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Henry Trueman Wright

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Henry Trueman Wright (1845-1929)

Henry Trueman Wright. Adm. pens. at ST JOHN'S, May 2, 1864. [Eldest] s. of William Burton Persse, Esq., of Grove End Road, St John's Wood, London (and Emily Mary Roche, dau. of James Morris). B. Nov. 13, 1845, in Bruton Street, London. Bapt. Nov. 26, 1845.

School, Harrow. Matric. Michs. 1864. Migrated to Clare, Oct. 17, 1864; Scholar; B.A. 1868; Le Bas prize, 1869, 1870; M.A. 1884.

A clerk in the Patent Office, 1870. Editor of the Society of Arts Journal, 1872. British Commissioner at the Paris exhibition, 1879. Secretary of the Royal Commission for the Chicago exhibition, 1893.

Secretary of the Society of Arts, 1879-1917; Treasurer, 1918; Chairman of Council, 1919.

President of the Royal Photographic Society, 1894-6.

Chairman of Kodaks, Ltd.

Knighted, 1890. Officer of the Legion of Honour.

Married, 1873, Marion, dau. of J. Oliver, and had issue. Author, History of the Society of Arts; etc. Died Jan. 7, 1929, at Bourne End. Father of William V. (1893). (Harrow Sch. Reg.; Fox-Davies, Armorial Families; Who was Who; The Times, Jan. 8, 1929.)

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