Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter opening with Rigby writing that he may soon lose his job in the London offices of the Liverpool based foundry Finch and Willey. With this threat hanging over him, Rigby is now searching for a new job and has also begun making arrangements for the safe removal of Owen's papers which are presently in his work office. Owen is asked for instructions on this matter, though Rigby believes that Owen's boxes are not in any "immediate danger".

Discussion turns to the progress with the "Tract Committee" , with Rigby explaining that a resolution was passed for the printing of 1000 copies of Owen's Outline of the Rational System, and that copies will be sent to the Queen, Prince Albert and all the Lords in preparation for Owen's "examination" in the House of Lords.


Stamped number: 1952