Letter from William Wilks to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with Wilks expressing a desire for information regarding the progress of Owen's plans in London and other parts of the country. Wilks makes the enquiry in lieu of the inactivity from co-operators in his home city of Worcester who he finds to be "deficient in energy";; he is "very disappointed" in them and recalls an unsuccessful attempt at starting a reading room as an example of the difficulties he faces in progressing co-operative schemes in the city.

Wilks also wonders if they should proceed at present with the Regeneration Society, he asks as they have heard little of the objects of the Society and he is also wary of "having too many irons in the fire".

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Stamped number: 680

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