Letter from Charles Fratt to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Fratt opens by writing of his personal circumstances - he is married with one child and is working as a furniture polisher, and of his growing dissatisfaction with the "way Society is organised" which, he believes, sees those who "labour most generally get the least, and are despised by those who get fat off al[l] their labour".

Fratt writes the letter from Richmond, Virginia and explains of his awareness of Owen's activities in America, and of his general agreement with Owen's ideas and principles. He enquires of Owen what he "intends to do" and wonders does he "intend establishing a Society" in America.


Stamped number: 1346