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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1714 (Text) 00000106663057 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/08/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/19 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains a letter written by David Dale Owen to J.H. McChesney and dated March 8, 1859. The letter was written in regard to Mr. McChesney's inquiry about Kentucky's geology report and Owen's field notes.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
David Dale Owen letter, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
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.
Biographical or Historical Data:
David Dale Owen was born June 24, 1807 at Braxfield House near New Lanark, Scotland to Robert and Anne Owen. His father was the social reformer who purchased the town of New Harmony, Indiana in 1825. David moved to New Harmony in 1828 and it remained his home for the rest of his life. In 1933 he began studying medicine at the Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati and graduated in 1836. Though he never practiced medicine, he became a renowned geologist and served as the state geologist for Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas and preformed geological surveys for the federal government. He died on November 13, "David Dale Owen." Find a Grave Index. Accessed August 19, 2016. of the Life of David Dale Owen, M.D. N.p.: American Geologist, 1889.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Anthony J. Russo in 1938/04.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Geological surveys.
Genre: Correspondence.

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