William Gorham Rice
Papers, 1873-1997
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Quantity: 27 Boxes (16 cu. ft.)
Access: Open to research. The originals of the letters of Grover Cleveland and other American statesmen are stored in the vault and require two business days notice for retrieval.
Acquisition: Deed of gift
Processed by: Fred Bassett, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, January 1997, revised September 1997. Revised December 1998 by Doreen Hotaling, Library Clerk II. Revised again November 2000.

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Biographical Note:

William Gorham Rice was born in Albany, New York on December 23, 1856. He graduated from the Albany Academy in 1875. Shortly thereafter he was appointed by Governor Samuel B. Tilden as assistant paymaster general of the New York State National Guard. From 1883 to 1889, Rice served as secretary to Governors Grover Cleveland and David B. Hill. On February 10, 1892 Rice married Harriet Langdon Pruyn, daughter of John Van Schack Lansing Pruyn of Albany. They had one child.

Rice was an ardent supporter of civil service reform, which led to his appointment as a member of the United States Civil Service Commission in Washington, D.C. (1895 to 1898). In 1915 he became a member of the New York State Civil Service Commission, and served as its president (1919-1920 and 1931-1937). From 1922-1929 he was chairman of the Bureau of Public Personnel Administration.

Rice was considered a world-wide authority on carillons and wrote several books on the subject. He was the chief advisor on the construction and design of the carillon in the Albany City Hall.

Another special interest of Rice was Grover Cleveland. Included in the collection are his many articles and speeches on Cleveland's life and political career, as well as letters written by Cleveland.

William Gorham Rice died in 1945.

Scope and Content Note:

The papers of William Gorham Rice are comprised chiefly of materials relating to his research for a biography of Grover Cleveland and on carillons. Included is correspondence, research notes, copies of articles and manuscripts of publications of these subjects. The Cleveland materials include many original as well as copies and transcriptions of letters written by Grover Cleveland that have good personal and political content. In addition, these papers include 1884 presidential campaign literature and materials related to legislation authorizing the construction of underground railways in New York City.

The carillon materials relate primarily to Rice's two books on carillon music and bell towers in Belgium and the Netherlands. Also included here is material relating to the Albany (N.Y.) City Hall Carillon.

The papers also include official correspondence of the Civil Service Commission generated during Rice's term as chief officer from 1931 to 1937. Its content concerns provisions of the civil service laws, classification of job titles, examination procedures, and other legal matters. Correspondents included the governor, members of the legislature, and chief officers of state agencies, commissions, and authorities.

Correspondence includes letters between William Gorham Rice and Edgar Apgar; letters from Woodrow Wilson and Edith Balling Wilson regarding the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for World Peace, and a collection of letters from many American statesmen such as Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Charles Evans Hughes, Alfred E. Smith, Herbert Lehman, Thomas E. Dewey, and Robert Moses.

Finally, these collection includes three boxes of magic lantern slides of carillons in the United States and Europe, the League of Nations buildings in Geneva, and scenes from the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Contents Box(es)
Special Correspondence Files, 1873-1937 1
Cleveland Biography Correspondence Files, 1918-1924 2-3
Grover Cleveland Letters and Documents, 1882-1908 4-5
Broadway Arcade Railroad Legislation, 1884 6
Grover Cleveland Research Materials 7-9
Carillon Correspondence 10
Carillon Papers 11-14
New York State Department of Civil Service Correspondence, 1928-1936 15-16
Miscellaneous Topical Files 17-18
Folio Documents 19-21
Photographs 22
Magic Lantern Slides 23-25
Letters of Grover Cleveland and other American statesmen (Stored in the Vault) V1-V2

Box and Folder List

Box Folder Contents
    Special Correspondence Files, 1873-1937 
1 1-2  Letters: Edgar K. Apgar to William Gorham Rice, 1873-1885 
  Letters of condolence to William Gorham Rice, 1885, regarding the death of Edgar K. Apgar 
  4-5  Letters to William Gorham Rice, 1886, regarding the Apgar Memorial Fund 
  Letters: Grover Cleveland to William Gorham Rice, 1883-1908 (copies; originals in vault) 
  Letters: Frances Folsom Cleveland to Col. and Mrs. William Gorham Rice, 1892-1912 (copies; originals in vault) 
  8-9  Letters: Frances F. Cleveland Preston to Col. and Mrs. William Gorham Rice, 1917-1933 
  10  Letters to William Gorham Rice, 1884-1889, from Daniel S. Lamont and others 
  11  Letters to William Gorham Rice, 1907, regarding recommendations for a position on the Public Service Commission 
  12  Letters: Charles Evan Hughes to William Gorham Rice and others, 1907-1909 (3 items) 
  13  Letters to William Gorham Rice from White House officials regarding diplomatic posts and other matters, 1913-1919 
  14  Letters: Woodrow and Edith Balling Wilson to Col. and Mrs. William Gorham Rice, 1921-1928 (copies; originals in vault) 
  15  Letters: John R. Boiling to William Gorham Rice, 1916-1924, regarding the Woodrow Wilson Foundation 
  16  Letter to William Gorham Rice from an anonymous Polish girl regarding the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, January 18, 1922 
  17  Letters to William Gorham Rice from Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Herbert Hoover, 1913-1921 (copies; originals in vault) 
  18  Letters to William Gorham Rice from Gov. Alfred E. Smith, 1928-1932 
  19  Letters to William Gorham Rice from Gov. Herbert H. Lehman, 1933-1936 
  20  Letters to William Gorham Rice from prominent public officials, 1930-1937 (list of names enclosed) 
  21  Letters to Mrs. J.V.S.L. Pruyn from Frances F. Cleveland, 1886-1889 (copies; originals in vault) 
  22  Letters to John V.S.L. Pruyn from prominent persons, 1883-1898 (copies; originals in vault) 
  23  Letters to Harriet L. Pruyn Rice, n.d. (copies; originals in vault) 
  24  Invitations to Col. and Mrs. Rice from Grover Cleveland, 1886-1887 (includes wedding, 1886) 
    Cleveland Biography Correspondence Files, 1918-1924 (Filed alphabetically by name) 
  2-3 
  4-5 
  D-E 
 
 
  9-11 
  12  I-J-K 
  13 
  14-15 
 
  P-Q 
  4-5  Parker, George F. 
 
