ADDRESS TOUCHING THE INFLUENCE AND PROGRESS OF LITERATURE AND THE SCIENCES: Delivered Before the Philomathean Society of Indiana University, at the Annual Commencement, September, 1838. Robert Dale Owen.

ADDRESS TOUCHING THE INFLUENCE AND PROGRESS OF LITERATURE AND THE SCIENCES: Delivered Before the Philomathean Society of Indiana University, at the Annual Commencement, September, 1838.

Richmond, IA: Lynde Elliott, 1838. First edition. 8vo. 38 pp. Original printed blue front wrapper, lacks rear wrapper; one signature unevenly trimmed. Unidentified ex-library copy with withdrawal stamp. In 1838, Owen was a member of the Indiana legislature and was able to implement his public education program by securing for the public schools one-half of the state's allocation of surplus funds of the federal government. Inscribed in ink on the front wrapper "with the respects of the Author" to a Wm. (?) Devin. BYRD & PECKHAM 757. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 52101. Item #65155

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