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Authorised form of nameOwen; Sir; Richard (1804 - 1892)
Other forms of nameOwen, Richard
SurnameOwen
ForenamesRichard
Dates1804 - 1892
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
A house at the corner of Brock and Thurnham Streets, Lancaster, Lancashire, England (20 July 1804)
Death:
Richmond Park, Surrey (18 December 1892)
Burial:
Ham churchyard, near Richmond, Surrey
ActivityResearch Field:
Comparative anatomy, vertebrate palaeontology, geology
Education:
Edinburgh University; St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
Career:
Prosector (1825), then Lecturer in Anatomy (1829), both at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Assistant Conservator of Hunterian Museum (1827); Conservator (until 1856); first Hunterian Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Royal College of Surgeons; received Sheen Lodge as a residence from Queen Victoria (1852); Superintendent of the Natural History collection, British Museum (1856-1883); first Director, Natural History Museum; opposed Darwin's theory of evolution
Honours:
CB 1873; KCB 1884
Memberships:
Athenaeum (1840)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
18/12/1834
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1846; Copley Medal 1851
Lectures:
Bakerian 1844; Croonian 1851
Council:
VP 1849-1850; 1857-1858
RelationshipsMarried Caroline Clift, only daughter of William Clift FRS (1823)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1894 vol 55 pp i-xiv signed by W H F
References:
Sir Harold Hartley, 'Richard Owen and William Clift' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 60-62, plate
Sir Gavin de Beer, ed, 'Some Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin' in NR 1959 vol 14 pp 12-66
Sir Gavin de Beer, ed., 'The Darwin Letters at Shrewsbury School' in NR 1968 vol 23 pp 68-85
Roy M MacLeod, 'Of Medals and Men: A Reward System in Victorian Science 1826-1914' in NR 1971 vol 26 pp 81-105
Janet Browne, 'Cataloguing for Empire', review of Richard Owen, The Hunterian Lectures in Comparative Anatomy. May and June 1837, ed Phillip Reid Sloan, and Jacob W Gruber and John C Thackray, Richard Owen Commemoration: Three Studies in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 309-311
Joel Mandelstam, 'Du Chaillu's Stuffed Gorillas and the Savants from the British Museum' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 227-245, plate
Joy Harvey, 'Rise and Fall of the Chief Anatomist', review of Nicolaas A Rupke, Richard Owen: Victorian Naturalist in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 343-344
Vanity Fair 01 March 1873 - "Old Bones" by 'Spy'
P J Kjaergaard 'Hurrah for the missing link: a history of apes, ancestors and a crucial bit of evidence.' Notes and Records 2011 vol 65 No.1 pp 83-98
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/64089233
Royal Society codeNA8083
Archives associated with this Fellow
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RR/7/123Referee's report by Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.—Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen30 January 1871
MS/769/59Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum, to [William] Sharpey4 March 1865
MS/843/11Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum, to William Sharpey1 August 1860
EC/1834/43Owen, Sir Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
VF/28"Old Bones"01 March 1873
IM/003398Owen, Sir Richardnd
MS/769/62Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum, to Walter White12 March 1881
MS/769/60Letter from Richard Owen, Sheen Lodge, to [Walter] White19 May 1873
MS/769/61Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum, to Walter White22 September 1880
MM/14/16'Instructions for the Zoologist of the Zambesi Expedition' by Richard Owen12 January 1858
MM/21/58Letter from Richard Owen to Charles Robert Bree24 April 1846
MS/769/63Letter from Richard Owen, Geological Society, Burlington House, to [Walter] White6 May 1881
AP/23/33Observations on SIngle Vision with two Eyes 30 November 1839
IM/Maull/003400Owen, Sir Richardnd
MM/19/20Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society, to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society27 April 1859
MS/710/78Letter from Richard Owen, Sheen Lodge, Richmond Park, to Anna Maria Foxnd
MS/710/77Letter from Richard Owen, Sheen Lodge, East Sheen, to Anna Maria Fox6 August 1883
MM/21/61Letter from Baden Powell to Richard Owen27 May 1850
MS/769/64Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum of Natural History, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, to [Walter White]24 March 1882
AP/62/6Description of Parts of a Human Skeleton from Pleistocene (Paleolithic) Bed, Tilbury, Essex1883
MS/769/57Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum, to [Walter White?]19 November 1857
MS/769/66Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum of Natural History, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, to Walter White29 January 1883
MS/769/72Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, to Walter White November 1883 [?]
