Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Early Land Deeds, Contracts and Related Records, 1830-1969 UA 222



creator Rice University
Title: Rice University Early Land Deeds, Contracts and Related Records
Dates: 1830-1969
Abstract: The collection contains records and printed material on the early land holdings and dealings of William Marsh Rice and the Rice Institute in 45 Texas counties and 4 Louisiana parishes. The collection also contains records and printed material concerning early Rice Institute campus construction, legal matters (including judicial settlements and statements), institutional housekeeping (including receipts and invoices from 1891-1907), and campus area property and construction.
Identification: UA 222
Quantity: 35 Linear Feet (66 boxes plus oversize)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical note

William Marsh Rice was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 14, 1816. He was the third of ten children born to David and Patty Hall Rice. Little is known about Rice's childhood but records indicate that he worked for a while as a shopkeeper in Springfield before deciding to move to Texas in 1838.

Rice started out in business as a merchant in Houston, Texas. His first business partnership with a Barnabas Haskill was formed in 1840 but dissolved by 1842. In 1844 Rice became a commission and forwarding merchant in partnership with Ebenezer B. Nichols, a successful Houston businessman. By 1850 Rice's siblings began to follow him to Houston and assisted in his ventures. On June 29, 1850 Rice married Margaret Bremond whose father Paul was one of Rice's many business partners. In the census of 1860, Rice is listed as having $750,000 in real and personal property, making him one of the wealthiest men in Texas at the time.

On August 13, 1863 Margaret Rice died, possibly from cholera or yellow fever. Shortly after his wife's death, Rice went to Monterrey, Mexico and stayed there until August of 1865 when he returned to Houston. Later in that summer, he went to Massachusetts for business and did not return to Houston until 1866. On June 26, 1867 Rice married for a second time. His second wife was Julia Elizabeth Baldwin Brown, a widow and a daughter of Horace Baldwin, one of the early mayors of Houston. Elizabeth's sister Charlotte was the wife of William's younger brother Frederic.

Rice and his second wife moved to New Jersey to live with Rice's sister Charlotte and her family. Rice and his wife divided their time between New York City and New Jersey with occasional trips to Houston to oversee business.

During one of the Rices' visits to Houston, he was approached by Cesar Maurice Lombardi, who was interested in building a high school in Houston. Rice had been interested in endowing an educational institute of some kind, having revised his will twice previously to include a school for needy boys, first in New Jersey, then in New York City. After the meeting with Lombardi, Rice decided to fund an institute of higher learning in Houston. On May 19, 1891 the charter for the William M. Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art was incorporated in Austin, Texas. Captain James Addison Baker, William's brother Frederic, Houston businessmen Emanuel Raphael, Cesar Lombardi, James E. McAshan and Alfred S. Richardson were named as the first board of trustees.

In article two of the charter: "(t)he objects, intents, and purposes of this Institution are declared to be the establishment and maintenance, in the City of Houston, Texas, of a Public Library, and the maintenance of an Institution for the Advancement of Literature, Science, Art, Philosophy and Letters; the establishment and maintenance of a Polytechnic school; for procuring and maintaining scientific collections; collections of chemical and philosophical apparatus, mechanical and artistic models, drawings, pictures and statues; and for cultivating other means of instruction ..." The institute was initially endowed with a promissory note for $200,000 to be paid upon Rice's death. Rice revised his will on September 26, 1896 and left the bulk of his estate to his namesake institute.

Elizabeth Rice's health began to fail in the early months of 1896. The Rices moved to Houston in April 1896, hoping the warm weather would improve Elizabeth's condition. On June 1, 1896 Mrs. Rice drew up a new will without her husband's knowledge naming Orren Holt, a Houston lawyer, as her executor. The will claimed that the Rices were residents of Texas (a community property state) and Elizabeth could bequeath half of the Rice estate as she saw fit. Rice moved Elizabeth to a hotel in Waukesha, Wisconsin shortly after the new will was signed. Elizabeth died on July 24, 1896 in Waukesha. Rice returned to New York City. In September 1896 Orren Holt, Elizabeth's executor, filed to probate Elizabeth's last will. Captain Baker, Rice's lawyer, informed Rice of the situation and a court battle began over the will. Rice disputed his wife's claim that she had been a Texas resident since this division of their estate would decrease what was available for the institute.

During the battle over the estate two lawyers became involved with the proceedings and would end up greatly influencing the final results. Captain Baker, a trustee of the Rice Institute, served as William Rice's lawyer. Albert Patrick, the other lawyer, was hired by Orren Holt in 1898 to investigate the residency question in New York City. There Patrick met Charlie Jones, Rice's valet. The two spent a great deal of time together and slowly a plan was formed. At first it seemed that Patrick was only interested in the settlement of the contested will and was looking for any way to win. He convinced Jones, in the spring of 1900, to start poisoning Rice with mecury pills as a way to avoid a court battle. By the summer of 1900 Patrick came up with the idea to forge a will that left the majority of Rice's estate to himself and small sums to relatives and friends. The forged will was dated June 30, 1900.

On September 8, 1900 a hurricane struck the Gulf Coast and one of Rice's businesses, the Merchants and Planters Oil Company, suffered severe damage. The business manager telegraphed that they needed money for repairs and the sum was most of what Rice had available in his bank account. Patrick was worried at the loss of such a large sum of ready cash and he convinced Jones to use chloroform to kill Rice. On September 23, 1900 Rice was murdered by Jones. Patrick, in his haste to get hold of Rice's cash, tried to withdraw money from Rice's bank using a check forged by Jones right after Rice's death. The bank refused to honor the check since Patrick's name was spelled incorrectly. When calling to verify the check with Rice, the bank learned that he was dead. Since the circumstances were suspicious, the bank contacted Rice's Houston lawyer, Captain Baker.

When Baker arrived in New York City, he learned there had been a new will written up by Patrick. Baker was suspicious of the will since Rice had never notified him of any changes to the one Baker had drawn up on September 26, 1896. This suspicion led to a long and sensational trial where Patrick's version of the will was exposed as a forgery and the scheme to kill Rice was discovered. Patrick was found guilty of murder and forgery on March 26, 1902 and was sentenced to die in the electric chair. Jones, who confessed to his part of the events, ended up being released despite being the one who had actually committed the murder. Patrick's sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the governor of New York, but eventually won a full pardon in 1912.

On February 6, 1902 Orren Holt settled the suit over Elizabeth's will for $200,000. After the trials and settlement, Captain Baker and the original Board of Trustees set about fulfilling Rice's dream to have an institute for higher learning in Houston, Texas. To guide them, the trustees chose an imaginative first president, a young mathematician and astronomer at Princeton University named Edgar Odell Lovett, who signed on as president in 1908. Lovett had earned doctorates both from the Universities of Virginia and Leipzig and had taught at Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago, and Princeton, the most innovative American universities of the time. The trustees sent him on a worldwide tour of the "competition," where he interviewed faculty, inspected facilities, and developed an inspired vision of what might be accomplished on the plains of Texas with a blank-check charter, a generous endowment, and high ambitions. The goal was a university "of the highest grade" that kept "the standards up and the numbers down." Lovett shaped the university that Rice would become.

The Rice Institute opened on September 23, 1912, the anniversary of Mr. Rice's murder, with 77 students and a dozen faculty. An international academic festival celebrated the opening three weeks later, a spectacular event that brought Rice to the attention of the entire scholarly world. Four years later, at the initial commencement, 35 bachelor degrees and one master's degree were awarded, with the first doctorate conferred in 1918.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains records and printed material on the early land holdings and dealings of William Marsh Rice and the Rice Institute in 45 Texas counties and 4 Louisiana parishes. The collection also contains records and printed material concerning early Rice Institute campus construction, legal matters (including judicial settlements and statements), institutional housekeeping (including receipts and invoices from 1891-1907), and campus area property and construction.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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


Index Terms

receipts (financial records)
maps (documents)
contracts
financial records
memorandums
deeds
architectural drawings (visual works)
Raphael, E.
Baker & Botts
Baker, James Addison
Rice University
Rice, B.B.
Rice, Elizabeth Baldwin
Rice, William Marsh
Waldo, Wilmer, Mr.

Related Archival Materials note

Early Rice Institute records, 1844-1941 (bulk 1880-1916), UA 101, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. 117 boxes. See finding aid online at .


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Early Land Deeds, Contracts and Related Records, UA 222, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Rice Land Deeds 1830-1966
39 Linear Feet

