Francus, Joseph B.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of correspondence, primarily related to the business of real estate in early Chicago.
John Stephen Wright (1815-1874) moved to Chicago from Massachusetts with his father in 1832. In 1833, Wright took a census of Chicago and published a lithographed map of the town in 1834, the year he began a real estate business. This collection concerns his purchase of land in the city in 1848 and the subsequent history of that land over the next two decades.