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Wright Family Papers (MC 42)

Scope and Contents

This collection deals primarily with the family of Reverend Arminius Wright (1829-1879), a Georgia-born Methodist minister, who was affiliated with St. Paul's Methodist Church in Columbus. The collection also contains genealogical data on the following families: Wright, Bardwell, Daves, Walton, Ransom, Moore, and Jenkins.

1819-1930 2 boxes (2 l.f.)


Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Wright Family Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Wright Family Collection (MC 42)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Provenance

This collection was donated by Daisy Frances Smith in 1989.


Box and Contents List

Box 1

Folder 1 – Bardwell Family of Columbus, Georgia. Genealogical materials and original correspondence (with transcripts). Also includes information on Sarah Amelia Bardwell Wright, designer of the Phi Hu (Sorority) badge and a photocopy of a paper doll from 1853 (original retained by the Historic Columbus Foundation), 1832-1930

Folder 2 – Arminius Wright family of Columbus, Georgia. Genealogical materials and original correspondence (with some transcripts). Envelopes with some letters. Also receipts (1858), a note for the hire of a slave, and an original deed. 1861-1866

Folder 3 – Amelia Wright of Columbus, Ga. Correspondence (with some transcripts). Letters to her step-daughter, Fannie H. Wright (later, Mrs. Charles W. Smith) and her son, Ralph E. Wright. One letter from Daisy Wright to her father Arminius, 1877-1883.

Folder 4 -- Daves Family-Genealogical materials, 1900s

Folder 5 – Walton Family. Genealogical materials relating to George Walton (Prince Edward Co., VA) and his descendants. 1900s

Folder 6 – Ransom Family. Genealogical materials and correspondence, 1910s

Folder 7 – Huguenot research by Nancy Wright Nell. 1 page, 1900s

Folder 8 -- Moore Family. 1 page. 1916

Folder 9 – E. L. Bardwell of Talbotton, Georgia. Correspondence with some transcripts. Letters to his sister, Amelia B. Wright of Columbus, Georgia. Some envelopes (stamped) included, 1881-1887

Folder 10 – Wright Family Bible record (photocopy)

Folder 11 – Jenkins Family. Genealogical notes. Original deed for 490 acres, drawn by Polly W. Jenkins of Baldwin Co, 1819.

Folder 12 – Arminius Wright. Newspaper articles and church materials relating to Rev. Arminius Wright and family, 1850s-1910s

Folder 13 -- Wright Family tax receipts, Columbus, Georgia, 1879-1882

Folder 14 – Wright Family bank statements, Eagle and Phenix Savings Bank, Columbus, Georgia, 1881-1884

Folder 15 – Wright Family correspondence and household business. Includes some stamped envelopes, 1858-1883

Folder 16 – Wright Family correspondence and household business. Includes some stamped envelopes, 1858-1883

Folder 17 -- Correspondence from Amelia Wright to Fannie Wright, 1876-1883

Folder 18 – Correspondence of Arminius Wright, 1870-1874

Folder 19 – Correspondence to and from Ralph Wright, 1884

Folder 20 – Poem by Arminius Wright in envelope. Sermon of Arminius Wright. Report of 7th Annual Board of Managers of the Muscogee Bible Society, n.d.

Folder 21 – Correspondence from Arminius to Amelia, 1866-1870

Box 2

Folder 1 -- Allen Brothers, Cash Dry Goods House, 5 bills, 1879-1883

Folder 2 – Andrews, D. A., Tax Collector for Muscogee County, 1 bill for state and county tax for full year, 1883

Folder 3 -- Averett, D., General Commission Merchant, 4 bills, 1879-1880

Folder 4 – Battle, H. H., music teacher, 2 tuition bills for music, 1883

Folder 5 – Beach, Wm. and Co., Hardware, Iron, and Steel, 2 bills, 1873

Folder 6 – Bedell, W. R., Boots and Shoes, 7 bills, 1880-1883

Folder 7 – Bennett, J. H. and Co., dealer in house furnishings, 1 bill, 1873

Folder 8 – Blanchard and Booth, Dry Goods, 5 bills, 1881-1883

Folder 9 – Bradford, P. S., for syrup and sugar, 2 bills, 1882 and 1883

Folder 10 – Bradford & Everett, for 3 lamp chimneys, 1 bill, 1879

Folder 11 – Bradford .and Asborne, painters, 5 bills, 1881-1882

Folder 12 – Brannon and Carson, Druggists, 3 bills, 1880-1885

Folder 13 – Broad St. Methodist Church, receipt from F. J. McArdle for payment for tinning West Side of steeple, 1 bill, 1878

Folder 14 – Cargill, James E., Dry Goods, bills, 1880-1884

Folder 15 – Champayne and England, Sr., contractors, 1 bill, 1878

Folder 16 – Collins, Daniel, for identified work, 1 bill, 1873

Folder 17 – Columbus Water Works Co., bill for 3rd quarter (July 1-October 1, 1883)

Folder 18 – Colvin and Mrs. Donnelly, dealers in gloves, corsets, etc,, 3 bills, 1881

Folder 19 – Cowdery and Co., L. L., dealers in china, crockery, etc., 2 bills, 1880 and 1883

Folder 20 – Crown, N., dealers in stoves, 2 bills, 1873 and 1879

Folder 21 – Daniel, J. C. and I., dealers in boots and shoes (Atlanta, Ga.), 2 bills, 1880

