Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter informing Rigby he is trying to raise funds to carry on the war. Owen asks Rigby to sell his books as he can no longer read. He also asks Rigby to send his things up to him in Sevenoaks as he believes he may be suddenly taken away and complains that he is losing his strength and memory daily.

Owen goes on to say he has received a reply from Earl Granville, President of the the Cabinet Council in response to the memorial he sent him.

Owen concludes by saying he is out of funds and not able to pay his debts for the first time in his life.