Letter from John Ashburner to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter indicating that he has received a copy of the Yorkshire Spiritual Telegraph from Dr Travis and has now decided to subscribe to the publication as it contains some "excellent parts". Discussion then turns to the links between Christianity and Spiritualism, with Ashburner feeling the two go hand-in-hand and that if Owen thinks otherwise he is must be a "gnarled old oak". Ashburner would make the medical profession learn the New Testament by heart and believes that Electricians and Magnetists are unable to "imagine any intelligence higher than their own" and therefore are not open to Owen's views.

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Stamped number: 2384