Wright: William Wright Collection, 1729-1962

Call number:  MG-56

1 box     26 folders     .5 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 2

Description:  Papers of William Wright and his descendants. Includes wills, land drafts, inventories, releases, receipts, correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, and copies of obituaries.

Creator:  Wright family.

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Source unknown.

Note:  It appears there is a correlation between this Wright family and the John Wright who petitioned the Philadelphia courts for the formation of Lancaster County in 1729. Further research must be done on this link. There were several interesting envelopes containing documents in bad repair. These envelopes all had the return address of C. J. Rainear & Co., Inc, 210 N. 21st Street, Philadelphia 3, PA. One envelope has been retained with the collection. Further investigation is necessary to determine the relationship between this company, the donor and the Wright family.

Folder 1 Correspondence involving William Wright, William Logan, John and William Bartram and Thomas Say.
Folder 2 Land drafts, [Conestoga Manor, James Logan] 1734-1760.
Folder 3 Land drafts [Conestoga Manor, Manor Twp.] 1761-1796.
Folder 4 Wills, bonds, accounts, inventories and letters of administration for the Wright family, 1762-1819.
Folder 5 Wills, bonds, accounts, inventories and letters of administration, for the Wright family, 1825-1859.
Folder 6 Release [Heirs of the Wright family – includes the names of John Postlethwait, Jr. & Hannah Wright], 1767-1799.
Folder 7 Release [Heirs of the Wright family], 1805-1834.
Folder 8 Public Road [along Great Road], 1806.

Folder 9 Receipts, Divorce case, bills for payment for work done on Wright farm from Mar. 28, 1808 to Feb. 1810. 1751-1818
Folder 10 Typed copies of William Wright Deeds, 1729-1774.
Folder 11 Genealogy of William Wright, 1737 and Elizabeth Bartram, 1739
Folder 12 Book of Wills. Wills of Wm. Wright, Sr., Wm. Wright, Jr., Elizabeth Wright, James Wright, Joseph Wright, Thomas Wright, Mary Wright. 1765-1803.
Folder 13 Photocopy of Letter from Wm. Logan to brother 1767
Folder 14 Genealogy Chart of Benjamin Wright, 1775-1892
Folder 15 Two Family Bible pages; Two lists of Wright Family names, 1825-1908
Folder 16 Newsclip and Coat of Arms of John Bartram, Botanist.
Folder 17 Notes of Deed Abstracts of William Bartrum of Chester Co.
Folder 18 Wright Family Photographs. Photographs transferred to the Photograph Collection, 2 February 2018.

Folder 19 Two Lancaster Co. Historical Soc. Journals, 1921 & 1971: Wright Family mentioned.
Folder 20 Correspondence with C. Edwin Johnston and Mrs. Evelyn A Benson, 1962-1963. See notes regarding the William Wright family of Manor Township. It is not the same family as the John Wright family of Wrightsville.
Folder 21 Papers of Joseph B. Wright 1946,1948 and Frank L. Johnson; Copy of will of Joseph B. Wright , Marriage License of Frank L. Johnson and Lillian Wright 22, Oct. 1902 Chester Co.
Folder 22 Obituaries and Death Certificates.
Folder 23 Notes on Wrights of York Co., Manor Twp. and Wrightsville.
Folder 24 Abstracts of deeds regarding John Cartlidge.
Folder 25 Research Papers of C. Edwin Johnson regarding John Cartlidge 1717, 1721.
Folder 26 Letter to C. Edwin Johnson, 1962.