Book Used by Katharine Wright, "Elementary Geography," 1883

Summary

Milton and Susan Wright encouraged an interest in learning in their children Reuchlin, Lorin, Wilbur, Orville and Katharine -- though not necessarily in formal education. Katharine was the only Wright child to finish college, graduating from Oberlin in 1898. Neither Wilbur nor Orville finished high school, but they learned much from their father's extensive home library.

Milton and Susan Wright encouraged an interest in learning in their children Reuchlin, Lorin, Wilbur, Orville and Katharine -- though not necessarily in formal education. Katharine was the only Wright child to finish college, graduating from Oberlin in 1898. Neither Wilbur nor Orville finished high school, but they learned much from their father's extensive home library.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1883

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

38.792.145

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Orville Wright.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Brown
Black (Color)

Inscriptions

in pencil on first page: If my name you cannot find, Shut up your mouth / and never mind in pencil on first page: If my name you wish to see / Look on page eighty three / katie Wright / No. 4 in pencil on last page: Katie Wright

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