The Henry James Owen Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Owen, Henry James, 1846-1878
Dates: circa 1878
Extent: 1 box
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1846 February 14 Born, Allahabad, India
1866 Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1866-1868 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1871 October 16 Ordained, Presbytery of Central Philadelphia
1871-1876 Pastor, Richmond church, Philadelphia
1876-1877 Stated supply, South Salem, New York
1877-1878 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.


Scope and Content

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



Owen, Henry James, 1846-1878--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

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.


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.

Use of Materials

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


Related Material

See also the following material in Special Collections:

Owen, Joseph. Sermon, March 8, 1846: rreached 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


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