Book Used by Milton Wright, "Elocution," 1845

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

1845

Creators

Bronson, C. P. (Charles P.) 

Morton and Griswold 

Place of Creation

United States, Kentucky, Louisville 

Creator Notes

Written by C. P. Bronson and published by Morton and Griswold, Louisville, Kentucky.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

38.792.106

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Canvas
Cloth

Color

Brown
Blue
White (Color)

Inscriptions

on spine: Bronson on first page: Milton Wright / Milton Wright Orange Fo. Fayette Co. Ind.

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