Wright, Irene Aloha, 1879-1972

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Author, historian, public official, archivist and editor.

From the description of Papers of Irene Aloha Wright, 1620-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132250

Biographical Note: Irene Aloha Wright, American writer and journalist, was born in 1879. She became a special writer for the "Havanna Post" (1904-1905) and city editor of the "Havanna Daily Telegraph" (1905-1907).

She was owner and editor of "Cuba Magazine" (1908-1914). In 1910, Wright published "Cuba" which described the revolution of 1906 in Cuba. Wright also published several histories of Spanish exploration in the New World. Later in her career, Wright worked as an archivist (1936-1938) with the National Archives and was a foreign affairs specialist with the State Department in the 1940's. Irene Aloha Wright died in 1972.

From the description of Irene Aloha Wright collection, 1906. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48380083

Biographical Note

  • 1879, Dec. 19: Born, Lake City, Colo.
  • circa 1895: Worked and studied in Mexico
  • 1898: Graduated, Virginia College for Young Ladies, Roanoke, Va.
  • 1904: Graduated, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
  • 1904 - 1905 : Special writer for Havana Post, Havana, Cuba
  • 1905 - 1907 : City editor, Havana Telegraph
  • 1908 - 1914 : Owned and edited Cuban Magazine
  • 1910: Published Cuba. New York: Macmillan Co.
  • 1914: Moved to Spain
  • 1927: Published Historia documentada de San Cristo ́bal de la Habana en el siglo XVI. Havana: Impr. El Siglo
  • 1932: Published Documents concerning English voyages to the Spanish main, 1569-1580. London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society
  • 1932 - 1936 : Represented Library of Congress in Spain
  • 1936 - 1938 : Associate archivist, United States National Archives
  • 1938 - 1952 : Foreign affairs specialist, Department of State
  • 1972, Apr. 6: Died

From the guide to the Irene Aloha Wright Papers, 1620-1977, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Aiton, Arthur S. (Arthur Scott), 1894-1955. Arthur S. Aiton papers, 1922-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn James Alexander Robertson Papers, 1816-1939, (bulk 1898-1939) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Arthur Scott Aiton papers, 1922-1959 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Wright, Irene Aloha, 1879-1972. Irene Aloha Wright collection, 1906. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Society of Woman Geographers Records, 1910-1998 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Society of Woman Geographers. Society of Woman Geographers records, 1925-1998. Library of Congress
referencedIn Robertson, James Alexander, 1873-1939. Papers of James Alexander Robertson, 1816-1939 (bulk 1898-1939). Library of Congress
creatorOf Irene Aloha Wright Papers, 1620-1977 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lamb, Ursula. Alice Gould and Irene Wright : a memoir : typescript, [ca. 1990]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Wright, Irene Aloha, 1879-1972. Papers of Irene Aloha Wright, 1620-1977. Library of Congress
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aiton, Arthur S. (Arthur Scott), 1894-1955. person
associatedWith Archivo de Protocolos de Sevilla. corporateBody
associatedWith Archivo General de Indias. corporateBody
associatedWith Asbert, Ernesto, b. 1873. person
associatedWith García Menocal, Mario, 1866-1941. person
associatedWith Guerra, Faustino. person
associatedWith Guzmán, Eduardo. person
associatedWith Instituto Hispano-Cubano de Historia de América. corporateBody
associatedWith Lamb, Ursula. person
associatedWith Robertson, James Alexander, 1873-1939. person
associatedWith Sainz de la Peña, Arturo F. person
associatedWith Society of Woman Geographers. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States--Archives
Cuban newspapers--History--Sources
Cuban newspapers
Women journalists
Public officials


Birth 1879

Death 1972


Spanish; Castilian,



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