  7-9 
  10  T-U-V 
  11  W-Z 
    Grover Cleveland Letters and Documents, 1882-1908 (Copies, originals in vault) 
1-2  Letters, G.C. to Francis Lynde Stetson, 1884-1908 
  Letters, G.C. to Eugene Chamberlain, 1884-1892 
  Letters, G.C. to Charles S. Fairchild, 1884-1900 
  Letters, G.C. to F.W. Himicks, 1899-1903 
  Letters, G.C. to William T. Saint Clair, 1886-1897 
  Letters, G.C. to Isidor Straus, 1896-1897 
  Letters, G.C. to Charles Terry, 1891-1895 
  Letters, G.C. to H. St. G. Tucker, 1900-1901 
  10  Letters, G.C. to William F. Vilas, 1884-1906 
  11  Letters, G.C. to Samuel B. Ward, 1880-1906 
  12  Letters, G.C. to various persons, 1892-1901 
  13-15  Transcripts of correspondence between Grover Cleveland and A.C. Benedict, 1891-1908 
  16  Transcripts of letters written by Grover Cleveland to various persons 
  17  Copies of miscellaneous Cleveland documents 
Congratulatory letters to Grover Cleveland, 1884: Samuel Tilden Harold Frederick c.) William H. Vanderbilt d.) Hugh Miller Thompson e.) William Everett f.) Robert Roosevelt g.) Frederick O. Prince h.) E.H. Haskell i.) Mary L. Longfellows 
  Congratulatory letters to Cleveland, 1884 
  Correspondence of Eugene Chamberlain, 1884-1888 
  Letters: Frances Lynde Stetson to Grover Cleveland, 1884-1906 
  5-6  Letters: Daniel S. Lamont to F.L. Stetson, 1884-1897 
  Telegrams: Daniel S. Lamont to F.L. Stetson, 1884-1893 
  Letters: Rose Elizabeth Cleveland to F.L. Stetson, 1884-1890 
  9-10  Correspondence of Francis Lynde Stetson, 1884-1918 
  11  Documents: Gubernatorial Election Certification, 1882 Printed speech, Albany, N.Y., August 18, 1884 
  12-13  Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Literature, 1884 
  14  Republican and Independents Central Committee Campaign Literature, 1884 
  15  Jay Gould Telegram, November 2, 1884 
  16  Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1884 
  17  Round Robin Petition, Democratic Convention, 1892 
  18  Campaign Broadside, 1884 
  19  Hendricks Nail, Campaign of 1884 
  20  Grover Cleveland Memorial Association 
    Broadway Arcade Railroad Legislation, 1884 
Letters to Grover Cleveland 
  2-4  Telegrams sent to Grover Cleveland 
  New York State Legislative Documents 
  6-10  Reports and Petitions 
  11-14  Printed material 
    Grover Cleveland Research Materials 
Article: "When Cleveland was Governor", William Gorham Rice. State Service (April 1918) 
  Articles: "Cleveland's First Election", William Gorham Rice. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. (June 1912) "Was New York's Vote Stolen", Francis Lynde Stetson and William Gorham Rice. North American Review. (January 1914) 
  3-6  Periodical Articles about Grover Cleveland authored by persons other than William Gorham Rice 
  News clippings: Reviews of books about Grover Cleveland, ca. 1920-1932 
  News clippings: Presidential election of 1884 
  9-12  News clippings: Biographical and historical perspectives on the life of Grover Cleveland 
  13  News clippings: Miscellaneous 
  14  Article: "Cleveland's Cabinet", Woodrow Wilson. The Review of Reviews. (April 1893) 
  15  Program: Testimonial dinner and dance to Jeremiah T. Mahoney to mark the 50th Anniversary of the 1st inauguration of Grover Cleveland, Waldorf Astoria, February 12, 1935 
  16  "Grover Cleveland" remarks of Robert Lincoln O'Brien on October 6, 1934, at Caldwell, N.J. on the acceptance by the state of his birthplace" "Rose Elizabeth Cleveland, A sermon… by Charles Lewis Slattery." January 26, 1919 
  17  "Grover Cleveland" William Gorham Rice. Lyons Republican. (May 1921) 
Outline of a proposed biography of Grover Cleveland 
  Proof: Cleveland's First Nomination and Election 
  "Grover Cleveland and Anti-monopoly" a letter of Simon Sterne to "Justice" (A New York weekly). Mss. July 19, 1884 
  Interviews and speeches by William Gorham Rice regarding Grover Cleveland 
  5-9  Mss. drafts of articles written by William Gorham Rice about Grover Cleveland 
1-7  Research Notes of William Gorham Rice 
    Carillon Correspondence, 1913-1935 
10  1913-1917 
  1918 
  1919-1920 
  1921 
  1922 
  1923-1924 
  1925-1927 
  1930-1933 
  1934-1935 
    Carillon Papers 
11  1-2  John Lane and Company, Correspondence and Invoices, 1914-1922 
  Correspondence with Bell Foundries, 1914-1928 
  4-6  Postcards from Belgium, Netherlands, and France, 1913 
  The Albany Singing Tower; the Book of the Carillon, edited by William Gorham Rice. [Albany Carillon Committee], 1927 
  Proceedings of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America, Albany, June 1950 
  News clippings: Albany City Hall Carillon, 1926-1927 
  10  News clippings: Carillons around the world, 1925-1947 
  11  Greeting Cards with Carillon theme, c. 1920s-1930s 
  12  Mementos of the Carillon at Mountain Lake Sanctuary, Florida 
  13  Calendar of 1921 with illustrations of Carillons in Belgium. Sketches by Ray Hilton with text by William Gorham Rice 
  14  Advertisement brochures for books on Carillons authored by William Gorham Rice 
  15  Picture postcards of bell towers 
  16  Prints: Saint Rombold's Tower at Mechlin Antwerp Cathedral 
  17  Scrapbook 
  18-19  Subscription List 
12  Proof: Bell Music and Towers of the Low Countries 
  2-3  Mss. draft: Bell Music and Towers of the Low Countries 
  Memorandum books on carillons 
  5-7  Notes on literature relating to carillons and carillon music 
