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Wright family; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Diaries; Daily life
Bishop Milton Wright, father of Wilbur and Orville Wright, regularly recorded entries in his diary from 1857 until his death in 1917. This diary’s entries began on January 1902 and continue until December 1902. Wright records a variety of information regarding his travels, family history, and expenditures. Of particular note, this diary includes a record of the construction of the 1902 glider and in December begin construction of a 4-cylinder engine, which the researcher might find of interest. Wilbur also went to Huntington, Indiana, to defend his father in a case involving laymen's misuse of church funds. View the transcript of the Milton Wright diaries.
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