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John Wright Sr. papers

 Collection — Folder: S1464
Identifier: S1464

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a biography of John Wright Sr. from Washington County, Indiana ranging from 1844 to 1850 regarding the life and pilgrimage of John Wright Sr.


  • 1844-1850


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John Wright Sr. was born to Mr. Amos Wright and Mrs. Elizabeth Lowe in Rowan County, North Carolina on 1785/12/12. Wright first married Peggy Wolfscale on 1803/01/05 in Wayne County, Kentucky, who died leaving one daughter Elizabeth. Wright later married Nancy Purlee on 1809/04/29 also in Wayne County, Kentucky, and had several more children. Wright was an evangelist and after the death of his wife Nancy on 1844/08/29, Wright descided to compose his biography, called The Life & Pilgrimage of John Wright, Sr. Wright died on 1851/05/02 in Chariton County, Missouri.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. James G. Berkey on 1963/02/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1963/02/06 by Hazel W. Hopper. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/26 by Hannah Vaughn.
John Wright Sr. papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.