  Blueprints and specifications for construction and design of a Bell Tower (unidentified place) 
  De Torens Zingen; Nederlandsche Torens en Hunne Klokkenspellen. D.J. Van Der Ven. [Amsterdam: J.M. Meulenhoff, 1916] (annotated by Wm. Gorham Rice) 
13  1-7  Mss. draft and note for Carillons of Belgium and Holland. 
14  1-5  Letters to William Gorham Rice regarding his book, Carillons of Belgium and Holland, 1914-1915. (Letters were originally attached to pages of scrapbook in Box 20) 
  Correspondence, 1921-1925, regarding carillon music and literature in the United States 
  "The Carillons of Belgium after the Great War," William Gorham Rice. Art and Archaeology, 12:3 (August 1912), pp. 51-73 
  "Carillon Music of the Netherlands and America," William Gorham Rice. Art and Archaeology. 20:1 (July 1925) pp. 3-13 
  "The Singing Towers of Holland and Belgium," William Gorham Rice. National Geographic Magazine. 47:3 (March 1923) pp. 357-376 
  10  Carillons and the Carillons to Be Imported for the Park Avenue Baptist Church, New York. [n.p.: c. 1924]. (includes a copy of a letter by William Gorham Rice, December 1, 1923) 
  11  Carillons. [Loughborough: Taylor Bell Foundry, 1925] 
  12  Carillon music concert programs, 1923-1930 
  13  The Albany Singing Tower: The Book of the Carillon, edited by William Gorham Rice. (Albany: [Albany Carillon Committee], 1987) 
  14  Albany City Hall Carillon, 70th Anniversary Celebration, September 2-7, 1997. Cover title 
    New York State Department of Civil Service Correspondence, 1928-1936 
15  1-7  1928-1936 (unarranged) 
16  1-9  1928-1936 (unarranged) 
    Miscellaneous Topical Files 
17  Mementos of Governor David B. Hill, 1888 
  Presidential Ephemera: Blank invitations forms, 1884 Admission card to Andrew Johnson impeachment trial, 1868 Admission tickets: Democratic Convention, 1884 Admission tickets: Democratic Convention, 1912 Admission tickets: Democratic Convention, 1924 
  Electoral College Ballots: Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas A. Hendricks, 1876 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks, 1905 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas Marshall, 1913 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner, 1933 
  Albany Institute of History and Art Donors Memorial Foundation Fund. Letters and reports, 1930-1931 
  Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (Albany). Stained Glass Window Fund, 1933 
  Grotius Memorial Fund, 1932 
  Albany Belgian Relief Fund, 1917 
  Council on Foreign Relations, 1931-1932 
  Edgar K. Apgar, obituaries and biographical material, 1885 
  10  Manuscript draft of an article about Woodrow Wilson, 1922 
  11  News clippings and periodical articles regarding the life and political career of Woodrow Wilson, ca. 1924 
  12-14  New clippings: New York State politics and government, 1928-1935 
18  1-4  Scrapbook (loose leaf) regarding politics and government in New York State and the City of Albany from 1870 to 1924 
  New York State Assembly Bills on Civil Service Laws, 1931 
  Notes on Civil Service legislation 
  New York State Civil Service Commission Reports, 1920-1921 
  Thirty-first Annual Report of the Municipal Civil Service Commission of the City of New York, 1914 
  "Pruyn Family - American Branch," by John V.L. Pruyn Jr. New York Genealogical and Biographical Review, 14:2 (April 1883), pp. 53-65 
  10  National Geographic Magazine. 26:3 (September 1914) 
  11  National Geographic Magazine. 43:3 (March 1923) 
  12  Canal Investigation Commission documents, 1875 (copies) 
  13  Invitations and programs 
    Folio Documents 
19  Book: Early Life and Public Services of Hon. Grover Cleveland … by Eugene T. Chamberlain, New York: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884. (annotated with attached manuscripts and printed materials) 
  Articles from the Saturday Evening Post by George F. Parker on the life of Grover Cleveland, 1922 
  Articles from the Saturday Evening Post by H.H. Kohlsaat on the personal recollection of U.S. presidents from McKinley to Harding, 1922 
  Articles from the Saturday Evening Post by Harry Wilson Walker on the politics of Tammany Hall, 1914 
  Miscellaneous articles from the Saturday Evening Post, 1922-1925 
20    Scrapbook: Carillons of Belgium and Holland, 1914-1915. (Letters removed and filed in Box 14) 
21  Broadsides and Newspapers: Broadside: Cleveland and Hendricks Jubilee and Barbecue, Ithaca [N.Y.], November 20, 1884 "The Blaine Letters" Harper's Weekly supplement, 1884 Broadside: "Chapters of Fact," 1884 Printed Speech: "Sentiment in Our National Life," address delivered by Grover Cleveland before the University of Michigan, February 22, 1892 
  Democratic National Campaign Circulars, 1884 (12 items) 
  New York Times Pictorial Sections: March 17, 1907 March 14, 1937 
  Albany Argus: July 3, 1881 September 16, 1884 September 17, 1884 
  New York Tribune: July 5, 1876 Centennial Exhibition special edition 
    Photographs 
22  Boating and fishing scenes (5 items). M.R. Nelligan, Pittsfield, Mass., written on back 
  Negatives for two items in Folder 1 
  Portraits of Samuel J. Tilden, n.d. (3 items, dups.). Pach Brothers, Photographers, New York, N.Y. 
  Portrait of William Gorham Rice Portrait of William Gorham Rice Floyd Walter playing Albany City Hall carillon Floyd Walter Monument to William Gorham Rice Delegates to the carillon conference, Belgium, 1931 
