Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Certificate of Partnership between Richard J. French, William Marsh Rice and Ebenezer B. Nichols, 1852



Descriptive Summary

Title Certificate of Partnership between Richard J. French, William Marsh Rice and Ebenezer B. Nichols
Dates: 1852
Abstract: A certificate of limited partnership for the purpose of setting up firm of "R.J. French" to purchase and sell goods from July 1, 1852 to July 1, 1857. The agreement was between general partner Richard J. French and special partners William M. Rice and Ebenezer B. Nichols.
ID MS 004
Extent 1 folder
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Historical Note

This certificate of limited partnership served the purpose of setting up firm of "R.J. French", "for purchase and sale of goods, wares, and merchandise of all sorts, buying and selling cotton and other produce in trade, barter, or on commission..." from July 1, 1852 to July 1, 1857. The agreement was between general partner Richard J. French of Washington County, Texas, and special partners William M. Rice of Houston and Ebenezer B. Nichols of Galveston.

William M. Rice founded the Rice Institute with funds earned through extensive trade efforts and other investments before his death in 1900.


Scope and Contents

This certificate is comprised of 2 leaves and documents the legal basis for the partnership.


Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from this item must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Rice, William Marsh, 1816-1900.
French, Richard J.
Nichols, Ebenezer B.
Subjects
Cottonseed trade -- Texas -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Certificate of Partnership between Richard J. French, William Marsh Rice and Ebenezer B. Nichols, MS 004, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Certificate of Partnership between Richard J. French, William Marsh Rice and Ebenezer B. Nichols