Correspondence of John Finch

Administrative / Biographical History

John Finch was a Unitarian preacher and a missionary for teetotalism. He helped to form the first Liverpool Co-operative Society in 1829 and attended the Co-operative Congresses in 1831 and 1832. From 1837 Finch became a devotee of Owen. In 1839 he became trustee and Acting Governor of Harmony Hall. He left in 1840, returned again in 1842 and was also involved in its winding up in 1846. Finch saw Owenism as a new religion.