Louisiana Lands and Timber 1903-1925
1 Linear Feet
Louisiana Lands and Timber, 1903-1925
Box Folder
1 1 Act of sale, Louisiana lands, 1911
1 Rice Land Lumber Co., purchase/sale of timberlands in Louisiana, 1911
1 Waiver concerning timber mortgage, Louisiana lands, 1917-1918
1 Various documents, Louisiana lands, 1907-1921
1 Balance of unpaid bonds, American Lumber Co., 1913
1 Sale of Louisiana timber lands, 1911-1925
1 2nd supplemental agreement, 1914
1 Louisiana land of Rice Land Lumber Co., 1911
1 Copy - deed, from William M Rice and Elizabeth Baldwin Rice
1 Vouchers/expenses, Louisiana lands, 1911
Louisiana Lands and Timber, 1904-1923:
Box Folder
1 2 Meeting of Rice Institute Trustees concerning sale of Louisiana timber land, 1911
2 Certified copy of minutes for the meeting held January 25, 1911
2 Correspondence concerning sale of Louisiana lands, 1904-1911
2 Correspondence concerning Louisiana lands, 1910, 1923
Louisiana lands and timber, Allen Parish, 1918-1926
Box Folder
1 3 Act of sale, Allen Parish, LA., 1925
3 Agreement for tram right-of-way, Allen and Rapides Parishes, 1918
3 Rice Land Lumber Co., Oberlin Tract, Allen Parish, 1926
3 Rice Land Lumber Co., Pawnee Tract, Allen Parish, 1926
3 Re-conveyance, Kinder and Northwestern Railroad to Rice Institute, 1925
4 Sale of Land to Walter Cloud, Allen Parish, LA., 1907-1920
5 Laird heirs settlement of claim of John Laird, Allen parish, LA., 1916-1923
Rice Land Lumber Co., Louisiana land sales, leases, easements, etc., Allen Parish, LA., 1938-1965
Box Folder
1 6 Right-of-way with Industrial Lumber Co., Allen parish, LA., 1934
6 Right-of-way to state of Louisiana and Louisiana Highway Commission, Allen Parish, 1937
6 Acknowledgement of tenancy to A.B. Marcantel, 1938
6 Right-of-way for public road, 1953
6 Grazing leases, 1952-1953
6 Contract for 20 years for removal of stumps in Allen, Beauregard and Rapides Parishes, 1944
6 Tennessee Gas Transmission Co., right-of-way agreement and damage release, 1950
6 Lease agreements, Harmony Development Co., 1952-1965
Louisiana Land and Timber, Beauregard Parish, 1913-1926:
Box Folder
2 1 Rice Land Lumber Co., Will Rice lands and timber in Beauregard Parish, LA., 1923
1 Indemnity bond between Long Bell Lumber Co., and Southwest Lumber Co., Beauregard Parish, 1913
1 Long Bell Lumber Co., conveyance, Beauregard Parish, 1913
1 Land lease, Beauregard Parish, 1921
1 Rice Land Lumber Co., Merryville tract, Beauregard Parish, 1926
1 Leases, Beauregard Parish, 1916-1918
1 Lease, Rice Land Lumber Co. to Colfax Co., 1918
1 Redemption deed and correspondence3 to Beauregard Parish, 40 acres, 1923-1924
1 American Lumber Co., lease for turpentine sites, 1918
1 Quit claim to Beauregard Parish for public road, 1919
1 List of lands owned by Rice Land Lumber Co. in Beauregard Parish, undated
2 Sale of land to Gulf Sabine and Red River Railroad Co. for right-of-way, 1913-1917, 1934-1935
3 Donation of 160 acres of land to Beauregard Parish (Merryville) School Board, 1918-1920
4 Sale of 8 acres to Frank Roberts of Merryville, LA., 1913-1918
5 Conveyance of land to Beauregard Parish for right-of-way for road, 1919-1928
6 Sale to Louisiana Highway Commission, Beauregard Parish, 1928, 1969
7 Right-of-way agreement to United Pipeline Co., Beauregard Parish, 1930-1961
Leases, Beauregard Parish, 1932-1964:
Box Folder
2 8 Chyler Gill lease from Rice Land Lumber Co. in Beauregard Parish, 1932-1951
8 Sam T. Roberts lease from Rice Land Lumber Co. in Beauregard Parish, 1935-1936
8 Lease to Department of Conservation of the State of Louisiana, Beauregard parish, 1937, 1962, 1964
9 Agreements with Atlantic Refining Co., Beauregard Parish, 1940-1964
Rice Land Lumber Co., Louisiana land sales, leases, easements, etc., Beauregard Parish, 1935-1967
Box Folder
2 10 Lease with A.B. Hauser, 1939-1955
10 Right-of-way easement to Beauregard Electric Cooperative, 1948-1951
10 Easement to the Kansas City Southern Railroad Co., 1940, 1966-1967
10 Easement, etc., to the United Gas Pipeline Co., 1935, 1941
10 General and right-of-way permit, Southern Bell, 1941-1946
10 Lease, Louisiana Forestry Commission, 1951
10 Acknowledgement of tenancy and pasturage leases, 1942-1967
10 Land lease with the United States of America, 1943-1945
10 Acknowledgement of tenancy to C.G. Wunsch, 1945-1951
Rice Land Lumber Co., Louisiana land sales, leases, easements, etc., Beauregard Parish, 1947-1967:
Box Folder
3 1 Pasturage lease, tenancy and other tracts, 1946-1963
1 Right-of-way easements, 1947-1956
1 Title reserves, Oil Reserves Corp., 1959
1 Pasturage lease, C.G. Wunsch, 1961
1 Pasturage lease, L.F. Grant, 1964-1967
Louisiana Land and Timber, Calcasieu Parish, 1908-1929
Box Folder
3 2 Deed, W.P. Knopf to Rice Land Lumber Co., Calcasieu Parish, 1912
2 Rice Land Lumber Co., Calcasieu Parish, 1918, 1929
2 Rice Land Lumber Co., lease in Calcasieu Parish, 1913
2 List of land for American Lumber Co., timber purchase, Calcasieu and Rapides Parishes 1911
2 Rice Land Lumber Co., Will Rice lands and timber in Calcasieu and Rapides Parishes, 1911-1914
2 Rice Land Lumber Co., estimate and sale of land to Sabine Tram Co., Calcasieu Parish, 1911
2 Supplemental agreement, Calcasieu Parish, 1913
2 Estimate of timber on Louisiana lands, Calcasieu and Rapides Parishes, 1911
2 Leases, Calcasieu Parish, 1908-1911
2 Lease, exchange of properties with Central Coal and Coke, Calcasieu Parish, 1910-1912
Louisiana Land and Timber, Calcasieu Parish, 1884-1911
Box Folder
3 3 Louisiana lands, surveying, Calcasieu Parish, 1906-1908
3 Sale of land to W.G. Strange, 1908
3 Standard Oil, right-of-way, 1910
3 Transfer of land to Merryville Cemetery Association, 1907-1908
3 Land conveyed to T.W. Davidson, 1907-1908
3 Kinder and Northwestern right-of-way, 1910
3 Conveyance of timber to J.M. West, 1911
3 Sabine Tram Co., right-of-way, 1910
3 Sale of lands in Calcasieu Parish, 1887, 1907, 1911
3 Deed, American Lumber Co. to Rice Land Lumber Co., 1911
3 Deeds of William Johnson, Abner Ashworth and J.S. Brice, 1907-1908
3 Certificates and patents of land held in Louisiana, 1884-1891, 1910-1911
3 Lease, right-of-way deed to Jasper and Eastern Railroad Co., Calcasieu Parish, 1907
4 27 acres to Henry and Joseph Rosteet, Calcasieu Parish, 1958
Booklets: Act of sale and mortgage in Calcasieu Parish
Box Folder
3 5 Rice Land Lumber Co. to American Lumber Co., 1911
5 Rice Land Lumber Co. to Sabine Tram Co., 1911
6 Rice Land Lumber Co., Louisiana land sales, leases, easements, etc. Evangeline Parish, 1951
Old Town Company, various counties
Box Folder
4 1 Old Town Company lot suits for collection of notes, 1910-1917
2 Old Town Company lot suits for collection of notes, 1897-1922
3 Tax receipts, 1875-1905
4 Tax receipts, 1873-1904
Various deeds, titles and Townsite Company lots, 1870-1912 1870-1912
Box Folder
5 1 Estate of A. Groesbeck, 1887, 1907
1 Deeds or partition, various counties, 1904
1 Lists of Town Company property, undated
2 Title papers concerning partition of Town lot properties in towns along Houston and Texas Central railroad, 1872, 1888, 1904-1919
Texas Counties
Anderson County
Box Folder
6 1 Antonio Varga Survey, Anderson Co., 1908-1918
2 Sale, 569 acres in Varga Survey to J.H. Stafford, Anderson Co., 1900-1923
Bastrop County
Box Folder
6 3 A. Martinez Survey, Bastrop Co., 1899-1908
4 Out of A. Martinez League to R.L. Brown, Bastrop Co., 1908
5 Sale, 56 acres in A. Martinez League to Thomas Freeman, Bastrop Co., 1912-1915
6 Sale, 393 acres in A. Martinez Survey to T.L. Snowden, Bastrop Co., 1908-1920
7 Various deeds and title papers, Bastrop Co., 1887, 1911-1917
7 Disclaimer for land against Elgin Light and Power Co., Bastrop Co., 1911
Bell County
Box Folder
6 9 Decatur Daniels Survey, Bell Co., 1830, 1850-1857, 1902-1903
10 Decatur Daniels Survey, Bell Co., 1907-1908
Bexar County
Box Folder
7 1 Lots on Camp St., San Antonio, Bexar Co., 1892
2 St. James Hotel property, San Antonio, Bexar Co., 1908-1912
3 Sale, 1 lot in San Antonio to J. H. Peacock, Bexar Co., 1910
4 Sale, 2 blocks in San Antonio to Ben Nathan, Bexar Co., 1927-1928
5 Sale, 4 lots in San Antonio to Gus Zulmanzig, Bexar Co., 1909-1910
6 Sale, 7 lots in San Antonio to Duerler Manufacturing, Bexar Co., 1908
7 Sale, 8 lots in San Antonio to Mary J. Lackey, Bexar Co., 1910
8 Sale, 30 blocks outside of San Antonio to J.W. Hocker, et al, Bexar Co., 1909-1911
9 Sale, 13 acres in San Antonio to E.C. Wandell, Bexar Co., 1910-1913
10 Sale, 60 acres in San Antonio to D.J. Allen, Bexar Co., 1909-1912
11 Sale, 4 acres in San Antonio to Paul F. Hein, Bexar Co., 1916-1917
Blanco County
Box Folder
7 12 George Alexander Survey, Blanco Co., 1902-1916
13 Sale, 469 acres in George Alexander Survey to J.R. Gipson, Blanco Co., 1916-1917
14 Sale, 368 acres in George Alexander Survey to Charles and Scott Klett, Blanco Co., 1916-1917
Brazos County
Box Folder
7 15 A.D. Lancaster Survey, Brazos Co., 1884-1938
16 Right-of-way, sale in A.D. Lancaster Survey to Brazos Co., 1933
17 Sale, 634 acres in A.D. Lancaster Survey to G.B and A.C. Adams, Brazos Co., 1941
18 Lease, 633 acres in A.D. Lancaster Survey to Emmett Holland, Brazos Co., 1939
Callahan County
Box Folder
7 19 Morgan L. Smith Survey, Callahan Co., 1908, 1917
20 Sale, 469 acres in Morgan Smith Survey to J.H. Coats, Callahan Co., 1944, 1948
21 Lease, 369 acres in Morgan Smith Survey to A.E. Baker, Callahan Co., 1937
22 Morgan L. Smith Survey, Callahan Co., 1859-1947
Dallas County
Box Folder
8 1 Deeds for Miller Switch new county road, Dallas Co., 1910
2 Correspondence concerning D. McFarland and Robinson Smith Survey's, Dallas Co., 1907
3 D. McFarland Survey, Dallas Co., 1894-1915
4 Receipts, correspondence concerning Dallas County abstracts, 1913
5 Sale, 157 acres in McFarland and Smith Surveys to Mike H. Thomas, Dallas Co., 1913-1922
6 Sale, 2 lots in City of Dallas to Albert Strang, Dallas Co., 1944
Ellis County
Box Folder
8 7 Wesley Haigler Survey, abstract, Ellis Co., 1896
8 Wesley Haigler Survey, Ellis County, 1844-1875, 1902-1922
9 Sale, 135 acres on Trinity River Levee to Ellis County Levee, Improvement District 3, 1917
10 Sale, 1392 acres in Wesley Haigler Survey to Charles E. Kooken, Ellis Co., 1918-1919
Erath County
Box Folder
8 11 L.R. Owen Survey, Erath Co., 1853, 1877, 1891, 1908-1916
12 Sale, 320 acres in L.R. Owens Survey to T.A. Nored in Erath Co., 1917-1922
Falls County
Box Folder
9 1 J.G.W. Pierson Survey, Falls Co., 1870, 1885, 1908
2 S.W. White Survey, Falls Co., 1907-1909
3 Sale, 200 acres in S.W. White League to C.C. McCollum, Falls Co., 1909
4 Sale, 1290 acres in Pierson Survey to J.E. Master and W.R. Peters, Falls Co., 1910-1913
Fayette County
Box Folder
9 5 Sale, 100 acres in J.P. McFarland Survey to J.W. Moore, Fayette Co., 1917
Fort Bend County
Box Folder
9 6 Joseph D. Vermillion Survey, Fort Bend Co., 1920
Freestone County
Box Folder
9 7 Sale 686 acres in N. Peck and M. Russell Leagues to L.R. Boyd Jr., Freestone Co., 1960
8 Various deeds and title papers, Freestone Co., 1914-1916
Galveston County
Box Folder
9 9 Galveston County lands, 1905-1911
10 Sale of stock, Galveston Wharf Company, Galveston Co., 1918-1919
11 Sale, 6 lots in Galveston to Robert Ingram, Galveston Co., 1909-1912
12 Sale, 2 lots in Galveston to Walter E. Grover, Galveston Co., 1911
13 Sale, 4 lots in Galveston to R.D. Bowen, Galveston Co., 1878, 1899-1913
14 Sale, 1 lot in Dickinson Bayshore Addition to Florence Kennedy, Galveston Co., 1956, 1959
Hardin County
Box Folder
9 15 Acquisition, 640 acres in Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railroad Company, Survey's from estate of W.R. Rice, Hardin Co., 1947
16 Sale, timber, 106 acres in Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railroad Company Survey to J & S Lumber Company, Hardin Co., 1953
17 Title papers, correspondence, plats etc. relating to the Charles Stewart Survey, Hardin Co., 1841, 1898-1942
Harris County
Box Folder
10 1 Title papers and other documents concerning acquisition of property from Lockhart H. Wallis, Harris Co., 1910-1917
Lockhart H. Wallis loan
Box Folder
10 2 Loan to Lockhart H. Wallis, bills and receipts, 1914-1917
