James Martin Wright papers, 1900-1965

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/902p8

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wright, James Martin, 1879-1965.
Title: James Martin Wright papers, 1900-1965
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 493
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:Papers relating to educator and author James Martin Wright including articles, correspondence, notes, manuscript, and memorabilia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift of James M. Wright, Jr., 1967.

Custodial History

James M. Wright, Jr. is the son of James Martin Wright.


[after identification of item(s)], James Martin Wright papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired as part of the Rose Library's holdings in American history.


Unprocessed collection.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Martin Wright, educator and author, was born December 3, 1879, in Missouri, and died June 18, 1965, place unknown. He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (1905) and Columbia University (Ph.D. 1915); the author of History of the Bahama Islands, 1815-1848 (1905), The Free Negro in Maryland, 1634-1860 (1921), and other works; and a contributor of articles to several journals. He taught history at Johns Hopkins after his graduation, and later, at Agnes Scott College.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of James Wright from 1900-1965. The papers include articles, correspondence, notes, manuscript, memorabilia relating to James Martin Wright. The articles and manuscript are by Wright on the Bahamas; one article reprint is on the Atlanta street railway fare problem (1930). Correspondence is to Wright in Baltimore, circa 1907; memorabilia includes a certificate from Johns Hopkins, invitations, announcements, and programs.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Manuscripts
1 2 Manuscripts
2 1 Manuscripts
2 2 Correspondence
2 3 Correspondence and memorabilia
2 4 Correspondence and memorabilia
2 5 Letters from Congressman Robert Ramspeck
3 1 Index cards