Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dana F. Wright/David F. Wright

I have corrected the name "Dana F. Wright" to "David F. Wright" in several places:

'Dana' changed to 'David' in nyp.00231 and med.00308, as well as in notes for nyp.00231, med.00308, duk.00434, and nyp.00196.

In Whitman scholarship, David Wright has typically been identified as "Dana" Wright based on Wright's signature at the end of his January 4, 1865 letter to Walt Whitman. Descendants of Wright as well as military roster and census data confirm Wright's first name as David.


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