William D. Wright notebooks, 1843-1847


Date: 1843-1847 | Size: 6 volume(s), 6 volumes, ca. 270 pages.


These notebooks contain lectures or reports on lectures, with corresponding watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings. There are volumes on geology (Great Britain and elsewhere), natural history, mechanics (sketches of levers, valves, and weighing machines), and steam engines (sketches of mechanics of boilers).

Background note

William D. Wright was a British amateur scientist.

Collection Information

Physical description

6 volumes, ca. 270 pages.


Received and accessioned, 1982 (1982 418ms).

Early American History Note

The William Wright Collection is beyond the geographic scope of this guide, but scholars of early America, especially science and technology, may find this collection useful.

Indexing Terms


  • Drawings.
  • Educational Material
  • Notebooks.


  • Beyond Early America
  • Geology.
  • Mechanics.
  • Natural history.
  • Science and technology
  • Steam-engines.