Richard Owen papers, 1827-1889

Mss.B.Ow2

Date: 1827-1889 | Size: 1.5 Linear feet, Ca. 200 items.

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence on natural history, expecially mollusks, fishes, and birds, and on medicine and social affairs, with references to the British Museum of Natural History. Also included are a paper by Owen on dinosaurs and a synopsis of a course of lectures, 1857.

Background note

Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892, APS 1845) was a comparative anatomist, zoologist and paleontologist. Owen gained a deep knowledge of veretbrate anatomy while cataloging the natural history specimens of the Hunterian Museum. French naturalist Georges Cuvier and the Oxford geologist William Buckland excited his interest in "fossil zoology". From the mid-1840's to the mid-1850's Owen's focus shifted to paleontology. Owen's caustic review of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species in the Edinburgh Review led to attacks by Darwin's ally Thomas Huxley (1825-1895, APS 1869) on Owen's science and ideology. Spurned by practitioners of the new biology, Owen retreated retreated from the fray and concentrated on bringing together earlier writings in monumental compilations such as Palaeontology (1860) and Anatomy of the Vertebrates (1866-68). Owen also worked to establish an independent British natural history museum..

Richard Owen was born in Lancaster on July 20, 1804, the sixth child and second son of Richard Owen, a merchant in the West Indies trade, and Catherine Longworth, a descendant of French Huguenots. Owen's father died five years after his son's birth, and to support her family Catherine Owen opened a girls' boarding school with her three unmarried daughters. In 1810, Owen entered the Lancaster grammar school as a day student. He was not very studious and prone to practical jokes.

At age 16, Owen was unable to proceed to university, and instead decided to become a surgeon-apothecary, beginning a succession of three apprenticeships over a four year period. As a surgeon's apprentice, he developed a skill for dissection and a knowledge of human anatomy. Lancaster had few opportunities for scientific training, and Owen left for Edinburgh to complete his medical education. Arriving in October 1824, he took classes for two terms with John Barclay, completing the required course for students preparing to enter medical practice. He was most impressed with Barclay's final course that placed human anatomy in the context of the wider animal kingdom. Barclay introduced Owen to an anti-materialistic, holistic approach to surgery, and his "earnest teaching" inspired Owen's interest in zoology. Barclay recommended that Owen leave Edinburgh and go to London to complete the requirements for membership in the Royal College of Surgeons. Barclay gave him a letter that strongly recommending him to John Abernethy, a professor of the St. Bartholomew's Hospital medical program and president of the Royal College of Surgeons, who hired Owen as a teaching assistant. After reaching the minimum age requirement of twenty-two, Owen passed the examination for membership in the College, and in 1826 set up a practice at the nearby Inns of Court. Abernethy's continued patronage opened other doors for Owen in the croweded London medical community.

In the mid-1820s, the medical journal Lancetcriticized the Royal College of Surgeons for not producing a catalog for its Hunterian collection of specimens in comparative anatomy, pathology, osteology and natural history. Conservator William Clift was unable to produce the catalog, and when a Conservator's assistant position opened up, Abernethy arranged for Owen to fill it. The appointment began his career as a natural scientist. Owen supplemented his museum stipend by maintaining his surgical practice and doing odd jobs. In 1828 he presented optional lectures in comparative anatomy at St. Bartholomew's Hospital while assisting senior members of the college. Although he briefly considered a position as a hospital surgeon-apothecary in Birmingham, Owen decided to remain at the college to make his future as a comparative anatomist. Owen's principal tasks as Clift's assistant was to redescribe the specimens in the Hunterian's collection and to prepare soft tissue samples after further dissection and comparison with recent acquisitions. His situation gave him an opportunity to explore the new fields of comparative anatomy and zoology that were being expanded by continental scientists. Owen occasionally substituted for Clift, providing guided tours of the collection for distinguished visitors. Such an opportunity came when French naturalist and zoologist Georges Cuvier arrived in 1830. Since Owen knew French, he acted as guide. Cuvier reciprocated by inviting Owen to visit him in Paris at the Jardin des Plantes.

In 1830 Owen also became the youngest and most active member of the new Zoological Society of London. In what would be his first publication, Owen described his recent dissection of an orangutan that had died shortly after its arrival at the society's garden. The availability of specimens at the Zoological Society's gardens led Owen to focus on vertebrates.

During the summer of 1831, Owen spent a month in Paris visiting Cuvier and examining the osteological collection that served as a source for Cuvier's comparative anatomy and "fossil zoology" research. At public and private meetings of the Institut de France Owen witnessed a lively discussion of differing views of nature, including Cuvier's teleological functionalism, the transformationism of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and the materialism of Jean Baptiste Lamarck.

After Owen's return to London, the Hunterian Museum provided him with other specimens received from travelers and members who had visited colonial outposts. One of these was a rare specimen of a pearly nautilus, similar to the fossilized ammonites often found in Mesozoic marine deposits. Another rare specimen that Owen examined was the duck-billed platypus, whose classification was disputed because it laid eggs and had mammalian characteristics. Although Owen's immediate prospects remained uncertain, his research on the anatomy of the nautilus, his early papers on marsupial and monotreme generation and his Zoological Society memoir on the orangutan all proved fruitful for his career. These works distinguished him as a professional comparative anatomist. During his first five years at the Hunterian, Owen emerged as an active member of a small community of researchers who were constructing and defining a new discipline. One of its most important members was the geologist William Buckland, who followed Cuvier's functionalist model for shaping fossil remnants into life forms of earlier eras. In 1832 Owen heard him present an animated public lecture in which Buckland vividly described the extinct giant Megatherium of South America at the meeting of the new British Association for the Advancement of Science. He returned to London, excited about developing the potential of fossil zoology through the use of comparative anatomy, and in subsequent correspondence with Buckland established a close professional and personal friendship through which the older man provided Owen with advice, support and patronage.

In September, 1832 after the death of William Clift's son, Owen became Clift's de facto co-conservator at the Hunterian Museum, and three years later married Clift's daughter Caroline. In 1834 Owen was elected a member of the Royal Society, and in 1836 he was appointed Hunterian Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Physiology at the Royal College of Surgeons. During the first decade of his career as a comparative anatomist, he would publish over 150 studies—abstracts, monographs, books, articles and reports on a wide range of anatomical and paleontological topics while fulfilling his regular curatorial duties. The climax of his efforts was a two-part report on British fossil Reptilia, funded by the British Association, which examined the many available collections, described the fossils, and classified them anatomically. The report would serve as a basic resource for paleontological research for the rest of the nineteen century. In the second part of the report in 1841, Owen defined the category of large terrestrial reptiles for which he called Dinosauria. In 1842 he succeeded his father-in-law as Resident Conservator of the Hunterian Museum.

