Joseph A. Wright collection
Scope and Contents
The collection also includes correspondence received by the family upon Wright’s death as well as family correspondence in the years following his death (1867-1931).
There is also a German certificate, August 2, 1860 (OB002).
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Accomplishments during his two terms as governor include the adoption of a new state constitution and the formation of State Boards of Education and Agriculture. Wright was then appointed the U.S. minister to Prussia (1857-61, 1865-67). During his break from the minister position, Wright served in the U.S. Senate. He died on May 11, 1867, in Berlin, Germany, while fulfilling his duties as U.S. Minister to Prussia.
United States Congress. "Wright, Joseph Albert." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed December 2005. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000766.
Indiana Historical Bureau. "Indiana Governor Joseph Albert Wright." Accessed December 2005. http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/ihb/govportraits/wright.html.
Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, vol. 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.
0.65 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 medium oversize folder)
Language of Materials
- Biography -- Indiana
- Diplomats -- United States
- Europe -- Description and travel
- Family life
- Governors -- Indiana
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Invitation cards
- Politicians -- Indiana
- Politics and government
- Prussia (Duchy)
- Rockville (Ind.)
- United States -- Politics and government --19th century
- United States. Congress. Senate.
- Wright, Joseph A. (Joseph Albert), 1810-1867
- Joseph A. Wright collection
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