  View of Albany City Hall, 1936 
    Magic Lantern Slides 
23  Canal scene, lift bridge (Delft) - Beseler Lantern Slide Co., N.Y. 
  William the Silent's tomb (Delft) - J.A. Glenn, Albany, N.Y. 
  The Hague - J.A. Glenn 
  Canal scene - scenic (Delft) - Beseler 
  Queen Wilhelmina (portrait) - J.A. Glenn 
  Judge Kellogg (at pulpit) - J.A. Glenn 
  Grotius Tomb (Delft) - J.A. Glenn 
  Grotius Tomb Niew [?]kerk (Delft) 
  Vue du Voorhout (street scene) - J.A. Glenn 
  10  ?Court - ? - (The Hague?) - J.A. Glenn 
  11  [Hugo] Grotius Statue (Delft) - Beseler 
  12  Hugo Grotius portrait (line drawing) - J.A. Glenn 
  13  Stadhaus and Street (Delft) street scene - Beseler 
  14  Queen Wilhelmina inauguration - J.A. Glenn 
  15  Grotius [church] window (Delft) - J.A. Glenn 
  16  Snow-covered church and yard (Delft) - J.A. Glenn 
  17  The Netherlands - (North Holland) Enkhuisen: Tower in City Gate: called "Drommedary Tower" [photo of building with clock and carillon] - J.A. Glenn 
  18  Haarlson Franz Halz [?] Museum [photo of interior with furniture and paintings] - J.A. Glenn 
  19  Courtroom scene - judges seated - J.A. Glenn [slide is broken in 4 pieces] 
  20  The new League Building, Geneva - J.A. Glenn 
  21  U.S.A. Federation of [?] [photo of interior - meeting room] - J.A. Glenn 
  22  [Photo of] Registration of Treaties No. 1 - J.A. Glenn 
  23  Court in session - J.A. Glenn 
  24  I.L.O. Geneva [photo of library interior] - J.A. Glenn 
  25  The Rhone - Geneva - J.A. Glenn 
  26  Council meeting - J.A. Glenn 
  27  Committee of S.L. of N [?] Geneva [photo of people gathered at meeting table] - J.A. Glenn 
  28  [?] Hall - Geneva [exterior photo of building] [slide is cracked] - J.A. Glenn 
  29  [Photo of] Painting by Mima Nixon 1905 - Titled "Flower Market, Haarlem." Shows figures at water's edge and flats of flowers. *Photo used in Dutch Bulbs and Gardens by U. Silberrad and S. Lyall, (A. & C. Black; London, 1909) facing p. 108 - J.A. Glenn 
  30  (C.) Congress [photo of a group of men in dooryard] - J.A. Glenn 
  31  Hall. Secretariat. [photo of room interior] - J.A. Glenn 
  32  ? Palace [exterior photo of a gate and bell tower] - J.A. Glenn 
  33  S.L. of N. Treaty [photo of two men examining large documents at desk] - J.A. Glenn 
  34  Frans Hals Museum [photo of exterior gate] - J.A. Glenn 
  35  League of Nations Library [ladies seated at reading tables] - J.A. Glenn 
  36  I.L.B.L. of N. [interior photo of large room with tables] - J.A. Glenn 
  37  [Photo of] Painting by Mima Nixon 1908 titled "A Bulb House" shows tulips in a hothouse. *Photo used in Dutch Bulbs and Gardens by U. Silberrad and S. Lyall (A. & C. Black, London, 1909), facing p. 104 - J.A. Glenn 
  38  On Secretariat wall L[eague] of N[ations] [photo of plaque mounted on wall "IN Memory of Woodrow Wilson"] - J.A. Glenn 
  39  International Assembly - Geneva [interior with people] - J.A. Glenn 
  40  Lake Geneva with church steeple in foreground [Cathedral St. Pierre?] - J.A. Glenn 
  41  L[eague] of N[ations] Library [interior] - J.A. Glenn 
  42  Palace in the Wood [exterior grounds] - J.A. Glenn 
  43  L[eague] of N[ations] Secretariat [exterior] - J.A. Glenn 
  44  L[eague] of N[ations] Assembly [interior with people] - J.A. Glenn 
  45  University of Geneva [building and grounds] - J.A. Glenn 
  46  Opening day of First Assembly [outdoor photo of crowd gathered, trolley car and flags] - J.A. Glenn 
  47  Geneva - [River's junction and view of the village] - J.A. Glenn 
  48  Peace Palace [exterior] - J.A. Glenn 
  49  Cheese market [people in streets and large wheels of cheese draped in cloth] - Copyrighted by National Geographic Magazine 
  50  Amsterdam - Montelbaanstoren [photo of waterway and clock tower] 
  51  Cardinal Mercier - J.A. Glenn 
  52  Maison du Sauvignon? [Malines?] [exterior of ornate 4½-story house] - J.A. Glenn 
  53  Hotel de Ville, Belgium [exterior of Gothic-style building] - J.A. Glenn 
  54  [Same photo as #53 - note says Malines - Town Hall?] - J.A. Glenn 
  55  Cardinal Mercier and associates [1922?]. *Photo used in "Carillon Music of the Netherlands and North America" by W.G. Rice, Art and Archaeology, July 1925, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 7 - J.A. Glenn 
  56  Malines, Belgium [black-and-white rendition of cathedral/cityscape] - J.A. Glenn 
  57  Poster for the carillon concerts at Mechelen, Malines, Belgium [poster shows bell tower] - J.A. Glenn 
  58  Malines: Jef [or Josef] Denyn among his bells - J.A. Glenn 
  59  Antwerp Cathedral [photo shows primarily bell tower] - J.A. Glenn 
  60  Antwerp, [1920?] [photo taken from seaside, shows cityscape with bell tower] - J.A. Glenn 
  61  Ghent [photo of street scene, bell tower and cathedral] - Copyrighted by National Geographic Magazine 
  62  Antwerp ca. 18th century [black-and-white rendering of boat traffic, cityscape in distance] - J.A. Glenn 
  63  Mechelen, Malines, Belgium [photo of bell tower] 
  64  Cloth Hall, Ypres [photo of cobblestone square with cathedral in middle background] - J.A. Glenn 
  65  Mechelen, Malines, Belgium [photo of church from the waterway] - J.A. Glenn 
  66  (Same subject as #57). Poster for [Jef Denyn] carillon concerts at Mechelen, Malines, Belgium [poster shows bell tower] - J.A. Glenn 