From the mid-1840s to the mid-1850s Owen maintained his scholarly productivity, averaging ten descriptive articles annually but his research focus shifted from zoology to paleontology. Virtually all naturalists at the time rejected ideas of continuous creation to explain the emergence of new species. Owen, as one of the foremost paleontologists of his generation felt the need to weigh in on the topic of species change. In his essay "On the Archtype and Homologies of the Vertebrate Skeleton" (1848), he attempted to explain diversity, change and progress among species by means of prototypes in the mind of God.

In 1856 Owen was appointed superintendent of the natural history departments of the British Museum. He also accepted a three-year appointment as Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution and started a paleontological lecture series at the School of Mines. His 1858 election to the presidency of the British Association for the Advancement of Science seemed to crown his career, recognizing him as a "statesman of science".

However, Owen's prominence was undermined during the 1850s by his inability to come to terms with the new biology that assumed the unity of organic nature and belief in transformationalism, thus threatening the fixity of species that was axiomatic to the Cuvierian view. Although Owen was not unsympathetic to the new German developmental physiology and had created a limited transformationist model based upon his notion of vertebrate "archtype," he considered himself a Cuvierian for whom species were an unchanging reality. The most serious threat to Owen's reputation resulted from his intemperate review of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species in the Edinburgh Review (111, 1860, 487-532) that questioned the author's professional competence to discuss the species question. For Owen, the problem of organic diversity was an anatomical question that required a laboratory solution. Careful dissections, rather than field work, would shed light on divisions between species. Ignoring much of Darwin's careful argument, Owen instead aimed his invective at the heresy of species indeterminance. Owen ended the review with a credo that summed up his increasingly dated views of science, namely "That classification is the task of science, but species the work of nature." Owen also objected to the implications of Darwinian theory for the "man question." Aware of the numerous physical affinities between humans and other primates, Owen maintained the distinctiveness of the human species based upon an anatomical proof of the uniqueness of the human brain. Owen's stubborn insistence on his position in the face of repeated proof to the contrary merely showed his fallibility as an anatomist, but the repeated attacks by Thomas Huxley (Darwin's "bulldog") on Owen's science and ideology alienated the younger generation of biologists from Owen's scientific views.

Recognizing his estrangement from the new biology and its proponents, Owen limited the scientific work of his later years to the continued description and classification of the accumulated fossil materials from England and her colonies. In works such as his Palaeontology (1860) and the three-volume Anatomy of the Vertebrates (1866-68) he compiled the results of earlier studies. He followed these with compilations of his earlier works on extinct mammals of Australia (1877-78), the extinct birds of New Zealand (1879) and on British fossil reptiles (1884) from which he supposed his successors might benefit.

Owen also worked for the establishment of an independent British natural history museum. He first proposed the plan to erect one in South Kensington, after discovering the unmet needs of natural science at the British Museum. Although the plan was initially stalled by partisan politics, it was approved in the early 1870s, and finished in 1881. The new British Museum of Natural History was Owen's last great contribution to natural science

Owen was knighted on January 5, 1884 and retired to Sheen Lodge, but continued to work in his new museum. Owen lived to the age of 88, but was embittered by the suicide of his only son. Disillusioned, he grew old among his grandchildren, who neither understood nor appreciated his life's work. He died on December 18, 1892, and was buried in the cemetery at Ham churchyard next to his wife Caroline, who had died in 1873.

Although history generally treated him poorly, recalling his invectives against Darwin instead of his lasting contributions to comparative anatomy, paleontology and natural science, Owen was recognized throughout his life with numerous medals and honors. These included the Geological Society's Wollaston Medal in 1838 for his work on Darwin's fossils; the Royal and Copley Medals of the Royal Society in 1846 and 1851; membership in the Légion d'honneur in 1855; the Prix Cuvier of the Institut de France in 1856; the Baly Medal of the Royal College of Physicians in 1869; and the honorary medal of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1883. He also held many honorary memberships and degrees, including membership in the American Philosophical Society (1845), and honorary degrees from Edinburgh (1847), Oxford (1852) and Cambridge (1859). In 1873, Queen Victoria created him Commander of Bath and in 1884 Kight Commander of Bath.

Scope and content

This collection contains Owen's correspondence on natural history, especially mollusks, fishes, and birds, and on medicine and social affairs, with references to the British Museum of Natural History. Also included are a fragment of a paper by Owen on dinosaurs and a synopsis of a course of lectures, 1857.

Owen's correspondence reveals a gregarious individual, who enjoyed social engagements, as well as scientific endeavors and administrative accomplishments. The Owen Papers include longstanding correspondence of thirty years and more with several friends and colleagues. His most frequent correspondents over the course of fifty years (1835-1887) were the surgeon-oculist William White Cooper and his wife Mary. The letters to the Coopers cover a variety of situations, ranging from dinner invitations to Owen's seemingly interminable preparations for the British Museum of Natural History. Although much less frequent, Owen's longest running scientific correspondence was with the French zoologist and student of Georges Cuvier Henri Milne-Edwards. Milne-Edwards, who specialized in research on French marine fauna, corresponded periodically with Owen between 1845 -1880. Many of the Owen's letters to Milne-Edwards deal with zoological topics in the latter's specialty of marine biology. A letter of March 24, 1845 is typical. Owen writes that "I passed the evening reading over your report, & especially that highly important and interesting one on the evidences of a diffused circulation in the venous system of the Mollusca. This is a capital discovery of the period in Invertebrate Anatomy." However, their friendship was such, that Owen might also express warm feelings of concern, as he did in the letter he addressed on July 10, 1848 after the bloody "June days" of the 1848 Revolution in France. He wrote, "I have often thought of you and always with profound and sincere sympathy during the events that have tended to previously interrupt the course of peaceful scientific labours. I have always hoped that distance, which exaggerates most catastrophes, may have added to the reports of the evils that have afflicted your beautiful city, and especially your immediate neighborhood." An intriguing letter dated April 14, 1880 offers glimpses and thoughts from Owen's involvement in the discovery of the earliest bird, Archaeopteryx. He thanks Milne-Edwards for "the opinions you expressed on the nature and affinities of Archaeopteryx," taking exception with the inferences of Professor Carl Vogt, who concluded that the only feathers on the creature were those on the wings and tail with "the trunk . . . covered with scales and scutes." Owen counters with a theory derived from an experience from his youthful habitat near Morecombe Bay, where a fine sand is "left bare at low water." "There," he reports "I have seen the carcass of a gull left by the tide, consisting only of skin and limbs, the legs so loosely attached, by skin, to the body as to be floated, the right to left side . . . by the waves. Commonly, the only feathers retained were the strong quill feathers of the wing & tail. The more delicate plumage of the trunk was gone. Such seems to me to have been the condition in which the first Archaeopteryx was imbedded by the fine mud left by successive tides."

