Letter from Joseph Corvaja to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter focusses on criticism of Owen and his beliefs, with Corvaja proclaiming that "man is the greatest enemy to himself". He writes of Owen's friends attending a meeting in the hope of hearing Owen had changed his "system of propaganda", only to find he was still "turning in a Utopian circle"; offers Owen "the infallible means of coup d'etat" in a catechism in his journal, and if Owen does not accept his "project" he will be forced to leave England for Belgium.

The letter is accompanied by a note which suggests that the letter was originally posted to a third party to pass to Owen.


Stamped number: 2381, 2470

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