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Rice family papers
MS.R.045  
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Rice family material Series 1. 1812-1972

Physical Description: 2.4 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

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, folder 1

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

box 1, folder 2-8, box 2, box 8, folder 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, folder 7-10

Books belonging to Rice family members 1863-1916.

Physical Description: 12 items in 4 folders.
General Physical Description note: no content

Scope and Contents note

Includes cookbooks, primers, lesson and advice books.
box 1, folder 2

Calling cards 1878-1881 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Some may be from Martin family materials in Series 3.
box 1, folder 3

Ephemera, printed 1883-1923 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a series of Niagara Falls postcards, business advertisements, and a brochure for Peralta Hall seminary for young ladies (Berkeley, Calif.).
box FB-028, folder 9

Brochure, "Last blazes on the Oregon Trail" 1907

box FB-028, folder 9

Sheet music and advertisement, "Pacoima" 1923

box FB-028, folder 9

Tourist motor map of California, undated

box 1, folder 4

Orange County clippings and ephemera 1910-1928 and undated

box 1, folder 5

Political ephemera 1880-1936 and undated

box 1, folder 6

Santa Ana clippings 1926 and undated

box FB-031, folder 5

Scrapbook pages of clippings on Rice family members, undated

box 1, folder 7

Theatrical material 1886-1926 and undated

box 1, folder 8

Tustin clippings and documents 1886-1965 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes 1886 title abstract for property in Tustin.
box 1, folder 9

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

box 1, folder 10-12

Rice, James S. and Cora

box 1, folder 10

Clippings 1912-1972 and undated

box 1, folder 11

Documents and correspondence 1878-1929 and undated

box FB-028, folder 10

House plans ca. 1887

box 1, folder 12

Ephemera 1868-1927 and undated

box 9, folder 1-2

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

Physical Description: 2 folders.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 1, folder 13

Rice, James W.

box 1, folder 13

Correspondence 1888-1919 and undated

box FB-031, folder 4

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

box 1, folder 14

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

box 1, folder 15

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

box 1, folder 16

Rice, Sarah P. Will 1924

box 1, folder 17

Rice, Walter Percival. Biographical brochure and ephemera 1929

 

Helena Modjeska material Series 2. 1879-1970

Physical Description: 0.2 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

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, folder 1-7

Modjeska, Helena

box 3, folder 1-4

Correspondence

box 3, folder 1-2

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

Physical Description: 2 folders.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 3, folder 3

Miscellaneous outgoing, undated

box 3, folder 4

From Julia Marlowe to Helena Modjeska, undated

box 3, folder 5

Home, "Arden," brochures ca. 1910

box 3, folder 6

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

box 3, folder 7

Programs and articles 1879-1970 and undated

box 3, folder 8

Bozenta, Count Charles, correspondence 1880-1892

 

Martin family material Series 3. 1822-1907

Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

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, folder 9

Hinman, Sarah, journal 1864-1865

box 3, folder 10-23

Martin, J.H.

box 3, folder 10-18

Correspondence, incoming

box 3, folder 10

General 1875-1885 and undated

box 3, folder 11

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

box 3, folder 12

Boone, Harvey (Bodie, Calif.) 1879

box 3, folder 13

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

box 3, folder 14

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

box 3, folder 15

Reynolds, E. 1880 and undated

box 3, folder 16

Robson, William (Lundy, Calif.) 1883

box 3, folder 17

Smart, J.C. 1879

box 3, folder 18

Smith Bros. (Teals Marsh, Nev.) 1881

box 3, folder 19

Correspondence, miscellaneous incoming 1863-1882

box 3, folder 20

Correspondence, outgoing 1866

box 3, folder 21

Deeds 1873-1907

box 3, folder 22

Documents and ephemera 1877-1918 and undated

box 3, folder 23

Invoices and receipts 1876-1890 and undated

box 4, folder 1-6

Martin, Katie F. (Child)

box 4, folder 1

Child family genealogical notes, undated

box 4, folder 2-4

Correspondence, incoming

box 4, folder 2

General 1865-1877 and undated

box 4, folder 3

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

box 4, folder 4

Woman's suffrage 1898

box 4, folder 5

Documents, ephemera, and clippings 1905-1916 and undated

box 4, folder 6

Scrapbook 1868-1905

box 4, folder 7

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

box 4, folder 8

Martin, Reuben, documents 1822-1866

 

