Skip to main content

Wright, Milton, 1828-1917


Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Harris Papers

Identifier: MS-194

Consists of 11 letters and postcards written by Bishop Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers, to his nephew Charles Harris who lived in Iowa. Letters date from 1901 thru 1916 and cover a variety of subjects including Orville and Wilbur's flying experiments, travels to Europe, family matters, and a description of Wilbur's death and funeral in 1912.

Dates: 1901-1916

Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Collection

Identifier: MS-192

Collection consists of negatives with accompanying contact prints, taken by Andrew S. Iddings, of the June 17-18, 1909 Dayton Homecoming Celebration to honor Orville and Wilbur Wright for their achievements in flight. In addition to members of the Wright family, other notable figures in the photographs are Ohio Governor Judson Harmon, Dayton Mayor Edward E. Burkhardt, General James Allen, and Lt. Frank Lahm.

Dates: June 1909

Marianna Nixon Papers

Identifier: MS-512

Marianna McKnight Nixon was a lifelong Daytonian and descendant of several prominent families of the Dayton area, including the McKnights, Dovers, and Van Cleves. The collection is primarily comprised of photographs of Marianna’s life and family, as well as correspondence, genealogical information, and printed materials such as newspaper clippings, brochures, and periodicals.

Dates: 1799 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1990

Bishop Milton Wright Genealogical Papers (MFM-20)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MFM-20
Scope and Contents

The microfilm contains genealogical notes and working papers collected by Bishop Milton Wright (1828-1917), the father of the Wright Brothers. The materials date between 1779-1973 and cover the following families: Reeder, Wright, Brown, Koerner, Croddy, Brader, Andrews, Freeman, Harris, Benham, Stokes, Convenhoven, Van Cleve, Swaynie, Fry, Porter, Moody, Lake, Eudaly, Dover, Holt, Baker, and Gano.

Dates: 1977

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 (MS-1) SELECTIONS in CORE Scholar

 Digital Record
Identifier: MS-1 CORE Scholar

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 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