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COLLECTION — Box: 1 Identifier: MS Am 514-515

Henry Clarke Wright papers


Consists of journals, notebooks, commonplace books, and a few letters. The notebooks include writings on education and theology, Hebrew prophets, and common schools. The journals in part record Wright's activities as a travelling agent for the American Sunday School Union and for a peace society. Includes 2 volumes of letters to H. C. Wright from English, Irish, and Scottish correspondents.


  • 1821-1849

Language of Materials

In English.


10 linear feet (44 volumes and 1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Wright was an American reformer, anti-slavery activist, and advocate of peace, socialism, and spiritualism.

General Note

Collection is unprocessed.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of R. J. Haines, 1871, 1890, 1905.

Related Archival Materials

Volumes 34-35 of Wright's journals are held by the Boston Public Library (see: Lewis Perry. Childhood, Marriage, and Reform (Chicago, 1980)).

Processing Information

Processing Information Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Adrien Hilton, 2020.
Link to catalog
Wright, Henry Clarke, 1797-1870. Henry Clarke Wright papers, 1821-1849 (MS Am 514-515): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 16, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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