Letter from John Douthwaite to Robert Owen

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In this manuscript letter Douthwaite asks Owen when he intends to visit his town [Bradford, Yorkshire] as Owen had intimated he would to a friend of Douthwaite; as much notice as possible is required as there is "considerable anxiety" felt about Owen in the neighbourhood.

Written on the rear on the letter is a further letter written by George Fleming. In it he explains he took the liberty of opening the letter from Douthwaite as it was addressed to him, and he believed it may contain their "public business". He then redirects the letter to Owen in Edinburgh.


Stamped number: 881

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