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Ernest Hunter Wright Collection, 1892-1968, bulk 1924-1968

Series III: Personal Papers, 1892-1962

The papers are related to his time at Columbia University as well as his retirement. A number of the papers are related to Mary Edith Branham, a student of Wright's at Columbia. She was in a wheelchair after a childhood bout of polio, and worked as an assistant to the President. Branham moved to Dublin with her husband after Columbia, and wrote a manuscript about life as an academic and handicapped woman traveling in Ireland. During Wright's time as chair of the English Department, his responsibilities required him to deal with a variety of department transactions and this series contains receipts, speeches and notes. The personal papers also contain Wright's report cards from Lynchburg, Virginia in the 1890's. There is also a folder of greeting cards and Christmas papers, and a small print of a hill signed by Heskell. Five photographs are included in the personal portion of the collection.

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Box 3 Folder 5 Notes--Branham, Mary Thomas, 1962

Box 3 Folder 6 "Dublin or Nothing,", 1962

Box 3 Folder 7 Notes--Dean Hawkes

Box 3 Folder 8 Department Transactions, 1942

Box 3 Folder 9 Speech at the English Graduate Union, 1943

Box 3 Folder 10 Program of English Department Dinner, 1944

Box 3 Folder 11 Notes--Copy of 18th century French Correspondence

Box 3 Folder 12 Report Cards, 1892-1898

Box 3 Folder 13 Miscellaneous Cards, 1892-1898

Box 3 Folder 14 Print (visual work), undated

Box 3 Folder 15 Man and Two Women, undated

Box 3 Folder 16 Two Women Facing Vista, House, undated

Box 3 Folder 17 Unidentified Gentleman, Photograph, undated

Mapcase 14-P-1 Unidentified Gentleman, Photograph, undated (oversized), undated