Book Used by Milton Wright, "McGuffey's Newly Revised Rhetorical Guide, or Fifth Reader," 1853

Summary

Milton Wright maintained an extensive library in his Dayton, Ohio, home. Wright was a Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, so it's not surprising that religious studies, hymnals and rhetoric guides were among his volumes. 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.

Milton Wright maintained an extensive library in his Dayton, Ohio, home. Wright was a Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, so it's not surprising that religious studies, hymnals and rhetoric guides were among his volumes. 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

1853

Creators

McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873 

Winthrop B. Smith and Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Cincinnati 

Creator Notes

Written by William Holmes McGuffey and published by Winthrop B. Smith and Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

38.792.105

Credit

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

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)
Leather

Color

Brown
Black (Color)
Gold (Color)

Inscriptions

inside back cover: M Wright

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