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Wright family; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Pénaud, Alphonse, 1850-1880; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Helicopters
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 begin on January 1878 and continue until December 1878. Wright records a variety of information regarding his travels, family history, and expenditures. Of particular note, this diary includes a record of Milton Wright giving his sons, Wilbur and Orville a Pénaud Helicopter toy. This toy is significant because it is viewed as the Wright Brothers' first exposure to flight, which the researcher might find of interest. View the transcript of the Milton Wright diaries.
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