2 Loan to Lockhart H. Wallis, tax receipts, 1913-1917
3 Correspondence, statements, notes, etc., concerning Lockhart H. Wallis, 1914-1919
4 Correspondence, statements, notes, etc., concerning Lockhart H. Wallis, 1917
5 James Blessing and William J. Brown Surveys, Harris Co., 1875-1892
6 Johnathan Belden Survey, Harris Co., 1891-1900
Various Harris County surveys, 1885-1915
Box Folder
11 1 Johnathan R. Black Survey, 1893-1915
2 Cornelius Ennis Survey, 1892
3 Mayberry B. Gray Survey, 1895
4 T.W. House Survey, 1892, 1900
5 J.B. Pier and Johnathan M. Swift Surveys, 1890-1896
6 Houston Tap and Brazoria Railroad Company Survey, 1894
7 Johnathan Walton Survey, 1885-1896
8 James Wells Survey, 1892
9 McHenry Winburn Survey, 1892-1898
10 Abstract, John Beldin Survey, Harris Co., 1893-1894
11 Abstract, W. Hollingsworth Survey, Harris Co., 1907
12 Abstract, John R. Black Survey, Harris Co., 1893
13 South Side Buffalo Bayou (SSBB), 217 Main St., Houston, Harris Co., 1843, 1892-1942
14 H. Tierswester Survey, Harris Co., 1914-1927
Box Folder
12 1 Obedience Smith Survey, Nobles Addition, Harris Co., 1877, 1898, 1914
2 Obedience Smith Survey, Harris Co., 1908-1924
3 Property in block 503, Houston, Harris Co., 1922-1947
4 Foreclosure papers, Braeswood Addition, Harris Co., 1928-1941
5 Fairgrounds Addition, Harris Co., 1920-1935
6 A.C. Reynolds Survey, Harris Co., 1922-1933
7 Smith Warehouse, North Side Buffalo Bayou (NSBB), Harris Co., 1905-1940
Box Folder
13 1 Block 13, SSBB, Harris Co., 1907
2 R.B. Walling Conveyance, SSBB, Harris Co., 1923-1938
3 11.5 acres of Johnathan Austin Survey, Harris Co., 1907-1940
4 Block 72, SSBB, Harris Co., 1925-1933
5 500 block of Milam, Houston, Harris Co., 1923-1936
6 Sale, 7 acres in Billinghurst Subdivision to G. Roberts, Harris Co., 1921
7 Sale, 2 lots in Conklin Addition to Harris Co., 1919
8 Sale, 11.9 acres in John Donnelly Survey to John Hildebrandt, Harris Co., 1919
9 Sale, 10 acres in Fairgrounds Addition to H.A. Paine, Harris Co., 1919-1928
10 Sale, block 2, Hadley Home Reserve, SSBB, to W.E. Douglass, Harris Co., 1919-1921
11 Sale, 2802 Smith St., Fairgrounds Addition to Eula Lee, 1919, 1927
12 Sale, 9 acres in Reinerman Survey to G. Roberts, Harris Co., 1919-1921
13 Sale, 20,000 Sq. Ft. of land, Tierwester Survey to J.F. Means, Harris Co., 1925
14 Sale, right-of-way for Kuykendahl Rd., Donally Survey, Harris Co., 1925
15 Sale, block 5, Senechal Addition, SSBB to Bernardo de George, Harris Co., 1923-1938
16 Sale, 5 acres in Houston to HISD, Harris Co., 1926-1929
17 Sale, 7 acres, Reinerman Survey to Gary Walker, Harris Co., 1926
18 Sale, 26 acres of A.C. Reynolds Survey to Widee Realty, Harris Co., 1911-1934
19 Sale, 9 acres of Obedience Smith Survey to W.D. Harden and Co., Harris Co., 1925-1930
Box Folder
14 1 Sale, 157 acres of Obedience Smith Survey to City of Houston, Harris Co., 1923-1924
2 Sale, Acme Lumber Co. Tract, SSBB to A.C. Abell, Harris Co., 1908-1914
3 Sale, 1 acre in S.M. Williams Survey to Howard Fields Lumber Co., Harris Co., 1919-1943
4 Sale, 1 lot in Glenwood Cemetery to Trustees of Glenwood Cemetery, Harris Co., 1912
5 Sale, timber rights in J.C. Donnelly Survey to Henry R. Fall, Harris Co., 1912
6 Sale, 4 lots, Main @ Truxillo, SSBB to J.W. Metzler, Harris Co., 1923-1938
7 Sale, 179 acres in M.B. Gray Survey to Houston Realty Syndicate, Harris Co., 1926-1956
8 Acquisition, Downtown Realty Co., 508-510 Travis St., City of Houston, Harris Co., 1921-1945
9 Acquisition, Maurice William and Family, 44 acres in A.C. Reynolds Survey, Harris Co., 1925-1940
10 Acquisition, T.J. Beetles, 5 lots in Central Park Subdivision, SSBB, Harris Co., 1925-1949
11 Acquisition, Boysen's Corporation, 8 lots SSBB, Harris Co., 1929-1940
12 Acquisition, E.A. Hester, 2 lots Riverside Terrace, City of Houston, Harris Co., 1926-1934
Box Folder
15 1 Conveyance, 2 lots SSBB, City of Houston from Texas Realty Investments Co., Harris Co., 1928-1933
2 Right-of-way, sale in M.B. Gray Survey to Harris Co., 1935
3 Right-of-way, sale in John Donnelly Survey to Harris Co., 1933-1935
4 Right-of-way, sale in Obedience Smith Survey to City of Houston, Harris Co., 1936-1937
5 Sale, 2407 Oakdale St, Houston, to S.H. Ware, Harris Co., 1934-1935
6 Sale, 1 lot (Prairie @ LaBranch) SSBB to Ben Milam Properties, Harris Co., 1941
7 Sale, 2 lots in Camp Logan Addition to G.T. Roberts, Harris Co., 1933-1936
8 Sale, 1 acre in Obedience Smith Survey to Coastal Securities Co., Harris Co., 1934
9 Sale, 6 acres in A.C. Reynolds Survey to Marguerite F. Serafino, Harris Co., 1939
10 Sale, 10 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey to Glen McCarthy, Harris Co., 1935-1939
11 Sale, 1 lot SSBB to L.L. Ridgway, Harris Co., 1940
12 Sale, 4 lots (Dallas and Fannin streets) SSBB to A.T. Vineyard, Harris Co., 1940
13 4 acres in A.C. Reynolds Survey to E.J. Hudson, Harris Co., 1940
14 Sale, 9 lots (Baker St. Warehouse) NSBB, Harris Co., to State Warehouse Corp., 1937 & A.I. Luck, 1940
15 Sale, 3 lots SSBB to Durrell Carothers, Harris Co., 1940
16 Sale, 3 acres in A.C. Reynolds Survey to J.A. Phalen, Harris Co., 1939
17 Sale, 4 lots SSBB to J. Weingarten, Inc., Harris Co., 1939
18 Sale, timber on 1260 acres in J.C. Donnelly Survey to J.S. Hunt Lumber Co., Harris Co., 1929
19 Sale, 44 acres in A.C. Reynolds Survey to Harris Co., 1939
20 Sale, 3 acres in Obedience Smith Survey to W.E. White, Harris Co., 1937
21 Sale, 8 acres in Obedience Smith Survey to City of Houston, Harris Co., 1914
22 Sale, 1 lot (510 Milam St.) SSBB to Roy Paul & V.H. Brady, Harris Co., 1940
23 Sale, 1476 acres in W.C. Sypert Survey to Conoco Ranch Company, Harris Co., 1940
24 Sale, 30 acres in Obedience Smith Survey to to Richwood Corp., Harris Co., 1937
25 Sale, 1 lot in Fairgrounds Addition to C.E. Pizzitola, Harris Co., 1938
26 Exchange, 8850 Sq. ft., SSBB from M. Sandel, Harris Co., 1912-1913
27 Acquisition, 1 lot in Southampton Court Addition from Eda Kauer, Harris Co., 1944-1947
28 Acquisition, 1 lot in Southwood Addition from W.C. Nunn, Harris Co., 1946
29 Acquisition, 1 lot in River Oaks Subdivision from Paul B. Pennington, Harris Co., 1938-1946
30 Acquisition, 67 acres in D. Gregg Survey from Merchant & Planters Oil Co., Harris Co., 1942
31 Acquisition, 83 acres in Reinerman Survey from various sellers, Harris Co., 1911-1945
Box Folder
16 1 Acquisition, 1 lot in Sunset Place Addition from Lillian McIntyre Schneider, Harris Co., (no content)
2 Acquisition, 5 lots in Ryan Addition from Audrey Moody Ley, Harris Co., 1862, 1957-1962
3 Acquisition, 3 lots SSBB from P.B. Timpson, Harris Co., 1947
4 Acquisition, 4 lots SSBB from Gertrude C. McCraven, Harris Co., 1947, 1952
5 Acquisition, 371 acres in Post Oak Gardens from Amy M. Bering, et al, Harris Co., 1943-1954
6 Acquisition, 7 lots in Turner Addition from Banks & Mt. Vernon Realty Co., Harris Co., 1948
7 Acquisition, 2 lots in Holton Subdivision, City of Bellaire, from Leonard Genusa, Harris Co., 1947
8 Acquisition, 1 lot in Southampton Addition from Kitty Autry, Harris Co., 1946-1948
9 Sale, 40 acres in John C. Donnelly survey to John Hildebrandt, Harris Co., 1914-1915
10 Sale, 16 acres NSBB to F.F. Kendall, Harris Co., 1902-1925
11 Sale, 49 acres in John Austin Survey to City of Houston, Harris Co., 1916, 1943
12 Sale, 3 lots SSBB to J.B. Greenfield and Louis Rosenberg, Harris Co., 1946
13 Sale, 1 lot (217 Main St.) SSBB to C.N. DeClaris, Harris Co., 1944
14 Sale, 6 lots (67th & Ave. B) SSBB to Duester Realty, Harris Co., 1944
15 Sale, 1 lot in Bellaire to Ruth C. Harrison, Harris Co., 1950
16 Sale, 26 acres in M.B. Gray Survey to Kinkaid School, Harris Co., 1954
17 Sale, 1 lot in Houston to Andrew Louis, Harris Co., 1950
18 Sale, 1 lot in Houston to Roy V. Talmage, Harris Co., 1947
19 Sale, 67 acres in D. Gregg Survey to Channel Industrial Properties, Harris Co., 1944
20 Sale, 1 lot (Banks & Mt. Vernon) SSBB to S & W Realty, Harris Co., 1957
21 Sale, 1 lot in Bellaire to Carl R. Wischmeyer, Harris Co., 1950
22 Sale, 1 lot in Houston to Ruth Springfield King, Harris Co., 1940
23 Sale, 5 lots SSBB to F.H. Maloney Co. Profit Sharing Trust, Harris Co., 1962
24 Sale, 4 lots in McGregor's Blodgett Addition to Sate of Texas, Harris Co., 1958
25 Sale, 1 lot (1706 Bolsover) in Houston to Henry I. Johnson, Harris Co., 1950
26 Sale, 7 acres in A.C. Reynolds Survey to F.A. Hunter and William Kinkaid, Harris Co., 1944
27 Sale, 8 lots (Harrisburg & 65th St.) in S.M. Williams Survey to R.W. Nix, Harris Co., 1944
28 Sale, 4 lots SSBB to Southwest Wheel, Inc., Harris Co., 1943
29 Sale, 1/2 acre in A.C. Reynolds Survey to Marguerite F. Serafino, Harris Co., 1943
30 Sale, 1 lot (Congress Ave.) SSBB to Morris Mintz, Harris Co., 1944
31 Sale, 3 acres in M.B. Gray Survey to Houston Lighting and Power, Harris Co., 1944
32 Sale, Easement strip (15' x 129') in Pleasant W. Rose Survey to Houston, Harris Co., 1947
33 Sale, 1 lot (3419 Locke Lane) in Houston to Madeleine Shindler, Harris Co., 1947-1949
34 Sale, 41 acres in John D. Taylor Survey to Kinkaid School, Harris Co., 1956
35 Sale, 6 lots (Westmoreland) to John S. Dunn, Harris Co., 1959
36 Sale, 10 lots in Ryon Addition to Southwestern Bell, Harris Co., 1959
37 Sale, 37 acres in A.C. Reynolds Survey to S.N. Adams, Harris Co., 1949
38 Sale, 6 lots in Jesse Pruitt Survey to Ollie L. Thomas, Harris Co., 1957
39 Sale, 16 acres in M.B. Gray Survey to Houston, Harris Co., 1944-1945
40 Sale, 1 lot in Post Oak Gardens to Augustana Lutheran Church, Harris Co., 1956
41 Sale, 6 lots (Clay & Milam) to Daniel Boleman McDaniel, Harris Co., 1943
42 Sale, Easements in M.B. Gray Survey to Houston, Harris Co., 1950, 1953
43 Sale, 10 acres in M.B. Gray Survey to Norman E. Pharr, Harris Co., 1945
44 Lease, 6400 block of Harrisburg Blvd. in S.M. Williams Survey to C.M. Dow, A.E. Slaczyk & B.F. St Cyr, Harris Co., 1937-1941
45 Lease, 23 acres of A.C. Reynolds Survey to Frank Pierce, Harris Co., 1944
46 Lease, 23 acres in A.C. Reynolds Survey to J.P. Serafino, Harris Co., 1946
47 Lease, Service Station in Pleasant W. Rose Survey to Gulf Oil Corp., Harris Co., 1939-1961
48 Lease, 179 acres in M.B. Gray Survey to E.H. Letke, Harris Co., 1937-1947
49 Lease, 3904 Brandt St. (fully furnished) from Mrs. Philip Carson, 1918-1919 (For Dr. Lovett)
Box Folder
17 1 Lease, 15 acres on Westheimer in A.C. Reynolds Survey to Frank Pierce, Harris Co., 1944
2 Lease, block at LaBranch and Prairie St., SSBB to Steve Homes, Harris Co., 1937
3 Lease, 217 Main St., SSBB to Mrs. Ollie Thornton, Harris Co., 1928-1940
4 Lease, 4702 Main St., SSBB to Greater Houston Motors, Joe Wilk, G.E. Caldwell & M.E. Plonsky, Harris Co., 1936-1955
5 Lease, 2120 McKinney Ave., SSBB to Donald E. Barton & M.D. Burkett, Harris Co., 1937-1940
6 Lease, building, San Jacinto @ Walker St., SSBB to D.M. Carothers, Harris Co., 1950
7 Lease, 510 Travis St., SSBB to Austin Woolens, Harris Co., 1938
8 Lease, 100 acre tract on Clear Lake, Clear Lake Ranch, Harris Co., 1964
9 Lease, oil & gas, 1476 acres of William Sypert Survey to Standard Oil and Gas Co., Harris Co., 1943
10 Lease, office space at 510 Travis St., SSBB to Margaret D. & Ralph Morgan, Harris Co., 1944
11 Lease, office space at 508-510 Travis St., SSBB to United States of America, Harris Co., 1940-1941
12 Lease, 500 block of Travis St., SSBB to J. Weingarten, Inc., Harris Co., 1938-1948
13 Lease, 4 lots 4702 Main St., SSBB to Compton W. Nohl, Harris Co., 1943
14 Lease, retail space, 1009 Congress Ave., SSBB to Morris Mintz, Harris Co., 1940
15 Lease, 4 lots in MacGregor's Blodgett Addition, SSBB to J.W.E. Airey, Harris Co., 1942
16 Lease, 5 lots in MacGregor's Blodgett Addition, SSBB to Clyde Austin, Harris Co., 1947
17 Lease, 4 lots, 4702 Main St., SSBB to Robert Cohen, Harris Co., 1944
18 Lease, 4 lots, 4702 Main St., SSBB to J. Hatcher Auto Co., 1946
19 Lease, 4 lots, 4702 Main St., SSBB to Ulma Farrell, Harris Co., 1947
20 Lease, shop facility, Central Park Addition to R.R. Ross, Harris Co., 1939
21 Lease, 1 lot Central Park Addition to G.P. Thevenote, Harris Co., 1937-1938
