Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter telling Rigby that he regrets to hear he is ill and that he should stop working so hard. Owen goes on to give Rigby instructions for sending some pamphlets to his son in Naples. Owen says that his son will be in London in August. Owen complains that he has not received any copies of the Illustrated London News except the one he sent to his family in New Harmony. Owen says all his family is now congregated in New Harmony and that his son Robert is only awaiting the arrival of his successor before leaving Naples.

Owen says that Lord Brougham had left London by the time Owen's petition reached there. However, it has now reached him in Birmingham and he has forwarded it to Lord Monteagle to present [to Parliament].

Owen concludes by saying he thinks he will in London on Monday.