WWI hero & Rice faculty member’s papers available

A finding aid for the Thomas Lindsey Blayney Papers, which chronicles the life of one of Rice’s first faculty members, is now available on-line. The 23-box collection includes family genealogy, photographs, personal and professional correspondence, collections of poetry, published and unpublished manuscripts, and newspaper clippings.

Blayney is a World War I hero, and the memorabilia collection includes a number of items pertinent to that era. Uniform jackets and hats, the Croix de Guerre medal awarded to Blayney, and a trunk of cavalry horse tack are part of the collection.

See the finding aid for the collection as well as selected photos on-line.

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