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Guide to the Certificate of Partnership between Richard J. French, William Marsh Rice and Ebenezer B. Nichols, 1852 MS 004
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.
This certificate is comprised of 2 leaves and documents the legal basis for the partnership.
This material is open for research.
Permission to publish materials from this item must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Certificate of Partnership between Richard J. French, William Marsh Rice and Ebenezer B. Nichols, MS 004, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.