MS/769/71Letter from Richard Owen, Sheen Lodge, Mortlake, Richmond Park, to [Walter White]10 November 1883
MS/769/68Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, to Herbert Rix31 August 1883
MS/769/58Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum, to [Walter White?]5 May 1863
AP/26/17Physiological inferences derived from Human and Comparative Anatomy respecting the origins of the Nerves; the cerebellum and the Striated Bodies8 April 1843
MS/769/69Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, to Walter White 1 October 1883
MS/769/67Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, to Walter White 5 June 1883
MS/769/70Letter from Richard Owen, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, to Walter White 2 November 1883
AP/30/20Minute Structure of the organ of taste in vertebrate animals1848
IM/Maull/003397Owen, Sir Richardnd
MM/14/18'Zoological Instructions for the Naturalist of the Expedition to Vancouver's Island', by Richard Owen28 January 1858
AP/28/21/1Paper, "An account of the disquamation and change of colour in a Negro of Upper Guinea, West Africa", by Thomas Staughton Savage1846
AP/28/21/2Portrait, "Tah-too Duari, a native of Cape Palmas, Upper Guinea, West Africa..." by Elizabeth [Rutherford] Savage1846
RR/1/9Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'Researches in embryology - Second series' by Martin Barry13 June 1839
NLB/2/270Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Richard Own, Fellow of the Royal Society20 March 1888
NLB/1/316Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Richard Owen17 December 1886
NLB/1/525Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Richard Owen, Fellow of the Royal Society19 July 1887
NLB/1/558Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to W H Wesley28 July 1887
NLB/1/535Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Richard Owen, Fellow of the Royal Society22 July 1887
NLB/2/883Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Richard Owen, Fellow of the Royal Society5 December 1888
NLB/3/192Copy letter from Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], to Sir Richard Owen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]8 April 1889
NLB/3/834Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Richard Owen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]19 October 1889
NLB/7/196Copy letter from Theodore E James, to [Harrison & Sons]19 December 1892
NLB/7/202Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Reverend Richard Owen, Sheen Lodge, S.W.20 December 1892
NLB/7/219Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster22 December 1892
NLB/7/1034Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to C D Sherborn19 June 1893
NLB/13/13Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Willet & Sandford, Howard House, Arundel Street, Strand, W.C.28 May 1896
NLB/13/180Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Willett & Sandford26 June 1896
RR/5/161Referee's report by George Granville Francis Egerton, 2nd Earl of Ellesmere, on a paper 'On the Archeopteryx of von Meyer, with a description of the fossil remains of a long-tailed species, from the lithographic stone of Solenhofen' by Richard Owen9 December 1862
RR/1/14Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On fibre' by Martin Barry 4 April 1842
RR/1/81Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the structure of chitons' by J E Gray9 August 1847
RR/3/97Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On chondrosteus, an extinct genus of the sturionidæ, found in the lias formation at Lyme Regis' by Phillip de Malpas Grey Egerton11 June 1858
RR/3/174Referee's report by Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'Description of some remains of a gigantic land-lizard (Megalama Prisca, Owen) from Australia' by Richard Owen18 October 1858
RR/3/206Referee's report by William Sharpey, on a paper 'On the Scelidothere' by Richard Owen4 March 1857
RR/3/207Referee's report by William Sharpey, on a paper 'Description of the foetal membranes and placenta of the elephant (elephas indicus, cuv.), with remarks on the value of placentary characters in the classification of the mammalia' by Richard Owen1857
RR/2/172Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'The reproduction of the Ascaris mystax' by Henry Nelson21 February 1852
RR/2/183Referee's report by Thomas Bell, on a paper 'On the Megatherium (Megatherium americanum, blumenbach)' by Richard Owen17 March 1851
RR/2/182Referee's report by William Clark, on a paper 'On the Megatherium (Megatherium americanum, blumenbach)' by Richard Owen7 March 1851
RR/2/185Referee's report by Thomas Bell, on a paper 'Description of some species of the extinct genus Nesodon, with remarks on the primary group (Toxodontia) of hoofed quadrupeds, to which that genus is referable' by Richard Owen17 February 1853
