Letter from W H Saville to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter in which Saville talks about a great crisis of the old systems that only produce crime and misery. He says that there are so-called reformers but they are false and only interested in making money. He says that Owen is prominent in laying the foundations of a 'superstructure' based on truth and reason

Saville says that his father was employed by the government as an ordnance worker and saw change as destructive. Saville says he saw Owen in Dublin twelve years before and wanted to know more but could not due to his age and 'popish religion'. He ends by asking for advice on how to emancipate himself and become a member of the New Moral World.

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Stamped Number: 721