Letter from Harriet Hohler to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Hohler informs Owen that she and her husband, who are missionaries, are situated in Cirencester; a village described by Hohler as a place that has been a "refuge for horse and sheep stealers" for many years, and that "there is scarcely a house from which some member has not been tried, transported and imprisoned. Two have been hung!"

After their initial endeavours were met with "threats and insolence," they were accepted by the villagers and have since attempted to educate the village children. But the building used as a school can no longer hold the children and they can not afford to extend or build new premises. They seek Owen's help in this regard.


Stamped number: 1414.