  67  Portrait of Josef [Jef] Denyn, carillonneur. Belgium, 1920 - J.A. Glenn 
  68  Photo of Storrs [?] carillon 
  69  Photo of Malines after bombardment, August 1914 
  70  Ottawa carillon [scaffolding around top of bell tower] - J.A. Glenn 
  71  Archie [?] Palace, Malines [exterior] - J.A. Glenn 
  72  Ottawa, Canada [photo shows gates, courtyard and exterior of bell tower] - J.A. Glenn 
  73  Map of carillon towers in the Netherlands and Belgium [slide is cracked in several places, text is in Dutch] - J.A. Glenn 
  74  Palace garden, Malines [bell tower in background] - J.A. Glenn 
  75  The Clothiers Halles, Ypres in 1912 [exterior] 
  76  Belfry-Tournais, Belgium [photo of bell tower exterior and surrounding shopfronts] 
  77  Photo of architectural design for the library at Louvain [destroyed by the Germans in 1914; restored by America in 1922; Warren and Wetmore architects] 
  78  Belgium-Bruges view from the belfry - J.A. Glenn 
  79  Mons, Belgium clock/bell tower 
  80  Photo of large carillon bell 
24  Photo of the Metropolitan Methodist Church, Toronto, Canada. [23 bells in its carillon] 
  Carillon, Loughborough 
  [Unidentified building with clock/bell tower in center] 
  Gloucester, Mass., church and bell towers (see also #32 of Box 24) 
  [Unidentified bell tower] 
  [Unidentified church and bell tower on tree-lined street] 
  Storrs church and bell tower - J.A. Glenn 
  Trinity College church and bell tower, Hartford, Conn. - J.A. Glenn 
  Madison [?] bell tower - J.A. Glenn 
  10  Princeton, N.J., college grounds, church and bell tower [reflected in pond in the foreground] - J.A. Glenn 
  11  Mayo [Clinic] bell tower in Rochester, Minnesota - J.A. Glenn 
  12  "The Singing Tower of Albany" Lafayette Park and City Hall, Albany, N.Y. 
  13  Large carillon bell mold with man standing nearby 
  14  Large carillon bell being broken from the mold - man on ladder separating mold halves 
  15  Photo of foundry - molten metal being poured into [bell] mold 
  16  Photo of a foundry - men using winches and hoists to pour molten metal into bell molds 
  17  Photo of two men inside a large bell, smoothing out surface after bell has been broken from the mold 
  18  Photo of carillon setup of St. Chrysostom's Church, Chicago [43 bells] 
  19  Photo of three large carillon bells taken from below 
  20  Photo of man standing next to large, upturned bell 
  21  Photo showing two rows of large carillon bells and hammers (Ottawa) 
  22  Photo showing man seated at carillon keyboard 
  23  Photo of crowd gathered at the Parliament Building, Ottawa, as the carillon in the Victory Memorial Tower rings out "Oh, Canada" [in commemoration of Canada's 60 years as a self-governing nation] 
  24  Photo of two men standing next to large, upturned bell [Caption reads: The process of tuning a bell for a carillon, Loughborough, England] 
  25  Photo of a rendition of the Belfry at Mons, Belgium 
  26  [Photo of unidentified church and bell tower on tree-lined street] - J.A. Glenn 
  27  Photo of a print showing church and bell tower adjacent to a harbor with fishing boats moored at the docks [Alkmaar, Holland] - J.A. Glenn 
  28  Mercersberg - Photo of church and bell tower - J.A. Glenn 
  29  Road to Delft, Holland [photo shows road alongside a waterway] - J.A. Glenn 
  30  Mechlin, Belgium [photo shows church steeple and bell/clock tower amongst other roof tops] 
  31  Photo of [Josef?] Denyn next to large bell; original was signed and dated by Mr. Denyn, December 14, 1924 
  32  Gloucester, church - two steeples; American flags hanging in front [The Portuguese Church, Gloucester, Mass.] 
  33  Photo showing workings of bell tower clock [cogs and gears] 
  34  Photo of the "Cecil Rhodes' bell," the largest bell of the Cape Town city hall carillon [South Africa] 
  35  Photo of carillon bells arranged in circular format [Tower of the Palace, Amsterdam] 
  36  Photo of carillon bells arranged in linear format 
  37  Photo of carillon bells arranged in a square format, plaque reads, "Inveraray, Scotland …" *Photo used in Carillons, published by the Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough, England, p. 7. (See Rice Papers, Box 14, Folder 11) 
  38  Photo of carillon bells arranged in stacked format, 4 tiers high [largest ones at bottom] 
  39  Photo of a very large carillon bell and striker 
  40  Photo of large-scale carillon bell - ornate with coat of arms [?] in center 
  41  Photo of three people [first may be Jef Denyn] next to carillon inner workings 
  42  Carillon bell - engraved "to commemorate the Peace of 1918 and to keep in remembrance the service and sacrifice of Canada in the Great War A.D. 1926" 
  43  Old-fashioned mechanics to ring carillon bell - wooden wheel, metal bars and ropes 
  44  Antwerp, Belgium - Cathedral tower 
  45  Antwerp, Belgium - Place Verte and Cathedral. *Photo used in Rice's book, Carillons of Belgium and Holland, facing p. 196 
  46  Cattistock cathedral 
  47  Detail of the top of ornate carillon bell - embossed cherubs/filigree, dated 1674 with the words Benedicite Angell … 
  48  Photo of man seated at a carillon keyboard and reading music 
  49  Photo of Malines, Mechelen cathedral, Belgium 
  50  Architectural drawing of the cathedral at Antwerp, Belgium 
  51  Bruges, Belgium photo of canal and two bridges, cathedral in background. *Photo used in Rice's book, Carillons of Belgium and Holland, facing p. 62 