22 Lease, 4 lots, Central Park Addition to Economy Distributors, Inc., Harris Co., 1934
23 Lease, 1 lot in P.W. Rose Survey to J.I. Keller & Theo. F. Keller, Harris Co., 1936
24 Lease, 1 acre in P.W. Rose Survey to George P. Martin, Harris Co., 1944
25 Lease, 10 acres in M.B. Gray Survey to C.L. Horacefield, Harris Co., 1942-1944
26 Sale, 8 acres in Obedience Smith Survey from various sellers, Harris Co., 1908
27 Sale, 6.5 acres in Obedience Smith Survey , City of Houston tax lawsuit, Harris Co., 1913
28 Abstract, 325 acres in Pleasant W. Rose League and Labor, Harris Co., 1895
29 Abstract, 100+ acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey - Encroachment lawsuit vs. Weber, Warnacke, League, et al., Harris Co., 1908-1922
30 Abstract, 112 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey to David Hannah, Harris Co., 1909
31 Abstract, 10 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey, Harris Co., 1905
32 Abstract, 10 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey, Harris Co., 1906
33 Abstract, 100 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey, Harris Co., 1906
Box Folder
18 1 Abstract, 113 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey, Harris Co., 1908
2 Abstract, 177 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey, Harris Co., 1909Abstract, 177 acres in P.W. Rose Survey, Harris Co., 1909
3 Acquisition, 66 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey from August Warnacke, Harris Co., 1909
4 Acquisition, 24 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey from August Warnacke, Harris Co., 1909
5 Sale, 125 acres in Gamble Survey to George H. Hermann, Harris Co., 1908
6 Lease agreement, 10 acres in Gamble Survey with Charles F. Weber, Harris Co., 1910, 1912
7 Correspondence concerning sale/purchase of various tracts in the P.W. Rose Survey, Harris Co., 1909
8 Field notes from various tracts in Pleasant W. Rose & Gamble Survey's, Harris Co., 1914, 1920
9 Purchase, 9.734 acres in Pleasant W. Rose Survey from W.T. Carter, Harris Co., 1869, 1896-1910
Surveys, Harris Co., 1892, 1908-1909, 1917-1920
Box Folder
18 10 Beldin Survey, Harris Co., 1908-1909
10 A.C. Reynolds Survey, Harris Co., 1892, 1917-1920
Donnelly Survey - K.E. Choate and Mills Bennett Production, Co., Harris Co., 1932-1933
Box Folder
18 11 A. Mills Bennett Production Co., 1932-1933
12 Encroachments on Donnelly Survey, Harris Co., 1934-1936
13 Donnelly Survey - Metzler tennancy, surveys, reports, maps, lumber estimates, Harris Co., 1872-1873, 1906-1942
William C. Sypert Survey, Harris Co., 1887-1894, 1917-1918, 1929-1930, 1944, 1956
Box Folder
18 14 Easement correspondence for Shell Pipeline Corp., 1929
15 Conveyance, Harris Co., 1881
Quit Claim Deeds
Box Folder
18 16 Tobias Sakowitz, et al, Harris Co., 1927
16 Main St. Holding Co., for Main St. auditorium, Harris Co., 1926
16 R.T. Andrews, Harris Co., 1929
16 S.J. Swenson, "Allen's Addition" in Harris Co., 1909-1911
Sale, 9,449 acres Westmoreland Farms, Rice Ranch to South End Land Co., Harris Co., 1892, 1904-1923
Box
19 Memo, releases of land to South End Land Co., 1908-1923
Abstract of title to Westmoreland Farms, 1910
Box Folder
20 1-3 Sale, 9,449 acres Westmoreland Farms, Rice Ranch to South End Land Co., Harris Co., 1910-1927, 1939
Hill County
Box Folder
21 1 Joseph Punchard Survey, Hill Co., 1902-1908
2 Sale, 620 acres in Punchard Survey to L.T. Cox, Hill Co., 1919-1921
3 Sale, 619 acres in Punchard Survey to O.M. Weatherby, Hill Co., 1919-1923
4 Sale, 619 acres in Punchard Survey to O.M. Weatherby, Hill Co., 1922-1927
Hopkins County
Box Folder
21 5 Cultivation of Rice Institute Property, various lots, Richland, Hopkins Co., 1935
Houston County
Box Folder
21 6 Sale, 4 lots in City of Kennard to C.A. Westerman, Houston Co., 1944
Hunt County
Box Folder
21 7 Caleb P. Alexander Survey, Hunt Co., 1886-1912
8 Sale, 320 acres in C.P. Alexander Survey to P.A. Peak, Hunt Co., 1913
Irion County
Box Folder
21 9 Sale, 640 acres in Joseph Blessman Survey to Jesse Burke, Irion Co., 1937
Correspondence, titles, agreements, etc. concerning Joseph Blessman Survey, Irion Co., 1859-1943
Box Folder
21 10 Grant to heirs of Joseph Blessman land in Bexar Co., 1859
11 Correspondence, contracts, notes, etc. concerning lands in Irion Co., 1887, 1920-1933
Jasper County
Box Folder
22 1 John James Survey, Jasper Co., 1869-1917
2 Lost land, John James Survey, Jasper Co., 1907
3 Lurana Allen Survey, Jasper Co., 1870-1911
4 Joseph Lane Survey, Jasper Co., 1881-1885, 1909
5 W.H. Smith Survey, Jasper Co., 1882-1917
6 Andrew F. Smyth Survey, Jasper Co., 1858, 1883-1911
7 George W. Smyth Survey, Jasper Co., 1852-1883, 1908-1938
8 Re-resurvey of Smith/Smyth Surveys, Jasper Co., 1917-1920
9 Robert M. Williamson Survey, Jasper Co., 1843, 1869, 1891, 1907-1918
10 Polly Youngblood Survey, suit Whitehead vs. Washburn, Jasper Co., 1924-1927
11 Polly Youngblood Survey, Jasper and Newton Counties, 1876-1881, 1900-1918
12 Tax deed surveys, Jasper Co., 1884
Box Folder
23 1 P.B. Pry Survey, Jasper Co., 1850, 1858, 1883, 1907-1912
2 P.B. Pry resurvey, Jasper Co., 1911-1917
3 Sale, 10 acres in George Smyth Survey to Jasper County Lumber Company, Jasper Co., 1920-1935
4 Sale, 1740 acres in Youngblood Survey to L.H. Marshburn, jasper and Newton Counties, 1919-1920
5 Sale, 354 acres of Lane Survey to O.M. Stone, Jasper Co., 1910-1911
6 Sale, 580 acres in R.M. Williamson Survey to Amos Richardson, Jasper Co., 1911
7 Sale, 581 acres in John James Survey to Kirby Lumber Co., 1909, 1912, 1921
8 Sale, timber in John James Survey to Kirby Lumber Co., Jasper Co., 1916
9 Sale, 177 acres in Lurana Allen Survey to Alex Gilmer, Jasper Co., 1908-1918
10 Early Jasper County surveys, 1859, 1870-1871, 1881-1882
11 Contract with Jasper Richardson to look after land in Jasper Co., 1909
Jones County
Box Folder
24 1 Jones County Lands, 1871-1906
1 Prairie Dog problem, 1904-1905
2 Harrison County School lands survey, Jones Co., 1880-1892
3-4 Harris County school leagues, #333-334, Jones County, 1879, 1898-1917
Kaufman County
Box Folder
24 5 Thomas Beedy Survey, Kaufman Co., 1908-1914
6 Sale, 905 acres in Thomas Beedy Survey to J.A. Coleman, Kaufman Co., 1914-1921
6 Contracts with J.A. Coleman, Kaufman Co., 1907-1915
7 Deed copy, Kaufman Co., 1905
Kleberg County
Box Folder
24 8 Mineral Lease, Mrs. H.M. King to Humble Oil Co., Kleberg Co., (King Ranch area), 1922
Lampasas County
Box Folder
25 1 Sale, 45 acres in L.H.W. Johnson Survey to E.M. Howard, Lampasas Co., 1908-1910
2 Sale, 2 lots in Lampasas Springs First Addition to T.D. Larue, Lampasas Co., 1916
3 Sale, 26 acres in L.H.W. Johnson League to B.H. Walser, Lampasas Co., 1916, 1919
4 Sale, 540 acres in H.T. & B. Railroad Company Survey to C.R. Craft, Lampasas Co., 1916, 1919
5 Sale, 1280 acres in G.B. & N. and H.T. & B Railroad Company Survey to J.B. Taylor, Lampasas Co., 1914-1919
6 Sale, 1 block in City of Lampasas to A.P. Anderson, Lampasas Co., 1917
7 Sale, 1 lot in L.H.W. Johnson Survey to George D. Zuilgy. Lampasas Co., 1917
8 Lampasas County lands, 1870-1898, 1908, 1917-1918
Leon County
Box Folder
25 9 Leon County Lands, 1876-1877, 1908-1917
10 Leon County Abstracts: Ramon de la Garza XI Survey, 1910; Aaron West Survey, 1908
11 Lease, 350 acres in A. West Survey to L.D. Sims & D.F. Fortson, Leon Co., 1917-1918. 1953
Lee County
Box Folder
26 1 Lee County lands, 1907-1922
2 Abstract, David Frost Survey, Lee Co., 1907
Box Folder
27 3 Abstract, George W. Lowder Survey, Lee Co., 1907
Box Folder
26 4 Abstract, Silas Woods Survey, Lee Co., 1907, 1910
5 Abstract, Calvin Chaney Survey, Lee Co., 1907
6 Sale, 35.5 acres in Silas Woods Survey to Ed E. Fischer, Lee Co., 1918
7 Sale, 64.5 acres, Barker and Lowder Surveys to John C. Parker, Lee Co., 1918-1919
8 Sale, 691 acres, Woods and Chaney Surveys to Lee Wilson, Lee Co., 1918-1919
9 Sale, 117 acres of Silas Woods Survey to Theo Tonn, Lee Co., 1910
10 Sale, 8 acres in Jesse Barker Survey to P.L. Guffin, Lee Co., 1912-1913
11 Sale, 67 acres of J. Richardson Survey to Dennis Colvin, Lee Co., 1910
12 Sale, 23 acres in D. Frost Survey to Town of Giddings, Lee Co., 1914
13 Sale, 314 acres in Frost & Lowder Surveys to E.A. Domaschk, Lee Co., 1917
14 Sale, 496 acres in Silas Woods and William Thompson Surveys to Lee Wilson, J.W. Tate & John Knox, Lee Co., 1917-1918
15 Lease, 871 acres in Calvin Cheney Survey to Fronia Longley, Lee Co., 1918
16 Lease, 194 acres in G.W. Lowder Survey to E.A. Domaschk, Lee Co., 1917-1918
17 Deeds, title papers, town lots, Giddings, Lee Co., 1927
18 Various deeds and title papers, Lee Co., 1887-1923
Limestone County
Box Folder
27 1 Sale, 47 acres in McIntyre (McIntire) Survey to W.P. Alexander, Limestone Co., 1910-1915
2 Sale, 1300 acres of McIntyre (McIntire) and Bass Surveys to J.A. McKenzie, et al, Limestone Co., 1910-1911
3 Sale, for right-of-way, Division W, City of Mexia to State of Texas, Limestone Co., 1935-1936
4 Sale, easement in city of Mexia to city of Mexia, Limestone Co., 1954
5 Lease, 22 lots in city of Mexia to city of Mexia, Limestone Co., 1936, 1942
6 Lease, 18 lots in city of Mexia to Leonard Tidwell, Limestone Co., 1942
7 A. Bass Survey, Limestone Co., 1887, 1908-1910
8 Robert McIntire (McIntyre) Survey, Limestone Co., 1889, 1909
Deeds, titles, papers, town lots, Limestone Co.
Box Folder
27 9 Kosse, 1922-1934
9 Mexia, 1918
9 Thornton, 1934-1935
10 Cancelled deeds, Limestone Co., 1921-1923
11 Paving in Mexia, Limestone Co., 1922-1956
Reconveyances, deeds, title papers, Limestone Co., 1922-1939
Box Folder
27 12 Recovery of property, claimed adversely, Kosse, Limestone Co., 1922
12 Reconveyance, lots 1-5, 9-10, block 113; Lots 3-10, block 114, Thornton, Limestone Co., 1939
12 Reconveyance, lots 1-4, 17-18, block 10, Limestone Co., 1929-1933
13 Various deeds, title papers, Limestone Co., 1905-1924
Various deeds, title papers, Limestone Co., 1918-1923
Box Folder
27 14 Title and reconveyance of lot 6, block 37 from J.J. Pearson, Mexia, Limestone Co., 1920-1922
14 Title and reconveyance of lot 8 block 119 from Mrs. Aoa Ball, Mexia, Limestone Co., 1921-1923
14 J.E. Frost foreclosure, Mexia, Limestone Co., 1922-1923
Madison County
Box Folder
28 1 George A. Lamb Survey, Madison Co., 1896-1916
2 Sale, 126 acres in George A. Lamb Survey to J.R. Hightower, Madison Co., 1913-1919
Marion County
Box Folder
28 3 Acquisition, 150 acres in David Lane Survey from L.G. & C.C. Braden, Marion Co., 1938-1939
4 Sale, 150 acres in Lower Headright Survey to T.D. hill, Marion Co., 1943
Mills County
Box Folder
28 5 Title papers, Mills Co., 1907-1917
Montgomery County
Title papers to land sold, Montgomery Co., 1907, 1923, 1932
Box Folder
28 6 Stansberry (Stansbury) Survey, Montgomery Co., 1907
6 Report on timber land in Jones, Stansberry (Stansbury) and Robinson Surveys, Montgomery Co., 1923
6 Lorenzo Jones Survey, Montgomery Co., 1907
6 Quit Claim Deed, Joseph Lindley League, Montgomery Co., 1932
7 Joseph M. Robinson Survey, Montgomery Co., 1908-1924
8 Robins, Jones and Stansbury Surveys, Montgomery Co., 1920-1924
9 Abstract, Wilson Lang Survey, Montgomery Co., 1923
10 Sale, 679 acres of timber on J.E. Lewis and William B. Bridges Surveys to Keystone Mills Co., Montgomery Co., 1907-1908
11 Sale, timber, Frederick Survey to Keefer Lumber Co., Montgomery Co., 1925-1931
12 Sale, 300 acres of M.R. Goheen tract to J.C. Hutcheson, Montgomery Co., 1907-1909
13 Sale, 5 acres in A.P. Fredericks Survey to Montgomery Co., 1911
14 Sale, timber in A.P. Fredericks Survey to Burkitt and Barnes, Montgomery Co., 1912-1914
15 Sale, 12 acres in A.P. Fredericks Survey to Montgomery Co., 1928-1929
Box Folder
29 1 Sale, timber on 1464 acres in A.P. Fredericks Survey to Foster Lumber Co., Montgomery Co., 1941
2 Sale, timber on 82 acres of J.E. Lewis Survey to Crockett martin, Montgomery Co., 1928
3 Sale, timber on 1636 acres of Lewis, Bridges & Blake Surveys to Conroe Lumber Company, Montgomery Co., 1936-1938
4 Sale, timber on 1640 acres in Robinson, Jones & Stansbury (Stansberry) Surveys to the Thompson Brothers, Montgomery Co., 1944
5 Sale, 2 acres in A.P. Fredericks Survey to State of Texas, Montgomery Co., 1947
