Letter from William Muir to Robert Owen

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  • Reference
      GB 1499 ROC/13/78/1
  • Dates of Creation
      27 Aug 1839
  • Physical Description
      6 pages, 1 printed item

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, in which Muir, on behalf of The Philalethean Society of Edinburgh, makes a challenge to "the Socialists at large" and Owen in particular. The challenge is made to prove that the system of the Socialists is "utterly Atheistical" and that "Atheism is incredible, and an absurdity".

A draft copy of a speech prepared by Owen in response to the challenge is enclosed, along with a printed notice announcing the challenge.


Stamped number: 1144

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