Book Used by the Wright Family, "The Poetical Works of John Milton," 1888

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

1888

Creators

Milton, John, 1608-1674 

Belford, Clarke & Co. 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Chicago 

Creator Notes

Written by John Milton and published by Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago, Illinois.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Wright Home

Object ID

38.792.153

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Canvas

Technique

Printing (Process)
Bookbinding (Process)

Color

Blue
Gold (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 7.625 in

Width: 5.25 in

Inscriptions

On spine: MILTON'S / POEMS / BELFORD / CLARKE & / CO

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