Letter from John Miles to Robert Owen

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Scope and Content

Manuscript letter written to accompany enclosed books (not present). Owen is told to not worry about paying for them unless he is "overburdened with California Gold Dust".

Miles asks Owen to forward him a copy of his Revolution [in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race], if possible a signed copy which would be a "great treasure".

The front of the letter is adorned by a extravagant print taken from an engraving by Peter Hunter. The print features a number of slogans and images clearly indicating the co-operative and communistic beliefs of those who commissioned the engraving which is noted as being "Branch 16 of the R. S. And [Henry] Hethrington Pub[lishe]r, Holywell St. Strand [London]".

Note

Stamped number: 1834