Dedication of Swedenborg Room
The Swedenborg Room was a gift of the Connecticut inventor and industrialist Dr. Karl W. Hallden and his wife. Dr. Hallden was born in Sweden and came to America as a small boy. His interest in mechanical engineering brought him in contact with the work of Christopher Polhem, “The Father of Swedish Technology,” and Swedenborg. A deep admiration of these men prompted his sponsoring of an English translation of “Christopher Polhem” a memorial volume (1963), and later the gift of the Swedenborg Room.