Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter in which Owen says that he has written to Mr Atkins to tell him that Rigby would call upon him. Owen then lists duties which he requires Rigby to carry out including the distribution of a proclamation. Owen says that Holyoake should send a few to each of the large towns in proportion to population and also to the John Street Institution and other similar institutions. He also says that a few should be posted in London and be carefully watched to see what the public do to them.

Owen goes on to say that he has written to Henry Travis to ask Mr P[are] of two tracts to be printed which are intended to be the commencement of a series. Owen says I hope to have circulated by tens of thousands by purchase of those who wish for the coming of the millennium. He also intends to send some to America.