Fonds 27 - Bruce Haken Wright

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Bruce Haken Wright

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


Physical description area

Physical description

2 architectural drawings
50 photographs
cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Bruce Haken Wright was born in Toronto in 1898 and in 1921 received a B.Sc. in architecture from the University of Toronto. During the 1920s Wright lived in New York City where he worked for the firm of McKim, Mead and White in 1922, for York and Sawyer in 1923, and for Warren and Whetmore in 1924. In 1925 Wright returned to Toronto and set up a partnership with Alvan Sherlock Mathers (1895-1965) and Eric Wilson Haldenby (1893-1971). From 1926 until 1932 Wright practised in partnership with Kenneth Furby Noxon (1900-1979). From 1932 until 1945 he worked independently. In 1946 Wright became the architect-in-chief at the Bank of Montreal and relocated to Montreal to work at the head office of the bank.

Bruce Haken Wright est né à Toronto en 1898. En 1921, il a reçu un B.Sc. en architecture de l'Université de Toronto. Au cours des années 20, Wright a vécu à New York où il a travaillé au cabinet de McKim, Mead et White en 1922, pour York et Sawyer en 1923 et pour Warren et Whetinore en 1924. En 1925, Wright est revenu à Toronto et s'est associé à AIvan Sherlock Mathers (1895-1965) et Eric Wilson Haldenby (1893-1971). De 1926 à 1932, Wright a été associé à Kenneth Furby Noxon (1900-1979). De 1932 à 1945, il a travaillé seul. En 1946, Wright est devenu le premier architecte de la Banque de Montréal et s'est installé à Montréal pour exercer ses activités au siège social de cette banque.

Custodial history

Either Bruce Wright or his daughter gave the photographs to the CAC.

Scope and content

The fonds contains drawings of two unidentified houses and 50 photographs documenting Wright's designs of houses as well as Wright's correspondence.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Photographs and correspondence require description.

Associated materials


Alternative identifier(s)

CAC Database ID


Wikidata Identifier


Wikidata URL

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places