Robert Charles Eden

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Robert Charles Eden (1836–1907) was the son of the Rev. Hon. William Eden (1792–1859), vicar of Bekesbourne and rector of Bishopsbourne and a Six Preacher.[1] He was a student at Oriel College, Oxford in 1857, in which year his father died and he set out for the United States, settling in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin in 1859. He fought in the American Civil War, attaining the rank of Lt Colonel. The family settled for a time in Rhode Island in the 1870s before returning to England and Scotland. They then lived in Massachusetts, Finland, Washington and New Jersey where he was employed as an engineer for the Edison Electric Company. He died at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey.[2]

On the Eden family, see

Shelfmark W/H-2-50
Aelfric, Grammaticus. English-Saxon homily on the birth-day of St. Gregory: ... an account of the conversion of the English ... Translated ... with notes, ... By Eliz. Elstob.
London: 1709.
Inscription on third front free endpaper: From the Learned Publisher [i.e. William Bowyer].
Inscription on third front free endpaper: Univ. Coll. Oxon 19. Oct. 1709 [...] Charlett.
Inscription on third front free endpaper: George Ballard.
Inscription on third front free endpaper: Presented to the Cathedral Library by [in a different, earlier ink:] R. Eden. Oriel Coll. Oxon. 1857.
  1. Derek Ingram Hill, The Six Preachers of Canterbury Cathedral, 1982, p. 93 and The Peerage