Collection of Robert Dale Owen notebooks
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 324
Scope and Contents
The Collection of Robert Dale Owen notebooks contains three notebooks kept by Owen as a young man. Owen organized his notes by topic, with volumes related to science, engineering, Galileo, and a daily journal of his activities in spring 1824.
- 1824 - 1835
- Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877 (Person)
The collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Collection materials are in the public domain. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Robert Dale Owen, along with his father and brothers, moved from Scotland to America in 1825 to establish and run the New Harmony, Indiana, utopian community. Owen was interested in science, politics, and social issues, and served in the United States Congress as a Representative of Indiana from 1843 to 1847.
0.182 Cubic Feet (one half-width letter-size manuscript box)
Language of Materials
Source and date of acquisition are unknown. Notebooks were previously cataloged as part of the Purdue Libraries Indiana Collection.
Notebooks were removed from the rare book colletion and housed in an acid-free box and acid-free folders.
- Collection of Robert Dale Owen notebooks
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- Adriana Harmeyer
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- First edition.