Series Description

Series IV, The teaching materials and miscellaneous papers are comprised of six subseries: Rice's lecture notes, photographs, a journal, writings and transcriptions, a card file and miscellaneous papers.

The lecture notes are primarily on topics relating to the history of art that probably pre-date the formation of the Art Department at Williams College.

The photographs are mounted and unmounted reproductions of works of art along with some travel photographs taken by Rice himself which have been arranged following a classification scheme that mirrors that of the glass lantern slides in the College's Slide Room.

A small journal is a record of a trip Rice took in 1865 through New York State and Vermont, and includes botanical specimens.

Writings and transcriptions are fragmentary with a manuscript relating to Goethe's Faust.

The card file contains index cards listing coins, original works of art, a butterfly and moth collection, and a library.

Collected materials are a disparate group of items, including various pamphlets, tickets for athletic events, a plan of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a 1912 catalogue of works in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

I. Correspondence with Richard Austin Rice, 1871-1921
II. Correspondence with Mrs. Marion (Foster) Rice, ca.1892-1914
III. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1875-1934

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

Richard Austin Rice
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