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Alice Hegan Rice letters, 1925-1929

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Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey


Alice Hegan Rice letters




University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged by format.

Location note

Housed with multiple collections.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2011MS133: [identification of item], Alice Hegan Rice letters, 1925-1929, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.1 Cubic feet

1 box


Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice (1870-1942), a native of Louisville, was a Kentucky author and the wife of the poet Cale Young Rice. She received a degree from the University of Louisville and authored numerous books, including three penned in collaboration with her husband. Rice is best known for her novel Mrs. Wiggs and the Cabbage Patch, which depicts life in Louisville's lower class Cabbage District.

Scope and Content

The Alice Hegan Rice letters contain letters from Alice Hegan Rice to a friend she refers to as Mr. Adcock. The letters discuss her work and her travels. Included is a letter of introduction for an artist named Vivian Hewerdine.


  • George S. MacManus Co..
  • Louisville (Ky.)
  • Authors, American--20th century.
  • Authors, American--Kentucky.
  • Authors--Correspondence.
  • Women authors--20th century.

User Restrictions

The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

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