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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rood, Twombly was not the source of the 1867 birth year research. Thomas Hines' research was published sometime in the mid to late 60s, while Twombly's first version of the FLW bio was published in 1973. Twombly became a writer and historian as of that book. He was inspired to research FLW when he dated Elizabeth Jacobs, and visited Jacobs House II. The first book contains certain errors, such as FLW meeting up with Johannes Brahms in 1910, 13 years after the composer's death. The second version (1979) was much better ... better, too, than Gill, Secrest or Huxtable. Twombly has subsequently become considerably more erudite on the subject.

On the subject of the birth year, Spring Green's entry under Correct Birth Year is correct.

Ron, that FLW added Lloyd to his name at the time of the divorce is another 'story' that has never been documented. Hines' research turned up divorce records which give the name of Wm. and Anna's son as "Frank L. Wright."
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DRN



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spring Green:
In your quote from the guide's factbook I latched onto the following:

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2.) The 2nd piece of evidence comes from one of the schools that Wright attended, the “old” Madison high school (now Central High School).
Wright’s name appears… once in the surviving records of his high school. In the oldest volume… in the school’s collection… Wright’s name appears near the end of the book, with his father’s name, his address, 804 E. Gorham and his birth date, ‘June 8, 1867.’[ibid]


Is it known by what name Wright was listed? Frank Wright, Frank L. Wright, etc?
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Reidy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if there is any mention of Lincoln in Manson's book, could you specify where it is?


No. He said it in a talk at Barnsdall Park many years ago. He was only suggesting, not claiming as hard fact, and the suggestion was that this was his name at birth. Thus, as McCrea has adumbrated, all the evidence that Wright didn't use the name as an adult is beside the point.

The best evidence, if we had it, would be a birth certificate. In the meantime I'm convinced that the story is false.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole thing seems to exemplify the mischief that a single errant whim can have, when it might be true and when the person involved is famous . . .?

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Bill Swan



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ran into this PDF tonight while looking for information on one of FLW's grandsons (using Google search). This is from flwright.org but I could not find it on my own by going to that website:

http://flwright.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/FLW-Genealogy.pdf

Notice that Mr. Wright is listed as Frank Lloyd (Lincoln) WRIGHT.

No sources are listed for this chart.

Also, this weekend I picked up a copy of "Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace: The Enduring Power of a Civic Vision" (written by David Mollenhoff (who wrote an excellent history of Madison) and Mary Jane Hamilton). On Page 43 is a picture titled "Frank Lincoln Wright, Age Ten" taken in 1878. The picture is credited to FLW FDN.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once the genie is out of the barn, its like herding cats in a barrel . . . or words to that effect . . .

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