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Steele M. Wright Papers

Identifier: A-0033
Correspondence of Wright, Chairman of the Board of Texas Farm Products Company, with prominent public officials; material relating to the Federal Reserve System; genealogical material on Adams and Wright families; and items pertaining to Texas Farm Products Company, Nacogdoches.


  • 1943-1975


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


0.50 Cubic Feet

Biographical or Historical Information

M. Steele Wright and his wife, Elizabeth Adams Wright, moved to Nacogdoches in 1930 to establish a fertilizer manufacturing company. The Texas Fertilizer Company, later known as Texas Farm Products, manufactured Lone Star Brand fertilizers, feed, pet food, and farm supplies. In 1958, Wright's son, J. Steele Wright, Jr., succeeded his father as president of the firm, and was elected chairman of the board upon the death of his father in 1970.

Steele Wright was one of three Texans to receive the "Man of the Year" award in agriculture from the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association, and served as an honorary vice-president of the State Fair of Texas.

(Ericson. "Wright Family." Nacogdoches County Families. Dallas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1985. p. 729-30).


This collection consists of 33 items, is described in four folders and is housed in one clamshell box. The collection is organized at the item-level.

Related Materials

Texas Farm Products Company, B-0052
Guide to the Steele M. Wright Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository