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Guide to the Rice Family Papers
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Series 1. Rice family material, 1812-1972

Physical Description: 2.4 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains material from the Rice family, primarily James S. and Cora Rice and their children, and documents their activities in Orange County. Some of these items relate to the Irvine family. Materials consist primarily of clippings, ephemera, and documents along with a small amount of correspondence. Included among the James S. and Cora Rice ephemera are several posters announcing upcoming theatrical events in Orange County from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, along with an advertising brochure from the sale of the subdivision of the Rice Ranch in Tustin during the real estate boom of 1887. The folder of Tustin material includes a complete 1886 title report on a number of lots in downtown Tustin, a portion of which were owned by James. The Harvey Rice folder includes information on his activities in Ohio and the statue raised in his honor in 1899. The Percy Rice folder contains information on several of his inventions.
Box 1 : 1

Irvine family, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, ca.1870-1953

Box 1 : 2 - 2, 8 : 7-10

Rice family

Box 2

Artifacts

Box 2

Two stereoscope viewers, ca. 1890

Box 2

Opera glasses recovered after the San Francisco fire by Stella Preble, 1906

Box 8 : 7-10

Books belonging to Rice family members, 1863-1916.

Physical Description: 12 items in 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes cookbooks, primers, lesson and advice books.
Box 1 : 2

Calling cards, 1878-1881 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Some may be from Martin family materials in Series 3.
Box 1 : 3

Ephemera, printed, 1883-1923 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a series of Niagara Falls postcards, business advertisements, and a brochure for Peralta Hall seminary for young ladies (Berkeley, Calif.).
Box FB-28 : 9

Brochure, "Last blazes on the Oregon Trail," 1907

Box FB-28 : 9

Sheet music and advertisement, "Pacoima," 1923

Box FB-28 : 9

Tourist motor map of California, undated

Box 1 : 4

Orange County clippings and ephemera, 1910-1928 and undated

Box 1 : 5

Political ephemera, 1880-1936 and undated

Box 1 : 6

Santa Ana clippings, 1926 and undated

Box FB-31 : 5

Scrapbook pages of clippings on Rice family members, undated

Box 1 : 7

Theatrical material, 1886-1926 and undated

Box 1 : 8

Tustin clippings and documents, 1886-1965 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1886 title abstract for property in Tustin.
Box 1 : 9

Rice, Harvey. Documents, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera, 1812-1899 and undated

Box 1 : 10-12

Rice, James S. and Cora

Box 1 : 10

Clippings, 1912-1972 and undated

Box 1 : 11

Documents and correspondence, 1878-1929 and undated

Box FB-28 : 10

House plans, ca. 1887

Box 1 : 12

Ephemera, 1868-1927 and undated

Box 9 OS : 1-2

Portrait paintings of the father and mother of Cora (Mrs. James S.) Rice, undated.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 1 : 13

Rice, James W.

Box 1 : 13

Correspondence, 1888-1919 and undated

Box FB-31 : 4

Sheet music for Bergeuse logusta for violin and piano by James W. Rice, 1906

Box 1 : 14

Rice, James W. and Reubel family. Documents and ephemera, 1901-1943 and undated

Box 1 : 15

Rice, Percy. Documents, correspondence, and clippings, 1925-1953

Box 1 : 16

Rice, Sarah P. Will, 1924

Box 1 : 17

Rice, Walter Percival. Biographical brochure and ephemera, 1929

 

Series 2. Helena Modjeska material, 1879-1970

Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises material collected by the Rice family about their friend, Helena Modjeska. It includes a number of letters from Modjeska and several theatrical programs. It also includes information on her home, "Arden," in Modjeska Canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains, both during Modjeska's occupancy and following her death when the home was being operated as a commercial resort. It also contains a small amount of material from Modjeska's husband, Count Charles Bozenta, and her son, Ralph Modjeska.
Box 3 : 1-7

Modjeska, Helena

Box 3 : 1-4

Correspondence

Box 3 : 1-2

To James S. and Cora Rice, 1890-1908 and undated.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3 : 3

Miscellaneous outgoing, undated

Box 3 : 4

From Julia Marlowe to Helena Modjeska, undated

Box 3 : 5

Home, "Arden," brochures, ca. 1910

Box 3 : 6

Poems about Modjeska by James S. Rice and anonymous author, 1893-1899 and undated

Box 3 : 7

Programs and articles, 1879-1970 and undated

Box 3 : 8

Bozenta, Count Charles, correspondence, 1880-1892

 

Series 3. Martin family material, 1822-1907

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains material from the family of J.H. and Katie (Child) Martin, parents of Reubel Rice, wife of James W. Rice. It consists primarily of J.H.'s business correspondence from the 1870s and 1880s documenting some of his activities in western Nevada and eastern California. It also contains a journal written by a Martin ancestor, Sarah Hinman, a teacher in Vermont in the mid-1860s, and a few documents from J.H.'s father, Reuben Martin. Additional material from Reubel following her marriage into the Rice family may be found in Series 1.
Box 3 : 9

Hinman, Sarah, journal, 1864-1865

Box 3 : 10-23

Martin, J.H.

