Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

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Robert Owen was a socialist and philanthropist.

From the guide to the Robert Owen correspondence, 1821-1858, 1821-1858, (American Philosophical Society)

Social reformer, proprietor of a utopian society at New Harmony, Ind., and diplomat.

From the description of Robert Dale Owen : miscellaneous papers, 1844-1870. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49307173

American social reformer.

From the description of Letter to William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1874 August 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813303

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to Horace Greeley, 1860 Mar. 2.-1868 Aug. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611534

Owen was an anti-slavery activist.

From the description of A bill to emancipate persons of African descent, held to service or labor in certain of the United States : manuscript, [1862] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612788294

Robert Dale Owen (November 7, 1801-June 24, 1877), a native of Scotland, emigrated to the United States in 1825 to help his father found a utopian community in Indiana.

From the guide to the Robert Dale Owen letters, 1844-1846, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

Reformer, U.S. representative from Indiana, diplomat, Indiana public official, and author.

From the description of Letter of Robert Dale Owen, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454812

Owen was a social reformer and Indiana congressman.

From the description of Letters, May 31, 1847; August 5, 1863. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 650827346

Politician, reformer, and author Robert Dale Owen was born in Scotland; influenced by his father, he developed a strong interest in social reform. He moved to New Harmony, Indiana, where he joined the socialist community his father founded there, and he was active as an educator, editor, and author, including the first birth control pamphlet published in America. He next became active in politics, serving in the Indiana House of Representatives and later in the United States House, where he was a guiding force in founding the Smithsonian Institution. An influential thinker and writer on diverse complex issues, he was especially active in women's rights and the abolition of slavery. In his later years, he developed a belief in spiritualism.

From the description of Robert Dale Owen letters, 1845-1874. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 69933582

Owen was the eldest son of Robert Owen, social reformer and founder of New Harmony, Ind. He served in the Indiana General Assembly (1836-1838; 1851) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1843-1847). During the Civil War he advocated emancipation, and at the time of this collection was writing a novel, BEYOND THE BREAKERS.

From the description of Letters, 1867-1869. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 28164732

Social reformer, congressman from Indiana (1843-47).

From the description of Letter : Annfield, Scotland, to Mrs. Owen, Braxfield, Scotland, 1816 July 22. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28985877

Robert Dale Owen (November 7, 1801-June 24, 1877), a native of Scotland, emigrated to the United States in 1825 to help his father found a utopian community in Indiana.

As a Representative for the State of Indiana, he drafted the bill to found the Smithsonian Insititution and also submitted a first draft of the fourteenth amendment in 1865, which was incorporated into the final version.

From the description of Robert Dale Owen letters [manuscript], 1844-1846. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 688620025