RR/3/209Referee's report by Philip de Malpas Egerton, on a paper 'Description of the skull and teeth of the placodus laticeps, owen, with indications of other new species of placodus, and evidence of the saurian nature of that genus' by Richard Owen25 March 1858
RR/2/264Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'Investigations into the structure and development of the scales and bones of fishes' by William Crawford Williamson4 September 1850
RR/4/155Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the ova and pseudova of insects' by John Lubbock18 January 1859
RR/4/195Referee's report by Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the dicynodont reptilia, with a description of some fossil remains brought by H. R. H. Prince Alfred from South Africa, November 1860' by Richard Owen20 March 1862
RR/1/63Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the organ of hearing in crustacea' by Arthur Farre16 September 1843
RR/4/190Referee's report by Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part I - Description of a mutilated skull of a large marsupial carnivore (Thylacoleo carnifex, Owen), from a calcareous conglomerate stratum, eighty miles S. W. of Melbourne, Victoria' by Richard Owen9 February 1859
RR/4/193Referee's report by Thomas Bell, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part I - Description of a mutilated skull of a large marsupial carnivore (Thylacoleo carnifex, Owen), from a calcareous conglomerate stratum, eighty miles S. W. of Melbourne, Victoria' by Richard Owen29 January 1859
RR/4/194Referee's report by Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'On the dicynodont reptilia, with a description of some fossil remains brought by H. R. H. Prince Alfred from South Africa, November 1860' by Richard Owen26 March 1862
RR/1/29Report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the structure and use of the malpighian bodies of the kidney, with observations on the circulation through that gland' by William Bowman11 April 1842
RR/5/165Referee's report by William Sharpey, on a paper 'On the marsupial pouches, mammary glands, and mammary foetus of the Echidna hystrix' by Richard OwenJuly 1865
RR/1/13Referee's report by Richard Owen, on two papers 'On the chorda dorsalis' and 'On the blood porpuscules Parts II & III' by Martin Barry 12 July 1841
RR/5/166Committee signatures, on a paper 'On the marsupial pouches, mammary glands, and mammary foetus of the Echidna hystrix' by Richard Owen1865
RR/5/163Referee's report by John Marshall, on a paper 'Description of the cavern of Bruniquel, and its organic contents' by Richard Owen24 August 1864
RR/5/167Referee's report by Thomas Bell, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia. - Part II. Description of an almost entire skull of the thylacoleo carnifex, Owen, from a freshwater deposit, Darling Downs, Queensland' by Richard Owen1 November 1865
RR/5/169Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On the marsupial pouches, mammary glands, and mammary foetus of the Echidna hystrix' by Richard Owen1865
RR/1/149Referee's report by Richard Owen and William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the ganglia and nerves of the heart' by Robert Lee13 October 1848
RR/1/148Referee's report by Richard Owen and William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the ganglia and nerves of the heart' by Robert Lee8 August 1847
RR/9/173Referee's report by John Whitaker Hulke, on a paper 'Pelvic characters of thylacoleo carnifex' by Richard Owen17 June 1883
RR/1/241Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'Memoir on the metamorphoses in the macroura, or long-tailed crustacea, exemplified in the prawn (Palaemon serratus)' by John V Thomson27 February 1836
RR/1/242Letter from Richard Owen, on the allocation of Royal Medals to the Royal Society.13 May 1835
RR/7/190Memorandum by Philip Des Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part VI. Genus phascolomys' by Richard Owen1872
RR/7/47Referee's report by Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen19 December 1870
RR/7/46Referee's report by Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part III. Diprotodon australis' by Richard Owen19 March 1870
RR/1/247Referee's report by Richard Owen and Thomas Bell, on a paper 'On the structure of the teeth, the vascularity of those organs, and their relation to bone' by John Tomes[1837]
RR/1/218Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'An account of the desquamation and change of colour in a 'negro' of Upper Guinea, West Africa' by Thomas S Savage6 March 1846
RR/1/225Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the blow-hole of the porpoise' by Francis Sibson16 March 1847
RR/7/45Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part III. Diprotodon australis' by Richard Owen 5 March 1870
