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Captain James A

Author: Kate Sayen Kirkland
Publisher: College Station Texas A & M University Press 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Sayen Kirkland
ISBN: 9781603448000 9781603447973 1603447970 1603448004
OCLC Number: 871531483
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 435 p.) Ill
Responsibility: Kate Sayen Kirkland ; foreword by James A. Baker III

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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. Fo ...

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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. Read more...

 
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