Letter from Robert Owen to Jane D Owen

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Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with Owen writing of being "grieved" to hear that Jane's mother [Caroline, Owen's wife] is still an invalid and has not made the progress anticipated when Owen left in Winter; Owen is anxious to receive further news.

Owen writes of recently returning from a school in the "country" at which the Master wishes to run on "true cooperative principles" as the first steps of the establishment of a community. Owen believes the situation for such a venture to be "most favourable" and hopes it will prove successful.

The letter closes with Owen writing of being "very much satisfied" on a visit to the school at which Mary's nephew [William] is attending.

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Stamped number: 203