Box 3 : 10-18

Correspondence, incoming

Box 3 : 10

General, 1875-1885 and undated

Box 3 : 11

Blanchard, Henry C. (Bodie, Calif.), 1880-1881

Box 3 : 12

Boone, Harvey (Bodie, Calif.), 1879

Box 3 : 13

Huntington, Hopkins & Co. (Sacramento, Calif.), 1881

Box 3 : 14

Ogg, Con (Bodie, Calif.), 1879-1880

Box 3 : 15

Reynolds, E., 1880 and undated

Box 3 : 16

Robson, William (Lundy, Calif.), 1883

Box 3 : 17

Smart, J.C., 1879

Box 3 : 18

Smith Bros. (Teals Marsh, Nev.), 1881

Box 3 : 19

Correspondence, miscellaneous incoming, 1863-1882

Box 3 : 20

Correspondence, outgoing, 1866

Box 3 : 21

Deeds, 1873-1907

Box 3 : 22

Documents and ephemera, 1877-1918 and undated

Box 3 : 23

Invoices and receipts, 1876-1890 and undated

Box 4 : 1-6

Martin, Katie F. (Child)

Box 4 : 1

Child family genealogical notes, undated

Box 4 : 2-4

Correspondence, incoming

Box 4 : 2

General, 1865-1877 and undated

Box 4 : 3

Haskins, W.L.G. (Tustin, Calif.), 1901-1906

Box 4 : 4

Woman's suffrage, 1898

Box 4 : 5

Documents, ephemera, and clippings, 1905-1916 and undated

Box 4 : 6

Scrapbook, 1868-1905

Box 4 : 7

Martin Rice, Reubel, school papers and report cards, 1892-1901 and undated

Box 4 : 8

Martin, Reuben, documents, 1822-1866

 

Series 4. Photographs, 1854-1961

Physical Description: 1.7 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises photographs from all of the various branches of the Rice family. Numerous portraits and snapshots depict family members, including two portraits of Nettie Rice Irvine, the wife of James Irvine I. Photographs in this series depict the Rice family home and ranch; communities in Orange County such as Tustin and Newport Beach; and portraits and photographs of Helena Modjeska and her home in the Santa Ana Mountains.
Box 4 : 9

Irvine, Nettie Rice (Mrs. James), 1867 and undated.

Physical Description: 2 prints.
Box 4 : 10 - 5

Martin family

Box 4 : 10

In Nevada, 1874 and undated.

Physical Description: 8 prints.
Box 4 : 11

People, 1854-1911 and undated.

Physical Description: 27 prints.
Box 5

Martin Rice, Reubel. Album, ca.1900-1910.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily photographs of Mills College and Carson City area; includes cyanotype prints.
Box 4 : 12-14

Modjeska, Helena

Box 4 : 12

Actors who appeared with Modjeska, 1907 and undated.

Physical Description: 4 prints.
Box 4 : 13

Home, "Arden," ca. 1888-1902 and undated.

Physical Description: 6 prints.
Box 4 : 14

Portraits, 1890-1905 and undated.

Physical Description: 16 prints.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily Modjeska in stage roles and Count Bozenta.
Box 6 : 1

Modjeska, Ralph, 1892-1916 and undated.

Physical Description: 3 prints.
Box 5, 6 : 2-5

Rice family

Box 6 : 2

In California, 1906 and undated.

Physical Description: 13 prints.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of the Mt. Lowe railway and San Francisco after the earthquake.
Box 6 : 3

In Ohio, undated.

Physical Description: 4 prints.
Box 6 : 4

In Orange County, 1891-1933 and undated.

Physical Description: 16 prints.
Box 6 : 5

People, 1920-1961 and undated.

Physical Description: 68 prints.
Box 5

Framed portraits, ca. 1930-1960.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 6 : 6-7

Rice, Cora

Box 6 : 6

Portraits, 1911-1919 and undated.

Physical Description: 35 prints.
Box 6 : 7

Stage roles, 1886-1900 and undated.

Physical Description: 7 prints.
Box 6 : 8

Rice, Harvey, 1898 and undated.

Physical Description: 12 prints.
Box 6 : 9

Rice, Harvey and Maria, undated.

Physical Description: 7 prints, including 1 ambrotype and 1 tintype.
Box 7 : 1

Rice, James S., 1870-1921 and undated.

Physical Description: 42 prints.
Box 5, 7 : 2-5

Rice, James S. and Cora

Box 5

Album, ca.1900.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily photographs of the Rice Ranch in Tustin.
Box 5

Cartes-de-visite album of family portraits, ca.1870-1880

Box 7 : 2

Friends, Orange County, 1896-1921 and undated.

Physical Description: 11 prints.
Box 7 : 3

Boyd, Dr. J. P., undated.

Physical Description: 3 prints.
Box 7 : 4

Home, Tustin, 1887-1918 and undated.

Physical Description: 38 prints.
Box 7 : 5

Sons, 1885-1910 and undated.

Physical Description: 6 prints.
Box 7 : 6

Rice, James W. family, 1892-1912 and undated.

Physical Description: 20 prints.
Box 7 : 7

Rice, Merrill, 1897 and undated.

Physical Description: 9 prints.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of his "wave motor" prototype and its trial at Laguna Beach.
Box 7 : 8 - 8 : 1

Rice, Percy

Box 8 : 1

Album, 1912-1942 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily ranching photographs and photographs of some of Percy Rice's inventions.
Box 7 : 8

Photographs, ca. 1898-1929 and undated.

Physical Description: 14 prints
 

Stereographs

Box 8 : 2

Bridge collapse, Ohio(?), ca.1880.

Physical Description: 8 cards.
Box 8 : 3

California, ca.1880.

Physical Description: 2 cards.
Box 8 : 4

Chicago fire, 1871.

Physical Description: 9 cards.
Box 8 : 5

Niagara Falls, ca.1880.

Physical Description: 5 cards.
Box 8 : 6

United States and England, ca.1880.

Physical Description: 6 cards.