Photographs Series 4. 1854-1961

Physical Description: 1.7 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

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, folder 9

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

Physical Description: 2 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 4, folder 10-11, box 5

Martin family

box 4, folder 10

In Nevada 1874 and undated.

Physical Description: 8 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 4, folder 11

People 1854-1911 and undated.

Physical Description: 27 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 5

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

Scope and Contents note

Primarily photographs of Mills College and Carson City area; includes cyanotype prints.
box 4, folder 12-14

Modjeska, Helena

box 4, folder 12

Actors who appeared with Modjeska 1907 and undated.

Physical Description: 4 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 4, folder 13

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

Physical Description: 6 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 4, folder 14

Portraits 1890-1905 and undated.

Physical Description: 16 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content

Scope and Contents note

Primarily Modjeska in stage roles and Count Bozenta.
box 6, folder 1

Modjeska, Ralph 1892-1916 and undated.

Physical Description: 3 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 5, box 6, folder 2-5

Rice family

box 6, folder 2

In California 1906 and undated.

Physical Description: 13 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of the Mt. Lowe railway and San Francisco after the earthquake.
box 6, folder 3

In Ohio, undated

Physical Description: 4 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 6, folder 4

In Orange County 1891-1933 and undated.

Physical Description: 16 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 6, folder 5

People 1920-1961 and undated.

Physical Description: 68 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 5

Framed portraits ca. 1930-1960.

Physical Description: 5 items.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 6, folder 6-7

Rice, Cora

box 6, folder 6

Portraits 1911-1919 and undated.

Physical Description: 35 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 6, folder 7

Stage roles 1886-1900 and undated.

Physical Description: 7 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 6, folder 8

Rice, Harvey 1898 and undated.

Physical Description: 12 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 6, folder 9

Rice, Harvey and Maria, undated

General Physical Description note: 7 prints, including 1 ambrotype and 1 tintype.
box 7, folder 1

Rice, James S. 1870-1921 and undated.

Physical Description: 42 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 5, box 7, folder 2-5

Rice, James S. and Cora

box 5

Album ca.1900.

Scope and Contents note

Primarily photographs of the Rice Ranch in Tustin.
box 5

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

box 7, folder 2

Friends, Orange County 1896-1921 and undated.

Physical Description: 11 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 7, folder 3

Boyd, Dr. J. P., undated

Physical Description: 3 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 7, folder 4

Home, Tustin 1887-1918 and undated.

Physical Description: 38 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 7, folder 5

Sons 1885-1910 and undated.

Physical Description: 6 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 7, folder 6

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

Physical Description: 20 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 7, folder 7

Rice, Merrill 1897 and undated.

Physical Description: 9 prints.
General Physical Description note: no content

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of his "wave motor" prototype and its trial at Laguna Beach.
box 7, folder 8, box 8, folder 1

Rice, Percy

box 8, folder 1

Album 1912-1942 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Primarily ranching photographs and photographs of some of Percy Rice's inventions.
box 7, folder 8

Photographs ca. 1898-1929 and undated.

Physical Description: 14 prints
General Physical Description note: no content
 

Stereographs

box 8, folder 2

Bridge collapse, Ohio(?) ca.1880.

Physical Description: 8 cards.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 8, folder 3

California ca.1880.

Physical Description: 2 cards.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 8, folder 4

Chicago fire 1871.

Physical Description: 9 cards.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 8, folder 5

Niagara Falls ca.1880.

Physical Description: 5 cards.
General Physical Description note: no content
box 8, folder 6

United States and England ca.1880.

Physical Description: 6 cards.
General Physical Description note: no content