Book Used by Katharine Wright, "Harvey's Elementary Grammar and Composition," 1880

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

1880

Creators

Harvey, Thomas W. (Thomas Wadleigh), 1821?-1892 

Van Antwerp, Bragg & Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Cincinnati 

Creator Notes

Written by Thomas W. Harvey and published by Van Antwerp, Bragg & Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

38.792.62

Credit

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

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Red
Black (Color)

Inscriptions

handwritten in pencil inside front cover: Steal not this book for fear of shame / For right here before your eyes you see the / owner's name / Katie Wright handwritten in pencil inside front cover: Steal not this book, my little paddy / For if you do I'll tell my daddy. handwritten in pencil on first page: If my name you wish to find / Look on page 89 / Katie Wright / Dayton, Ohio. stamped in purple ink inside front cover: I. MEYERS, / West End Book Store, / 1123 WEST THIRD STREET, / DAYTON, OHIO.

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