Book Used by Wilbur Wright, "A Manual of Instruction in Latin," 1881

Summary

Bishop Milton Wright maintained an extensive library in his Dayton, Ohio, home. His books ranged from scientific works like Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, to poems by Virgil, to novels by Mark Twain. Wright's sons, Wilbur and Orville, used the bishop's books on physics and ornithology to start their research on the problem of human flight.

Bishop Milton Wright maintained an extensive library in his Dayton, Ohio, home. His books ranged from scientific works like Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, to poems by Virgil, to novels by Mark Twain. Wright's sons, Wilbur and Orville, used the bishop's books on physics and ornithology to start their research on the problem of human flight.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1881

Creators

Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898 

Ginn and Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Boston 

Creator Notes

Written by Joseph H. Allen and published by Ginn, Heath & Co., Boston, Massachusetts.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Wright Home

Object ID

38.792.46

Credit

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

Material

Canvas
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Bookbinding (Process)
Handwriting

Color

Brown
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 5.125 in

Inscriptions

On spine: LATIN METHOD On cover: NEW / LATIN METHOD / J. H. ALLEN / GINN, HEATH & CO. Inside front cover: Will Wright Inside back cover, in two places: Wilbur Wright

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