Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter which Owen begins by telling Rigby he received his letter and that Baume is not worth any trouble. Owen goes on to tell Rigby that Cobden has printed copies of the Gift but he cannot afford any more copies at present.

Owen goes on to tell Rigby that he will have to make his own arrangements for supplying M.Ps. Owen says that the press are digesting the Gift at present but any interest or opposition will do good.

Owen concludes by saying that he will send a parcel the next morning to go to Robert 2nd. He also asks Rigby to send copies of the 3rd edition [of the Gift] to the House of Representatives in the U.S congress.