Book Used by the Wright Family, "Popular Lectures on Scientific Subjects," 1873

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

1873

Creators

Helmholtz, Hermann von, 1821-1894 

Atkinson, E. (Edmund) 

D. Appleton and Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Written by Hermann von Helmholtz, translated by Edmund Atkinson, and published by D. Appleton and Company, New York City, new York.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Wright Cycle Shop

Object ID

38.792.196

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Canvas

Technique

Printing (Process)
Bookbinding (Process)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 5.375 in

Inscriptions

On spine: POPULAR / LECTURES / ON / SCIENTIFIC / SUBJECTS / H. HELMHOLTZ

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