Letter from Richard Owen to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, which opens with Richard writing of taking tea at the house of a clergyman in Nashville at which Alexander Campbell was present and wished to be remembered to Owen. Campbell said he believed Owen to be the most "courteous and fair" person he debated with.

The letter continues with Richard citing differing views on the system of education as his reasons for resigning his professorship [at the University of Nashville]; his colleague believing "severity and coercion" to be the most effectual method. A further professorship or starting a French college with his wife Anne are noted as possible alternatives for the future.

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Stamped number: 2943

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