Richard Theobald Brice papers, 1923-1969

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brice, Richard Theobald, 1910-1998.
Title: Richard Theobald Brice papers, 1923-1969
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 567
Extent: 6.5 linear ft. (12 boxes)
Abstract:Collection primarily consists of correspondence between Otis Elevator Company Vice President Richard Theobald Brice and his mother Helen E. Brice of Atlanta, Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Richard Theobald Brice (1910-), vice-president of the Otis Elevator Company in New York.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Richard Theobald Brice from 1923-1969. The majority of the papers contain correspondence between Brice and his mother Helen E. Brice in Atlanta (later Cumming), Georgia. Of particular interest are letters that he wrote while attending Cal Tech (Pasadena, Calf.) in the 1930's which describe student life and extensive correspondence and some v-mail while he was serving in the U.S. Army with Island Command in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Though heavily censored in content, the letters do reflect the life of a soldier on a Pacific island. After the war, he writes from New York City describing his social life and his work with the Otis Elevator Company.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 Correspondence, Helen E. Brice, October 1932-May 1933, contains interesting descriptions of life at Cal Tech in the 1930s
2 Correspondence, Helen E. Brice, June 1933-December 1935
3 Correspondence, Helen E. Brice, January 1936-February 1938
3 Correspondence, 1920-June 1930
4 Correspondence, July 1930-December 1935
5 Correspondence, October 1934-December 1935
6 Correspondence, January 1936-1944
7 Correspondence, January 1940-July 1944
8 Correspondence, August 1944-March 1945
9 Correspondence, April 1945-August 1946
10 Correspondence, September 1946- 1969, photographs
11 Clippings, memorabilia, postcards
12 Physician's ledger's and notebooks, 1915-1944; correspondence