Owen's numerous other scientific correspondents include a variety of prominent, and not so prominent British naturalists, some affiliated with the Royal College of Surgeons. Much of the correspondence is brief and routine, such as Owen's August 13, 1843 note to Sir John Richardson the naval surgeon famed for accompanying John Franklin on his first two Arctic expeditions (1819-22, 1825-27). He writes to Richardson of his plans "to call at the Museum on Tuesday morning to examine the large Elephant's grinder in the Montellian Collection mentioned on p. 283." In a letter written more than twenty years later (March 8, 1865) to William Sharpey, the father of modern physiology in Britain, he complains about being cited in an abstract from the Proceedings of the Royal Society, that "misrepresented" his thinking about "the nature & homologies of the Cerebral Commissures of the Marsupalia." Owen's May 8, 1867 letter to naturalist Thomas Campbell Eyton, a friend and correspondent of Darwin, who opposed Darwinian theories, merely offers a glimpse of the evolutionary controversy swirling around these naturalists, mentioning that "Prof. Huxley's paper is not yet out. I know it only by an abstract report . . , with the appended fling at Cuvier."

Several of Owen's most frequent correspondents in the last four decades of his life were not even scientists. One was the poet Richard Hengrist Horne, who corresponded with Owen between 1852-1883. Another was the painter William Holman Hunt to whom Owen penned many brief notes in the 1880s. No doubt, following up on Hunt's suggestion, Owen admits in a December 30, 1880 letter "that . . . passing an hour or two in your Studio would be a most healthful rest from the labour awaiting me at my new Museum." But it was to his old friend Horne that he writes on the letterhead of the British Museum (Natural History) about the satisfaction he feels with this institution, which was his last great contribution to natural science. He writes on August 11, 1883 that "As my years increase so do my labours and responsibilities, but they are tasks of pleasure, being in relation to the use of an Edifice which surpasses all that I have contended for during the last quarter of a century." Table of Contents available (but incomplete)

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 200 items.

Ca. 200 items.

Provenance

Purchased from Henry Sotheran Ltd. (£65; N07-22-87) and accessioned, 09/--/1956 (1956 1224ms).

Early American History Note

This manuscript collection falls outside the geographic scope of the Early American guide (British North America and the United States before 1840). It may be of interest to scholars interested in global history, international relations, imperialism, or the U.S. in the world.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • British Museum (Natural History)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857
  • Buckland, William, 1784-1856
  • Buxton, Charles, 1768-1833
  • Carpenter, Philip Pearsall, 1819-1877
  • Clark, James, Sir, 1788-1870
  • Cooke, William Fothergill, 1806-1879
  • Cooper, Mary, Lady
  • Eyton, Thomas Campbell, 1809-1880
  • Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865
  • Horne, R. H., (Richard H.), 1802-1884
  • Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910
  • Lankester, E. Ray, Sir, (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929
  • Lubbock, J. W. (John William), 1803-1865
  • Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875
  • Milne-Edwards, H. (Henri), 1800-1885
  • Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, 1792-1871
  • Owen, Richard, 1804-1892
  • Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899
  • Richardson, John, Sir, 1787-1865
  • Sedgwick, Adam, 1785-1873

Subject(s)

  • Beyond Early America
  • Birds.
  • Dinosaurs.
  • Fishes.
  • Medicine.
  • Mollusks.
  • Natural history.


Detailed Inventory

Correspondence
  
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William Clift, London;
June 21, 18289x7-1/2

Lancaster, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper, Lincoln's Inn Fields;
Oct. 3, 18359x7

College of Surgeons, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. (see R.Owens. Letters to various persons, no. 1.) Thanks for mussels. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 9x7

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper, Bath;
Aug. 14, 18379x7-1/2

A.L.S. 4p.,add. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no.2.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Receipt from Sarah Guichoud for skeleton of a bird.
Dec. 20, 1837 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [M. Laurillard];
March 23, 183810x8

A.L.S. 4p. (see Sir Richard Owen. Papers.) His reaction to Coste. Refers to Arago, Cuvier, Milne-Edwards. Forwards first part of Darwin's publication.of fossill zoology. Natural history. Formerly B Ow2.7

General physical description: 10x8

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. Cooper, Bath;
March 1, 18409x7-1/2

Regents Park, A.L.S. 4p.,add.,end. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 3.) Friendly letter. Concerning W. W. Cooper. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
March 4, 18409-1/2x7-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and end. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 4.) Invitation to dinner. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Aug. 29, 18409x7

Oxford, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 5.) Friendly letter. Refers to Buckland. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 9x7

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to J. S. Bowerbank;
Nov. 9, 1840 
Owen, Robert, 1771-1858.
Letter to commissioners of Bristol;
Dec. 30, 18407x4-1/2

Bristol, A.L.in 3rd.P. 3p. (see Sir R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 23.) Concerning collection for tickets for a public debate. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Sir John F. Lubbock;
May 25, 18417-1/2x5

A.L.S. 1p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 6.) Refuses invitation. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Cooper";
August 25, 1841 
Clift, William, 1775-1849.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
July 28, 1842 
Buckland, William, 1784-1856.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
October 23, 1842(?) 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. Poyser;
March 7, 18437-1/2x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 7.) Cannot spend the summer with them. Refers to Cooper. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Miss Poyser;
May 9, 18437x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 8.) Friendly letter. Describes Cooper's first lecture. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Miss Poyser;
July 15, 1843 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Jno. Richardson;
Aug. 13, 18437x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see Sir R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 1.) Concerning paleontology. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Sir William Hooker;
Oct. 23, 18437-1/2x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. Has forwarded a pamphlet to Colenso on ornithological matters.

