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Howard W. Wright Family Collection of Photographs: Finding Aid
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Description
The Howard W. Wright Family Collection of Photographs contains approximately 1520 photographs in eleven volumes, comprising four journal accounts written by Walter S. Wright from 1899-1901 and illustrated using photographs, and seven photograph albums compiled by Walter S. Wright and his son, Howard Walter Wright, with photographs dating from approximately 1878-1930 (chiefly 1896-1917). The photographers are chiefly unidentified, though it is assumed that most were taken by members of the Wright family, chiefly Walter S. Wright and Howard Walter Wright. The text in the journals, which contain approximately 210 photographs, concerns family life in Pasadena; Walter S. Wright's travels to Sonora, Mexico with business partners in order to gain a railroad concession for the Los Pintos Mines; and a cruise taken by the Wright family to the Channel Islands, in which Howard W. Wright engaged in bird collecting and observation, and photography. The photograph albums, which contain approximately 1310 photographs, document the Wright family's life in Pasadena; its travels to Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Catalina Island, and other areas of California; trips aboard the Wright family yachts Seabird and Siwash to the Channel Islands and to various sites in Mexico, including for birding expeditions; Howard W. Wright's years as a student at Stanford University (from 1911-1915); his travels in Japan, China, and the Philippines; and his service in the United States Navy during World War I.
Background
The family of Howard Walter Wright (1892-1977) included his father, Walter Savage Wright (1854-1915); his mother, Bernice Long (1861-1931); and his sisters, Adaline Wright (1888-1935) and Catherine Wright (1895-1942).
Extent
approximately 1520 photographs in 11 volumes comprising 4 journals and 7 photograph albums in 4 boxes: chiefly gelatin silver prints ; journals 21 x 38 cm (8 x 15 in.) and 21 x 26 cm (8 x 10 in.), photograph albums various sizes, 29 x 38 cm (11 x 15 in.) and smaller, prints various sizes, 21 x 24 cm (8 x 9 in.) and smaller, chiefly 17 x 12 cm (7 x 5 in.) and smaller
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.