Correspondence of Robert Owen

Scope and Content

1841-1842 Rigby is Governor of Queenwood and Owen writes to him corncerning the community there. 1852-1858 Owen is in Sevenoaks and is writing to Rigby in London requesting he carry out various tasks for him predominantly arranging the printing and distribution of his publications.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Owen was a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the co-operative movement. James Rigby was a loyal follower of Owen and in the latter years of Owen's life he acted as his agent in London.