Series 3
Wright family papers, 1853-1966
Boxes 10-17, OP 7

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the material included in this series is correspondence, 1853-1866. The earliest letters are from John Andrew Wright (1831-1858), father of Henry S. Wright, to his mother, Lucy Andrew (Wright) Henry, and to his second wife, Thyrza Flemming Wright. John A. Wright left Georgia in 1856 for Arkansas where he died in 1858. Thyrza Wright and her son Henry returned to Georgia ca. 1870, where she and Henry were separated while Henry attended various schools. Several letters were exchanged between mother and son during this period. The courtship and marriage of Henry Wright and Mary Emma Featherston is documented through their correspondence which begins in 1882. Letters include discussions of a Newnan, Georgia smallpox epidemic (1886), Henry's employment at Asa Griggs Candler's drugstore (ca. 1888), and the beginning of his medical practice (ca. 1893). Mary and their three children Kathleen, Lucius, and Marie Louise not did not join Henry in Atlanta until 1897. Kathleen Wright's letters to and from family and friends recount her education and activities at Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, Georgia and at Hollins College in Virginia (1901-1903). The majority of the later letters are from Lucius Wright, physician and army colonel, and his family, to his sister Kathleen (1937-1966). The series is completed with materials relating to Henry Wright's medical practice, Mary F. Wright's education at College Temple in Newnan, Georgia (1873-1874) and her activities with various woman's clubs in Atlanta, Georgia (1900-1925).

Chronological arrangement of correspondence is preceded by family genealogical materials. Undated correspondence is placed together after all dated correspondence and is arranged by name of family member correspondent. Family materials follow with those of Mary F. Wright and Henry Wright first, Kathleen Wright and Marie Louise Wright second and general family material last. Housed separately is a diploma (OP 3).

Box Folder Content
10 1 Family genealogy
10 2 News clippings re: family members
Family correspondence
10 3 July 1853-July 1858
10 4 December 1866-February 1871
10 5 January 1872-January 1874
10 6 March 1874-January 1875
10 7 February 1875-September 1876
10 8 November 1876-December 1881
10 9 January-March 1882
10 10 April-May 1882
10 11 June-July 1882
11 1 August-September 22, 1882
11 2 September 27-November 13, 1882
11 3 November 14-December 16, 1882
11 4 January-December 1883
11 5 December 1886-March 1887
11 6 April-May 1887
11 7 June 1887-September 1890
12 1 August 20, 1891; March 6-July 8, 1892
12 2 July 13, 1892-October 20, 1893
12 3 August 4, 1894-September 2, 1898
12 4 January-December 1901
12 5 January-February 1902
12 6 March-May 8, 1902
13 1 May 25-August 26, 1902
13 2 September 1902
13 3 October 1902
13 4 November 1902
13 5 December 1902
13 6 January 1903
13 7 February 1903
13 8 March 1903
14 1 April 1-May 24, 1903
14 2 May 25-August 11, 1903
14 3 August 18-October 22, 1903
14 4 November 1903-Apri1 1904
14 5 May 1904-December 1907
14 6 February 1911-January 1920
14 7 March 1920-July 1937
15 1 December 1937-September 7, 1942
15 2 September 13, 1942- February 1943
15 3 May 1943-April 1947
15 4 July 1948-January 1966, n.d.
15 5 Henry Wright, undated
15 6 Mary Featherston, undated
15 7 Mary and Henry Wright, undated
15 8 Kathleen, Lucius Wright, undated
15 9 Kathleen Wright re: Tompkins-Featherston families, 1912-1966
Individuals
15 10 Mary Featherston - diary, February 15-July 21, 1873
15 11 Mary Featherston - essay book - College Temple, 1873
15 12 Mary Featherston - copybook - College Temple, 1873-1874
OP1 1 Mary Featherston - Diploma, College Temple (Newnan, Georgia), 1874
16 1 Mary F. Wright - College Temple Commencement material, 1858-1886 (not inclusive)
16 2 Mary F. Wright - College Temple miscellaneous material: tuition list (1870), school history (1958), notes (n.d.)
16 3 Mary F. Wright - house note and mortgage, 1899
16 4 Mary F. Wright - minutes and notes - UDC, Bric-a-Brac, 1880, 1897, n.d.
16 5 Mary F. Wright - notes - Woman's Missionary Society, ca. 1900
16 6 Mary F. Wright - notes, lists - Red Cross Aux. of 1st Methodist Church, 1918
16 7 Mary F. Wright - printed material - UDC, Fulton County Med. Society, 1923-1924
16 8 Mary F. Wright - greeting cards, 1912-1941 (not inclusive)
16 9 Mary F. Wright - misc. notes and clippings, ca. 1900
16 10 Mary F. Wright - calling cards, invitations, games, lists, ca. 1860's-ca. 1900
16 11 Henry S. Wright - school diary, 1874
16 12 Henry S. Wright - Atlanta Medical College admittance cards, pathology notebook, medicine recipe book, 1892-93; 1909; n.d.
16 13 Henry S. Wright - patient record, 1909
17 1 Kathleen Wright - school records, 1901-1926
17 2 Kathleen Wright - Hollins College cheers, calling cards, 1902
17 3 Kathleen Wright - speech given, 1927, Emory University, when AB degree awarded
17 4 Kathleen Wright - gardening information
17 5 Marie Louise Wright - notebook and drawing, ca. 1903
17 6 Presentation of H.S. Wright portrait to Fulton County Medical Society, Atlanta, n.d.
17 7 Wright family miscellaneous - map (1909), souvenir book (1911), certificate (1901), radio script (1927), commencement program (1931)
17 8 Wright family miscellaneous - coat of arms advertisements, 1912, 1928, ca. 1960's
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