aller au contenu
Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941 Aperçu de cet ouvrage
FermerAperçu de cet ouvrage
Vérifiant…

Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941

Auteur : Kate Sayen Kirkland
Éditeur : College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2012.
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Document : Biographie : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
Captain James A. Baker, Houston lawyer, banker, and businessman, received an alarming telegram on September 23, 1900: his elderly millionaire client William Marsh Rice had died unexpectedly in New York City. Baker rushed to New York, where he unraveled a plot to murder Rice and plunder his estate. Working tirelessly with local authorities, Baker saved Rice's fortune from more than one hundred claimants; he  Lire la suite...
Évaluation :

(pas encore évalué) 0 avec des critiques - Soyez le premier.

Sujets
Plus comme ceci

 

Trouver un exemplaire en ligne

Liens vers cet ouvrage

Trouver un exemplaire dans la bibliothèque

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Recherche de bibliothèques qui possèdent cet ouvrage...

Détails

Genre/forme : Electronic books
Biography
Format – détails additionnels : Print version:
Kirkland, Kate Sayen, 1944-
Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011053004
(OCoLC)771425999
Personne nommée : James Addison Baker; James Addison Baker; James Addison Baker
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Document, Ressource Internet
Format : Ressource Internet, Fichier informatique
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Kate Sayen Kirkland
ISBN : 9781603447973 1603447970 1283584328 9781283584326
Numéro OCLC : 810931636
Description : 1 online resource (xiv, 435 pages) : illustrations
Contenu : Family roots --
Baker, Botts & Baker --
On trial --
Fulfilling the trust --
Building institutions --
Citizen and patriot --
Leader of men --
Final passages.
Responsabilité : Kate Sayen Kirkland ; foreword by James A. Baker III.

Résumé :

Captain James A. Baker, Houston lawyer, banker, and businessman, received an alarming telegram on September 23, 1900: his elderly millionaire client William Marsh Rice had died unexpectedly in New York City. Baker rushed to New York, where he unraveled a plot to murder Rice and plunder his estate. Working tirelessly with local authorities, Baker saved Rice's fortune from more than one hundred claimants; he championed the wishes of his deceased client and founded Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art-today's internationally acclaimed Rice University. For fifty years Captain Baker nurtured Rice's dream. He partnered with leading lawyers to create Houston's first nationally recognized law firm: Baker, Botts, Lovett & Parker, now the worldwide legal practice of Baker Botts L.L.P. He chartered several Houston businesses and utility companies, developed two major regional banks, promoted real estate projects, and led an active civic life. To expand the Institute's endowment, Baker invested William Marsh Rice's fortune with local entrepreneurs, who were building homes, office towers, commercial enterprises, and institutions that transformed Houston from a small town in the nineteenth century to an international powerhouse in the twenty-first century. Author Kate Sayen Kirkland explored the archival records of Baker and his family and firm and carefully mined the archives of Baker's contemporaries. Published as part of Rice University's centennial celebration, Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941 weaves together the history of Houston and the story of an influential man who labored all his life to make Houston a world-class city.

Critiques

Critiques éditoriales

Synopsis de l’éditeur

This deeply researched, richly detailed work is absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Rice University and the five critical decades of Houston's history following 1890. Lire la suite...

 
Critiques d’utilisateurs
Récupération des critiques de GoodReads...
Récuperation des critiques DOGObooks…

Tags

Soyez le premier.
Confirmez cette demande

Vous avez peut-être déjà demandé cet ouvrage. Veuillez sélectionner OK si vous voulez poursuivre avec cette demande quand même.

Données liées


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/810931636> # Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject ;
   library:oclcnum "810931636" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/txu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Place/college_station> ; # College Station
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Topic/law_legal_history> ; # LAW--Legal History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Person/baker_james_addison_1857_1941> ; # James Addison Baker
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/340.092/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_lawyers_&_judges> ; # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Lawyers & Judges
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/994346> ; # Lawyers
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205077> ; # Texas--Houston.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Topic/bankers_texas_houston> ; # Bankers--Texas--Houston
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/826798> ; # Bankers
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/KF373> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Topic/lawyers_texas_houston> ; # Lawyers--Texas--Houston
   schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/31465149> ; # Kate Sayen Kirkland
   schema:datePublished "2012" ;
   schema:description "Captain James A. Baker, Houston lawyer, banker, and businessman, received an alarming telegram on September 23, 1900: his elderly millionaire client William Marsh Rice had died unexpectedly in New York City. Baker rushed to New York, where he unraveled a plot to murder Rice and plunder his estate. Working tirelessly with local authorities, Baker saved Rice's fortune from more than one hundred claimants; he championed the wishes of his deceased client and founded Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art-today's internationally acclaimed Rice University. For fifty years Captain Baker nurtured Rice's dream. He partnered with leading lawyers to create Houston's first nationally recognized law firm: Baker, Botts, Lovett & Parker, now the worldwide legal practice of Baker Botts L.L.P. He chartered several Houston businesses and utility companies, developed two major regional banks, promoted real estate projects, and led an active civic life. To expand the Institute's endowment, Baker invested William Marsh Rice's fortune with local entrepreneurs, who were building homes, office towers, commercial enterprises, and institutions that transformed Houston from a small town in the nineteenth century to an international powerhouse in the twenty-first century. Author Kate Sayen Kirkland explored the archival records of Baker and his family and firm and carefully mined the archives of Baker's contemporaries. Published as part of Rice University's centennial celebration, Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941 weaves together the history of Houston and the story of an influential man who labored all his life to make Houston a world-class city."@en ;
   schema:description "Family roots -- Baker, Botts & Baker -- On trial -- Fulfilling the trust -- Building institutions -- Citizen and patriot -- Leader of men -- Final passages."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1071047314> ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/771425999> ;
   schema:name "Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941"@en ;
   schema:productID "810931636" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/810931636#PublicationEvent/college_station_texas_a_&_m_university_press_2012> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Agent/texas_a_&_m_university_press> ; # Texas A & M University Press
   schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=389677&ref=toc> ;
   schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1056983> ;
   schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=389677> ;
   schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=461577> ;
   schema:url <http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9781603447973/> ;
   schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10588009> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781283584326> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781603447973> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/810931636> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Agent/texas_a_&_m_university_press> # Texas A & M University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Texas A & M University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Person/baker_james_addison_1857_1941> # James Addison Baker
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1857" ;
   schema:deathDate "1941" ;
   schema:familyName "Baker" ;
   schema:givenName "James Addison" ;
   schema:name "James Addison Baker" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1071047314#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_lawyers_&_judges> # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Lawyers & Judges
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Lawyers & Judges"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205077> # Texas--Houston.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Texas--Houston." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/826798> # Bankers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Bankers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/994346> # Lawyers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Lawyers"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/31465149> # Kate Sayen Kirkland
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1944" ;
   schema:familyName "Kirkland" ;
   schema:givenName "Kate Sayen" ;
   schema:name "Kate Sayen Kirkland" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781283584326>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1283584328" ;
   schema:isbn "9781283584326" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781603447973>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1603447970" ;
   schema:isbn "9781603447973" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/771425999>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/810931636> ; # Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Fermer la fenêtre

Veuillez vous identifier dans WorldCat 

Vous n’avez pas de compte? Vous pouvez facilement créer un compte gratuit.