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Guide to the Franklin D. Wright Papers, 1790-1897

Abstract

Franklin D. Wright was a lawyer from Auburn, New York in the mid-to late 19th century.

Collection includes correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, and 4 volumes. The collection ranges in date from 1790-1897.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Wright, Franklin D.
Title
Franklin D. Wright papers 1790-1897
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet, approx. 550 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes professional correspondence, bills and receipts of clientele, legal papers and indentures, and a woman's diary. Some of the materials appear to pre-date Wright's work.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Container List

(4 boxes)
Correspondence, 1826-1870
Box 1
Correspondence, 1827-1916
Box 1
Legal Papers, 1790-1848
Box 1
Legal Papers, 1850-1885
Box 1
Bills and Receipts, 1815-1847
Box 1
Bills and Receipts, 1847-1850
Box 1
Articles for Widows and Minor Children, undated
Box 1
Woman's Diary, 1852
Box 2
Volume of Correspondence (fragile), 1865-1866
Box 2
Volume of Correspondence (fragile), 1857-1858
Box 3
Volume of Correspondence (fragile), 1867-1870
Box 4

Historical Note

Franklin D. Wright was a laywer in Auburn, New York in the mid-to late 19th century. He practiced in the Law Offices of F. D. and J. A. Wright with his brother, James A. Wright. The work of the firm appears to be related to debts and indentures.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Franklin D. Wright Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Franklin D. Wright Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1955.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Roseberry, October 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 48-2221

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.