Rice, William Gorham

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Rice was born in Albany, N.Y. and attended the Albany Academy. He married Harriet Langdon Pruyn, daughter of John VanSchaick Lansing Pruyn in 1892. Rice was Assistant Paymaster General of the New York State National Guard and secretary to Governor Cleveland. In 1895 he became U.S. Civil Service Commissioner. He later served as a member of the New York State Civil Service Commission. Rice was the author of several works on carillons and was an expert on the subject.

From the description of Papers, 1841-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578198

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creatorOf Welsh, Herbert, 1851-1941. Correspondence, on the Miles report, 1903. University of Michigan
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Century Company records New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Daily Mining Gazette. Daily Mining Gazette Records Collection, 1899-1963. Michigan Technological University, J.R. Van Pelt & Opie Library; Michigan Tech
referencedIn Learned Hand papers Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Papers pertaining to family, business and personal affairs, 1882-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Grover Cleveland Papers, 1743-1945, (bulk 1885-1908) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Wendell family papers Houghton Library
creatorOf Rice, William Gorham, 1892-1979. Papers, 1914-1978. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers Houghton Library
creatorOf Rice, William Gorham, 1856-1945. Papers, 1841-1937. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn George Foster Peabody Papers, 1894-1937 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Elizabeth Gaskell Norton and Sara Norton papers, 1867-1948 (inclusive), 1880-1946 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn William Sulzer Letters, 1898-1941 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Norton family. Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920 Houghton Library
referencedIn Apgar, Edward K, 1842-1885. Papers, 1873-1886. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Van Laer, Arnold J. F. (Arnold Johan Ferdinand), 1869-1955. Papers, 1908-1952. New York State Library
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associatedWith Apgar, Edgar K. person
associatedWith Apgar, Edward K, 1842-1885. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947. person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
associatedWith Cleveland, Rose Elizabeth, 1846-1918. person
associatedWith Daily Mining Gazette corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 person
associatedWith Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. corporateBody
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
correspondedWith Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948 person
associatedWith League of Nations corporateBody
correspondedWith Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963 person
correspondedWith Moses, Robert, 1888-1981 person
associatedWith New York Arcade Railway Company. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Civil Service Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Dept. of Civil Service. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Governor (1883-1884 : Cleveland) corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
correspondedWith Norton, Elizabeth Gaskell, 1866- person
correspondedWith Norton family, recipient. family
associatedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938. person
correspondedWith Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877 person
associatedWith Rice, William Gorham, 1892-1979. person
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
correspondedWith Smith, Alfred Emmanuel, 1873-1944 person
associatedWith Stetson, Francis Lynde. person
associatedWith Sulzer, William, 1863-1941 person
correspondedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
associatedWith Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886 person
associatedWith Van Laer, Arnold J. F. (Arnold Johan Ferdinand), 1869-1955. person
associatedWith Welsh, Herbert, 1851-1941. person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
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Albany (N.Y.)
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Birth 1856

Death 1945


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