Durham University Library holds possibly the most extensive collection in existence of manuscripts of Thomas Wright and publications by and about him. The University has also built up this background collection of 'Wrightiana' over many years, containing photographs, slides, researchers' working notes and correspondence, texts of lectures and talks, etc. giving information about Wright's life and work, places associated with him, portraits of him, related manuscripts and publications in other repositories, events commemorating him, and so on.
Much of the collection was accumulated through the researches of Professor F.A. Paneth on Wright. The collection covers all aspects of Wright’s career but there is much more material on his astronomical work than on his architectural and landscape gardening activities or his antiquarian interests.