Thomas Cole Wright diaries

Thomas Cole Wright was a young glove and hosiery shopkeeper in Philadelphia. The diaries trace his courtship and marriage to Emma Butler, the birth of their daughter, the death of both daughter and mother in close succession, his remarriage several years later, his service in the Pennsylvania militi...

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Main Author: Wright, Thomas Cole ca 1825-1864 (Creator)
Collection:Thomas Cole Wright Diaries
Collection Number:3576
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet ; 1 box, 7 volumes
Summary: Thomas Cole Wright was a young glove and hosiery shopkeeper in Philadelphia. The diaries trace his courtship and marriage to Emma Butler, the birth of their daughter, the death of both daughter and mother in close succession, his remarriage several years later, his service in the Pennsylvania militia during the Civil War, and the decline of his health which eventually led to his death in November 1864. Entries also discuss the weather, his glove shop, church attendance, purchases, social activities, and charitable contributions. There are seven volumes, with entries for approximately 2,500 days, plus ca. 100 pages of miscellaneous loose papers.
This collection contains 7 volumes of diary entries created by Thomas Cole Wrigt in which he recorded from 1850 to 1864; however, there are no recordings between the years 1855-1862. Also included is one folder of a variety of material: epherma, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and receipts.