Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter which Owen begins by telling Rigby not to worry about the Congress reports. He says that if they can be with the Government [officials] by the end of the week this will be advantageous.

Owen goes on to comment on Dr [Travis] saying The Dr is not yet up to the mark of the life calling straight before us. He must be for sometime in a mist which can be cleared away from his mind only by facts too strong to be refuted. I am now acting many degrees beyond his present circle practical knowledge.

Owen concludes by saying he will be at Mrs Budgen’s on Saturday evening.