6 Sale, timber, 1624 acres in Lewis, Bridges & Blake Surveys and 1464 acres in A.P. Fredericks Survey to Timber Lumber Company, Montgomery Co., 1947-1950
7 Lease, 600 acres in Bennett Blake Survey to W.B. Nelson, Montgomery Co., 1960
8 Lease, 1000 acres in A.P. Fredericks Survey to Marion F. Casey, Montgomery Co., 1953, 1963
9 Lease, 961 acres in J.E. Lewis & William Bridges Surveys to Atlantic Refining Company, Montgomery Co., 1943
10 Lease, 500 acres in J.E. Lewis Survey to P.M. Bussell and Frank Kauskopf, Montgomery Co., 1966
11 Lease, 500 acres in J.E. Lewis Survey to G.R. Campbell, Montgomery Co., 1960
12 Lease, 400 acres in J.E. Lewis Survey to G.R. Gupton, Montgomery Co., 1952, 1956
13 Lease, 200 acres in J.E. Lewis Survey to C.N. Nicholson, Montgomery Co., 1961-1963
14 Magnolia Foliage contract, A.P. Fredericks Survey, with W.F. Castrow, Montgomery Co., 1955
15 Lease, 600 acres in William B. Bridges Survey to Curtis M. Parker, Montgomery Co., 1963-1965
Montgomery Co., 1863-1891, 1906-1932, 1952:
Box Folder
29 16 J.E. Lewis (F.A. Rice) Survey, 1906-1932
16 United Gas Pipeline Easement
16 Deeds and correspondence concerning information on abstracts, 1879-1925
16 Easement for right-of-way to Gulf State Utilities Company, 1928-1930
Montgomery County, 1850-1883, 1907-1918, 1925-1951:
Box Folder
29 17 William B. Bridges Survey, 1850, 1866, 1907-1918
17 Sale, 122 acres in A.P. Fredericks Survey to R.W. Wier, et al, 1907-1937
17 A.P. Fredericks Survey, 1907-1910, 1938
17 Southwestern Bell easement for telephone line, 1950
17 Gulf States Utilities Company, easement for service line, 1939
17 Trunkline Gas Company, easement for gas transmission line, 1951
17 Bennett Blake Survey, 1907-1932
Navarro County
Box Folder
30 1 John Choate and John White Surveys, Navarro Co., 1907
2 H.W. Cook Survey, Navarro Co., 1898-1916
3 Abstract, John Choate and John White Surveys, Navarro Co., 1907
4 Sale, 246 acres of Cook Survey to W.S. Slaughter, Navarro Co., 1910, 1913
5 Sale, 3/4 acre in John Choate Survey to First Baptist Church, Navarro Co., 1911-1913
6 Sale, 190 acres in Choate Survey to J.H. Edgar, Navarro Co., 1916-1921
7 Sale, 231 acres in John White and John Choate Surveys to various buyers, Navarro Co., 1917-1928
8 Sale, 59 acres in John Choate Survey to B.L. Swick, Navarro Co., 1917
9 Sale, 4 acres in John Choate Survey to Houston & Texas Railroad, Navarro Co., 1913-1917
10 Cancelled Deeds, Navarro Co., 1921-1923
11 Sheriff's Deeds, Navarro Co., 1925
12 Deeds concerning lands held by Jensen, Loftin and Shields, Navarro and Hopkins Counties, 1923-1925
13 Various deeds and title papers, Navarro Co., 1870, 1911-1926 - Reconveyance, E.H. Buie, lot 5 block 29, Richland, 1925-1926
Newton County
Box Folder
31 1 Polly Youngblood Survey, Newton Co., 1857-1900, 1915, 1919
2 Anthony J. Gilchrist Survey, Newton Co., 1908-1915
3 James Gray Survey, abstract and lawsuit, Newton, 1892-1922
4 Timothy D. Porter Survey, Newton Co., 1916-1917
5 John Miller Survey, Newton Co., 1892-1915
6 Polly Youngblood Survey, Newton Co., 1884-1925
7 Polly Youngblood Survey, Newton and Jasper Counties, 1908-1920
8 Abstract, part of James Gray Survey, Newton Co., 1907
9 Transcripts of land dispute, Rice Institute vs. Giles Singletary, Newton Co., 1908
Box Folder
32 1 Sale, 200 acres of Moyer Survey to E.E. Macdonald, Newton Co., 1925-1926
2 Sale, 738 acres in James Gray Survey to Giles Singletary, Newton Co., 1909, 1921
3 Sale, timber on 320 acres of M.B. Lewis Survey to Miller-Link Lumber Co., Newton Co., (no content)
4 Sale, 1118 acres in Thomas Tanner Survey to W. Heyman, Newton Co., 1911-1913
5 Sale, timber on 320 acres of M.B. Lewis Survey to Thomas Williams, Newton Co., 1928-1929
6 Sale, timber in Gilchrist and Miller Surveys, correspondence only, Newton Co., 1915-1917
7 Sale, timber on 320 acres in M.B. Lewis Survey to E.E. McDonald, Newton Co., 1942
8 Sale, 315 acres in Timothy D. Porter Survey to Alexander Gilmer Lumber Company, Newton Co., 1908-1918
9 Sale, 160 acres in W.F. Tanner Survey to L. Miller, Newton, Co., 1908, 1917-1918
10 Newton County, 1882-1892, 1907, 1917-1926
10 Various Survey information, 1907, 1923
10 William F. Tanner Survey, correspondence, deeds, abstracts, 1882-1892. 1907
10 P.D. Moyer Survey, Newton Co., 1917-1926
Peter D. Moyer Survey, Newton Co., 1882, 1887, 1908-1924
Box Folder
32 11 Claim discrepancy, 1915, 1924
11 Correspondence concerning various small payments, 1909
11 Information concerning Mary Irvine(?) vs. Rice lawsuit, 1908, 1917-1922
11 Correspondence concerning Rice Institute vs. Willette lawsuit, 1917-1919
11 Tenancy agreement with John Ervine, 1916
Newton County lands, 1882-1937:
Box Folder
32 12 320 acres in Martin B. Lewis Survey, 1907-1917
12 Oil, gas & mineral lease to Republic Production Company in Martin Lewis Survey, 1933-1937
12 Lawsuit, Joseph Freeman vs. Rice Institute concerning land in the Thomas Tanner Survey, 1907-1909
12 Contracts with A.A. Miller to look after land surveys in Newton Co., 1909-1911
Parker County
Box Folder
33 1 Sale of land in Weatherford, Parker Co., 1908
2 Sale, easement (Safeway Stores, Inc.) City of Weatherford to State of Texas, Parker Co., 1962
Roberts County
Box Folder
33 3 Sale, 100 acres of Mary Peterson Survey to J.W. McCrary, Roberts Co., 1910-1911
Robertson County
Box Folder
33 4 Title papers, Robertson Co., 1908
5 Lease, 4 acres in Calvert to L.O. Closs, Robertson Co., 1950
6 Lease, 106 acres in Calvert to John Stewart, Robertson Co., 1939-1946
7 Lease, 16 acres in Calvert to W.W. Purdom, Robertson Co., 1940, 1945
8 Lease, 7 acres in Calvert to P.A. Knapp, Robertson Co., 1940-1950
9 Lease, 7 acres in Calvert to Mrs. Julia Moore, Robertson Co., 1944-1950
10 Notes of Old Town Property, Robertson Co., 1908-1917
11 Deeds, titles, papers, town lots in Bremond, Robertson Co., 1922
12 Litigation for recovery of Bremond lots, Robertson Co., 1922-1923
13 Acknowledgements of tenancy, Calvert, Robertson Co., 1925
14 Reconveyance, R.E. Chance, Calvert, Robertson Co., 1929-1932
15 Cancelled deeds, Robertson Co., 1921-1923
Reconveyances, deeds, title papers, Robertson Co., 1929-1956
Box Folder
33 16 Correspondence concerning title to lot 4, block 22, Calvert, Robertson Co., 1929
16 Reconveyance of lot 10, block 92 by Pete Scoba, Bremond, Robertson Co., 1935
16 Reconveyance of lot 5, block 75, Bremond, Robertson Co., 1939
16 Deed and reconveyance, lots 3-5, block 94, Bremond, Robertson Co., 1956
16 Easement to Gulf States Utilities Company, concerning line of poles in Calvert, Robertson Co., 1931
16 Lots 8-9, block 157, Calvert, Robertson Co., 1935
16 Reconveyance, lot 10, block 92, Bremond, Robertson Co., 1935
17 Reconveyance, lots 1-3, block 120, Bremond, Robertson Co., 1929-1933
18 Reconveyance, lot 3, block 75, Bremond, Robertson Co., 1957
19 Various deeds and title papers, Robertson Co., 1906-1923
Sabine County
Box Folder
34 1 T.L.L. Temple claim vs. Rice Institute, James A. Curry League, Sabine Co., 1908-1910
2 Estates of Gilbert Mackechney & W.W. McElroy, lands sold to T.L.L. Temple, Sabine Co., 1899-1900
3 James A. Curry League, Sabine Co., 1880-1907
4 Larkin Groce/James A. Curry League, Sabine Co., 1899-1907
5 Sale, 13,096.5 acres to T.L.L. Temple, Sabine Co., 1899-1910
San Patricio County
Box Folder
34 6 M.J.P. & Delgado Survey, San Patricio Co., 1902, 1907
7 Sale, 1170 acres of Delgado Survey to M.K. Wright, San Patricio Co., 1908-1910
Tyler County
Box Folder
35 1 Abstract, Survey No. 1, Blk. 6, Tyler Co., 1909
2 Abstract, Survey No. 9, Tyler Co., 1909
3 Sale, 20 acres in Texas Central Railway Survey to D.J. Gray, Tyler Co., 1920
4 Sale, timber on 6,750 acres in various surveys to Nona Fletcher & Kirby Lumber Company, Tyler Co., 1922-1937
5 Sale, timber on 1,280 acres in Charles Stewart Survey to P.H. Nolen, Tyler and Hardin Counties, 1913
6 Sale, timber on 599 acres of Texas Central Railway Survey to Southern Lumber Company, 1937
7 Sale, timber on 100 acres in I & GN Railroad Survey to Southern Lumber Company, Tyler Co., 1937
8 Sale, timber on 1280 acres in Charles Stewart Survey to Oscar Baker, Tyler and Hardin Counties, 1922-1939
9 Sale, timber on 640 acres in Texas Central Railway Survey to G.B. Risinger, Tyler Co., 1916, 1919
10 Sale, 65 acres in Nancy Skillern Survey to Kirby Lumber Co., Tyler Co., 1958
11 Lease, pasture, 640 acres in J. Sims Survey to A.V. Bell, Tyler Co., 1961-1962
12 Lease, 40 acres in Tabitha Sumrall Survey to Gus Kirkwood, Tyler Co, 1960-1963
13 Lease, 598 acres in Texas Central Railway Survey to R.I. Reid, Tyler Co., 1941
14 Sale, timber on 7190 acres of various surveys to Texas Creosoting Company, Tyler Co., 1947-1950
15 Sale, 12 acres in Texas Central Railway Survey to East Texas and Gulf Railway, Tyler Co., 1917
Tyler County lands, 1899-1925
Box Folder
36 1 Johnathan Judson Survey conflict, 1922
Tyler County lands, 1899-1942
Box Folder
36 2 Report of J.R. Risinger on Tyler County lands, 1931
2 Lawsuit, Rice Institute vs. Morgan Smith, 1941-1942
3 Tyler County lands, various field notes, 1882-1934
Tyler County lands, 1917-1954
Box Folder
36 4 Old and new memoranda and correspondence concerning correct acreage owned by Rice Institute on the B.B.B. & C.R.R. Company by H.M. Smith & M Sharp Surveys, 1917-1944
4 Easement to the State Highway Commission for right-of-way, 1931
4 Easement to Gulf States Utilities for power line right-of-way, 1930
4 Lawsuit, Addie Nolan, et al vs. Rice Institute involving tithe to Radford Odom Survey, 1937-1938
4 Fire protection agreement, 6638 acres, 1935-1936
4 Tennessee Gas Transmission Company, right-of-way agreement, 1949-1950
4 Southwestern Bell telephone agreement for telephone line, 1953-1954
4 Gulf States Utilities Company, copy of easement for electric line right-of-way, 1949
4 State of Texas right-of-way for various roads, 1949
Tyler County lands, 1908, 1925-1951
Box Folder
36 5 Humble Oil and Refining, right-of-way, 1951
5 Released oil, gas and mineral leases, 1938-1948
5 Gulf States Utilities Company, electric powerline easement, 1950
5 Gulf States Utilities Company, right-of-way along Dollarsville road, 1951
5 Easement contract with Atlantic Pipeline Company, 1931, 1944
6 Leases or acknowledgements of tenancy, Tyler Co., 1908-1934
Walker County
Box Folder
37 1 Quit Claim Deed, Rice Institute to W.L. Smither, R. Sparks Survey, Walker Co., 1930
Waller County
Box Folder
37 2 Abstract, J.F. Martin Survey, Waller Co., 1911
3 Sale, 213 acres in J.F. Martin Survey to James Miller, Waller Co., 1895-1915
4 Sale, 216 acres in Thomas Stevens Survey to Alfred Yarbrough, Waller Co., 1912-1913
5 Sale, timber on 4076 acres in John Stephens League to Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company, Waller Co., 1929
6 Sale, 102 acres in J.F. Martin Survey to W.M. Bennatt, Waller Co., 1915, 1918
7 Sale, timber on J.M. Stephens Survey to general Box Company, Waller Co., 1943
8 Lease, oil and gas in J. Groce Survey to Fred K. Foster, Victor Prassel and Jeff Shelburne, Waller Co., 1943-1944
9 Sale, 64 acres in John M. Stephens Survey to Houston Lighting and Power Company, Waller Co., 1962
10 Sale, timber on 4070 acres in John M. Stephens Survey to Timber Lumber Company, Waller Co., 1948-1951
11 Sale, 4070 acres in John M. Stephens Survey to M.E. Shifleit, Morgan L. Price, John Martin, Travis Marks, et al, Waller Co. 1957-1959
12 Sale, timber on John M. Stephens Survey to O.P. Perkins and William Rodgerson, Waller Co., 1933 (no content)
Waller County lands, 1890-1907, 1933-1936
Box Folder
37 13 Oil and mineral lease with H.R. Cullen
13 Town of Hempstead, list of lots, blocks and titles, 1890, 1907
14 Johnathan M. Stephens Survey, lease field notes, correspondence, surveys, 1856-1934
15 Johnathan M. Stephens Survey, correspondence, notes, agreements concerning oil and pasturage leases, 1933-1937
Wharton County
Box Folder
37 16 Peter B. Norton Survey, Wharton Co., 1906-1908
17 Sale, 284 acres in Norton Survey to Putnam Brothers, Wharton Co., 1908
18 Sale, 382 acres in various surveys to J.F. Wilson, Wharton and Matagorda Counties, 1924-1929



