Letter from Samuel Austin to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter addressed to Owen in Manchester, which opens by wishing Owen well with his endeavours to "enlighten the Members of the Trades Unions", so that the productive classes will be delivered from the current predicament. The main focus of the letter concerns the recently founded National Equitable Labour Exchange, Gray's Inn Road, London; a festival held there was well attended with up to 500 present, although there were "grumblings", which seem to be on the increase; lectures there were also well attended. A meeting was held for the election of the Officers for the Exchange with proceedings going well except for some opposition to Mr Henderson's appointment as Superintendent.

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Stamped number: 666