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Sir Richard Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Barlow"
Nov. 13, 1843 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper, Hanover Square;
June 8, 18447x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 59.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. Poyser, Harrogate;
Oct. 18, 18447x4-1/2

Southampton, A.L.S. 4p.,add. (see R.Owen Letters to various persons, no. 10.) Friendly letter. Refers to Cooper. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to J[ohn] Ella;
Dec. 17, 18447x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see Owen papers.) Cannot join the Musical Union, although music is his favorite amusement. Formerly B Ow2.16

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Edwards";
March 24, 18457x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see Owen papers.) Read his report on the venous system of the mollusks. Sorry he is ill. Formerly B Ow2.19

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Henri Milne-] Edwards;
March 25, 18457x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p. (see Owen papers Forwards writing on medicine. Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.8

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Dixon;
Nov. 29, 1845 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Rob[er]t Dunn;
Feb. 26, 1847 
Letter to [Richard Owen];
August 16, 1847 
Chadwick, Edwin, Sir, 1800-1890..
Letter to Prof. Owen;
Nov. 11, 1847 
Buckland, William, 1784-1856.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
Dec. 13, 1847 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letters to Henri Milne-Edwards;
1845, 1880 

A.L.S. 5 items. Various sizes. Table of contents available. Formerly B Ow2.8

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Jan. 11, 18487x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see R.Owen. Letters to Various persons, no. 11.) Letter of sympathy. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear B.";
Feb. 25, 1848 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.
March 22, 1848 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Milne-Edwards;
July 10, 1848 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Lindley;
Sept. 1, 1848 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Cooper";
Oct. 12, 1848 
Taylor, John, 1781-1864.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
Nov. 22, 1848 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----;
Dec. 28, 18487-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see Sir Richard Owen. Papers.) Identifies fossils from Palermo. Formerly B Ow2.5

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1810-1890.
Letter to Mrs. C. Southwood Hill;
Jan. 3, 1849 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Philip Pearsall] Carpenter;
April 6, 18497x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p.,end. (see Sir R.Owen Papers. Letters to various persons, no. 2.) Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
June 15, 1849 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Murray;
July 7, 1849 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Sir;"
September 11, [1849]7 x 4 1/2

Stoke on Trent, ALS 1p. Asks that his paper "On the Anatomy of Lucernaria, with the characters of a species new to the British Coasts, "be read at the meeting [of the British Assoc.], in the Zoological Section on Thursday the 13th.

General physical description: 7 x 4 1/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Report of the Brit.Assoc., vol. 19, p . 78, 1849. Trans. of the Sections.)

Clark, James, Sir, 1788-1870.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
Sept. 18, 18497 x 4 3/8

ALS 2p.(part of p.2 missing) Makes arrangements for visit to Lord John Russell. Mentions Dr. [Edwin] Lankester.

General physical description: 7 x 4 3/8

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Journal of Tour to North;
Sept. 11, 23, 18497x4-1/2

A.D. 1p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 12.) Made lectures on natural history. On same sheet as letter from Owen to Sir W.W. Cooper; Sept. 29, 1849. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Sept. 29, 18497x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 12.) Death of Dixon. Friendly letter. On same sheet is extract of R. Owen Journal of Tour to North, Sept. 11-23, 1849. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
[1849] 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. Roebuck;
Jan. 3, 1850 
Acland, Henry W. (Henry Wentworth), 1815-1900.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
March 13, 1850 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Professor Jameson;
August 3, 1850 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Sir John [Lubbock];
Oct. 8, 18507x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 13.) Accepts invitation. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Tho[ma]s [Charles] Waterton;
Oct. 18, 18507-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p., enclosure wanting. Owen, on behalf of the commissioners of the Great Exhibition, requests Waterton to send some of his choice specimens of birds, insects, quadrupeds and Crustacea as examples of the improvements made in the art of tax idermy. Mentions Mrs. Owen.

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Dec. 2, 18507x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 14.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Sir John Lubbock;
Jan. 8, 18517x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 41.) Accepts invitation for dinner. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Sir Philip [Egerton];
Jan. 31, 1851 
Clark, James, Sir, 1788-1870.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
May 8, 18516 x 3 3/4

Brook Street, ALS 1p. Invitation to dinner on Saturday the 17th at a quarter to seven o'clock.

General physical description: 6 x 3 3/4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----;
June 23, [1851?]4-1/2x3-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see Sir R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 3.) Concerning Brandt. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 4-1/2x3-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Lance";
July 29, 18517x41/2

A.L.S. 2p. "...had hoped to have been able to have called for [his umbrella] and asked how you all are after your agreeable & gay entertainment."

General physical description: 7x41/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [J. A. Ransome];
Aug. 18, 18517x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p. Looks forward to visiting with them. His family will use the house by the sea. Refers to Quekett.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to George Ransome;
Sept. 4, 18517x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 15.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Carpenter, William Benjamin, 1813-1885.
Letter to Prof. Owen;
Oct. 15, 1851 
Sedgwick, Adam, 1785-1873.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
Oct. 19, 1851 
Clark, James, Sir, 1788-1870.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
Jan. 10, 18526 x 3 7/8

ALS 3p. Concerns Certificate sent by Dr. Davy. Dr. [Charles Edward?] Blair would have another chance of election to the Royal Society; Owen has personal knowledge of him.