Series II: Rice Institute Papers (Working Rice papers - including some deeds) 1891-1966
29 Linear Feet

Campus Construction 1910-1940
5.3 Linear Feet
Box Folder
38 1 Receipts and correspondence, William Miller and Sons, for Admin building construction, 1910-1912
Vouchers and drafts, William Miller and Sons, 1912
Box Folder
38 2 Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, 1913
Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson. Architects of Rice Institute, 1909-1914
Box Folder
38 3 Concerning General Plans for Rice Institute, 1909-1910
3 Vouchers and Correspondence, 1910-1914
3 Vouchers and Correspondence, 1910-1914
3 Vouchers and Correspondence, 1912
Contracts, orders and estimates for Administration and Mechanical buildings, 1911-1914
Box Folder
38 4 Orders and estimates, 1913-1914
4 William F. Ross, furniture for Administration building, 1912-1913
4 Layne and Bower, Co., for drilling Artesian well, 1910
4 Order with Oswald J. Lassing for carving tea vases, 1913
4 Order with Oswald J. Lassing for carving of capitals and columns, 1913
4 Moravian Potter and Tile Works, 1912
4 W.G. Cornell, plumbing, 1911-1913
4 F.E. Newberry Electric Company for electrical work, 1911-1913
4 Collins Brothers Company for heating in Admin. building
4 Bowker-Torrey Company to furnish marble, 1912
4 Houston Structural Steel Company, 1911
4 Hixon Electric Company, Mechanical Lab, 1914
4 Detroit Heating and Lighting, for Mechanical Lab, 1912
5 Contract #1 with William Minter and Sons for Administration building, 1910-1912
6 Contract #2 with William Minter and Sons for Mechanical building, 1910-1912
Box Folder
39 1 Receipts and payments to Wilmer Waldo on contract for drains and sewers, 1911
Receipts, vouchers and estimates on construction of various institute buildings, 1911-1913:
Box Folder
39 2 Vouchers and paid estimates for Mechanical Lab and Power House, 1911-1912
2 Vouchers to Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory, 1911
2 Contract and vouchers to F.E. Newberry Electric Company for work on Mechanical Lab and Power House, 1911-1913
2 Contract and vouchers to W.G. Cornell Company for plumbing in Mechanical Lab and Power House, 1911-1913
2 Bonds, vouchers and contracts to Collins Brothers Company for heating in Mechanical Lab and Power House, 1911-1913
2 Correspondence, vouchers and contracts to Whiting Foundry Equipment Company for overhead crane in Power House, 1911-1913
2 Contract with Houston Co-op Manufacturing Company for chemistry tables, 1913
2 Orders to contractor Walworth-English-Flett Company for firemen, 1913
2 Contract with Hoppes Manufacturing Company for feed water heaters, 1913
2 Contract with Wilmer Waldo to construct tunnels and tanks for Mechanical Lab to Admin. building, 1911-1912
Contracts and receipts for construction of various campus buildings, 1910-1913
Box Folder
39 3 Contract with Walworth-English-Flett, Co. for various boilers and machinery in Mechanical Lab and Power House, 1911-1913
3 Contract with Wilmer Waldo for drains and sewers, 1911
3 Contract with Wilmer Waldo for road gravel, 1910
4 Vouchers for construction of drains and sewers, 1912
Box Folder
40 1 Estimates, receipts and vouchers to Wilmer Waldo for payment of construction of various campus buildings, 1911-1913
2 Contract with Wilmer Waldo for construction of roadways, 1911-1913
Campus construction contracts, 1911-1916 (1 of 2)
Box Folder
41 1 W.G. Cornell, plumbing for men's residence hall
1 Albert Pick & Company for chinaware, silverware and glassware
1 Albert Pick & Company for kitchen utensils
1 Blodgett Clock Company, clock for men's residence hall
1 Teas Nursery for tree planting
1 Chicago Gas and Electric Company, for brackets and globes at entrance
1 F.E. Newberry Electric Company for entrance gateway
1 James Stewart and Company for men's residence hall construction
1 William Miller and Sons for stone entrances and gateways
1 F.E. Newberry Electric Company for heating and ventilating in men's residence hall
1 Horton and Horton for construction of South wing, residence hall #2
Campus construction contracts, 1911-1913 (2 of 2)
Box Folder
41 2 Walworth-English-Flett for kitchen equipment, mens residence hall
2 Bush and Gerts Piano Company for piano rental
2 Pittsburgh Testing Laboratories for testing steel and cement used in men's residence hall
2 F.E. Newberry Electric Company for men's residence hall work
2 Teas Nursery Company for various institute work
2 James Stewart and Company for construction of dormitory #2
2 James Stewart and Company for construction of men's residence hall
Box Folder
42 1 Contract with Waddell's House Furnishing Company for Administration building and residence hall, 1912-1913
Campus construction contracts, 1911-1915
Box Folder
42 2 W.H. Nuf, painting, 1912
2 Fred M. Lye, receipt for report on street lighting system, 1913
2 E.T. Burrows and Company, screens on various buildings, 1912-1913
2 George T. Hoyt, Company., flags and pennants, 1912-1913
2 Pittsburgh Testing Company, testing materials on Physics Lab, 1913-1915
2 Hixon Electric Company, for grounds lights and conduit wiring, 1912-1913
2 Hixon Electric Company, for electric work on Physics Lab, 1914-1915
3 Construction for Physical Laboratory by James Stewart and Company, 1913-1914
4 F.E. Newberry Electric Company, Physics Lab heating, 1914-1915
Construction of Physics Lab, 1912-1916
Box Folder
42 5 Keithly Company, Inc. for plumbing, 1913-1914
5 Waddell House Furnishings Company, 1914
5 Max Kohl, A.G. Shewitz, Germany - lecture tables, 1914-1916
5 Max Kohl, A.G. Shewitz, Germany - rotary vacuum pump, 1914-1916
5 Shiras Chassing Mfg. Company, lighting fixtures, etc., 1915-1916
5 Houston Hardwood Flooring Company, 1914-1915
5 Randall Lovegrove Company, sump pump, 1914-1915
5 Detroit Heating and Lighting Company. for gas machine, 1914
5 Peerless Rubber Mfg. Company, for rubber mats, 1914
5 Southern Brass Mfg. and Plating Company, 1912
5 Construction of pipe tunnel between Physics Lab and main tunnel, 1914
Construction of Athletic Field House, 1920-1921
Box Folder
43 1 Tom Tellepsen, contractor, 1920
1 Barden Electric and Contracting Company, 1920
1 Warren Company, plumbing, 1920-1921
1 Dixie Heating and Ventilating Company, 1920-1921
Dormitory #2 construction, 1914-1915
Box Folder
43 2 Keithly Company, plumbing, 1914
2 Barden Electric Company, 1914-1914
2 Houston hardwood Flooring Company, receipts, 1915
2 Peerless Rubber Mfg. Company, rubber mats, 1914-1915
2 Waddell House Furnishings Company, 1914
2 F.E. Newberry Electric Company, heating and ventilating, 1914-1915
Various contracts for campus construction, 1914-1925
Box Folder
43 3 Hixon Electric Company, experimental electrical work, 1914-1915
3 Warren Company, plumbing in Physical and Biology Labs, 1914-1915
3 Waddell House Furnishings Company, for residence hall, group #2, 1916
3 Barden Electric Company, work on residence hall, group #2, 1916
3 Kinnison Brothers, heating system, residence hall, group #2, 1916-1917
3 Warren Company, plumbing in residence hall, group #2, 1916
3 Houston Construction Company, tunnel work, 1916-1917
3 Houston Construction Company, campus sidewalks, 1917
3 Pittsburgh Testing Laboratories, testing steel and cement, residence hall, group #2, 1917
3 Southern Well Drilling Company, Artesian well on campus, 1921
4 Construction of Robert and Agnes Cohen House, 1927-1928
5 Temporary water connection and construction of water pipes, 1921
6 Contract with J.B Parker for water connection, 1915, 1921
7 Contract with Southern Steel to construct fire escapes, 1923-1925
8 Fire escape construction, 217 Main St. and others, 1920-1924
Box Folder
44 1 Chemistry Lab construction, 1923-1927 (1 of 2)
2 Chemistry Lab construction, 1923-1927 (2 of 2)
Contractors for Chemistry Lab construction, 1923-1925
Box Folder
44 3 Cram & Ferguson and William Ward Watkin, 1923-1924
3 Dixie Heating and Ventilating Company, 1923-1925
3 The Warren Company, plumbing, 1923-1925
3 A.T. Vick & Company, electrical work, 1923-1925
3 Kewaunee Mfg. Company, furniture and fixtures, 1924-1925
3 Furniture and fixtures, no contract, 1924-1925
3 Jacobe Brothers Electric, electric conduits, 1925
3 Tellepsen Construction, tunnel connecting Chemistry Lab, 1924
4 American Construction, steel grandstand, 1926
5 Erection/dismantling of steel bleachers, 1948
Contracts for various Rice Institute buildings, 1927-1934
Box Folder
44 5 Construction of 2-story building, Milam and Clay, 1927-1928
5 Construction, Brazos Valley Buick Co., building by Tellepsen Construction, 1928
5 John Angel, a statue of William M. Rice with monument and tomb, 1929
5 C.R. Berry & Company, granite pedestal for statue, 1920
5 William Marsh Rice monument (statue) and tomb construction, Cram & Ferguson, William Ward Watkin, 1929-1930
5 Repairs to Campanile and Power house, Tellepsen Construction 1930
5 Contract with G.W. McClure for 1,000 trees for campus, 1930-1934
Box Folder
45 1 Contract with C. Culver, addition to field house (athletic offices), 1938
Contracts - additions/extension of Rice Field (stadium), 1938-1940
Box Folder
45 2 Southwestern Construction Company, 1938
2 The Warren Company, plumbing, 1938
2 Ellis Electric Company, 1938
2 Parker Brothers and Company, grading of parking lot, 1938-1939
2 Mann Electric Company, night lighting of Rice Field, 1939-1940
2 Contracts for fencing, folding gates, etc., 1938
2 C.W. Ennis, press box, additional ramps, 1939
2 William Ward Watkins, architectural fees, 1938-1939
Contracts for construction of Rice buildings, 1931-1936
Box Folder
45 3 Don Hall, contract for alterations/additions to Field House, 1931
3 Jacobe Brothers, Athletic Field House electrical work, 1931
3 William Ward Watkins, architects fee, Athletic Field House additions, 1931
3 William Ward Watkins, architects fee, steel grandstand, 1935
3 E.A. Fretz, construction of steel grandstand, 1935
3 E.A. Fretz, sidewalk construction under South grandstand, 1935
3 Pete Nelson, Athletic Field House addition, dressing room, 1936
3 George J. Robischung, Inc., Athletic Field House, plumbing and heating, 1931
Contracts for construction of Rice buildings, 1929-1947
Box Folder
45 4 Various contracts, addition to Chemistry building, 1939
4 Various contracts, dining hall extension, residence hall for men, 1939
4 Otis Elevator Company, elevator in Administration building, 1937
4 Dana E. Chase, Naval ROTC unit, 1941
4 York Ice Machinery, refrigeration equipment in residence halls and Power house, 1929
4 George Chambers, Firestone Sales and Service building, 1941
4 E. Lee Bond, remodeling of drafting room, engineering annex, 1947
4 Harry H. Hedges, topping roadways on campus, 1938
4 Southwestern Construction Company, addition to Mechanical Lab, 1938
Box Folder
46 1 President's House construction correspondence, 1913
2 Physical laboratory building construction, correspondence, 1913
3 Utility planning for dormitory #2, 1913-1919
Blueprint specifications (Blueprints):
Box Folder
47 1 Administration building
2 Mechanical building and Power House
3 Residence hall for men
4 Administration building
5 Electric street lighting system
Box
48 Time rolls for campus construction projects (oversize)
Legal Matters and Papers
Settlements
Box Folder
49 1 Settlement with Mrs. John Gray, 1921
1 Settlement with M.W. Forest, 1916
1 Settlement with J.B. Oliver, 1914
1 Settlement in suit of Clyde L. Minthorn vs Rice Institute, 1939
2 Copy of fraudulent will of William M. Rice, 1900 (1923)
3 Order of decree, estate of William M. Rice, 1901 (1916)
Various legal documents
Box Folder
49 4 Will of William Marsh Rice, 1896, 1929, 1939
4 Agreement, estate of William M. Rice with William M. Rice, Jr., 1905
4 Estate of William M. Rice, securities receipt and note, 1903
4 Deed, William M. Rice and Elizabeth Baldwin Rice, to lands in Jones Co., 1892
4 Deed, William M. Rice and Elizabeth Baldwin Rice, to 6 1/2 acres in Houston, Harris Co., 1892
4 Deed, William M. Rice to land on Main St. and Congress, Harris Co., 1893
4 Deed, William M. Rice to Rice Land Lumber Company, Louisiana lands and timber, 1911
4 Decree copy, appointing H.B. Rice permanent administrator, 1901
4 Letter from William M. Rice to A.B. Cohen, requesting deeds, 1899
4 Original deeds from William M. Rice and Elizabeth Rice, conveying Rice Hotel property and other properties to Institute, 1892, 1900, 1910
4 Contract between William M. Rice and H.B. Rice, 1892-1903
4 Copy, deed of partition, 1905, 1911
4 Will of Elizabeth B. Rice, 1902, 1910, 1918
4 Copies, Rice Institute Charter and By-laws, 1941, 1946, undated
4 David Rice affidavits, 1901-1902
4 Report, disposition of amounts paid in settlements by William M. Rice Institute, 1904
4 Correspondence concerning Rice Institute, 1916, 1918, 1926
Box Folder
50 1 Agreements between Charlotte McKee, et al and Rice Institute, 1901
2 Agreements between Charlotte McKee, et al and Rice Institute, 1901
3 Guardianship papers and deeds, Nina Belle Rice, 1902
4 Guardianship papers and deeds, Nina Belle Rice, 1902
5 Releases from heirs of Elizabeth Baldwin Rice, 1911
Judicial settlements
Box Folder
51 1 Jonas C. Baldwin & Mamie B. Huntington, 1902
2 Annie Baldwin Brown & J. Sales Brown, 1902
3 Bayland's Orphan Home, 1902
4 Christ Church, Houston, 1902
5 Estate of Walker Curry, 1906
6 DePelchin Faith Home Association, 1902
7 Drawing Room Society of New York, 1905-1906
8 First Presbyterian Church of Houston, 1902
9 Estate of Lillian E. Huntington, minor, 1902
10 Estate of Frederick Rice Lummis & Patty Hall Lummis, minors, 1903
11 Parish Aid Society. Christ Church Houston, 1902
12 Estate of Elizabeth B. Rice, 1902
13 Estate of Libbie R., H. Baldwin, Brown Botts & Fred A. Rice, minors, 1902
14 Estate of R. Rutherford, 1902
15 Eric P. Swenson, S. Alvin Swenson, S.M. Swenson & Sons, Harry Zeamen, 1904-1905
16 Bessie Campbell & James H. Trezevant, 1902
17 Walter O. Wetherbe, 1905
Box Folder
52 1 Charles W. Rice, 1902
2 Benjamin Franklin Rice, 1902
3 Olds, McKee, et al, 1904
4 Benjamin Franklin Rice, Walter Scott Rice, Charlotte Rice Clark, et al, 1901-1902
5 William A. Rice, Charles W. Rice, Benjamin F. Rice, et al, 1902
6 Jonas S. Rice, William N. Rice, Charlotte M. Rice, et al, 1902
Judicial statements
Box Folder
53 1 Adam T. Baldwin, 1902
2 Adele M. Baldwin, 1907, 1910
3 Elizabeth Baldwin, home, 1902
4 Frank T. Baldwin, 1902
5 Sarah Baldwin, 1902
6 Stephen W. Baldwin, 1902
7 Bettie B. Brown, 1902
8 Diet Kitchen Society of New York City, 1907
9 J. Isabelle Dorwin, 1902
10 Calriot H. & Edgar L. Heriot, 1902
11 Estate of Minerva R. Olds, 1908
12 Willieta & Charles E. Parker, et al, 1910
13 Belle Wallace & Sidney B. Perkins, 1907
14 Estate of William M. Rice to Rice Institute, 1907
15 Julia Roberts, 1907
16 Marian Roberts Robinson & Beverly Robinson, 1907
17 Lola Martin & Daniel E. Seybel, 1907
18 Mary S. & Mary E. Turnure, 1907
19 Annie G. Lippincott - Winslow & H.H. Winslow, 1902
Box Folder
54 1 Estate of Elizabeth B. Rice vs William M. Rice, Eastern District, Galveston, 1903
2 Estate of Elizabeth B. Rice vs William M. Rice, Western District, Austin, 1898-1901
3 Estate of Elizabeth B. Rice vs William M. Rice, Eastern District, Waller Co., 1903
4 Bill of Complaint, William M. Rice vs Orren Holt, Executor for the Estate of Elizabeth B. Rice, 1898
5 Lawsuit: Estate of Elizabeth B. Rice vs Rice Institute (Rice Hotel property), 1904
6 Bonds owned by estate of William M. Rice, 1907
7 List of securities owned by the estate of William M. Rice, 1906
8 Inventory of paintings presented to Rice Institute by William M. Rice, 1909
9 Final Decree: Estate of William M. Rice vs Estate of Elizabeth B. Rice, 1903
10 List of assets of Rice Institute received from William M. Rice, 1906
11 Final summary of the estate of William M. Rice, presented to Rice Institute by executors, 1906
12 Correspondence concerning the prosecution of Short & Meyers, 1910
13 Testimony of Emmanuel Raphael, 1902
14 Correspondence concerning Rice vs Patrick, litigation records, 1931
15 Correspondence and bank statements concerning refund of legacy taxes to the estate of William Marsh Rice, 1929
16 Dismissed suit, H.M. Hamilton vs Rice Institute re: Rice Hotel renovations, 1909
17 Edward Rice vs Estate of William Marsh Rice, 1919
Institutional Housekeeping
Box Folder
55 1 Rice Institute lands, Harris Co., 1906-1909
2 Checkbook and cancelled checks, Rice Institute, 1894-1902
3 Receipts concerning death of Fred A. Rice, 1902
4 Contracts, correspondence, receipts concerning renovation of Rice Hotel, 1900
5 Invoices, receipts, correspondence, claims, disbursements covering trips to New York and Massachusetts for lawsuits, 1900-1907
Hohenthal Fund
Box Folder
55 6 Stock shares, The Revenue Leasing and Mining Company, 1900-1908
6 Galena-Signal Oil Company, 1917-1934
6 Other stocks, 1895-1923, 1930, 1945
Box Folder
56 1 William Marsh Rice Institute, receipt book, 1894-1896
2 Receipts and invoices, balance sheets, 1891-1899
3 Receipts and invoices, balance sheets, 1900
Receipts and invoices, balance sheets, 1901
Box Folder
56 4 Jones County lawsuit expenses, 1901
5 Receipts and invoices, balance sheets, 1902
6 Receipts and invoices, balance sheets, 1903
7 Receipts and invoices, balance sheets, 1904
8 Receipts and invoices, balance sheets, 1905
Box Folder
57 1 Receipts and invoices, balance sheets, 1906
2 Receipts and invoices, balance sheets, 1907
3 Inventory and appraisal: Assets of Rice Institute, 1907
4 Balance sheets and statements, 1908
5 Correspondence concerning insurance for Rice Institute buildings, 1920
6 Explosion insurance, 1929-1932
Reciprocal, Mutual and Lloyd's America Insurance, 1930-1935
Box Folder
57 6 Reciprocal insurance, 1931
6 Mutual insurance, 1930-1935
6 Lloyd's American insurance, 1931-1932
Box Folder
58 1 Correspondence, reports, policies, etc. concerning Rice Institute insurance, 1924-1942
Various insurance coverages, 1915-1937
Box Folder
58 2 Employers' compensation insurance, 1925
2 Explosion insurance, 1935
2 Schedule of burglary and robbery insurance, undated
2 Purchase of war bonds, 1917
2 Bonds for various employees, 1936-1937
3 Fire insurance coverage, 1916-1918
Insurance, 1907-1936
Box Folder
58 4 Liability insurance, 1914-1916
4 Insurance research, 1936
4 Removing fire extinguishers from residence halls, 1929-1930
4 Bonds, A.B. Cohen, J.A. Flick, W.M. Reynolds, 1907-1932
4 Fire insurance cancellation, 1928
4 Fire insurance, Rice and Eagleston, 1932
5 Boiler inspections for insurance, 1914-1939
Equipment inspections for insurance, 1914-1939
Box Folder
58 6 Elevator inspections, 1914-1916
6 Engine inspections, 1926-1938
6 Refrigeration inspections, 1927-1939
6 Various equipment inspections, 1926-1930
Campus Area Property
Box Folder
59 1 Tract disputes, Reinerman Survey (includes Brickworks), Harris County, 1906-1933
2 Rice Institute lands, Harris County, 1906-1909
3 Rice Hotel property purchase, 1898-1901
For sale and purchased
Box Folder
59 4 Sale, Capt. J.A. Baker Homestead Property, SSBB to M.D. Anderson Foundation, Harris County, 1942
5 Sale, 14 lots SSBB (1914 Institute grounds) to City of Houston, Harris County, 1914-1928
Tract Purchases, Harris County
Box Folder
59 6 Lot 7 in D.H. Paige Subdivision from Randon Poter, Harris County, 1922-1923
6 Suit, Hardcastle vs. Rice Institute for 72 acres in Johnathan Austin Survey, Harris County, 1890, 1911-1913
6 Re-opening of Camp Logan Golf Course for public use, correspondence, 1923
Leases
Tract leases and exchanges out of Reinerman Survey, 1908-1937
Box Folder
60 1 115 acre lease in J. Reinerman Survey, 1919-1923
1 Exchanges of land with Harris County for road purposes, 1918, 1937
1 Various leases out of J. Reinerman Survey, Harris County, 1908-1926
2 Lease, parking lot at Rice Institute, SSBB to Durrell Carothers, Harris County, 1938
3 Abstract of title and legal proceedings to Southampton Place, Harris County, 1923
Deeds
Box Folder
60 4 Deeds and title to various Rice lands, 1892-1911
5 8 acres in Obedience Smith Survey, Harris County (Rice Hotel property), 1902
Campus Area Construction
Box Folder
61 1 O. Smith Survey, railroad spur, Rice Institute, Harris County, 1908-1924
2 Receipts - contract with W. Waldo for construction of railroad spur, 1913
3 Property for construction of Rice Blvd., Gamble and Rose Surveys, Harris County, 1923
4 Property for construction of Sunset Rd., Gamble Survey, Harris County, 1918
5 Correspondence concerning installation of water mains and lighting system, Shady Side Addition, Harris County, 1920
6 Railroad spur, Reinerman St., Gamble Survey, Harris County, 1923-1926
7 Right-of-way, Main St. widening project, City of Houston, Harris County, 1914
8 Correspondence and maps concerning Harris Bayou/Reynolds drainage through campus, 1923-1924
9 Paving of Sunset Rd., Harris County, 1924-1928
Box Folder
62 1 Sunset Rd., Shady Side Addition, Harris County, 1917-1920
2 Sunset Rd. and Rice Blvd alignment, Harris County, 1918, 1923, 1950-1952
3 Rice Blvd: Correspondence, copies of deeds of dedication, maps, 1923-1929
4 City water mains and fire hydrants into Rice Institute campus, 1924-1928
5 Easement to City of Houston for right-of-way through Rice Institute campus for storm sewer, 1923-1928, 1941-1944
Box Folder
63 1 Repaving Main St., 1940
2 L.R. Ashmore filling station, 6511 Main St., 1939
3 Easement for storm sewer, South side of Sunset Rd., 1949
4 Easement for extension of water mains through campus, 1931, 1956, 1967
5 Greenbriar Dr., drainage and paving, 1930-1931, 1941
6 Development of University Blvd.: Paving, walks, tree planting, 1929-1932
7 Easement of sanitary sewer adjacent to Greenbriar and University Blvd., 1950
8 Sanitary sewer easement, University and Greenbriar, 1950, 1956
9 Dupont 10 acre tract purchase for fraternity house addition, 1912-1921
Exchange of property with the City of Houston, 1916-1944
Box Folder
64 1 Correspondence, contracts, printed material concerning construction of retaining wall abutting Rice Institute property, 1925-1927
1 Street improvements - Smith, Clay, Milam & Capitol, 1916-1928
2 Papers concerning construction and lease of Brazos Valley Buick Co. building, Houston, 1916, 1927-1928
City of Houston construction on Rice property, 1908-1931
Box Folder
64 3 Sidewalk construction on Capitol Ave., 1931
3 Abstracts, 1908-1917



