Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Rigby provides Owen with a comprehensive update of the progress he has made with tasks carried out on his behalf. This includes taking Owen's Petition to the House of Lords, posting newspapers to Owen and arranging for reports of the recent meeting to be printed in various newspapers.

Rigby closes the letter with a lengthy explanation of a situation which arose regarding an individual named Baum[e]. Baume called twice on Rigby, both times missing him and, following a convoluted passage of events, it became known that Baume was desirous of being reconciled with Owen. Papers, which Baume believes show his work on behalf of the "cause", are said to have been passed to Rigby via a Dr.Mills, but Rigby denies either receiving the papers, nor even knowing who Baume is or for what reason he requires to be reconciled with Owen.


Stamped number: 2408


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