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History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | United States History | Women's History


Wright family -- History; Wright family; Daily life; Letters; Haskell, Katharine Wright, 1874-1929; Haskell, Henry Joseph, 1874-1952; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948


MS-700: Katharine Wright Haskell Papers


In this letter, written over five days, Katharine Wright writes to Henry Haskell from Lambert Island, Penetang, Ontario. She reports on Orville's recovery from his back injury, and happening in her daily life. She mention's Henry's article on Babe Ruth, Henry's religious nature, updates about various friends' lives. Katharine continues writing two days later, on the 12th, about Orville's recovery and their plans to travel back to Dayton, Ohio. She mentions her gladness that Henry's son had visited him and brings up the subject of Miss Farmer- the original subject that seems to have pushed Henry to confessing his love for Katharine. She expresses regret for neglecting to write most others during the summer and the anxiety she felt when she had to watch Orville shuffling around during recovery after his back injury.


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Letter, September 10 to 14, 1925, Katharine Wright to Harry, Dear [Henry J. Haskell]



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