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The Resource Richard Owen collection

Richard Owen collection

Label
Richard Owen collection, 1859-1945
Title
Richard Owen collection
Inclusive dates
1859-1945
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes Richard Owen's fall geological survey notebook from 1859, photocopies of the December 22, 1860 administrator's sale notice for the Dr. David Dale Owen estate, and seven typewritten copies of letters written by Richard Owen to family members from 1860 to 1887 and transcribed and edited by William M. Hepburn in April, 1845. At the time of the transcription, the original letters were in the possession of the Purdue University Libraries
Biographical or historical data
Richard Owen was born on January 6, 1810 at Braxfield House, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He moved with his brother, David Dale Owen (1807-1860), to New Harmony, Indiana in 1827. He surveyed the Northwest Territory with his brother and was the chair of Natural Science of the U.S. Military Academy for 9 years. In the late 1850's Owen returned to Indiana and began work on the Indiana Geological Survey. He was appointed Indiana State Geologist in 1860. He served as a lieutenant colonel with the 15th Indiana Volunteers and as colonel with the 60th Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War, most notably gaining a reputation for fair treatment of prisoners of war at Camp Morton in Indianapolis. After the war, he became a professor at Indiana University. He was elected the first president of Purdue University in 1872 and served until 1874. He returned to teach at Indiana University and then moved back to New Harmony after retiring. He passed away on March 24, 1890.Source:FindaGrave.com. "Richard Owen." Find a Grave Index. Accessed August 16, 2016. http://www.findagrave.com."Richard Owen: Colonel of the 60th Indiana Volunteers." Indiana Department of Administration. Accessed August 12, 2016. http://www.in.gov/idoa/2783.htm.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owen, Richard
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L122: Robert Dale Owen collectionS1037: William Owen letterS1714: David Dale Owen letterS3348: Robert Dale Owen correspondence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Owen, David Dale
  • Purdue University
  • Geology
  • Geologists
Label
Richard Owen collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2601
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/08/16 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/16 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20833727
Extent
0.05 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Purdue University in 1945/05.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn965198773
  • (OCoLC)965198773
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folder
Label
Richard Owen collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2601
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/08/16 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/16 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20833727
Extent
0.05 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Purdue University in 1945/05.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn965198773
  • (OCoLC)965198773
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folder

Library Locations

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      39.77004 -86.164015

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