Wright, W. Whittier Collection

Identifier: MSS.0598

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Scope And Content Note

The W. Whittier Wright Collection was a generous donation given to Special Collections by Mr. Wright in 1998. W. Whittier Wright is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, whose correspondence with Mr. Andrew Nelson Lytle began while Mr. Wright attended the University in the forties. The collection is contained in one half-sized Hollinger box.

The correspondence includes incoming and outgoing letters, spanning the years 1946 to 1968. The series is subdivided into Outgoing and Incoming Correspondence. Mr. Wright states in a letter to Vanderbilt University Special Collections that the correspondence shared between the two “speaks more to anecdotes of our friendship than it does to Lytle!’s writings...”


  • Inclusive: 1943-1968; Bulk: 1947-1954

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Biographical/Historical Note

1941-1943 Attended Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

1943 Received B.A. from Vanderbilt University


.42 Linear Feet


Mr. W. Whittier Wright is a Vanderbilt Alumnus who graduated in 1943. His collection consists of correspondence between himself and Agrarian literary writer Andrew Nelson Lytle.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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