Harold Bell Wright (1872-1944) was a painter and decorator (1887-92) and a landscape painter (1892-97) before becoming a pastor
serving the midwest and Redlands, California (1897-08). He retired from the ministry in 1908 and became a novelist. His published
That printer of Udell's (1903),
The shepherd of the hills (1907),
The uncrowned king (1910),
The winning of Barbara Worth (1911),
A son of his father (1925), and
The man who went away (1942). The collection consists of manuscripts of Wright's first 9 novels, some correspondence, clippings, other ephemera,
a large group of photographs, reproductions of illustrations to some of his books, and original ink drawings.
Wright was born on May 4, 1872 in Rome, New York; educated in the student preparatory department of Hiram College; worked
as a painter and decorator (1887-92) and as a landscape painter (1892-97); became a pastor in the Christian (Disciples) Church,
Pierce City, Missouri, (1897-98), and at churches in Pittsburg, Kansas (1898-1903), Kansas City, Missouri (1903-05), Lebanon,
Missouri (1905-07), and Redlands, California (1907-08); retired from the ministry in 1908; became a novelist whose published
works include That printer of Udell's (1903), The shepherd of the hills (1907), The calling of Dan Matthews (1909), The uncrowned king (1910), The winning of Barbara Worth (1911), A son of his father (1925), To my sons (1934), and The man who went away (1942); he died on May 24, 1944.
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
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