Letter from Thomas Allsop to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter referring to Ernest Jones, the poet, and "his fearful struggle". Allsop explains that he has been assisting him for many years, but now no longer has the means, therefore brings it to Owen's notice. Allsop lists a number of Jones' poems "by which he has enriched our common literature", and outlines the nature of Jones problems, explaining that both he and his "family will be exposed to ruin". Allsop asks for aid to be sent to Mr McGowan, printer, Gt. Windmill St, Haymarket [London], adding that this letter is sent in the strictest confidence.

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Stamped number: 2192