  52  Photo of large carillon bells hanging in [unidentified] clock tower 
  53  Photo the "Campanile of the Taylor Foundry" (carillon tower). *Photo used in Carillons, published by the Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough, England, p. 12, (See Rice Papers, Box 14, Folder 11) 
  54  Photo of Brussels, Belgium - Hotel de Ville and the Grand Place 
  55  Photo of "The Bournville Schools, Birmingham, England". *Photo used in Carillons, published by the Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough, England, p. 13. (See Rice Papers, Box 14, Folder 11) 
  56  Photo - Ghent, Belgium belfry, and view of street life below 
  57  Photo of Louvain, Belgium bell tower 
  58  Photo of unidentified cathedral taken from a distant tower window 
  59  Photo of Mechelen, Belgium cathedral (Hoofdingang Kathedraal) 
  60  Photo of Armagh Cathedral, Ireland. *Photo used in Carillons, published by the Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough, England, p. 15. (See Rice Papers, Box 14, Folder 11) 
  61  Photo of carillon in Andover, Mass., at the Phillips Academy [winter scene] - J.A. Glenn 
  62  Photo of cathedral in Toronto, Canada [Metropolitan Methodist Church] - J.A. Glenn 
  63  Photo showing a carillon's clavier [keyboard] and carillonneur [keyboardist]. *Photo used in Carillons, published by the Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough, England, p. 4. (See Rice Papers, Box 14, Folder 11) 
  64  Photo showing carillon bells in a frame; wires connected from keyboard 
  65  Photo of man playing carillon's keyboard; at his right are Josef Denyn and another man. *Photo used in National Geographic, March 1925, Vol. 47, 15503, p. 367 - J.A. Glenn 
  66  Photo of Toronto, Canada carillon in the Metropolitan Church [inner workings]. [Smaller format slide that the others] 
  67  Photo of three men next to inner workings of a carillon; man in the center is Josef Denyn 
  68  Photo of a woman alongside three huge bells; caption reads, "Bells outside Parliament buildings, Ottawa. May 26, 1927 - Photograph by John Govenlock Dickson." 
  69  [Same subject as #68] Photo of woman next to the largest bell of Ottawa carillon, May 1927 - Photograph by John Govenlock Dickson 
  70  [Same subject as #68] Photo of woman next to six huge bells. (Prior to installation in the Victory Memorial Tower, Ottawa). Caption reads, in part, "The largest of Canada's carillon of 53 bells, prior to installation in the Victory Memorial Tower, of the Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada … This carillon … installed by authority of Parliament, to commemorate the Peace of 1918, and to keep in remembrance the service and sacrifice of Canada in the Great War, A.D. 1926." - Photograph by John G. Dickson, Dominion Observatory, Ottawa, Canada 
  71  Photo of linear arrangement of bells, unidentified 
  72  Photo of Josef Denyn leaning on very large, chipped bell 
  73  Photo of how keys on carillon keyboard are connected with wires to bells 
  74  Photo of Parliament Building, Ottawa, Canada 
  75  Photo of crowd gathered at the Parliament Building, Ottawa, at carillon inauguration, July 1, 1927 - Photo by John G. Dickson 
  76  Photo of skyline taken from unidentified tower 
  77  Photo of "The Congress of carilloneurs at Mechelen (Malines), Belgium in August 1923. Cardinal Mercier and the delegates in the courtyard of the Arch Episcopal Palace." *Photo used in "Carillon Music of the Netherlands and America" by W.G. Rice, Art and Archaeology, July 1925, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 7 
  78  Photo of a newly cast, large bell with angels encircling the top 
  79  Photo of waterway and surrounding homes, Oudenaarde carillon and cathedral in background (Belgium). Caption reads, in part, Oudenaarde before August 1914 - J.A. Glenn 
  80  Rendition of Ghent, Belgium carillon and surroundings, circa 1814 
25  Photo of St. Rombold's Cathedral Tower (Malines) Mechlin, Belgium. *Photo used in Carillons of Belgium and Holland by W.G. Rice, facing title page. - Slide by J.A. Glenn, Albany 
  Photo of Domkerk Tower in Utrecht, Holland (42 bells in carillon) and nearby waterway [slide is cracked at bottom right corner] - J.A. Glenn 
  Close-up photo of Utrecht's Domkerk Tower - J.A. Glenn 
  Photo of St. James's Tower amidst rooftops - The Hague, Holland - J.A. Glenn 
  Photo of Vermeer rendition of Delft, Holland [Boat traffic on waterway and cityscape] - J.A. Glenn 
  Photo of black-and-white rendition of Delft, Holland's Nieuwe Kerk tower, circa 1729. *Photo used in Carillons of Belgium and Holland, by W.G. Rice, facing p. 38. - J.A. Glenn 
  Photo of the Nieuwe Kerk tower, Delft, Holland - J.A. Glenn 
  Photo - Antwerp, Belgium's Cathedral of Our Lady and the Place Verte 
  Black-and-white rendition of boat traffic and cityscape of Antwerp, Belgium ca. 17th century - J.A. Glenn 
  10  Photo of the Oude Kerk tower in Amsterdam, Holland (1 of 5 towers at Amsterdam's Paleis) - J.A. Glenn 
  11  Photo - Courtrai, Belgium's St. Martin tower - J.A. Glenn 
  12  Photo of the Zierikzee tower in Zeeland, Holland - J.A. Glenn 
  13  Photo of the port of Veere, Holland and its carillon tower at the town hall 
  14  Photo of fishing boats framing the Veere, Holland's town hall tower - J.A. Glenn 
