Henry Gardner Wright, 1814 - 1846

Henry Gardner Wright, born on 12 January 1814, was the director of Alcott House in Ham County, Surrey, England.  Along with James Pierrepont Greaves, William Oldham, and Charles Lane, Wright was one of the English reformers who were influenced by--and exercised influence upon--Amos Bronson Alcott.  Together with Lane, he edited a magazine called "The Healthian," which focused on the connection between proper diet and spiritual renewal.  Upon meeting Wright in 1842, Alcott eagerly pronounced him "a younger disciple of that Eternal Verity that I have loved and served so long."  Later that year he traveled to Concord, Massachusetts with Alcott and Lane, but he declined joining Fruitlands in 1843.