Book Used by Wilbur Wright, "McGuffey's New Second Eclectic Reader," 1857

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

1857

Creators

McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873 

Wilson, Hinkle & Co. 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Cincinnati 

Creator Notes

Written by William H. McGuffey and published by Wilson, Hinkle & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

38.792.197

Credit

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

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Pink (Color)
Black (Color)

Inscriptions

On front cover: MCGUFFEY'S / NEW / SECOND ECLECTIC READER In pencil inside front cover: W. Wright

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