WRIGHT, Samuel Gardiner (1781-1845)

WRIGHT, SAMUEL GARDINER, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Wrightstown, N.J., November 18, 1781; was mainly self-educated; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Philadelphia, Pa., with a country place near Imlaystown, N.J.; owned several iron furnaces in New Jersey and Delaware; was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1845, until his death near Imlaystown, Monmouth County, N.J., July 30, 1845, before the assembling of Congress; interment in the East Branch Cemetery, near Imlaystown, N.J.

Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscripts and Archives Department
Greenville, DE
Papers: In the Wawa, Inc. Historical Collection, 1737-1965, 16 linear feet.
Subjects include Samuel G. Wright.

Papers: In the Wright Family Papers, ca. 1785-1902, 16.67 linear feet.
The papers of Samuel G. Wright document his activities as a New Jersey gentleman farmer, a Philadelphia merchant, an ironmaster and a member of the New Jersey Legislature as well as his private investments in land and securities. As such it is a valuable source on the details of the early nineteenth century iron industry and its allied activities, including coastwise shipping, on the impact of economic fluctuations during the Jacksonian Era, on the linkages between eastern merchants and the developing West, and on everyday life in rural New Jersey and Delaware.


The New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: 1830-1843, 0.2 linear foot.
The volume contains the breeding records of Durham cattle raised between 1830-1843 at Samuel Gardiner Wright's farm near Imlaystown, New Jersey.