General physical description: 6 x 3 7/8

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to R[ichard] H[engist] Horne;
Feb. 4, 1852 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.;
May 20, 1852 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Richard] H[engist] Horne;
May 20, 1852 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Friend";
May 23, 1852 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [George William] Manby;
May 26, 18527x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see Owen papers.) Thanks for the theater performance. Comments on the theater. Formerly B Ow2.15

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

White, Adam, 1817-1879.
Letter to Prof. Owen;
July 6, 1852 
Longman, William.
Letter to Prof. Owen;
Dec. 1, 1852 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Sir;"
Dec. 21, 18527-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see Owen papers) Thanks for the Christmas present. Tells how much he appreciates it. Formerly B Ow2.20

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
Jan. 16, 1853 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Sir John [Lubbock];
June 24, 18534x3-1/2

Sheen Gate, A.L.S. 2p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 16.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 4x3-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to G. H. Lewis;
August 9, 1853 
Broderip, William John, 1789-1859.
Letter to [Richard Owen];
August 29, 1853 
Playfair, Lyon Playfair, Baron, 1818-1898.
Letter to Prof. Owen;
Dec. 11, 1853 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Thompson;
May 18, 18547x4½

London, A.L.S. 1p. Asks Thompson to show the bearer of the letter, who "takes great interest in Natural Hitory,...the activity of the great Serpents, Which is sometimes remarkable, after sunset, in, sultry weather".

General physical description: 7x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Owen Papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. H. Parker;
June 2, 18544-1/2x3

A.L.in 3d P. 4p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 17.) Thanks for shells. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 4-1/2x3

Clark, James, Sir, 1788-1870.
Letter to [Richard Owen];
June 8, 18546 x 3 7/8

Brook Street, ALS 1p. Asks Owen to have some one point out the more important parts of the [British Museum to Dr. Chelluti (?) of Malta.

General physical description: 6 x 3 7/8

Clark, James, Sir, 1788-1870.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
Aug. 5, [18]546 7/8 x 4 1/2

Brook Street, ALS 2p. Saw Dr. Khan when he visited museum; shall be glad to have Khan call on him any morning. Thinks part of Khan's museum ought to be open to the public.

General physical description: 6 7/8 x 4 1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.
Sept. 29, 1854 
Gibson, John.
Letter to [Richard Owen];
Oct. 4, 1854 
Thomson, W..
Letter to Prof. Owen;
Oct. 10, 1854 
Thomson, W..
Letter to [Richard Owen];
Oct. 13, 1854 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.
Nov. 14, 1854 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Samuel H. Beccles, Brighton;
April 12, 18557x4-1/2

London, A.L.S. 3p. (see Owen papers.) Geological study and fossil remains. Formerly B Ow2.11

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
June 30, 18557x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 18.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [E. L.] Layard;
Oct. 1, 185510x7-3/4

London, A.L.S. 4p. (see Owen papers.) Comments on Austin Layard. Concerning zoological specimens for museums. Natural history discussions. Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.12

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----;
Nov. 24, 18557" x 4 1/2"

London, A.L.S. 1p. Acknowledges notification of the meeting of the Branch society.

General physical description: 7" x 4 1/2"

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [William] Sharpey, London;
29 Nov., 18557 x 4 1/2

ALS 2p. env. Sends instructions on how to reach cottage by taking train to Mortlake.

General physical description: 7 x 4 1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Dec. 16, 18557x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons. no. 19.) Friendly letter. Refers to Dickens. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Broderip, William John, 1789-1859.
Letter to [Richard Owen];
Jan. 7, 1856 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Edward] Jesse;
Feb. 5, 18567x4-1/2

London, A.L.S. 2p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 21.) Friendly letter. Fishes. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Pickersgill";
Feb. 23, 1856 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Warren";
April 22, 1856 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Warren";
June 27, 1856 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Edwin] Lankester;
Sept. 18, 18567x4½

A.L.S. 1p. Informs Lankester of Prince Albert's contribution to the geographical and zoological researches of Ida Pfeiffer. Mentions the British Association.

General physical description: 7x4½

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Dr. [Thomas] Horsfield;
Sept. 23, [1856?]7-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. Thanks for his gift of skeletons of animals to Royal College of Surgeons.

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Richard Owen Papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Henri] Milne-Edwards;
Oct. 5, 18567-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p. (see Owen papers.) Announces his appointment as professor of comparative anatomy and paleontology at the British museum. Formerly B Ow2.8

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Sir";
October 20, 18567x4½

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 4p. Refers to Mrs. Cox's investigations of beds of native fossil manure forming part of the Red Crag deposits of Suffolk and Essex. Mentions British Association; John Hunter; Royal College of Surgeons; and Mr. Liddell

General physical description: 7x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Linton";
Nov. 27, 1856 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Synopsis of a course of lectures on the osteology and paleontology, or the frame-work and fossils, of the class Mammalia
February 27 - April 3, 185720.5 cm x 33 cm

Advertises a series of twelve lectures to be offered by this distinguished British anatomist and paleontologist who had become the superintendent of the natural history departments of the British Museum only one year before this document was issued. According to this broadsheet Owen's lecture was to be devoted almost entirely to fossil mammals.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 209

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Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Messrs. Dalziel, Brothers;
June 17, 18577x4-1/2

British Museum, A.L.S. 2p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 23.) Concerning a publication. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Madam" [Duchess of Argyle?];
June 29, 1857 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Miss Fisher;
July 1, 1857 
Clark, James, Sir, 1788-1870.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
July 17, 18576 1/8 x 3 7/8

ALS 2p. Makes no apology for sending Dr. [John?] Davy's note; would like more information on it. "Would be great triumph if one could people the rivers of one quarter of the world with fish from another."

General physical description: 6 1/8 x 3 7/8

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Lord" [Thomas Spring-Rice? Baron, Monteagle of Brandon];
March 26, 18587x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p.and end. (see Sir R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 4.) Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Warren, Samuel, 1808-1877.
Letter to Prof. Owen;
April 19, 1858 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Henri] Milne-Edwards;
June 10, 1858 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Ed[ward] Baines;
Sept. 27, 1858 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Dr. Sharpey;
Dec. 8, 18587-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see Richard Owen papers.) Prepares answer for the British Association for the Advancement of Science to question to the Prince Consort's question, and refers to Sir John Herschel and Sir Benjamin Brody. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883.
Letter to [Richard Owen];
Dec. 30, 1858 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Hepworth Dixon;
Jan. 12, 18597x4-1/2

British Museum, A.L.S. 1p. (see R.Owen. Letters to Various persons, no. 25.) Friendly letter. Sends report of his lecture on the gorilla. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.
March 11, 1859 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Addressed envelope to Jabez Hogg;
[April 11, 1859] 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
April 16, 18597x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 26.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Parker;
June 18, 18597-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. Not which should have accompanied his Revises of "my Reader's Lecture" did not. Asks him to visit and dine.