RR/6/201Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the osteology of the solitaire or Didine Bird of the Island of Rodriguez, Pezophaps solitaria ( Gmel.)' by Alfred Newton and Edward Newton19 August 1868
RR/6/206Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Description of the cavern of Bruniquel, and its organic contents.—Part II. Equine remains' by Richard Owen14 April 1869
RR/6/208Referee's report by William Boyd Dawkins, on a paper 'On fossil remains of equines from central and South America referable to Equus conversidens, Ow., Equus tan, Ow., and Equus arcidens, Ow' by Richard Owen15 July 1869
RR/6/205Referee's report by Philip de Malpas Grey-Egerton, on a paper 'On fossil remains of equines from central and South America referable to Equus conversidens, Ow., Equus tan, Ow., and Equus arcidens, Ow' by Richard Owen2 April 1869
RR/7/125Letter from Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.—Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen22 February 1871
RR/7/124Letter from Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.—Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen2 February 1871
RR/7/126Letter from Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.—Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen27 March 1871
RR/7/128Referee's report by Philip De Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part V. Genus nototherium' by Richard Owen4 July 1871
RR/7/129Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part V. Genus nototherium' by Richard Owen14 September 1871
RR/7/189Referee's report by Philip Des Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part VI. Genus phascolomys' by Richard Owen29 May 1872
RR/9/79Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Description of portions of a tusk of a proboscidian mammal' by Richard Owen11 May 1882
RR/7/188Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part VI. Genus phascolomys' by Richard Owen11 March 1872
RR/7/191Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part VII. Genus phascolomys: species exceeding the existing ones in size' by Richard Owen26 June 1872
RR/6/212Referee's report by George Busk, on two papers 'On remains of a large extinct lama (Palauchenia magna, Owen) from quaternary deposits in the Valley of Mexico' and 'On the molar teeth, lower jaw, of Macrauchenia patachonica, Ow' by Richard Owen6 November 1869
RR/7/261Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia. Part VIII - Family macropodidæ: genera macropus, osphranter, phascolagus, sthenurus, and protemnodon' by Richard Owen1873
RR/9/80Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'Description of portions of a tusk of a proboscidian mammal' by Richard Owen20 May 1882
RR/7/392Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia. Part X - family macropodidae: mandibular dentition and parts of the skeleton of palorchestes; additional evidences of macropus titan, sthenurus, and procoptodon' by Richard Owen16 October 1875
RR/7/391Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia. Part X - family macropodidae: mandibular dentition and parts of the skeleton of palorchestes; additional evidences of macropus titan, sthenurus, and procoptodon' by Richard Owen10 August 1875
RR/8/245Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On the ova of the Echidna hystrix' by Richard Owen[1880]
RR/8/238Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'Description of some remains of the gigantic land-lizard (Megalania prisca, Owen), from Australia.—Part II' by Richard Owen24 May 1880
RR/8/239Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Description of some remains of the gigantic land-lizard (Megalania prisca, Owen), from Australia.—Part II' by Richard Owen24 June 1880
RR/8/246Committee report, on a paper 'On the ova of the Echidna hystrix' by Richard Owen[1880]
RR/8/242Letter from Richard Owen, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the ova of the Echidna hystrix' by Richard Owen9 September 1880
RR/9/172Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the affinities of thylacoleo' by Richard Owen20 March 1883
RR/8/332Referee's report by John Whitaker Hulke, on a paper 'Description of some remains of the gigantic land-lizard (Megalania prisca, Owen), from Australia.—Part III' by Richard Owen3 March 1881
RR/9/227Referee's report by George Busk, on three unnamed papers by Richard Owen1 February 1884
RR/9/171Referee's report by John Whitaker Hulke, on a paper 'On the affinities of thylacoleo' by Richard Owen17 July 1883
RR/9/233Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Evidence of a large extinct monotreme (Echidna Ramsayi, Ow.) from the Wellington Breccia Cave, New South Wales' by Richard Owen to the author16 May 1884
RR/9/232Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Description of parts of a human skeleton from a pleistocene (palaeolithic) bed, Tilbury, Essex' by Richard Owen to the author22 March 1884
