Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: Correspondence to Richard R. Wright, 1931-1935

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Wright Family Papers consist of correspondence received at Princeton University by Harry H. Wright, class of 1903, and his son Richard R. Wright, class of 1935, during their undergraduate years. The Wright family owned a farm in Allentown, New Jersey, and correspondence reflects family news, domestic and farm life. Correspondents to Harry include, among others, Walter Livingston Wright, Sr., Harry Wright's mother Lissie Gaskill Wright, sister Bessie, sister Mame, and brother Walter Livingston Wright, Jr. Correspondents to Richard include his mother Mary (Mae) Wright, his father Harry H. Wright, his sisters Elizabeth and Mary. Two letters from Richard Wright to his father and mother are in Box 2, Folder 6. The correspondence includes letters written to Mae or Harry Wright and enclosed with letters to Richard Wright.

Also included with the papers are a group of printed postcards mailed to Harry H. Wright as a member of the class of 1903, and several pamphlets: directories of the classes of 1899 and 1903, Campus Songs from 1934 and the Style Book of the Daily Princetonian from 1933.


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Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Separated materials: 4 notebooks containing lecture notes were transferred to the Lecture Notes Collection, AC052. 4 published bound volumes were removed, as there are duplicates already in the University Archives.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Series 2: Correspondence to Richard R. Wright; Wright Family Papers, AC419, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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