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Sir Richard Owen Papers. )

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Warren";
June 23, 1859 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [E. L.] Layard, London;
July 26-27, 18598x5

A.L.S. 4p. (see Owen papers.) Concerning the establishment of an aquarium. Zoology. Asks for shipment of sherry. Formerly B Ow2.13

General physical description: 8x5

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.
August 30, 1859 
Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, 1792-1871.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
Jan. 25, 1860 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [William] Buckland;
Nov. 5, 1860 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Maria;"
April 16, 18616x4

A.L.S. 4p. (see Owen Papers.) Friendly letter. Lectures at the Royal Institution Friday night. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Sir Roderick Impey] Murchison;
May 25, 18616-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p.,end. Cites Du Chaillu in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

General physical description: 6-1/4x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Charles R. Darwin];
June 12, 18617-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see Owen papers.) Concerning proof for publication. Formerly B Ow2.14 no. 253

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to John Gould;
June 26, 1861 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Lady Cust;
Oct. 1, 1861 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Sir E. Ray] Lankester;
Oct. 28, 1861 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Madam";
Dec. 6, 18617x4-1/2

British Museum, A.L.S. 3p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 27.) Cannot give them a lecture. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Messrs. Williams & Norgate;
Jan. 7, 1862 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My Lord Duke";
Feb. 17, 1862 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Longman;
March 19, 1862 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Sir Austen Henry] Layard;
May 5, 18627x4½

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 4p. Relates his effrots to help Layard's brother obtain an appointment. Mentions Sir George Grey.

General physical description: 7x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Disraeli's speech on economy.
May 19, 1862 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Friend";
May 21, 18627x4-1/2

A.L.S. 5p. Has read his interesting lecture on the cuckoo. Owen just gave a lecture on the bowerbird of Australia. Owen expresses his appreciation for giving him the information that "led to so welcome a change as that from Kew to this sweet spot."

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----;
June 4, 18627" x 4 1/2"

British Museum, A.L.S. 3p. Discovery and comments on pair of stag's antlers.

General physical description: 7" x 4 1/2"

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----;
Nov. 7, 18627x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. Lists speaking engagements and discusses where he is to be. Then, perhaps they can get together and talk.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Richard Owen Papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. O'Callaghan;
Nov. 10, 18627" x 4 1/2"

British Museum, A.L.S. 2p. Requests information on a certain institution. Acquired with the author's On the extent...of a national museum of natural history (507.42: Ow20.2).

General physical description: 7" x 4 1/2"

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Sir Austen Henry] Layard;
Jan. 26, 18637¼x4½

British Museum, A.L.S. 4p., end. Has received a letter from Layard's brother, which "foreshows all the usefulness which his comparatively independent position will enable him to manifest towards Natural History, both there [Cape Town] & here".

General physical description: 7¼x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to G[eorg] Forchhammer
June 26, 1863 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Sir";
Nov. 23, 18637x4½

A.L.S. 1p. Suggests to his correspondent that "it would be instructive to add a Cut of the structure of the serpent's skull..."

General physical description: 7x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Sir Richard Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Meyer;
Dec. 8, 186310-1/2x8

London, A.L.S. 1p.and end. (see Sir R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 5.) Thanks for the publication. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.
March 9, 1864 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Charles Buxton];
April 29, 18646x4

A.L.S. 2p. (see Sir R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 6.) Accepts invitation. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
July 4, 18647x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 28.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Sir";
September 8, 18647-1/4x4-3/4

A.L.S. 3p. Concerning the horns of various animals including cattle, goats and deer.

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-3/4

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Sir Richard Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Conybeare";
Sept. 30, 1864 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Sir";
Nov. 15, 18647x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see Sir R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 7.) Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Breswell;
Feb. 3, 1865 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [William] Sharpey;
March 8, 18657-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see Owen papers.) Thinks he has been misrepresented in an Abstract published in the Royal Society Proceedings. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. Denman;
May 23, 18657-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see Owen papers.) Thanks for her specimens of natural history of Panama. Concerning Indians skinning the sea otter. Formerly B Ow2.18

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. Arthur Severn
June 22, 1865 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Ed[ward] Wimmer;
Nov. 6, 18654-1/2x3-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 29.) Makes a request. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 4-1/2x3-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Lady] Mary [Cooper];
Feb. 1, 18667x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see R.Owen Letters to various persons, no. 20.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Sir James] Paget;
April 20, 1866 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Madam";
May 10, 18667x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p.and end. (see Sir R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 8.) Concerning fossils. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Warren";
August 20, 1866 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Thomas Campbell] Eyton;
May 8, 18677x4½

A.L.S. 1p. Informs Eyton that "Prof: Huxley's paper is not out yet." Refers to Cuvier; mentions the dodo.

General physical description: 7x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Sir Richard Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.
August 5, 1867 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Sir Edward] Sabine;
Nov. 27, 1867 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Sir Austen Henry] Layard;
January 8, 18687¼x4½

British Museum, A.L.S. 2p. Has transferred the speciman given by Layard's brother to the bird department of the British Museum. Praises E. L. Layard's Birds of South Africa as "an admirable work".

General physical description: 7¼x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to O'Callaghan;
Jan. 23, 18687x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 3p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 30.) Will give a talk on birds. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Beresford Hope;
August 13, 1868 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Lady] Mary [Cooper];
Dec. 13, 18687x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 31.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Pollock;
July 2, 1869 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Sir";
Nov. 25, 18697x4½

A.L.S. 1p. "I regret, on your acct., that I am not a Fellow of the Geographical Soc....[I] am not entitled to recommend for the Fellowship."

General physical description: 7x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [William Fothergill] Cooke;
April 6, 18706x4

A.L.S. 1p. (see Sir R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 9.) Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Cooke;
May 17, 1870 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [J. T. Simon];
Sept. 2, 1870 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Pennell;
Feb. 11, 18717x4½

A.L.S. 3p. States that "No seal has two skins; but some have two kinds of hair growing from the same skin". Describes the difference between "hair seals" and "fur seals".

General physical description: 7x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Prof. Turner;
Feb. 25, 1871 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My Dear Frank";
May 11, 18717x4 1/2

British Museum, A.L.S. 1p. Asks a favor.