Folder 22 – Drake and Co., J. H. W., City Drug Store, 2 bills, 1882 and 1884

Folder 23 – Dudley and Wise, lumber, doors, etc., 3 bills, 1873 and 2 from 1884

Folder 24 – Duffee, H. A., rented home to Amelia Wright, 2 bills for rent, 1879

Folder 25 – Edmunds, T. T., dealer in furniture, 2 bills, 1880

Folder 26 – Ennis, J., dealer in hardware, cutlery, etc., 2 bills, 1873

Folder 27 – Everett, H. F., dealer in tinware, stoves, etc., 1 bill, 1882

Folder 28 – Frazier, J. A. and Co., dealers in hardware, 2 bills, 1873 and 1881

Folder 29 – Gager, G. E., for shingles and nails, 1 bill, 1884

Folder 30 – Gifford, B. F., builder and contractor, (repair fence and blinds), 3 bills, 1884

Folder 31 – Hogan, John S., for ice, 1 bill, 1883

Folder 32 – Home Insurance Co., New York, 2 bills, 1878

Folder 33 – Hood, N. D. and Co., druggists, 1 bill, 1882

Folder 34 – Johnston, J.D., dealer in stoves, grates, etc., 1 bill, 1883

Folder 35 – Jones, J. S., dealer in dry goods, shoes, hats, clothes, 3 bills, 1881-1883

Folder 36 – Joseph, M., dealer in dry goods and millinery, 3 bills, 1882-1883

Folder 37 – Kirven, Albert J., dealer in staple and fancy dry goods, 5 bills, 1879-1882

Folder 38 – Kranich and Bach, piano fortes, New York, 1 bill, bought through piano dealer in Atlanta (letter enclosed), 1881

Folder 39 – Kyle, J. and Co., dry goods dealer, 3 bills, 1879-1882

Folder 40 – McArdle and Co., stoves and house furnishing goods, 3 bills, 1879-1884

Folder 41 - McGough, Jno..and Co., fancy and staple dry goods, 1 bill, 1882

Folder 42 – Meyer, William, boots and shoes dealer, 1 bill, 1883

Folder 43 – Newsome, John B., work on benches of Broad St. Church, 2 bills, 1878

Folder 44 – New York Store, bills for carpet, corset, 3 bills, 1880-1882

Folder 45 – Pease, J. W., books and stationary, 1 bill, 1883

Folder 46 – Pease, J. W. and Norman, books and stationary, 1 bill, 1880

Folder 47 – Osborne, James N., 1 bill, 1884

Folder 48 – Patrick, James, payment for shingles to Rev. A. Wright, 1 bill, 1873

Folder 49 – Philips, C. and E., coal dealers, 3 bills, 1880-1883

Folder 50 – Pollard, I. L., groceries, 1 bill, 1882-1883

Folder 51 – Porter, J. C., castings and\machinery, 1 bill, 1873

Folder 52 – Rooney, Lawrence, cabinets, curtains, carpet, 1 bill, 1880

Folder 53 - Samples, J. B., lumber, 2 bills, 1883

Folder 54 – Southern Express Company, domestic bill of lading, 1 bill, 1882

Folder 55 -- Spring Villa Manufacturing Company, lime and shingles, 1 bill, 1873

Folder 56 – Stockwell, R., shoe repair, 1 bill, 1879

Folder 57 – Suwannee River Phosphate Company, stock purchase, 1 bill, 1892

Folder 58 – Tedare and Herrick, for flower (flour?) in full, 1 bill, 1883

Folder 59 – Thomas, D. L., meat dealer, 3 bills, 1884

Folder 60 – Thomas, Homer, 1 bill, 1888

Folder 61 – Thornton, H. J., men's, youth's, and boy's clothing, 10 bills, 1880-1884

Folder 62 – Thornton and Acee, men's, youth's, and boy's clothing, 4 bills, 1879-1881

Folder 63 – Wells and Curtis, boots, shoes, leather, 8 bills, 1879-1883

Folder 64 – Williams, D. E., coal, 2 bills, 1880

Folder 65 – Willingham,. H. A., sash, doors, and blinds, 4 bills, 1879-1884

Folder 66 – Woolfolk, A. R., coal and wood yard, 3 bills, 1883-1884

Folder 67 – Woolfolk, A. H., towels, etc., 1 bill, 1884

Folder 68 – Letters dealing with the Estate of Arminius Wright, 1870s-1880s

Folder 69 – Obituaries and biographical material on Arminius Wright, metal stencil (?) of his name, 1880s

Folder 70 -- Letters concerning Sallie Wright, wife of Arminius, and her death, 1861

Folder 71 – Financial matters of Amelia Wright, most of it concerning property in Florida, 1881-1883

Folder 72 – Obituaries of Amelia Wright, 1884

Folder 73 – Correspondence to and from Fannie Wright, 1873-1884

Folder 74 – Diploma of Homer Wright from Oxford College (1875) and correspondence of Homer
Wright, mostly to his sister Fannie, 1874-1884

Folder 75 – Tombstone information on Arminius Wright, 1913-1914

Folder76 – Wright legal matters, 1850s and 1860s

Folder 77 – Household bills and expenses of Wrights, 1854-1884

Folder 78 – Household bills and expenses of Wrights, 1854-1884 cont.

Folder 79 – Photographs of Wright family and a picture of their home in Talbotton, Georgia