WB. Wright Brothers Related Collections
Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
Papers include personal correspondence between Bishop Milton Wright and his cousins, Oliver and Flora Glass.
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.
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.