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Fam. Family and Personal Papers

 Topic Guide
Identifier: Fam
This classification groups together collections created by and on the topic of Family and Personal Papers.

Found in 190 Collections and/or Records:

Wright Brothers Collection (MS-1)

Identifier: MS-1
Abstract A supplement to the main body of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s papers located in the Library of Congress, this collection consists of family papers, financial records, school mementos, Wright family genealogical materials, the church papers and diaries of the Wrights’ father, Bishop Milton Wright, notebooks, albums, awards and citations, photocopies of correspondence between Wilbur Wright and Octave Chanute, and the Wrights’ technical library that includes journals, books, and pamphlets...
Dates: 1779-1985; Majority of material found within 1853-1948

Wright Brothers Collection Papers and Photographs (MFM-37)

Identifier: MFM-37
Scope and Contents A microfilm edition of MS-1 without the published journals and printed materials, this collection consists of family letters and papers, financial records, school mementos, Wright Family genealogical materials, the church papers and diaries of the Wrights' father (Bishop Milton Wright), notebooks, correspondence, awards, and citations. The collection also includes nearly 4,000 photographs, many taken by the Wrights to document their early flying experiments. In addition there are extensive...
Dates: 1853-1973

Wright Brothers' Wills (SC-15)

Identifier: SC-15
Scope and Contents

Contains copies of Orville and Wilbur Wright's last wills and testaments, and a copy of Orville Wright estate record and death certificate.

Dates: 1937; 1948

Wright Family Funerals, a Narrative (SC-139)

Identifier: SC-139
Scope and Contents

Narrative and commentary on the Wright Family funerals, written and donated by Chip Boyer, whose family owned Boyer Mortuary and handled the funerals of Wilbur, Milton, Katharine, and Orville Wright. Included in the Plates section of the booklet are mortuary and death records and photographs of gravestones and funerals of the Wright Family.

Dates: 2002

Wright Family to Petree Family Correspondence

Identifier: MS-585
Abstract The Wright Family to Petree Family Correspondence primarily contains letters written by Milton Wright to his niece Estella Harris Petree. The letters describe Wright family news and activities, but more importantly include specific references to Wilbur and Orville Wright’s bicycle business, flying experiments and success, Orville Wright’s accident at Ft. Myer in September 1908, the 1913 Dayton flood, and Milton’s flight with Orville in May 1910. There is also a very poignant letter written...
Dates: 1900-1939; Majority of material found within 1900-1917

Wright-Glass Family Letters

Identifier: SC-45

Papers include personal correspondence between Bishop Milton Wright and his cousins, Oliver and Flora Glass.

Dates: 1892-1906

Horace Wright Papers (MS-579)

Identifier: MS-579
Content Description The Horace Wright Papers consist primarily of albums with photographs, clippings, and mementos documenting both Horace’s life and activities, as well as commemorations of the accomplishments of Horace’s uncles, Wilbur and Orville Wright.Materials pertaining specifically to Horace's life and activities include childhood photographs; Horace’s education at Moraine Park School, studies at Miami University, and honorary degree from Wright State University; fishing and boating at...
Dates: 1906 - 1991

Margaret Shardelow Young Papers

Identifier: MS-285

Dayton native, Margaret Shardelow Young, was a member of the Friday Afternoon Club, one of the city's oldest women's literary clubs. She was also a local school teacher and long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton. The collection includes her Friday Afternoon Club writings, schoolbooks, teaching notes, photographs, and greeting cards with her original poetry.

Dates: 1894-1991

Martha Yowler Collection

Identifier: MS-292

This collection consists of family history and genealogy records for the Weinland and Mumma families. Information included may consist of dates of birth, marriage, and death.

Dates: 1626-1997; Majority of material found within 1800-1997

Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter Papers

Identifier: MS-446
Abstract The collection consists of the personal papers and photographs of Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter, a resident of Xenia, Ohio. Zoe Dell is recognized for her influence in aviation and in her local community as a pilot and the first woman president of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, as well as for her contributions to several civic organizations. In 1939 she was named "Most Photographed and Publicized Girl in the World," which was mostly attributed to her role as Theme Girl in the 1938 San...
Dates: 1934-2010