Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939

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American humorous writer.

From the description of Autograph quotation for Glen Walton Blodgett, 1929 February 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51010455

Chicago author, anthologist and lecturer.

A life-long Chicago resident and son of hotel owner John A. Rice, Wallace Rice was educated at Racine College and Harvard, and was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1884. Having little interest in the law, Rice soon began his literary career as a drama critic and a book critic for Chicago newspapers. He also wrote or edited more than ninety books and pamphlets, including pageants for historical occasions, plays and masques, hymns, song lyrics, and histories (Chicago Stock Exchange, People's Gas Light and Coke Co., Palmer House), and designed the Chicago Municipal flag (adopted 1917) and the Illinois Centennial flag. Rice was also very involved in theatrical and club activities (Cliff Dwellers, Society of Midland Authors, Stage Guild, Playwrights Theater and several other Chicago societies).

From the description of Wallace Rice papers, 1779-1939, (bulk 1885-1935). (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 55025418

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creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings relating to hotels, theatres and drama of Chicago / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings relating to Chicago flag and miscellaneous information on Chicago / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939. Wallace Rice papers, 1779-1939, (bulk 1885-1935). Newberry Library
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings of history of Chicago from Chicago journal and miscellaneous information / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939. Correspondence, 1899-1906. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
creatorOf Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954. Correspondence, 1900-1911. North Central College, Oesterle Library
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings relating to early Chicago / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings of Chicago Journal relating to amusements sports, music and art of Chicago / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings relating to literary aspect of Chicago / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings relating to prominent men and women of Chicago / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Rice, Wallace,. Scrapbook on the activities of the Whitechapel Club of Chicago, with accounts of the cremation of Morris Allen Collins / comp. by Wallace Rice? : [Chicago, 1892-1936]. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Gerstenberg, Alice. Alice Gerstenberg papers, 1903-1971. Newberry Library
referencedIn Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. Newspaper article, Letter 1901, May 11, Chicago, Michigan [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Emile Zola. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings of the Chicago journal relating to Chicago history / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Dennis, Charles Henry, 1860-1943. Charles H. Dennis papers, 1868-1942, (bulk 1885-1929). Newberry Library
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939. Autograph quotation for Glen Walton Blodgett, 1929 February 4. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings relating to Chicago / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Webster, Henry Kitchell, 1875-1932. Henry Kitchell Webster papers, 1880-1932, bulk 1900-1932. Newberry Library
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939,. Scrapbook of clippings of the Chicago journal relating to Lincoln, World's Columbian politics, education, and professions / compiled by Wallace de Groot Rice. Chicago History Museum
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associatedWith Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960. person
associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. person
associatedWith Ade, George, 1866-1944. person
associatedWith Bispham, David Scull, 1857-1921. person
associatedWith Blodgett, Glen Walton, person
associatedWith Browne, Francis F. (Francis Fisher), 1843-1913. person
associatedWith Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929. person
associatedWith Collins, Morris Allen. person
associatedWith Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938. person
associatedWith Dennis, Charles Henry, 1860-1943. person
associatedWith Fuller, Henry Blake, 1857-1929. person
associatedWith Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. person
associatedWith Gerstenberg, Alice. person
associatedWith Gillette, William, 1853-1937. person
associatedWith Herrick, Robert, 1591-1674. person
associatedWith James, Edmund J. (Edmund Janes), 1855-1925. person
associatedWith Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. person
associatedWith Lewis, Edwin Herbert, 1866-1938. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Midwest Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. person
associatedWith Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954. person
associatedWith Rice family. family
associatedWith Rice, John A. (John Asaph), 1829-1888. person
associatedWith Richardson, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Russell, Charles Edward, 1860-1941. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Tietjens, Eunice, 1884-1944. person
associatedWith Triggs, Oscar Lovell, 1865-1930. person
associatedWith Veblen, Ellen. person
associatedWith Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929. person
associatedWith Watson-Schütze, Eva, 1867-1935. person
associatedWith Webster, Henry Kitchell, 1875-1932. person
associatedWith Whitechapel Club (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. person
associatedWith World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. person
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Chicago (Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Illinois--Chicago
Illinois--Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)
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Illinois--Chicago
Illinois--Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)
Illinois--Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)
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Theater
Civic leaders--19th century
Civic leaders
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Book editors--History--20th century
Spanish--American War, 1898
Exhibitions--19th century
Amusements
Hotels
Poets, American--20th century--Sources
Taverns (Inns)
Critics--History--20th century--Sources
Women
Frontier and pioneer life
Autographs--Collectors and collecting
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Birth 1859-11-11

Death 1939-12-15

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