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creatorOf Owen, Robert, 1771-1858. Owen's works / [Robert Owen]. CUNY Graduate Center, Mina Rees Library
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Autograph letter signed : Branfield, England, to Frances Wright, London, 1827 Sept. 21 and 22. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Robert Dale Owen letters, 1844-1846 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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referencedIn New York University, Bobst Library And Fales Library. Henry Barnard Papers.
referencedIn Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906). Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Letters, May 31, 1847; August 5, 1863. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Manuscript by H. H. H. [manuscript], 1869. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn New York Botanical Garden Library. John Torrey Papers. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
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referencedIn Roger D. Branigin-Kenneth Dale Owen Collection, 1825-1896, (bulk 1825-1859) Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, Indianahttp://www.workingmensinstitute.org/
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Robert Dale Owen letters, 1845-1874. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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referencedIn Papers, 1803-1880. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Owen, Robert, 1771-1858. [Robert Owen letter, 1845]. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
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referencedIn Huntington Library. Francis Lieber Papers.
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creatorOf Smith, William Henry, 1833-1896. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
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creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Letters, 1867-1869. Indiana Historical Society Library
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referencedIn Holland Collection of Literary Letters (MS 168), 1850-1880, 1872-1878 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
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creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Autograph letter signed : London, to Frances Wright, Paris, 1827 Aug. 25 and 27. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Dreer, Ferdinand Julius, 1812-1902,. Literary and scientific autographs and manuscripts, 1703-1900. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Autograph letter signed : Branfield, England, to Frances Wright, London, 1827 Sept. 21 and 22. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Letter : New York, to Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, n.p., 1865 May 21. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Robert Carter from various correspondents, 1852-1882. Houghton Library.
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referencedIn Roger D. Branigin-Kenneth Dale Owen Collection, 1825-1896, (bulk 1825-1859) Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, Indianahttp://www.workingmensinstitute.org/
referencedIn Wright, Frances, 1795-1852. Autograph letter signed : Memphis, to [Caroline Dale] Owen, n.p., 1828 Feb. 9. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. Collection, 1824-1881. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Wolfson, Theresa, 1897-1972,. Files and manuscripts re Frances (Fanny) D'Arusmont Wright, 1746-1967. Cornell University Library
referencedIn James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Obituaries. Indiana University
referencedIn Princeton University Library, Dept. Of Rare Books & Mss., Ms. Rush Family Papers.
referencedIn Additional papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1805-1963, 1832-1908 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Holland Collection of Literary Letters (MS 168), 1850-1880, 1872-1878 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
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referencedIn Cornelia Hancock papers, Hancock, Cornelia papers, 1862-1937, 1862-1865 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877,. Autograph letter signed from Robert Dale Owen, New York, to Elizabeth Campbell Winter [manuscript], 1876 May 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Robert Owen correspondence, 1821-1858, 1821-1858 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Correspondence with Robert Montgomery Bird, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Robert Dale Owen : miscellaneous papers, 1844-1870. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Owen, Robert, 1771-1858. Letter : Bristol, to "The Owen Family," New Harmony, Ind., 1841 Jan. 11. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Owen family. Owen family collection, 1826-1967 (bulk 1830-1890). Indiana University
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Alexander Dallas Bache Papers.
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referencedIn Fowler family. Fowler family papers, 1707-1870 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. A bill to emancipate persons of African descent, held to service or labor in certain of the United States : manuscript, [1862] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard, Gray Herbarium. Historic Letters.
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cuba, Maurice B. Maurice B. Cuba papers, 1846-1939. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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referencedIn United States. American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission. United States American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission records, 1862-1864. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Manuscript by H.H.H., 1869. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf New Harmony (Ind.). Collection, 1814-1884. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers, 1818-1944 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1841-1904. Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Autograph letter signed : London, to Frances Wright, Paris, 1827 Aug. 25 and 27. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Lucius Lyon papers, Lyon, Lucius, papers, 1770-1934, 1833-1851 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Letter of Robert Dale Owen, 1862. Library of Congress
referencedIn Noble and Davidson Families. Noble and Davidson Family papers, 1785-1868. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Owen, Robert, 1771-1858. Correspondence, 1821-1858. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Letter : Annfield, Scotland, to Mrs. Owen, Braxfield, Scotland, 1816 July 22. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Letter to William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1874 August 14. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888. Claims brought before the United States and Peru Mixed Claims Commission, 1863-1864. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Travel diary, 1824-1826. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Trist, Nicholas Philip, 1800-1874. Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873 (bulk 1831-1848). Library of Congress
creatorOf Fletcher, Calvin, 1798-1866. Indiana lawyers and politicians collection, 1831-1889. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, O, 1706-1966. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 7000: James Smithson Papers.
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to Horace Greeley, 1860 Mar. 2.-1868 Aug. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Boston Public Library. Mellen Chamberlain Collection.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn David Ames Wells Papers, 1795-1898, (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn MacKaye, James Morrison, 1805-1888. Papers of James Morrison MacKaye, 1862-1953. Library of Congress
referencedIn New Harmony Manuscripts, 1812-1871 Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, Indianahttp://www.workingmensinstitute.org/
referencedIn Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Duke University Libraries, Rare Book, Ms., & Spec. Coll. Lib. Joseph Henry Papers.
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Robert Dale Owen letters [manuscript], 1844-1846. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Wright, Frances, 1795-1852. Autograph letter signed : Memphis, to [Caroline Dale] Owen, n.p., 1828 Feb. 9. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Brown family. Additional papers, 1805-1963 (inclusive), 1832-1908 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 7001 (Henry) Or Ru 7053 (Bache) Per Author.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn William Maclure letters; 1796-1848, 1796-1848 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Papers, 1865 May 8. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Jaquette, Henrietta Stratton, b. 1881. Cornelia Hancock papers, 1862-1937, bulk 1862-1865. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
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Tennessee--Nashoba
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Indiana
Tennessee--Nashoba
Texas
United States
Ohio
United States
Scotland--Orbiston
Texas
United States
Scotland--Orbiston
Indiana
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Smithsonian Board Of Regents
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Quackery Or Pseudo Science
Photography
Oregon question
Railroads--History--19th century
Male authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements
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Heat
Railroads--History--Sources
Smithsonian Publications
Smithsonian Exchange
Smithsonian Building
Arts
Collective settlements--History
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Social reformers--Correspondence
Smithsonian Institution
Henry, Joseph, Personality, Etc
Oregon
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Birth 1801-11-09

Death 1877-06-24

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