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Wright family; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Diaries; Daily life; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948
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 1907 and continue until December 1907. Wright records a variety of information regarding his travels, family history, and expenditures. Of particular note, this diary includes a record of the Wrights conducting experiments with Hydroplanes on the Great Miami River, the brothers traveling to Europe to sell a plane, and them receiving a contract for planes from the US War Department. In October of 1907 Milton Wright is interviewed in Dayton about the Wright Brothers' flights. View the transcript of the Milton Wright diaries.
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