Letter from William Cox to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Cox writes he his glad to hear that Owen is "enjoying himself at congress" and that the weather has been kind.

Discussion then turns to the Great Exhibition held at Crystal Palace; London is still "very full and busy from the immense number of country people" coming to visit the Exhibition, and he hears the number visiting the Palace today numbered 77,000.

Cox writes of his family leaving Spring Grove (the country residence of the Cox family) for good, and states that Mr Davis has probably started to "destroy the beauty of the place".

Note

Stamped number: 1949