The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Bryce McMurdo Wright, 1850-1895

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1850
Place of Birth: Liverpool
Date of Death: 1895
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Both Bryce McMurdo Wright, Jr, and his father were mineralogists and experts in precious stones. The father, Bryce McMurdo Wright, Sr (1814-1875) was born in Dumfries and died in London.


Bryce McMurdo Wright worked as a dealer in geological and mineralogical specimens. In a letter on 12 July 1883 Wright wrote to Whistler requesting a copy of a private circular about Charles Augustus 'Owl' Howell. It is not known why he knew Howell. At this time Bryce McMurdo Wright was living at 204 Regent Street, London.


Cooper, Michael P., Bryce McMurdo Wright, father and son, 50 years of mineral dealing, 1845-1895, 1999.