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The Henry James Owen Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 156

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a memorial scrapbook of the Reverend Owens, including clippings, obituaries, correspondence and other items.


  • 1878

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There are no special restrictions to the access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Henry James Owen Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


1846 February 14
Born, Allahabad, India
Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1871 October 16
Ordained, Presbytery of Central Philadelphia
Pastor, Richmond church, Philadelphia
Stated supply, South Salem, New York
Ill health, resided in Colorado Springs, Colorado
1878 March 31
Died, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Biographical Information

The Reverend Henry James Owen (1846-1878) was born in Allahabad, India. He was the son of Joseph and Augusta Owen, who were missionaries to India in the mid-nineteenth century. He was educated at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), Princeton Seminary (class of 1869), the University of Bonn, Germany, and the University of Edinburgh. He served as a Presbyterian pastor for several years, but died very young at the age of thirty-two.


0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Related Material

See also the following material in Special Collections:

Owen, Joseph. Sermon, March 8, 1846: preached in the Mission Church ... the evening of the baptism of ... son Henry James. Call Number: SCC #8214

The Joseph and Augusta M. Owen Manuscript Collection

Processing Information:

This scrapbook was given to the Seminary by Miss Jean Osgood Smyth. For many years it was preserved in the library's "Alumni Alcove" collection. This item was processed, and the original finding aid was written in October of 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.

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Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

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