General physical description: 7x4 1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to R[ichard] H[engist] Horne;
Sept. 4, 1871 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Ashley] La Touche;
Oct. 7, 18717-1/4x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 3p.and end. (see Richard Owen papers.) Comments on powers of observation in people and wants a bone from the "sea-serpent." Formerly B Ow2.9

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [William] Longman;
Oct. 21, 18716x3-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see Sir R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 10.) Friendly letter. Refers to Frazer. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 6x3-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
The fate of the Jardin d'Acclimatation during the late Sieges of Paris.;
[1871] 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Lady] Mary [Cooper];
March 12, 18726x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 3p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 32.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to G[eorge] R[obert] Gray;
April 12, 18727-¼x4-½

A.L.S. 1p. Asks for his genera, "included by Alph. Milne Edwards in his families" for four animals. Previously cataloged as "B Ow2.21"

General physical description: 7-¼x4-½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Sir Richard Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Gwyn Jeffreys;
July 20, 1873 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Note to Miss Poyser;
April 12, July 15, 18739-1/2x7-1/2

A.N.S. 1p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 9.) Acknowledgment of her help in his lectures. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [James] Paget;
Dec. 18, 18737 x 4 1/2

London, ALS 4p. Discusses plans to move to warmer climate, comments on Paget's illness, gives regards to Lady Paget. Has sent copy of "Hospi Reports" to Langtham.

General physical description: 7 x 4 1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Sir";
June 11, 18747-1/2x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see Sir R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 11.) Concerning fossils. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. [Samuel Pickworth?] Woodward;
Oct. 8, 18747x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see Sir R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 12.) Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Collingwood;
Nov. 11, 1874 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. Rogers;
May 13, 1875 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Allingham;
July 5, 1875 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to W[illiam Henry] Flower;
July 31, 18757 1/4 x 4 1/2

British Museum, ALS 2p. Omitted to send to British Museum originals of fossil casts; asks that Flower give them to bearer of letter.

General physical description: 7 1/4 x 4 1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Messrs. Williams & Norgate;
April 10, 1876 
Letter in Italian to unknown.
Jan. 29, 1877 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to R[ichard] H[engist] Horne;
Feb. 14, 1877 
Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
Feb. 19, 1877 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Edward William?] Cooke;
May 16, 18777x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 33.) Friendly letter. Refers to the Geological society. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Ellen;"
June 9, 18777-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p. Tells her that Sussex is good for her and he will come as soon as he can leave London.

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Sir Richard Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [President of the British Museum?];
June 14, 18777-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see Sir Richard Owen Papers.) Delighted with his steps for recovering natural history specimens which were shipped out of the country. Formerly B Ow2.6

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Peter Martin] Duncan;
July 6, 18777 1/4" x 4 1/2"

A.L.S. 3p. Claims of the National museum of natural history to certain collections of natural history. Formerly B Ow2.3

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Grev. Pennell;
Nov. 2, 1877 
Holding, Robert E..
Letter to Prof. Rich[ard] Owen;
Nov. 26, 1877 
Mivart, St. George Jackson, 1827-1900.
Letter to Prof. Owen;
Dec. 7, 1877 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Cooke";
May 25, 1878 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Neighbour";
June 1, 18787x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p.,end. (see Sir R.Owen. papers. Letters to various persons, no. 13.) Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Aug. 30, 18787x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 34.) Friendly letter. Concerning natural history and extinct birds. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Müller, F. Max -- (Friedrich Max), .
Letter to Prof. Owen;
Oct. 14, 1878 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Dec. 25, 18786x4

Richmond park, A.L.S. 3p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 35.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Jan. 1, 18797x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 36.) Friendly letter. Refers to the Geological society. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Henri] Milne-Edwards;
Jan. 2, 18796x4

A.L.S. 2p.,end. (see Owen papers.) Thanks for, and praises, his work on "Physiologie". Formerly B Ow2.8

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Lady] Mary [Cooper];
April 16, 18797x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 37.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Cooke";
May 14, 1879 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----;
Jan. 16, 18807x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 38.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Henri] Milne-Edwards;
April 14, 18807x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p.,end. (see Owen papers.) Concerning the archeopteryx. Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.8

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Lady] Mary [Cooper];
May 15, 18806x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 39.) Cannot meet her as she wishes. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
May 19, 18807x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 40.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to H. Charlton Bastian;
June 6, 1880 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Henri] Milne-Edwards;
July 7, 18807x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p.,end. (see Owen papers.) Regrets he could not show them through the new wing of the British museum. Believes his work very valuable, and praises it highly. Formerly B Ow2.8

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Murray, T. Douglas.
Letter to Prof. Owen;
Dec. 29, 1880 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William Holman Hunt;
Dec. 30, 1880 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Murray";
Dec. 30, 1880 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William Holman Hunt;
January 6, 1881 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
January 27, 1881 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Sir Walter Elliot;
Feb. 10, 18817x4-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. (see Owen papers.) Will try to help William Grant get the position in the British Museum. Formerly B Ow2.17

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [John] Greville Fennell;
February 11, 1881 
Judd, John W. (John Wesley), 1840-1916.
Letter to [Richard] Owen;
March 3, 1881 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William Holman Hunt;
March 28, 1881 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William Holman Hunt;
April 4, 1881 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
April 5, 1881 
DuChaillu, Paul Belloni, 1838-1903.
Du Chaillu, Paul B[elloni] to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
April 13, 1881 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
May 14, 1881 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
June 23, 1881 

Noted 9/24/10 - signature has been cut out. rshuman 6/28/11.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William Holman Hunt;
August 3, 1881 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to R[ichard] H[engist] Horne;
Nov. 8, 1881 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. Hale;
Jan. 11, 18827-1/4x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. Works mostly at the Natural History Museum. Thinks St.George Mivart may wish a Cuvier letter and Sketch.

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Sir Richard Owen Papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Sir";
Feb. 25, 18827x4½

A.L.S. 1p. Work prevents Owen from visiting his correspondent's "grand & varied & instructive Country." Refers to the British Museum and its national collections of natural history.

