Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Rigby provides an account of his progress carrying out tasks and errands on Owen's behalf. This includes receiving Owen's letters and parcels, delivering these parcels to various dignitaries and arranging for copies of Owen's works to be printed.

Rigby makes reference to a meeting, at which the question was posed, "what are Finch, Clegg and Green doing?" This was in reference to the report they were engaged to produce concerning Queenwood Estate [Hampshire, of which they are the Trustees]. Rigby agreed to write to them and give them a fixed time by which they should produce the overdue report. If the report was not forthcoming then Holyoake was to "make the settlement" of the affairs.


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