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Wright (Cedric) Papers
BANC MSS 77/124 c  
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  • Biographical Note
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  • Scope and Content
  • Materials Cataloged Separately
  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Cedric Wright papers
    creator: Wright, Cedric, 1889-1959
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 77/124 c
    Physical Description: 4.5 linear feet (9 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1958
    Abstract: The Cedric Wright papers include correspondence, writings and notes, and family papers which provide a glimpse into the life of this artist, his circle, and the development of his work.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.


    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    The Cedric Wright Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Ansel Adams, via the Sierra Club on July 20, 1976, with additions in March and April 1977.

    Biographical Note

    Born George Cedric Wright on 13 April 1889 in Alameda, Calif., Wright was a violinist, photographer, active Sierra Club member, and close friend and associate of Ansel Adams. During the Second World War he was a technical photographer at Berkeley's Radiation Laboratory, but he is known for his nature photography and Sierra Nevada landscapes. The Sierra Club published Cedric Wright: words of the earth, posthumously, in 1960.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cedric Wright Papers, BANC MSS 77/124 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    The Cedric Wright Papers, 1900-1958, contains correspondence, writings and notes, and family papers which provide a glimpse into the life of this artist, his circle, and the development of his work. Although Wright's correspondence includes letters from many well-known individuals, it will be the small group of writings and notes that are of greatest interest to researchers. These may be the only documentation of the development of Wright's successive careers in music and photography, as well as evidence of his passion for the Sierras. The family Papers include legal and financial records, along with clippings and miscellaneous ephemera.

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    1. Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wright, Cedric, 1889-1959