Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter informing Rigby that Owen’s daughter, Jane Fauntleroy, and family left him that morning. Owen wishes Rigby to give him an account of their proceedings in London when they have departed.

Owen says that he does not know what Lord John Russell has done with his petition to the House of Commons. He says he will write to him to see if he is opposed to it.

Owen goes on to say that the Spiritualists in the United States are preparing to establish a community in Galveston. Owen says that the Mexicans and Indians are unlikely to be friendly to its introduction.

Owen ends by asking Rigby to visit Monsieur Claudet and ask him for four copies of my likeness [photograph?] for his daughter to take with her to the United States.