Book Used by the Wright Family, "The Works of Charles Dickens: Dombey and Son," 1871

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

1871

Creators

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 

D. Appleton and Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Written by Charles Dickens and published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, New York.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Wright Home

Object ID

38.792.59

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Canvas

Technique

Printing (Process)
Bookbinding (Process)

Color

Red
Black (Color)
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 5.25 in

Inscriptions

On spine: DOMBEY / AND / SON / CHARLES/ DICKENS

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