, son of Richard Elisha and Parnella (Scranton) Rice
1864 enters Yale College having attended Lee Academy in Madison, CT, a boy's school in Stamford, and Philips Andover Academy
1868 receives A.B. degree from Yale College
1869 enters Yale Divinity School
1871 engages in graduate study at the University of Berlin in history and philology
1872 graduates from Yale Divinity School with a B.D. degree
1873 studies at the University of Berlin and the Sorbonne in Paris subjects including European languages and art in France and Italy
1875-81 works as Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Vermont
1876 marries Marion Ashley (Foster) November 28, at Geneva, NY
1878 birth of first son, Richard Ashley
1881 joins the faculty of Williams College as Professor of Modern Languages
1882 birth of second son, Maxwell Ware
1883 birth of third son, Roger Leavitt. Rice receives an A.M. honorary degree from Williams
c1885 actively involved with the Williams College student organization, the Art Association
1890 occupies J. Leland Miller Chair of American History, Literature and Eloquence. Participates in re-writing the constitution of the Art Association
1894-95 Dean of Williams College
1899 son, Richard, graduates from Williams College with a B.A. 

1903 Appointed Professor of the History of Art and Civilization. Son, Maxwell, graduates from Williams College with a B.A. Son, Richard, receives M.A. degree from Harvard College.
1906 Roger, graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology having attended Williams College, but not a graduate of the Class of 1905. Maxwell graduates with a B.D. from the Episcopal Theological Seminary, Cambridge
1906-7 on leave to explore and collect material in Egypt and Greece
1911 retires from Williams College as Professor Emeritus. Goes abroad to work in the libraries of Heidelberg, Paris and London. Then works as a consultant to A. J. Parsons, Chief of the Division of Prints at the Library of Congress.
1912 accepts position of Chief of the Division of Prints at the Library of Congress
1925 dies February 5, in Washington, D.C.
1936 wife, Marion, dies

Richard Austin Rice (1846-1925) Papers, 1865-1934

Richard Austin Rice
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