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Biographical entry Owen, Richard (1804 - 1892)

FRS

Born
20 July 1804
England
Died
18 November 1892
Occupation
Naturalist and Anatomist

Summary

(Sir) Richard Owen was the first Hunterian Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Royal College of Surgeons, London 1836-56. He did pioneer work on parthenogenesis and opposed Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Richard Owen - Records, 1880 - 1885, ML MSS 1066; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Royal Society of Tasmania

  • Richard Owen - Records, 1857, Ms 104/2; Royal Society of Tasmania. Details

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See also

  • Newland, Elizabeth, 'Dr George Bennett and Sir Richard Owen: a Case Study of the Colonisation of Early Australian Science', in R. W. Home and Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (eds), International Science and National Scientific Identity: Australia between Britain and America, Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, 1991. Details

McCarthy, G.J.