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Mss:797 1845-1916 W947

Wright, Elizur, 1804-1885. Elizur Wright business papers, 1845-1916 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:797 1845-1916 W947
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Elizur Wright, 1804-1885.
Title: Elizur Wright business papers
Date(s): 1845-1916 (inclusive)
Quantity: 2 linear feet (2 cartons, 1 box)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Correspondence and papers of Elizur Wright relating to insurance matters, 1845-1885, and a smaller group of papers of his son, Walter C. Wright, consulting actuary, 1884-1916.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
Researchers must register and provide valid photo identification before using this collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Elizur Wright business papers. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Related Materials

Baker Library also holds the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company records.

Biographical Note:

Elizur Wright was the first commissioner of insurance of Massachusetts (1858-1866), a post created after years of lobbying by Wright for insurance reform. He was also a journalist, editor, and abolitionist. See sketch in Dictionary of American Biography.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists chiefly of the correspondence of Elizur Wright relating to insurance matters. There is also a smaller group of papers from his son, Walter C. Wright, a consulting actuary. Papers include clippings, announcements, materials on legislative bills, statements, and banking and insurance information.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Insurance.
Insurance -- Massachusetts -- State supervision.
Life insurance.
Letters.
Boston (Mass.)
Actuaries.
Wright, Elizur, 1804-1885.
Wright, Walter C. (Walter Channing), 1846-

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