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Papers of Kenneth Rice

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 49

Scope and Contents

The largest part of the collection comprises letters from Ceylon, Malta, India, the Seychelles and some non-Commonwealth countries written mostly by Rice to his mother. The rest of the collection contains biographical material, mainly diaries, and photographs and papers concerning a tour of the Americas in a Bristol Freighter Aircraft, 1946-1947, and the engineer Paul Boucicault.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1972


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Reginald Kenneth Rice (1890-1973) was born at Kodaikanal, India. He joined Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company in 1909, and was involved in installing radio equipment in many parts of the world and in other activities involving travelling until his retirement in 1950.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archive box) : paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 11c99R

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I; Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 47.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mrs Rice through A.T. Matson, December 1973.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue and Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.


Rice, Reginald Kenneth, 1890-1973

Includes index.


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