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WB. Wright Brothers Related Collections

 Topic Guide
Identifier: WB
This classification groups together collections on the topic of Wright Brothers and their relations.

Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

Wright Company Records

Identifier: MS-471
Abstract The Wright Company was formed in November 1909 with Wilbur Wright as President and Orville Wright one of two Vice-Presidents. In 1915, Orville sold the company to a group of investors, which later merged the company with the Martin Company. The records consist of copies of material from the Wright Company Records held by the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. Included in the records are Wright Company board of directors meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and legal...
Dates: 1905-1917

Ellis Wright First Flight Anniversary Scrapbook

Identifier: MS-595

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, programs, first day issue Wright Brothers stamps, invitations, and photographs documenting Ellis Wright’s participation in the 45th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1949. Ellis Wright was a first cousin to Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Dates: 1909-1970

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 Flyer at Huffman Prairie, Glass Plate Negatives

Identifier: SC-200
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 3 glass plate negatives, with copy prints, depicting the Wright Flyer at Huffman Prairie. The photos are believed to date to the time of the Wright School of Aviation, which operated at Huffman Prairie from 1910-1916. It is unclear whether Wilbur Wright or Orville Wright are depicted in any of the photos.

Dates: circa 1910 - circa 1916

Wright Flyer Photographs (SC-121)

Identifier: SC-121
Scope and Contents Photographs most likely taken May 1910 at Simms Station, Dayton, Ohio, during attempts to set altitude records.According to the donor of the photographs the flight was taken on May 20-25, 1910 at Sims Field now Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. The flights were flown to achieve the altitude record and got up to 1800 feet a new record. The airplane was a 1909 Wright Flyer transition model or the number 2 design. The photos were taken by Mr. Martin of Springfield, Ohio who rode the...
Dates: 1910 May 20-25

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

Katharine Wright Letters (SC-117)

Identifier: SC-117
Scope and Contents

Original and transcribed copies of letters from Katharine Wright to various acquaintances, including Agnes Guthrie, a newspaper article concerning Orville Wright and a telegram from him.

Dates: 1911-1933

Wright Memorial Commission Records

Identifier: MS-134

The Wright Memorial Commission was organized in 1912 to build a monument near Huffman Prairie in honor of the Wright Brothers' contribution to aviation. Records include minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and other materials that document the physical development of the monument.

Dates: 1912-1943