RR/9/174Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Pelvic characters of thylacoleo carnifex' by Richard Owen2 July 1883
RR/9/228Referee's report by Joseph Prestwich, on a paper 'Description of parts of a human skeleton from a pleistocene (palaeolithic) bed, Tilbury, Essex' by Richard Owen2 February 1884
RR/9/230Letter from Richard Owen, on his paper 'Evidence of a large extinct monotreme (Echidna Ramsayi, Ow.) from the Wellington Breccia Cave, New South Wales' to the Secretary of the Royal Society.25 February 1884
RR/10/63Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on two papers 'On fossil remains of Echidna Ramsayi (Ow.). Part II' and 'Description of a newly-excluded young of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus' by Richard Owen6 July 1887
RR/10/201Referee's report by Edwin Ray Lankester, on a paper 'On the skull of a marsupial carnivore Thylacopardus australis' by Richard Owen14 November 1888
RR/10/203Referee's report by William Henry Flower and Edwin Ray Lankester, on a paper 'On the skull of a marsupial carnivore Thylacopardus australis' by Richard Owen4 December 1888
RR/10/200Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the skull of a marsupial carnivore Thylacopardus australis' by Richard Owen17 October 1889
RR/9/382Referee's report by John Whitaker Hulke, on a paper 'Description of fossil remains of two species of a genus (Meiolania) from "Lord Howe's Island."' by Richard Owen23 April 1886
RR/9/383Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on an unnamed paper about 'thylacoleo carnifex' by Richard Owen29 November 1886
RR/8/244Second letter from Richard Owen, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding two papers 'On the ova of the Echidna hystrix' and 'Description of some remains of the gigantic land-lizard (Megalania prisca, Owen), from Australia.—Part II' by Richard Owen17 September 1880
RR/10/64Referee's report by Edwin Ray Lankester, on two papers 'On fossil remains of Echidna Ramsayi (Ow.). Part II' and 'Description of a newly-excluded young of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus' by Richard Owen5 August 1887
RR/2/184Referee's report by William Clark, on a paper 'Description of some species of the extinct genus Nesodon, with remarks on the primary group (Toxodontia) of hoofed quadrupeds, to which that genus is referable' by Richard Owen11 February 1853
RR/6/204Letter from Philip Lutley Sclater, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On fossil remains of equines from central and South America referable to Equus conversidens, Ow., Equus tan, Ow., and Equus arcidens, Ow' by Richard Owen23 March 1869
RR/8/243Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the ova of the Echidna hystrix' by Richard Owen10 August 1880
RR/8/333Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'Description of some remains of the gigantic land-lizard (Megalania prisca, Owen), from Australia.—Part III' by Richard Owennd [1881]
RR/5/168Referee's report by George Granville Francis Egerton, 2nd Earl of Ellesmere, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia. - Part II. Description of an almost entire skull of the thylacoleo carnifex, Owen, from a freshwater deposit, Darling Downs, Queensland' by Richard Owen1865
RR/1/226Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the comparative anatomy of the thyroid gland' by John Simon3 July 1844
RR/3/211Referee's report by Thomas Bell, on a paper 'Description of some remains of a gigantic land-lizard (Megalama Prisca, Owen) from Australia' by Richard Owen21 September 1858
RR/4/192Referee's report by Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, on a paper 'On the vertebral characters of the order pterosauria, as exemplified in the genera pterodactylus (cuvier) and dimorphodon (Owen)' by Richard Owen6 July 1859
RR/9/384Referee's report by John Whitaker Hulke, on an unnamed paper about 'thylacoleo carnifex' by Richard Owen6 December 1886
RR/4/191Referee's report by Henry Wentworth Dyke Acland, on a paper 'On the vertebral characters of the order pterosauria, as exemplified in the genera pterodactylus (cuvier) and dimorphodon (Owen)' by Richard Owen2 July 1859
RR/9/381Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Description of fossil remains of two species of a genus (Meiolania) from "Lord Howe's Island."' by Richard Owen31 March 1886
RR/7/127Letter from Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.—Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen13 April 1871
RR/7/122Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.—Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen5 January 1871
RR/6/207Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'Description of the cavern of Bruniquel, and its organic contents.—Part II. Equine remains' by Richard Owen18 April 1869
AP/66/13On the Skull and Dentition of the Genus Thylacopardus1888
