Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mr. Dennis

Time for the next–and probably the most exciting–installment of my series on Alan Chapman’s notes about the early power plant: I’ve already talked about McCants and about Walworth, English and Flett. Up today is the real breakthrough, the thing that … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Parking Patrol

No date. I do not like the look of this at all. Bonus: I’m in New York this weekend. Good cleaning crew at the Four Seasons.  

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William Howard Taft at Rice

First, I’d like to thank everyone for the comments and emails about this project. Your kindness and interest is very heartening to me. Second, I am actually posting this from an examination room inside my doctor’s office, where I’ve grown … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Women

What do you do with them after the sun goes down? Here are two stages in the evolution of the curfew for women at Rice. The first is from the Thresher in December, 1929: The second is also from the … Continue reading

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Walworth, English and Flett

I’ve been waiting for a chance to get back to these notes from Alan Chapman and I finally have a couple of moments. As I mentioned before, every single line on this page is meaningful: Today I want to talk … Continue reading

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“Some Information Concerning the Rice Institute”

After I wrote this post last week about the power plant I got several emails asking about the short volume written by the first bursar, J.T. McCants, about the very early days of Rice. He seems to have written it … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Friday Afternoon Follies: Pipes

I haven’t got the first clue who these guys are or what they’re doing but I can not resist that pipe. It took a couple looks at this surpassingly odd image to notice that there’s a second one. Photo by … Continue reading

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