Book Used by the Wright Family, "Grimm's Fairy Tales," 1880-1889

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

1880-1889

Creators

Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859 

Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 

Montgomery Ward 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Chicago 

Creator Notes

Compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and published by Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, Illinois.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

38.792.56

Credit

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

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Green
Gold (Color)

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