Fonds MCC8 - Wright family

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Wright family

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CA CC MCC8

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  • 1905-1959 (Creation)
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    Wright family (Carleton County)

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1.35 m of textual records
9 photographs : b&w

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([185-] -)

Biographical history

The Wright family of Carleton County, New Brunswick, is descended from William R. and Mary Wright. William R. Wright was born in New Brunswick in the 1850s, the son of a father born in Scotland and a mother born in Ireland. Mary Wright was born in the early 1860s in New Brunswick to parents both born in Ireland. Their son, Allan, was born in 1888 in the parish of Woodstock in Carleton County. In 1911, he married Martha Bull, daughter of farmer Stephen and Henrietta Bull of the parish of Northampton. William Wright was a retail dealer who sold groceries and dry goods. Allan was a paintshop foreman for the railroad.

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Fonds consists of financial papers, scrapbooks, correspondence, educational materials, photographs, and items of personal interest to the Wright family. Financial documents include tax notices and ledgers belonging to Allan and Earl Wright and the W. R. Wright estate, 1936-1951. Scrapbooks contain social memorabilia including newsclippings, postcards, and letters. Correspondence dates 1920-1959 and includes both family and business letters. There are greeting cards exchanged among family members and friends. Items of personal interest to the family include agricultural materials, radio logs and pamphlets, and clothing catalogues, 1918-1954. Photographs are of unidentified individuals.

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  • English

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