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Wright, Nathaniel, 1789-1875



  • Existence: 1789 - 1875

Nathaniel Wright was born in 1789, in Hanover, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1811, taught school in Maine and Virginia for several years, and finally removed to Cincinnati, Ohio. Wright was admitted to the bar in 1817, and began practicing law in private practice in 1818. He retired from practicing law in 1840. In 1857, Wright received a LL.D. degree from Dartmouth College. He died on May 20, 1875.

William Burnet Wright was born on April 15, 1838 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the youngest child of Nathaniel. William Burnett graduated from Dartmouth College in 1857. After graduation he worked as a railroad clerk until he entered Andover Theological Seminary in 1858. He graduated in 1860, after which he traveled in Europe for two years. In 1862, Wright became pastor of the South Congregational Church in Chicago, a position he held until 1867, when he became pastor of Berkley Street Church in Boston. In 1888, he received a DD degree from Dartmouth College. Wright retired from the active ministry in 1902 , and died August 2, 1924, in Buffalo, New York.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Bond letter

Mss 813411
Identifier: Mss 813411
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from Henry Bond at Dartmouth College to Nathaniel Wright, asking his friend to investigate possibilities for studying law. Mentions examinations, news of classmates, seven have been inititated into Phi Beta Kappa, seven have joined Social Friends. Dr, Nathan Smith is rumoured to have decided to move to New Haven.

James Merrill letter

Mss 812602
Identifier: Mss 812602
Scope and Contents Letter from James Merrill of York, Pennsylvania to Nathaniel Wright telling him about their school teaching jobs, the delay of his ambitions, girls in Pennsylvania and politics.

Nathaniel Wright papers

Webster MS-206
Identifier: MS-206
Overview Nathaniel Wright (1789-1875), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1811. Consist of correspondence with and by family members.

Nathaniel Wright receipt

Mss 796900.4
Identifier: Mss 796900.4
Overview In English.

Rodolphus Dewey letter

Mss 829558.1
Identifier: Mss 829558.1
Overview In English.

Samuel Freeman letter

Mss 816627
Identifier: Mss 816627
Overview In English.