Steele M. Wright Papers, 1943-1975 | East Texas Research Center
By Linda Nicklas, 1976
Primary Creator: Wright, Steele
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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).
Related Materials: Texas Farm Products Company. ETRC Business & Organizational Collection. B-52
Browse by Box:
- Box 1
- Folder 1
(1) Letter to Steele Wright from Earl L. Butz, Secretary of Agriculture, 8/2/73.
(2) Two Xerox copies of a letter to President Gerald R. Ford from Steele Wright, 9/5/74.
(3) Attachment to number A (2) above, Industry Week Impact Report, "Regulation to Oblivion," 7/10/72.
(4) Letter to Steele Wright from W. R. Poage, Congressman from Texas, Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, 9/14/74.
(5) Letter to Steele Wright from Gerald R. Ford, President of the United States, signed, 9/16/74.
(6) Copy of number A (5) above.
(7) Letter to Steele Wright from E. W. McAllister, Vice President Industrial Relations, Texas Manufacturers Association, 9/24/74.
(8) Copy of a letter to President Gerald R. Ford from E. W. McAllister, 9/23/74 (attached to A (7) above).
(9) Letter to Steele Wright from T. Louis Austin, 9/30/74.
(10) Letter to Steele Wright from R. W. Wortham, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Southland Paper, 10/14/74.
(11) Letter to Steele Wright from Nat S. Rogers, President, First City National Bank of Houston, 10/16/74.
(12) Letter to Steele Wright form John Tower, U. S. Senator, 10/21/74.
(13) Letter to Steele Wright from Bill Archer, member of Congress from Texas, 10/25/74.
(14) Letter to Steele Wright from Arthur F. Burns, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, 10/25/74.
(15) Letter to Steele Wright from Mrs. Tobin Armstrong, Counselor to the President, 11/5/74.
- Folder 2
Items Relating to Membership on Federal Reserve:
(1) Letter to Steele Wright from Arthur F. Burns, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, 12/18/70.
(2) Reprint from The Daily Sentinel, "Steele Wright Chairman," 1/19/73.
(3) Letter to Steele Wright from Arthur L. Burns, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, 12/14/73.
(4) Xerox copy of letter in B (3) above.
(5) Copy of Resolution honoring Steele Wright by Directors of the Houston Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 12/20/73.
(6) Printed list of the Directors of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, no date.
(7) Color portrait of the member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch (?). People identified. No date.
(8) Copy of a report to the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, by Steele Wright, no date.
(9) Copy of an address before the 1974 fall Conference of the Financial Analysts Federation, Detroit, Michigan given by Lewis A. Engman, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, 10/7/74.
- Folder 3
(1) Book - History of the Adams Family compiled by Henry Whittemore, revised by the M. S. Wright family, Nacogdoches, Texas, July, 1975.
(2) Graduation announcement of the Class of 1943 of the Army Air Forces Advanced Glider School, South Plains Army Air Field, Lubbock, Texas - M. Steele Wright, Jr., Flight Officer, 8/12/43.
(3) Photocopies of handwritten documents of Adams ancestor of Steele Wright on various business and personal subjects, 1852-56.
- Folder 4
Texas Farm Products:
(1) Lone Star Reporter (issues for July, September, October, November, 1975).
(2) Lone Star News anniversary edition, 1970, vol. 70 #1.
(3) Xerox copy of an article from O H Executive Report, Fall 1974, entitled "What It's Costing Industry to Comply With OSHA."
(4) Xerox copy of Time Book for November 7, 1931 - July 1, 1933 (original in possession of Steele Wright, Nacogdoches, Texas).
(5) The Daily Sentinel extra: 20th anniversary edition Texas Farm Products Company, February 15, 1950.
(6) Lone Star News: 25th anniversary edition, January, 1955.