  15  Town hall tower at Veere, The Netherlands - J.A. Glenn 
  16  Town hall tower at Oudenaarde, Belgium - J.A. Glenn 
  17  Tower of St. Maartenskerk in Courtrai, Belgium - J.A. Glenn 
  18  Leiden, Holland town hall tower - J.A. Glenn 
  19  Groningen, Holland's tower of Martinkerk - J.A. Glenn 
  20  Nymwegen, Holland's St. James's tower - J.A. Glenn 
  21  Photo of an old print: the harbor town of Rotterdam, Holland, featuring the Groote Kerk tower - J.A. Glenn 
  22  The Mint Tower of Amsterdam, Holland and adjacent canal. *Photo used in National Geographic Magazine, March 1925, Vol. 47, 155.3, p. 370. - Copyright National Geographic Magazine 
  23  The Wynhuis tower of Zutfen, The Netherlands - J.A. Glenn 
  24  Photo of an old print: The Western Kerk tower in Amsterdam, Holland - J.A. Glenn 
  25  Town hall tower at Schoonhoven, The Netherlands - J.A. Glenn 
  26  The Oude Kerk tower in Nykerk, The Netherlands - J.A. Glenn 
  27  The Abbey Tower, also known as "Large Jan," in the town of Middleburg, The Netherlands 
  28  The New City Hall tower at Rotterdam, The Netherlands - J.A. Glenn 
  29  Photo of New York City skyline taken from the Brooklyn Bridge; Mr. Rice was comparing tower at left (Woolworth building) to the tower at Utrecht, Holland. - Beseler Lantern Slide Co. (131 E. 23rd St., New York, NY) 
  30  Close-up photo of one of the more ornate bells from Malines, Belgium carillon (This bell was made by P. Hemony in 1674) - J.A. Glenn 
  31  Photo of the Bruges, Belgium belfry from the Grand Place 
  32  [Duplicate of slide #35 from Box 24] Photo of carillon bells arranged in circular format (Tower of the Palace, Amsterdam) - J.A. Glenn 
  33  Photo of carillon bells arranged in linear format (Tower of St. Rombold, Mechlin, Belgium) - J.A. Glenn 
  34  Photo of chime mechanism for the Abbey Tower, Middleburg, The Netherlands. *Photo used in National Geographic Magazine, March 1925, Vol. 47, 155.3, p. 364. Photo copyright National Geographic Magazine 
  35  [Presumably] Photo of same subject as slide #34, taken from different angle] 
  36  Photo of the carilloneur of Middleburg arranging pins in chime mechanism to change tune - J.A. Glenn 
  37  Photo - carilloneur of Bruges, Belgium playing the carillon keyboard - J.A. Glenn 
  38  Photo of decorative poster advertising the concerts of the Bruges, Belgium carillon - J.A. Glenn 
  39  Close-up photo of carilloneur of Middleburg, The Netherlands, playing the carillon keyboard - J.A. Glenn 
  40  Photo of keyboard (or clavier) for the carillon of Antwerp, Belgium. *Photo used in Art and Archaeology, August 1921, Vol. 12, No. 2, p. 65. - J.A. Glenn 
  41  Photo - keyboard of unidentified carillon 
  42  Photo of carillon sheet music by Josef Denyn 
  43  Close-up photo of (presumably) drum for chime mechanism of the Abbey Tower, Middleburg, The Netherlands 
  44  Photo of transmission wires and bars; staircase leading to the hammers and bells of unidentified carillon 
  45  Photo of transmission wires, hammers, and bells; unidentified carillon 
  46  Photo of canal with bell tower in background - may be Antwerp? 
  47  [Duplicate Slide - same as #27 of Box 24] Photo of print showing church and bell tower adjacent to harbor. Alkmaar, Holland - J.A. Glenn 
  48  [Slide obscured by photo tape that shifted] Photo of the Queenstown Cathedral, Ireland. *Photo used in Carillons published by the Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough, England, p. 15. (Rice Papers, Box 14, Folder 11) 
  49  [Unidentified building with carillon] 
  50  Carillon (unidentified) outlined with lights, caption says "25th jubilee". - J.A. Glenn 
  51  The Abbey Tower (known as Large Jan or Long John) in Middleburg, The Netherlands. *Photo used in Carillons of Belgium and Holland by William Gorham Rice, facing p. 102. - J.A. Glenn 
  52  [Exterior photo of unidentified carillon] 
  53  [Exterior photo of unidentified carillon/cathedral] 
  54  [Interior photo of unidentified carillon] 
  55  [Slide is smaller size, 3 ¼" x 3 ¼", than all others in collection] Exterior of unidentified carillon. Caption reads, "Dedication of carillon, October 6, 1927" 
    Letters of Grover Cleveland and other American Statesmen Stored in Vault 
    Letters: Grover Cleveland to William Gorham Rice 
V1  A.L.S., Albany, NY, July 15, 1883 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., September 23, 1885 A.L.S., Saranac Inn, Franklin Co., NY, September 4, 1889 
  A.L.S., Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Mass., June 13, 1892 T.L.S., Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Mass., September 23, 1892 
  A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1895 A.L.S., Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Mass., September 15, 1895 
  A.L.S., Westland, Princeton, N.J., April 16, 1897 A.L.S., Westland, Princeton, N.J., May 17, 1897 A.L.S., Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Mass., August 1, 1897 
  A.L.S., Westland, Princeton, N.J., October 20, 1903 A.L.S., Princeton, N.J., April 5, 1907 T.L.S., Princeton, N.J., February 11, 1908 
    Letters: Grover Cleveland to Francis Lynde Stetson 
  A.L.S., Executive Chamber, Albany, NY, January 11, 1884 A.L.S., Albany, NY, January 12, 1885 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., February 15, 1886 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., July 15, 1886 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1887 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., June 12, 1887 
