I was aware of Daniel Perrine's MS on Flushing, NY Wrights but had no idea where a copy of it might be found. I do have a copy of Perrine's published manuscript, "The Wright Family of Oyster bay, Long Island, with the Ancestry of the Descent from Peter Wright and Nicholas Wright, 1423-1923, (1923), which I believe was built upon the Oyster Bay research of John J. Latting, Esq. (first read before the NYGBS 14 Oct. 1871). Between those two author's sets of documents, my own research in England on the Norfolk Co, Kilverstone Wright family ancestors of the Oyster bay Wrights and the Genetic Genealogy work on descendants of the Oyster Bay Wrights (www.wright-dna.org
, R1b2 haploid results) versus Kelvedon Hatch Wright (E1b1b12a haploid results) that is all I know about the Oyster Bay Wrights, the key fact being they are not any part of my Wright ancestry.
As a result, my interest in the Wrights of Oyster Bay is only tangential, since my line and theirs are not even remotely related in the male lineage. I keep the Oyster Bay resources because it is occasionally helpful in sorting out the various Wright lines that did come together in post RW Vermont, New Hamphshire, New York, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. These states became the big melting pots for migrations of the early family settlers of the eastern states of all surnames as well as the later arrivals from England, Ireland and Europe with the sames surnames. A number of times I have found that in doing research on families in these later settled states, especially in Ohio, Indiana, New York and even in Vermont it was a big mistake to assume that two families living close together with the same surname were necessarily closely related. Sorting that out is where the local histories I was talking about prove invaluable.
I failed to mention Perrine to Martha, however, and I am glad that you have reminded us of his unpublished MS on the Flushing Wrights. I had always assumed he incorporated that information into his published work and have never pursued getting my hands on a copy of his original notes. Short of going to the NYPL and looking for it, or having someone else look for it, I wouldn't know how to find a copy of it. Such efforts might be worth Martha's time and effort, but not mine, I'm afraid.
Now, on the other hand, if you want to know about the Kelvedon Hatch Wrights and their American descendants in Springfield & Northampton, MA or Wethersfield & Hartford, CT, I can go on for weeks in the most excruciating detail imaginable. I also have been involved tangentially in research on the Plymouth Colony Wrights, on the Wrights of Rowan Co., NC and the descendants of the last Royal Governor of Georgia, Gov. James Wright. I know next to nothing about early Virginia Wrights or the Quaker Wrights of Pennsylvania because it is clear from Y-DNA data we have on descendants of all these families that my Wright family is not related in any way to Wrights from these areas of the country. In fact, our Y-DNA profile is so rare among all the Wrights who have tested with FamilyTreeDNA (of Houston, TX) that we have yet to find a confirmed outsider with our surname in our haploid group, although there a couple with other surnames who do match our haploid very closely and represent potential adoption situations in the distant past.
So now that I have laid out what I am qualified to talk about with some knowledge and that which I am not qualified to provide meaningful input about, I would ask if there is anything specific you think I could contribute to help you accomplish what you wish to do?