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Wright family; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Diaries; Daily life; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Selfridge, Thomas E., 1882-1908; Le Mans (France)
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 1908 and continue until December 1908. Wright records a variety of information regarding his travels, family history, and expenditures. Of particular note, this diary includes a record of the Wright Brothers signing a formal contract with the U.S. Signal Corps for airplanes, Wilbur flying at Le Mans, and a the first crash that kills Thomas Selfridge and injures Orville. which the researcher might find of interest. View the transcript of the Milton Wright diaries.
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