Book Used by Katharine Wright, "Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, and Brother Jacob, 1860

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

1860

Creators

Eliot, George, 1819-1880 

Thomas Y. Crowell Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Written by Mary Anne Evans under the pen name of George Eliot and published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, New York.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

38.792.104

Credit

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

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Red

Inscriptions

in pencil inside front cover: Katharine Wright / K. Wright 9 Hawthorn in pencil on first page: Dec. 15, 1893 / Webster / Webster, Dec. 8, 1893 / 2 pages / skip a line / Catharine [sic] Wright

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