Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Abigail and Mattie Wright Collection, 1886-1915

Scope and Content Note

The Abigail and Mattie Wright Collection consists of materials documenting Abbie Wright's teaching career and Mattie Wright's years as a student at Oregon Agricultural College. The Collection consists of paper records and photographs.

Records pertaining to Abbie Wright include her teaching certificate (1886); letters of reference from Corvallis, Yaquina, and Albany (1888-1896), including a letter from J.B. Horner; and her teaching contract for Portland in 1897.

Documents pertaining to Mattie Wright include an autograph book (1889-1893) with poems and messages from students and teachers; a handwritten history for the Class of 1896; and the 1896 commencement program.

Other publications include the June 1897 College Barometer and the December 20, 1911 issue of the Tri-Weekly Republican, published in Corvallis.

The photographs include images of Abbie Wright (circa 1910s); Frances (Frankie) Cauthorn; groups of women students at Oregon Agricultural College (1893-1895); Victor Moses; the Wright (Right) family residence in Corvallis; a Corvallis reunion group (perhaps from Oregon Agricultural College); and an image of J.B. Horner with Joaquin Miller. Photographers include W.S. Gardner and S.E. Trask of Corvallis and G.L. Eastman of Portland.

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