Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, in which Rigby informs Owen of the situation regarding the possible lease of a premises on Fleet Street, London. The lease is for sale for 100 guineas, but the purchaser must carry out any repairs, a stipulation which Rigby challenged; Owen is asked what should be done next. Rigby is not keen on the property as he says it is "dirty, dark and comes an air of poverty with it".

The importance of acquiring a property soon [to progress the 'cause'] is underlined with Rigby stating they have "no book depot, no place to meet, no centre to move around - consequently we are inactive"; he asks "what is the use of Truth in boxes?"


Stamped number: 1972