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.
Correspondence of Robert Owen
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- Dates of Creation1841-1858
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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.