Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter opening with Owen discussing a recent meeting and expressing his satisfaction with it and Rigby's exertions. Owen goes on to say that he has received the proofs of Atkins' and Wilkins' speeches. Owen then tells Rigby that he will see an account of his meeting in the London Illustrated News and asks him what other papers he has seen it in.

Owen tells Rigby that an acquaintance from Luton wants copies of all of his works that are not out of print. He asks Rigby to arrange for them to be left at Dr Evans' in a parcel addressed to him.

Owen goes on to mention he has received the enclosed letter but knows nothing of its contents and asks Rigby if he knows anything about it. The letter closes with Owen saying that there are several errors in the printed address of his speech.