Book Used by the Wright Family, "Science Primers: Physics," 1872

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

1872

Creators

Stewart, Balfour, 1828-1887 

D. Appleton and Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Written by Balfour Stewart and published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, New York.

Collection Title

Book Collection 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Wright Home

Object ID

38.792.158

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Canvas

Technique

Printing (Process)
Bookbinding (Process)

Color

Red
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 6 in

Width: 4.125 in

Inscriptions

On spine: PHYSICS - BALFOUR STEWART

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