drawer
129-131 Series III: Oversize drawers
map-drawer Folder
129 1 Blueprints (3) - plats showing Rice Institute lands occupied by Walter Cloud, 1907 (from box 1 folder 7)
1 Map showing proposed fence (from box 1, folder 9, sub-folder 3)
1 Map - right-of-way for Tennessee Gas Transmission Company, 1950 (from box 1, folder 9, sub-folder 7)
1 Plat showing right of way (from box 2, folder 2)
1 Blueprint - sketch showing location of 160 acres asked for by school board for new Merryville school, 1917 (from box 2, folder 3)
1 Plat showing possible right of ways, 1921 (from box 2, folder 5)
1 Blueprint - plat showing land sold to Louisiana Highway Commission in Beauregard Parish, 1928 (from box 2, folder 6)
1 Blueprint - plat showing exceptions in conveyance of land for Merryville school, 1918 (from box 2, folder 3)
1 Plat showing R/N fence encroachments, 1965; Blueprint Pro. trackage (from box 2, folder 10, sub-folder 3)
1 Blueprints (2) - meter station site for Merryville, Louisiana, 1931 (from box 2, folder 7)
1 Blueprint, Neale to Atreco line, Beauregard Parish, 1942 (from box 2, folder 9)
1 Blueprints (2) - 3" transmission lines to DeRidder La., 1935 Sheets 3 & 4 of 8 (from box 2, folder 10, sub-folder 4)
1 Blueprint showing area of general permit (from box 2, folder 10, sub-folder 5)
1 Map - Exhibit "A" of land leased to C.H. Watson (from box 3, folder 1, sub-folder 1)
1 Blueprints (3) for Kinder & Northwestern right of way; Total footage taken by right of way; showing right of way through Rice lands, 1910 (from box 3, folder 3, sub-folder 6)
1 Blueprint showing right of way for Sabine Tram Co., 1910 (from box 3, folder 3, sub-folder 8)
1 21 certificates & patents for land held in Louisiana, 1884-1891 (from box 3, folder 3, sub-folder 12)
1 List of town notes (from box 5, folder 1)
1 Plats (3) - showing location of transmission lines, sheets 1-3 (from box 2, folder 7)
2 Patent abstract #617, May 10, 1841 (from box 9, folder 17)
2 Delinquent tax notices, Fayette Co., 1917 (from box 9, folder 5)
2 Plat - J.P. McFarland League, Fayette Co., 1917 (from box 9, folder 5)
2 3 plats: Hagler Survey Ellis Co., 1918 Map - location of levee across Rice Institute land in Ellis County Improvement District #3; Calculation of Hagler Survey by J.W. Martin, county surveyor, 1918 (from box 8, folder 10)
2 Plat - Ellis County Levee Improvement District No. 3 (from box 8, folder 9)
2 Blueprint - Dallas-Hutchins Pike and H & T.C.R.R. property in Dallas Co., 1922 (from box 8, folder 5)
2 Hand drawn sketch - Rice Institute property near Hamilton Rd., Dallas Co., undated (from box 8, folder 8)
2 Blueprint - Land belonging to Thomas Brothers, Dallas Co., 1922 (from box 8, folder 5, sub-folder 2)
2 Blueprint - Dallas County near Miller Switch, 1913 (from box 8, folder 5)
2 2 Blueprints: Plot showing Rice House and Oliver Map for proposed new Millers Ferry Bridge, 1910 (from box 8, folder 1)
2 Deed from S.M. Swenson to S.B Crittenden Jr., 1859; Land grant to S.M. Swenson - signed by Gov. Houston, 1861 (from box 7, folder 22)
2 Land grant - Decatur Daniels (from box 6, folder 8)
2 Blueprint - Lutcher and More pine holdings in Louisiana and Texas, 1913 (from box 2, folder 2)
2 Map, W.C. Sypert Survey (From box 18, folder 14)
3 Land Grant - J.B. Pier, 1890 (from box 11, folder 1, sub-folder 5)
3 Inventory of appraisement, 1914 (from box 10, folder 2, folder 1)
3 Blueprint, unobstructed easement, 1939 (from box 14, folder 12)
3 2 blueprints: Unobstructed easement, 1939 Plat showing block McGregor's Blodgett Addition (from box 14, folder 11)
3 2 blueprints: 10' unobstructed easement in A.C. Reynolds Survey, 1940 Plat showing rice Institute land between Westheimer and San Felipe (from box 14, folder 9)
3 4 Blueprints: Proposed opening of road from Westheimer to Alief Houston Rd 10' ditch easement 10' unobstructed easement, 1953 Property purchased from Houston Realty Syndicate for right of way, 1928 (from box 14, folder 7)
3 Blueprint - Survey of Rice Institute property West of Louisiana St and North of Jefferson St., 1923 (from box 13, folder 1)
3 Map, Post Oak Rd., Westheimer to Alief Rd., 1950 (from box 14, folder 7)
3 Ben J. Smith Subdivision no. 2 street layout (2) (from box 13, folder 19)
3 4 blueprints: Survey of lot 5, B.J. Smith subdivision of great lot 2, O. Smith Survey, 1926 (2) Ben J. Smith Subdivision no. 2, 1913 (2) (from box 13, folder 19)
3 2 blueprints: Showing 26 4/10 acres of a portion of lot no. 2 of the Morse Subdivision, 1911 Showing survey of Meineke Tract and Goar Tract in lot no. 3...., 1924 (from box 13, folder 18)
3 Blueprint - new survey, Louisiana St. property and Fredericks Addition, 1923 (3) (from box 13, folder 17)
3 Sketch showing Rice Institute acreage out of the O. Smith Survey, 1916 (from box 13, folder 17)
3 Blueprint - widening of Kuykendahl Rd, J.C. Donally Survey, Harris Co., 1925 (from box 13, folder 14)
3 Blueprint sketch in the J. Reinerman Survey showing Rice Institute lands in lot 2...., 1911 (2) (from box 13, folder 12)
3 Blueprint - 10.18 acres of first survey (from box 13, folder 3)
3 Blueprint - section through to Texas Warehouse (from box 12, folder 7)
3 Blueprint - part of the Doziel 928 acres in the A.C. Reynolds Survey, 1920 (from box 12, folder 6)
3 Redemption receipt for taxes paid, 1932; Braeswood Corporation - title timeline and chart, 1932; Plat showing survey of McNee tract and Elizabeth Clark Tract, 1929 (from box 12, folder 4)
3 Refunding certificates (2) - #608 and #609, 1900 (from box 11, folder 5)
3 Blueprint - plat of block No. 51 bordered by Texas Ave., Prairie Ave., Crawford St and LaBranch St., 1926 (from box 15, folder 1)
3 Blueprint - Memorial Drive Right of way from N. Shepherd Dr. to memorial park, 1931 (from box 15, folder 31)
3 Blueprint - Germantown addition, 1862 (from box 16, folder 1)
3 Sketch - Rice lands in West portion of Bringhurst Subdivision, 1911 (from box 15, folder 31)
3 Rice Institute - 106.7 acre tract in lot 2 of the Bringhurst Subdivision, 1926 (from box 15, folder 31)
3 Sketch - Hildebrandt's Enclosure, 1915 (from box 16, folder 9)
3 Subdivision map, 1915 (from box 16, folder 10)
3 Blueprint, contour map (from box 16, folder 10)
3 Topographic cross section map (from box 16, folder 10)
3 Map - property on Buffalo Bayou near Greenwood Cemetery, 1916 (from box 16, folder 11)
3 Block map (from box 16, folder 10)
3 Sanitary sewer easement, 90 acres, Afton Oaks area, 1953 (2 prints) (from box 16, folder 42)
3 Blueprint - Oak Estates Subdivision for S.N. Adams, 1947 (from box 16, folder 37)
3 Negative print - map showing Kinkaid School property (from box 16, folder 34)
3 Map - proposed easement for South side sanitary sewer trunk line, 1947 (from box 16, folder 32)
3 Map - Greater Houston and San Antonio railroad near Childress Blvd, 1944 (from box 16, folder 31)
3 Linen map - 16 acres of W.R. Baker property, 1902 (from box 16, folder 10)
3 Blueprint - Ben Andrews property, 1937 (from box 15, folder 31)
3 Blueprint - Memorial Drive, 1928 (from box 15, folder 31)
3 Blueprint - sketch in the Reinerman League showing Rice Institute properties, 1911 (from box 15, folder 31)
3 Plat showing land - M. Sandel to Rice Institute (from box 15, folder 26)
3 Blueprint - showing land exchanged (from box 15, folder 26)
3 Blueprint - plat showing encroachment of Richmond Place on William M. Rice Institute tract, 1932 (from box 15, folder 8)
3 Plat showing right of way at Donnelly Road (from box 15, folder 3)
3 Land Grant - John M. Swisher, 1890 (from box 11, folder 1, sub-folder 5)
4 Blueprint - sketch in the Northern one half in the Elizabeth League (from box 18, folder 13)
4 Blueprints (2) - John R. Black Survey (from box 18, folder 16, sub-folder 3)
4 Maps (3) - Westmoreland Farms (Bellaire), 1911 (from box 19, folder 1)
4 Blueprint - 1,00 acre tract, part of Westmoreland Farms, 1909 (2) (From box 19, folder 1, sub-folder 3)
4 Map, Westmoreland Farms, amended first subdivision, 1911 (from box 19, folder 1, sub-folder 3)
4 Blueprint - Eastern portion of J.R. Black Survey, 1915 (from box 19, folder 4)
4 Maps, Westmoreland Farms, amended first subdivision, 1911 (2) (from box 19, folder 5)
4 Map of Westmoreland Farm amended first subdivision, 1911 (with sketch of South part of Brown survey attached) (from box 19, folder 5)
4 Blueprint - Jonathan R. Black Survey, Harris Co., 1916 (from box 19, folder 5)
4 Blueprint - map of Westmoreland Farms, 1922 (from box 19, folder 5)
4 Blueprint - map showing Westmoreland Farms in relation to Houston, Texas, 1910 (from box 19, folder 5)
4 Blueprint - map of Westmoreland Farms, 1911 (from box 19, folder 5)
4 Map of 2nd subdivision, Westmoreland Farms, 1912 (from box 19, folder 5)
4 Blueprint - Blocks 6 & 7 of 1st subdivision, Westmoreland Farms, 1911 (from box 19, folder 5)
4 Blueprint - plat of block 25 amended first subdivision, Westmoreland Farms, 1917 (from box 20, folder 1)
4 Redemption receipt and copy, 1922 (from box 21, folder 3)
4 Map - working sketch of Irion Co., 1921; Blueprint - blocks 27 & 28 H&TC Railroad, Irion Co., 1902 (from box 21, folder 11)
4 Blueprint and map showing resurvey of portion of North 1/2 of John James Survey, 1917 (from box 22, folder 1)
4 Land Grant - Lurana Allen (from box 22, folder 3)
4 Land Grant - Andrew Smythe (Smith) (from box 22, folder 6)
4 Map & blueprint of 3 Smith (Smythe) surveys, 1917 (from box 22, folder 8)
4 Map & blueprint - part of Peter B. Pry Survey, 1917 (from box 22, folder 8)
4 Land Grant - Robert Williamson, et al. (from box 22, folder 9)
4 Blueprints (5) - Resurvey of part of Smith Survey (from box 22, folder 8)
4 Map - resurvey of part of Smith Survey (from box 22, folder 8)
4 Blueprints (3) - Traverse of Neches River front on Smith Survey (from box 22, folder 8)
4 Log scale (from box 23, folder 2)
4 Blueprints (2) - Survey in Jasper Co. for the William M. Rice Institute (from box 23, folder 7)
4 Blueprint - showing proposed route of camp 5 tram, 1916 (from box 23, folder 8)
4 2 Land Grants: Washington Mitchell, Jasper Co., 1881 William Morgan, Jasper Co., 1859 (from box 23, folder 10)
4 Blueprint - P.W. Rose Survey, 1903 (from box 17, folder 29)
map-drawer Folder
130 1 Plot, Silas Woods Survey (from box 26, folder 4)
1 Plot, David Frost Survey (from box 26, folder 2)
1 Plot of the George W. Louder, 370 acre survey, Lee Co. (from box 26, folder 1)
1 Plot - Leon Co. surveys (from box 25, folder 9)
1 2 land grant documents for Lampasas Co.: 640 acres signed by Gov. Davis, 1898 640 acres signed by Gov. Leake, 1875 (from box 25, folder 8)
1 Land grant for William M. Rice for 640 acres in Lampasas Co., signed by Gov. Hogg, 1891 (from box 25, folder 8)
1 Land grant for William M. Rice for 640 acres in Lampasas Co., signed by Gov. Davis, 1873 (from box 25, folder 8)
1 Blueprint - subdivision of League No. 334, Harrison Co. school land (from box 24, folder 4)
1 Map, Burleson Survey, Lee Co., 1917 (from box 26, folder 14)
1 Blueprint - map showing paving to be done in Mexia, Tx, 1922 (from box 27, folder 11)
1 Blueprint - David Lane Survey, Marion Co., 1938 (from box 28, folder 3)
1 Land Grant, 1920 (from box 28, folder 8)
1 Blueprint - map of Robinson, Jones and Stansbury Surveys, Montgomery Co., 1920 (from box 28, folder 8)
1 Blueprint - map showing land taken by right of way for state highway 35 (from box 28, folder 14)
1 Blueprint - Texas Highway Dept. sketch: Easement for Caney Creek Channel change @ Hwy 59, Montgomery Co., 1946 (from box 29, folder 5)
1 Blueprint - application for easement, approximately 8 miles East of Conroe, Texas (from box 29, folder 16)
1 Blueprint - concerning survey and timber estimate of Montgomery lands, East of Conroe, Texas for the William M. Rice Institute (from box 29, folder 16, sub-folder 2)
1 Blueprints (2) - gas pipeline crossing (from box 29, folder 16, sub-folder 3)
1 Land grant for 160 acres to Edmund A. Blank in Montgomery Co. signed by Gov. Lubbock, 1863 (from box 29, folder 16, sub-folder 4)
1 Blueprint - Easement sketch, William M. Rice Institute, J.E. Lewis Survey, Montgomery Co., 1928 (from box 29, folder 16, sub-folder 5)
1 Blueprint - Easement covering right of way across portion of A.P. Fredericks Survey for the telephone and telegraph line (from box 29, folder 17, sub-folder 4)
1 Blueprint - Easement covering right of way for gas transmission line across A.P. Fredericks Survey, 1951 (from box 29, folder 17, sub-folder 6)
1 Blueprint - Showing 450 acres of South Side of Bennett Blake League, Montgomery Co., 1924 (from box 29, folder 17, sub-folder 7)
1 Blueprint - Survey of tie in proposed railway spur, Navarro Co. (from box 30, folder 2)