General physical description: 7x4½

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Owen papers.)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
April 6, 18826x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 4p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 42.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
April 20, 18823x4-1/2

A.L.S. on postcard. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons no. 58.) Thanks for catalogue. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 3x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to R[ichard] H[engist] Horne;
May 25, 1882 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
July 8, 18827x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 43.) Concerning birds. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Friend" [William White Cooper?];
July 20, 18827x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 44.) Friendly letter. Concerning birds. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
Sept. 2, 1882 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Dear Emily";
Oct. 25, 18826x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 3p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 45.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Lady] Mary [Cooper];
Jan. 6, 18836x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 3p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 46.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
July 10, 1883 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
July 14, 1883 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to R[ichard] H[engist] Horne;
August 11, 1883 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Friend" [Cooper];
Dec. 29, 1883 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Rev. & dear Sir";
Feb. 19, 18846x4

A.L.S. 1p.and photograph. (see Sir.R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 14.) Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
March 16, 18847x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 47.) Friendly letter. Refers to the Geological society. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
June 14, 18846x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 2p. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 48.) Concerning bird skeletons. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Friend" [William White Cooper?];
July 19, 18846-1/2x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 49.) Thanks for the gift. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6-1/2x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Mary";
July 21, 1884 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Lady] Mary [Cooper];
Dec. 1, 18846x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 3p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 50.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William Holman Hunt;
Dec. 6, 1884 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Feb. 2, 18856x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 4p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 51.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
Feb. 26, 1885 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
June 20, 1885 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to H[enry] Cholmondely-Pennell;
Oct. 16, 18866x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to Various persons, no. 52.) Congratulates him on his book of English fishes. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Letter to "My dear Robinson";
Nov. 3, 1886 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to H[enry] Cholmondely-Pennell;
Nov. 19, 1886 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My very dear Friend" [William White Cooper?];
April 2, 18877x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 53.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Woodhouse Braine;
June 4, 18877x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. Cannot be Steward at the annual dinner of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: (Sir Richard Owen Papers.)

Marr, J. E. (John Edward), 1857-1933.
Letter to Richard Owen;
Dec. 1, 1887 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Lady [Mary] Cooper;
Dec. 26, 18878x5

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 54.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 8x5

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to the Master and Wardens of the Salters Company;
January 19, 1888 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Richard Owen;
Dec. 1, 18886x4

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 4p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 55.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Lady [Mary] Cooper;
April 12, 18897x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 56.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
June 24, 1889 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. January 20[?].

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Sir John Lubbock;
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. March 6.

Clark, James, Sir, 1788-1870.
Letter to Richard Owen;
Undated7 1/4 x 4 3/4

Monday, n.y. A.L. 1p. Arranges time and place for Owen to give lecture. 20th April.

General physical description: 7 1/4 x 4 3/4

Hawkins, Caesar H..
Letter to Richard Owen;
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. April 29.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Marion Edith Waugh Holman Hunt;
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. April 29.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to ----.
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. June 2.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. E[lizabeth] Evans;
Undated7x4-1/2

Richmond Park, A.L.S. 3p. July 1. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 60.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Jones, Bence, 1814-1873.
Letter to Prof. Owen;
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. July 8.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William Fothergill Cooke;
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. July 14.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Bather;
Undated7x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. July 20. Pasted on back in printed advertisement of Owen's works. (see Sir R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 16.) Friendly letter. Refers to the Zoological society and the ant-eater. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mr. Ward;
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. July 29.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Lady [Mary] Cooper;
Undated6x4

A.L.S. 1p. August 14. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 61.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Cooke";
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. September 5.

Chadwick, Edwin, 1800-1890.
Letter to Richard Owen;
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. November 1. Note "47 w m".

Sedgwick, Adam, 1785-1873.
Letter to Richard Owen;
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. November 10.

Brodie, Benjamin, Sir, 1783-1862.
Letter to Richard Owen;
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. December 10. Note "58 w m".

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Autograph.
Undated2x4-1/2

A.D.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 70.) Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 2x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Edward Parker Charlesworth;
Undated9x7-1/2

Saturday. A.L.S. 1p. (see Sir. R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 21.) Concerning mollusks. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Undated7x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 67.) Introduces F. Dalton. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Undated7x4-1/2

Sunday morning. A.L.S. 1p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 62.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Undated7x4-1/2

Sunday Evening. A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 63.) Recommends a patient. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Undated7-1/2x4-1/2

Wednesday. A.L.S. 1p.and end. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 64.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to William White Cooper;
Undated7x4-1/2

Friday. A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 65.) Friendly letter. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Lady] Mary [Cooper];
Undated7x4-1/2

Saturday morning. A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to Various persons, no. 66.) Invitation to dinner. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Cooper";
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. Saturday.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Henry?] Curling;
Undated7x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see R. Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 68.) Illness of Robert Clift. Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to [Hepworth?] Dixon;
Undated6x4

A.L.S. 2p.and end. (see Sir. R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 22.) Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 6x4

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Eliza;
Undated7x4-1/2

Friday. A.L.S. 3p.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Sedgwick, Adam, 1785-1873.
Letter to Mrs. Fitch;
Undated 

Museum, Monday. morning. A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see Sir R.Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 17.) Will introduce R. Owen and see fossils. Formerly B Ow2.2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Mrs. Fowler;
Undated7x4-1/2

Friday. A.L.S. 1p. (see Sir R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 20.) Friendly letter. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Buckland, Francis T. (Francis Trevelyan), 1826-1880.
Letter to Richard Owen;
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. Sunday.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to Thomas Spring-Rice, Baron, Monteagle of Brandon;
Undated7x4-1/2

Tuesday evening. A.L.S. 1p. (see Sir R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 18.) Refuses invitation. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "My dear Lord" [Thomas Spring-Rice?, Baron, Monteagle of Brandon];
Undated7x4-1/2

Thursday evening. A.L.S. 1p. (see Sir R. Owen papers. Letters to various persons, no. 19.) Accepts invitation. Formerly B Ow2.2

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Letter to "Your Grace";
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. Formerly in Ow2.24. Note on reverse reads 'Gloufagh or Cloufagh (supplies Lancaster with water)'.

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Fragment of Paper on Dinosaurs;
undated 
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.
Memoir on the Dinornis, portion of manuscript;
Undated10x8

addressed to Dr. Fraser. A.D.S. 1p. With this is an autograph of Owen, dated Nov.1,1865. Formerly B Ow2.4

General physical description: 10x8

Zoological Society of London.
Passes to the gardens of the Zoological Society of London.
Undated3x4-1/2

by order of R[ichar]d Owen. D.S. 7 items. (see R.Owen. Letters to various persons, no. 69.) Originally B Ow2.1

General physical description: 3x4-1/2