Sunday, 11 March 2018

The Wright Papers

The Gatineau Valley Historical Society has a collection of over 600 documents concerned primarily with the business affairs of Ottawa Valley pioneer Philemon Wright (1760-1839) and his son Ruggles Wright (1793-1863). They include land transfers, court documents, collections letters, ledgers, wills, family correspondence, etc. in their original, handwritten format and go back to before Wright moved to the Ottawa Valley.
The 100 pages of catalogue and 50 pages of indexes (names) transcribed in 2017 are online as searchable text. The names in the index link to the related catalogue items which has a link to the scanned document.
To view them follow the link under "New to the GVHS" at,
Thanks to Susan Courage for bringing this early resource to my attention.

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