1 Map - Rice Institute land on John White and John Choate Surveys, Navarro Co., 1917 (from box 30, folder 7)
1 Map - John Choate Survey, 1917 (from box 30, folder 8)
1 4 Blueprints: Resurvey of portion of original Polly Youngblood Survey, 1917 (2) Resurvey and estimate on 150 acres of Polly Youngblood Tract, 1917 Survey of 278.5 acres in Polly Youngblood Tract, 1917 (from box 31, folder 7)
1 3 Plats: Resurvey of portion of Polly Youngblood Survey, 1917 Resurvey and estimate on 150 acres of Polly Youngblood Tract, 1917 Survey of 278.5 acres in Polly Youngblood Tract, 1917 (from box 31, folder 8)
1 Map and Blueprint - Resurvey of P.D. Moyer Survey, 400 acres with estimate (from box 32, folder 1)
1 Blueprints (3) - survey and resurvey of P.D. Moyer Survey of 400 acres (from box 32, folder 1)
1 Blueprint - partial Resurvey of M.B. Lewis Military Survey of 320 acres, Newton Co. (from box 32, folder 10, sub-folder 3)
1 Map - Thomas Tanner Survey, Newton Co., 1908 (from box 32, folder 12, sub-folder 3)
1 Map of Sabine Co., 1879 (from box 34, folder 4)
1 Blueprints (2) - East Texas and Gulf Railway in Tyler Co., 1917 (from box 35, folder 15)
1 Map - report on Tyler County lands to A.B. Cohen, 1922 (from box 36, folder 2)
1 Map - proposed transmission line crossing Rice Institute land in Tyler Co., 1930 (from box 36, folder 4, sub-folder 3)
1 Blueprint - easement sketch Lumberton-Colmes Neil line #68, Tyler Co., 1930 (from box 36, folder 4, sub-folder 3)
1 Blueprint - proposed transmission line crossing Rice Institute lands in Tyler Co., 1930 (from box 36, folder 4, sub-folder 3)
1 Blueprints (2) - Plat of proposed right of way crossing, Tyler Co., 1944 (from box 36, folder 4, sub-folder 6)
1 Blueprint - anchor points for telephone line along Warren-Spurger Rd., Tyler Co. (from box 36, folder 4, sub-folder 7)
1 Blueprints (2) - showing right of way for Hillister-Spurger Rd. (from FM 1013), Tyler Co. (from box 36, folder 4, sub-folder 9)
1 Blueprint - gas line right of way to serve SE Hillister gas unit no. 1, 1951 (from box 36, folder 5, sub-folder 1)
1 Blueprints (2) - plats showing right of way (from box 36, folder 5 sub-folder 3)
1 Blueprints (2) - right of way for Atlantic Pipeline Co. through Rice owned land (from box 36, folder 5, sub-folder 5)
1 Map - J.M. Stephens League, Waller Co., 1907 (from box 37, folder 14)
1 Blueprint - J.M. Stephens Survey, Waller Co. (from box 37, folder 14)
1 Map - J.M. Stephens Survey and surrounding surveys, Waller Co. (from box 37, folder 14)
1 Land Grant to Jonathan M. Stephens, 1856 (from box 37, folder 14)
1 Map - gravity gradients, J.M. Stephens Survey, Waller Co. (from box 37, folder 14)
1 Plat showing 4 lots (3-6) in Daniel Lloyd Survey (from box 37, folder 18)
1 Map - Thomas Beedy Survey, 1907 (from box 24, folder 5)
2 Statements, insurance cancellations, 1928 (from box 58, folder 4, sub-folder 5)
2 Schedule of statements, United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., 1914 (from box 58, folder 4, sub-folder 1)
2 Expiring insurance listing, 1932 (from box 58, folder 3)
2 Schedules of fire insurance policies, 1936-1938 (6) (from box 58, folder 1)
2 Data of valves contents of Rice Institute buildings (3) (from box 57, folder 6)
2 Statements of additional insurance, 1929 (from box 58, folder 3, sub-folder 1)
2 Blueprints (2) - Basement and first floor of kitchen and refrigeration equipment, residential hall, 1912 (from box 41, folder 2, sub-folder 1)
2 Blueprint - map showing roads and walks on Rice Institute campus, 1911 (from box 40, folder 2, sub-folder 1)
2 Blueprint - revised layout, drains and temporary sewers, 1911 (from box 39, folder 3, sub-folder 2)
2 Blueprint - improvements of grounds, 1913 (from box 39, folder 4)
3 Deed, Heinrich Leverkuhne to August Proetzelo, 1866 (from box 59, folder 1)
3 Plat, Joseph S, Rice Military Addition, John Reinerman Survey, 1910 (from box 59, folder 1)
3 Map - tract disputes, Reinerman Survey (from box 59, folder 1)
3 Blueprint - tract disputes, Reinerman Survey (from box 59, folder 1)
3 Blueprint - old Taylor School site, Louisiana @ Clay, 1924 (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Blueprint - Rice Institute property, West of Louisiana and North of Jefferson, 1923 (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Blueprint - services and gas lines, Louisiana @ Leland, 1914 (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Blueprint - block 298, Louisiana @ Clay, 1922 (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Plat - location of easement, Rice Institute stadium, 1951 (from box 62, folder 4)
3 Improvement Certificate to Eureka Paving Co., 1914 (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Sketch, Rice Institute acreage out of O. Smith Survey, 1916 (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Map - Pease St. from Main to Louisiana St, 1914 (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Map - Institute property to Louisiana @ Bell (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Blueprint - showing Rice property on Louisiana (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Map of proposed drainage ditch through campus, 1924 (from box 61, folder 8)
3 USGS Topographical map of Bellaire Quadrangle (from box 61, folder 8)
3 2 Blueprints: Plat of Sunset Rd. between Rice Institute and Shady Side Estates, 1918 Proposed revised alignment - Sunset Rd. and Rice Blvd., 1923 (from box 62, folder 2)
3 Brochure/map of Southampton Place, 1923 (from box 62, folder 4)
3 Blueprint - proposed 8" water main for the Rice Institute, 1928 (from box 62, folder 4)
3 Blueprints (7) - Easements and storm sewers for right of way through institute campus (from box 62, folder 5)
3 Blueprints (2) - land exchanges (from box 60, folder 1, sub-folder 2)
3 Blueprints (2) - survey of Taylor School site, 1914 (from box 59, folder 5)
3 Blueprints (4) - tract disputes, Reinerman Survey (from box 59, folder 1)
map-drawer Folder
131 1 Plat - a tract of land containing an area of 79 5/100 acres surveyed per P.L. Guffin of Giddings, Tx (from box 26, folder 10)
1 Time line of P.B. Pry Survey, 1917 (from box 23, folder 2)
1 P.B. Pry lease (from box 23, folder 2)
1 Map of Jones County Texas, 1879 (from box 24, folder 3)
1 Land Grant for Jesse Cass Assee signed by Governor Ireland, 1920 (from box 21, folder 10)
1 Land Grants (2) to John James, 1870 & 1891 (from box 22, folder 1)
1 Plat showing land in Beauregard Parish showing tenancy "exhibit A" (A) (from box 2, folder 10, sub-folder 1)
1 Plat showing land in Beauregard Parish showing tenancy "exhibit A" (B) (from box 2, folder 10, sub-folder 1)
1 Blueprint - survey showing settlement with laird interests, 1921 (from box 1, folder 8)
1 Plat showing right of way between Highway 21 and Bryan-Macy Road (from box 7, folder 16)
1 Blueprints (2) - plats showing transfer of portion of land (from box 3, folder 3, sub-folder 4)
1 Blueprints (3) showing plat of land conveyed to Wilder Dickinson (from box 3, folder 3, sub-folder 5)
1 Blueprint - unsold land highlighted (from box 4, folder 1)
1 Blueprint - easement for storm sewer purposes along South side of Sunset Blvd (from box 63, folder 3)
1 Blueprint - map in connection with development of University Blvd. (from box 63, folder 6)
1 Brochure/map of Southgate Subdivision, 1929 (from box 63, folder 6)
1 Plat and blueprint - Fraternity home addition (from box 63, folder 9)
1 Blueprint - property bordered by Milam and Clay Ave, Houston (from box 64, folder 2)
1 Map - Pujo-Gardiner heirs property, 1958 (from box 3, folder 4)
1 Blueprint - chart construction costs for construction of retaining walls on Smith between Capitol and Preston, 1925 (from box 64, folder 1, sub-folder 1)
1 Blueprint - location of highway guard fence (from box 64, folder 1, sub-folder 1)
1 Blueprints (2) - Easement for sewer adjacent to Greenbriar and University Blvd. (from box 63, folder 7)
1 Spreadsheets (2) - rental, Brazos Valley Buick Co. (from box 64, folder 2)
1 Blueprints (2) - Greenbriar Dr. drainage and paving (from box 63, folder 5)
1 Blueprints (6) - sanitary sewer easement, University Blvd @ Greenbriar (from box 63, folder 8)
1 Blueprints (7) - Showing block surrounded by Clay, Louisiana, Polk and Milam in downtown Houston, 1924 (from box 64, folder 2)
2 Plat and blueprint showing right-of-way in Allen Parish, 1937 (from box 1, folder 9, sub-folder 2)
2 Plat showing route and location of easement, 1942 (from box 2, folder 9)
2 Map showing proposed line (from box 2, folder 9)
2 6 blueprints: Rice Institute tract, 1924 Lots 2,3, 5 & 6, 1924 Sketch showing encroachment of East 1/3 of lot 3 Copy of official map of City of Houston - North of Rice Institute Map showing subdivisions North of Rice Institute Map showing Smith's subdivision and Turner Addition (from box 12, folder 2)
2 Sketch showing the W.C. Sypert 1/3 League (from box 18, folder 14)
2 Plat showing building layout (from box 12, folder 3)
2 Blueprint - resurvey of Lurana Allen Survey, 1917 (from box 23, folder 9)
2 3 Blueprints: Robinson, Jones and Stansbury Survey, Montgomery Co., Different scales, 1920 (2) Part of Montgomery Co. showing Rice lands near Jackson, 1916 (from box 28, folder 7)
2 2 Plats: Grimes and Montgomery Co., working sketch Map of Robinson, Jones and Stansbury Surveys, Montgomery Co. (from box 28, folder 7)
2 Land Grant, William M. Rice, Jr., 1904 (from box 34, folder 5)
2 Blueprint - map of Tyler County based on 1900 census (from box 36, folder 3)
2 Blueprint - 7620 volt rural district extension, I & G.N railroad survey no.4 (from box 36, folder 3)
2 Blueprint - fire control map no. 11, Tyler Co., 1935 (from box 36, folder 4, sub-folder 5)
2 Blueprints (2) - plat showing location of right-of-way, 1934 (from box 1, folder 9, sub-folder 1)
2 Blueprints (2) - plat showing right-of-way, 1934 (from box 1, folder 9, sub-folder 1)
2 Blueprints (6) for right of way through tracts 1-6, conveyed to the Rice Land Lumber Co., 1917 (from box 2, folder 2)
3 Blueprint - showing right of way for Colfax Company, 1917 (from box 2, folder 1, sub-folder 7)
3 Blueprint - location of public road in Beauregard Parish, La., 1919 (from box 2, folder 1, sub-folder 10)
3 Quit Claim Deed for Edward and Ada O'Rourke, 1878 (from box 10, folder 5)
3 Blueprint - map showing land described in deed from E.W. L. Hartman to T.H. Lawrence, 1923 (from box 12, folder 2, sub-folder 6)
3 3 blueprints: Showing tract to serve Coale Roofing Co., 1936 (2) Survey of lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, block 503, 1920 (from box 12, folder 3)
3 Blueprint - preliminary design of a filling station (from box 14, folder 3)
3 Blueprint - plans for electric street lighting system, Hixon Electric Co., 1912 (from box 42, folder 2, sub-folder 6)
3 Blueprint - tunnel connecting chemistry building (from box 44, folder 3, sub-folder 8)
3 Blueprint - mat sizes for physical lab and dormitory (from box 43, folder 2, sub-folder 4)
3 3 Blueprints: Rice Institute spur, 1913 (2) Plat - the road on West line no. 5 - Richmond and Brays Bayou, 1913 (from box 61, folder 1)
3 Plat - the road on West line no. 5 - Richmond and Brays Bayou, 1913 (from box 61, folder 1)
3 Blueprints (2) - map showing no. 6 and environs, Southampton, Houston, 1923 (from box 62, folder 1)
3 Blueprint - Sunset Rd. and Rice Blvd intersection, 1923 (from box 62, folder 1)
3 Blueprint - Sunset Rd and Rice Blvd., 1923 (from box 62, folder 2)
3 Map - Southampton Place development, near Rice Institute (from box 62, folder 3)
3 Plan - filling station @ 6453 South Main, 1939 (from box 63, folder 1)
3 Blueprints (4) - extension of water mains through campus, 1931 (from box 63, folder 4)
3 Blueprints (6) - Development, University Blvd. (from box 63, folder 6)
3 Plat showing pasture fence location in Beauregard Parish, 1935 (from box 2, folder 8)
3 Blueprint - Southwest pump station site, 1945 (from box 16, folder 39)
Box Folder
47 1 Blueprint - specifications for administration building (from box 38, folder 5)
2 Blueprint - specifications for mechanical building (from box 38, folder 2)
3 Blueprint - specifications for residential hall for men (from box 41, folder 1, sub-folder 8)
4 Blueprint - specifications for administration building (from box 41, folder 1, sub-folder 9)
5 Blueprint - specifications for electric street lighting system (from box 42, folder 2, sub-folder 6)
Box
48 Time rolls, 1911 (from box 39, folder 1)
Time rolls (from box 40, folder 1)
Time rolls, 1912 (from box 40, folder 1)
Time rolls (from box 40, folder 2, sub-folder 2)



Series IV: Index cards

Box
65 Index cards (Original filing system)
Box
66 Index cards (Original filing system)