Daniel Wright Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Daniel Wright Collection, 1646 # THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection contains a variety of items pertaining to the life and work of Winchester native Colonel Daniel Wright, including news clippings, correspondence, memorabilia, articles concerning his travels and work in Panama, Greece, and elsewhere around the world. (1 box) Last updated 01/09.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Colonel Daniel Wright was born in 1883 in Winchester, VA. After receiving a degree in engineering from Virginia Tech University in 1904, Wright was employed by the Isthmian Canal Corporation where he worked on the construction of the Panama Canal. Awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Medal of Honor for his work fighting yellow fever and malaria in the Canal Zone, Wright served as a consultant to the Panamanian and Columbian governments between1921-1929. Joining the staff of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1929 he worked on developing a safer water supply in Greece, and Turkey until the outbreak of World War II. Wright also worked with the United Nations Public Health Service and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration from 1944 to 1949. He retired in Winchester, and died in 1963.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection

CITE AS: Daniel Wright Collection #1646, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Athens College Annual "The Thesaurus", 1931

Correspondence

Diary ? 1911

Guide to Daniel Wright Papers at Virginia Tech University

Miscellaneous Items

National Geographic Magazine, December, 1930

National Geographic Magazine, January, 1939

New Clippings

Obituary and Tributes

Panama Sketches by Grace Wright

Report of the United States National Museum, 1925

United States National Museum Bulletin, 1926