MS/426/471Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to various Fellows15 July 1852
MS/426/136Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary and Librarian of the Royal Society; to the Marquis of Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton], President of the Royal Society13 June 1845
MS/426/451Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to various individuals20 June 1851
MS/426/670Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to R [Richard] Owen26 July 1859
MS/426/656Copy letter from B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie; President of the Royal Society; to Major Gen Hon C Grey; and to Richard Owen, President of the British Association.9 December 1858
IM/003399Owen, Sir Richardnd
IM/003396Owen, Sir Richard1999
MS/769/65Letter from Richard Owen, Sheen Lodge, Richmond Park, East Sheen, to Walter White29 January 1883
NLB/7/207Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster20 December 1892
RR/3/178Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the existence of the decidua around the ovum within the fallopian tube, in four cases of fallopian-tube conception, and on the absence of any trace of decidua in the cavity of the uterus in the same cases' by Robert Lee12 August 1857
RR/8/241Committee report, on a paper 'Description of some remains of the gigantic land-lizard (Megalania prisca, Owen), from Australia.—Part II' by Richard Owen[1880]
RR/10/65Letter from William Henry Flower, to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, regarding a paper 'Description of a newly-excluded young of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus' by Richard Owen17 November 1887
RR/10/61Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On parts of the skeleton of Meiolania platyceps (Ow.)' by Richard Owen7 June 1887
RR/10/62Referee's report by Harry Govier Seeley, on a paper 'On parts of the skeleton of Meiolania platyceps (Ow.)' by Richard Owen14 June 1887
RR/10/202Second referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the skull of a marsupial carnivore Thylacopardus australis' by Richard Owen18 May 1888
RR/9/229Letter from William Henry Flower, on four papers 'Description of teeth of a large extinct (marsupial ?) genus, Sceparnodon, Ramsay', 'Evidence of a large extinct monotreme (Echidna Ramsayi, Ow.) from the Wellington Breccia Cave, New South Wales', 'Evidence of a large extinct lizard (notiosaurus dentatus, Owen) from pleistocene deposit, new south wales, Australia' and 'Description of parts of a human skeleton from a pleistocene (palaeolithic) bed, Tilbury, Essex' by Richard Owen to the Secretary of the Royal Society6 February 1884
RR/2/149Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the development of the great anterior veins in man and mammalia; including an account of certain remnants of foetal structure found in the adult, a comparative view of these great veins the different mammalia, and an analysis of their occasional peculiarities in the human subject' by John Marshall16 October 1849
RR/5/164Referee's report by John Evans, on a paper 'Description of the cavern of Bruniquel, and its organic contents' by Richard Owen5 September 1864
RR/6/210Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on two papers 'On remains of a large extinct lama (Palauchenia magna, Owen) from quaternary deposits in the Valley of Mexico' and 'On the molar teeth, lower jaw, of Macrauchenia patachonica, Ow' by Richard Owen9 September 1869
RR/6/211Letter from Richard Owen, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding two papers 'On remains of a large extinct lama (Palauchenia magna, Owen) from quaternary deposits in the Valley of Mexico' and 'On the molar teeth, lower jaw, of Macrauchenia patachonica, Ow' by Richard Owen28 September 1869
RR/8/240Letter from Walter White, to George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Description of some remains of the gigantic land-lizard (Megalania prisca, Owen), from Australia.—Part II' by Richard Owen28 July 1880
RR/9/231Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on four papers 'Description of teeth of a large extinct (marsupial ?) genus, Sceparnodon, Ramsay', 'Evidence of a large extinct monotreme (Echidna Ramsayi, Ow.) from the Wellington Breccia Cave, New South Wales', 'Evidence of a large extinct lizard (notiosaurus dentatus, Owen) from pleistocene deposit, new south wales, Australia' and 'Description of parts of a human skeleton from a pleistocene (palaeolithic) bed, Tilbury, Essex' by Richard Owen28 February 1884
RR/5/162Referee's report by Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'On the Archeopteryx of von Meyer, with a description of the fossil remains of a long-tailed species, from the lithographic stone of Solenhofen' by Richard Owen20 December 1862
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