George Newenham Wright

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George Newenham Wright (c. 1794–1877) was an Irish writer and Anglican clergyman. He was born in Dublin; his father, John Thomas Wright was a doctor. He graduated B.A. from Trinity College Dublin in 1814 and M.A. in 1817, having been elected a Scholar of the College in 1812.[1] He married Charlotte Mulock in 1819.

He held several curacies in Ireland before moving to St Mary Woolnoth, London.[1]

By 1851, he was a teacher of classics, resident in Windsor with his wife. In 1861 he noted having a number of pupils boarding with him at Frome. By 1863 he was master of Tewkesbury Grammar School.[1]

He died on 24 March 1877 at Pierrepont Street, Bath.[1]

From the 1820s to the 1840s some minor topographical works and schoolbooks on subjects ranging from the Greek language to biography and philosophy by Wright were published . There were several on Ireland, two of which have illustrations by George Petrie.[1]


  • 1821: An Historical Guide to Ancient and Modern Dublin (Petrie, George, illustrator). London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy (2nd ed 1825)
  • --do.-- An Historical Guide to the City of Dublin. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1980 (Facsim of: 2nd edition published London: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1825)
  • 1822: A Guide to the Lakes of Killarney
  • 1827: A Guide to the County of Wicklow
  • 1831: Ireland Illustrated
  • 1833: Scenes in North Wales. London: T. T. & J. Tegg; reissued: ISBN 978-0-217-54512-9
  • 1843: China (Allom, Thomas, illustrator) London: Fisher, Son & Co.
  • --do.-- The Chinese Empire illustrated. London : London Printing & Publishing Co., [1858, 59.].
  • --do.-- --do.-- (reissued) Hong Kong: John Nicholson, 1988.
  • 1851: Belgium, the Rhine, Italy, Greece, and the shores and islands of the Mediterranean: illustrated in a series of ... engravings ... (text by) G. N. Wright & L. F. A. Buckingham. 2 vols. London: Peter Jackson

The Historic Guide to Bath published in 1864 by R E Peach of 8 Bridge Street, Bath


  1. ^ a b c d e D. J. O'Donoghue, ‘Wright, George Newenham (1794/5–1877)’, rev. Elizabeth Baigent, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004