Luke Wright papers (1883-1911, bulk 1900-1906)
Luke Wright papers
Wright, Luke E. (Luke
3 Linear Feet (1 record center box and 3 flat (drop front) oversize
American political figure in the late
19th and early 20th centuries; appointed Governor General of the Philippines in 1901;
1906-1907 served as the ambassador to Japan; appointed Secretary or War under President
Theodore Roosevelt from 1908-1909. Collection includes correspondence, household budgets,
invitations, letters of reference, documents, clippings and photographs reflecting aspects
of Wright's diplomatic career in the Philippines, Japan and the United States. The bulk of
the collection covers Luke and Katherine Wright's lives during their appointment to the
Philippines, 1900-1906. Of particular interest are letters from Theodore Roosevelt, William
Taft and Leonard Wood.
The material is in English.
University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)