Primary Sources: Bishop Milton Wright's 1903 Diary Selections

Bishop Milton Wright Diary

Bishop Milton Wright's December 17, 1903 Diary Entry

Thurs. 17 In the afternoon about 5:30 we received thefollowing telegram from Orville, dated Kitty Hawk, N.C., Dec. 17. "Bishop M. Wright: "Success four flights Thursday morning all against a twenty- one mile wind started from level with engine power alone average speed through the air thirty-one miles - longest 57 seconds.XXX home Christmas.

Orville Fri. 18 Wright." The Enquirer continued following headlines on the Wright's flying. Dayton Journal and Cin. Tribune contain nothing! though I furnished press reporter the news.

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