Letter from Joseph E. Brinton to Robert Dale Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter addressed to the "Honorable Robert Dale Owen." Brinton instructs Owen to "forward the enclosed letters to the Editor of the Globe Newspaper." He requests "an autograph or two of you father's - the celebrated philosopher - accompanied by your own."

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Dale Owen - son of Robert Owen - was born in Glasgow. In 1825, he emigrated to the United States and helped to establish a Utopian community at New Harmony, Indiana. The community failed; moving to New York, Owen became editor of the "Free Enquirer" - publicizing progressive causes, such as the abolition of slavery and birth control. He was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives (1835-1838; 1851-1853) and the United States House of Representatives (1843-1844). He retired from politics in 1858; a committed spiritualist, Owen died in June 1877.

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