  A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1888 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., July 3, 1888 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., February 1, 1889 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., February 16, 1889 A.L.S., 816 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, November 18, 1889 
  A.L.S., Marion, Mass., June 20, 1890 A.L.S., Marion, Mass., July 10, 1890 A.L.S., New York, NY, May 29, 1891 A.L.S., Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Mass., June 14, 1892 A.L.S., New York, NY, October 5, 1892 A.L.S., Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Mass., July 31, 1893 Telegram February 13, 1893 
  A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., April 11, 1894 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., April 23, 1894 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., June 4, 1894 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., July 1, 1894 A.L.S., Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Mass., October 2, 1894 A.L.S., Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Mass., October 11, 1894 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., April 2, 1895 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1895 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1895 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., May 31, 1895 
  10  A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., May 13, 1896 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., May 17, 1896 A.L.S., Princeton, N.J., June 18, 1896 A.L.S., Westland, Princeton, N.J., February 18, 1898 A.L.S., Westland, Princeton, N.J., May 23, 1898 A.L.S., Westland, Princeton, N.J., April 27, 1899 A.L.S., Princeton, N.J., February 4, 1903 A.L.S., Stuarch, Fla., March 21, 1906 A.L.S., Princeton, N.J., December 15, 1906 
V2  11  Letters: Grover Cleveland to Eugene Chamberlain A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Albany, NY, November 28, 1884 A.L.S., Lakewood, N.J., February 19, 1892 A.L.S., Lakewood, N.J., March 2, 1892 
  12  Letters: Grover Cleveland to H. St. G. Tucker A.L.S., Buzzards Bay, Mass., August 16, 1900 A.L.S., Princeton, N.J., December 8, 1900 A.L.S., Princeton, N.J., March 15, 1901 
  13  Letters: Grover Cleveland to various individuals A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., to J.B. Coakley, October 8, 1886 A.L.S., New York, NY, to William B. Franklin, July 11, 1889 A.L.S., New York, NY, to J.L. Rathbone, July 11, 1889 A.L.S., Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Mass., to A.H. Heppner, June 30, 1892 A.L.S., Tyringham, Mass., to J.J. Nelligan, August 4, 1901 
  14  Grover Cleveland's letter of resignation as governor of New York State. A.L.S., Executive Chamber, Albany, NY, to the New York State Legislature, January 6, 1885 
  15  Letters: Frances Folsom Cleveland to Col. and Mrs. W.G. Rice A.L.S., Lakewood, N.J., January 22, 1892 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., February 11, 1896 A.L.S., Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., January 31, 1897 A.L.S., Westland, Princeton, N.J., February 24, 1897 A.L.S., Riverside, Tyringham, Mass., July 19, 1901 A.L.S., Princeton, N.J., November 10, 1903 A.L.S., Intermont, Tamworth, N.H., July 14, 1909 A.L.S., Westland, Princeton, N.J., October 11, 1912 
  16  Letters: Grover and Frances F. Cleveland to Mrs. J.V.S.L. Pruyn A.L.S. (G.C.), Executive Chamber, Albany, NY, February 13, 1883 A.L.S. (F.F.C.), Washington, D.C., November 11, 1886 A.L.S. (F.F.C.), Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1888 A.L.S. (F.F.C.), Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., March 8, 1888 A.L.S. (F.F.C.), Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., November 9, 1888 A.L.S. (F.F.C.), Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., November 9, 1888 A.L.S. (F.F.C.), The Victorian, [?], March 12, 1889 
  17  A.L.S., Chester A. Arthur to Mrs. J.V.S.L. Pruyn, July 3, 1884 
  18  Herbert C. Hoover, T.L.S., New York, NY, to William Gorham Rice, March 1, 1917 
  19  Franklin Delano Roosevelt, L.S., Executive Chamber, Albany, NY, to William Gorham Rice, January 21, 1930 Eleanor Roosevelt, A.L.S., to William Gorham Rice, November 19, 1916 Eleanor Roosevelt, L.S., White House, Washington, D.C., to William Gorham Rice, September 3, 1935 Sara Delano Roosevelt, A.L.S., [Hyde Park, NY], to William Gorham Rice, November 4, [?] 
  20  Letters: Theodore Roosevelt to William Gorham Rice L.S., The Outlook, New York, NY, June 9, 1913 L.S., Metropolitan, New York, NY, January 18, 1918 L.S., New York, NY, May 7, 1918 
  21  L.S., William Howard Taft, Pointe-a-Pic, Quebec, to William Gorham Rice, August 4, 1921 
  22  A.L.S., Martin Van Buren, Washington, D.C., to John V.S.L. Pruyn, January 27, 1841 
  23  Letters: Woodrow Wilson to William Gorham Rice L., Washington, D.C., December 30, 1921 L., Washington, D.C., January 4, 1922 L., Washington, D.C., January 25, 1922 L., Washington, D.C., December 29, 1922 
  24  Letters: Edith Bolling Wilson to William Gorham Rice A.L.S., Washington, D.C., February 28, 1924 T.L.S., Washington, D.C., November 14, 1926 

 

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