[A calendar of the correspondence of Richard Owen, 1830-1890] / compiled by Jacob W. Gruber, 1981-1990


Date: 1830-1890 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 1286 p., photocopy.


The volume consists of an alphabetical index to Owen correspondence and brief abstracts. Includes 1981 letter (3 p.) from Gruber to British Museum regarding Owen calendar, key to locations of Owen correspondence, and an introductory essay (29 p.) by Gruber.

Background note

Comparative anatomist Richard Owen was Superintendent then Director of the Natural History Departments of British Museum; he was the first Hunterian Professor at Royal College of Surgeons (1836), and Fullerian Professor of Physiology and Comparative Anatomy at Royal Institution (1858-1862).

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 1286 p., photocopy.


Gift of Jacob W. Gruber, 1981-1990; accessioned, 1993 (1993 211).

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

Personal Name(s)

  • Gruber, Jacob W.
  • Owen, Richard, 1804-1892


  • Beyond Early America
  • Naturalists -- England -- Correspondence.