Letter from Henry Travis to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Travis writes of seeing the Petition put forward by Lord Brougham, and while this may be useful to bring the subject forward time and again, "some stronger influences" will be required to produce "action of the right kind".

Travis notes that [Edward Vansittart] Neale gave a good speech the previous evening but many of the other speakers "had very muddy notions of our subject". Despite his dissatisfaction, Travis did not say anything out as he "no practice in speaking". At the meeting [Patrick] Lloyd Jones joked of "ossified Socialists" which created a laugh but gained "no respect for his judgement".

Despite a special meeting being called nothing was done about [James] Rigby's salary and Travis worries that Ripley "thus put off".

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Stamped number: 2028