Letter from Henry Travis to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with discussion of the latest edition of Robert Owen's Journal.

Owen is informed that extracts appearing in The Leader newspaper have been taken from the same "spiritual stories" that Owen had inserted [? in Robert Owen's Journal]. Travis believes the "phenomena" to which Owen refers should not be "negatived" by the observations of [Michael] Faraday and others, and he expresses a wish to observe the "rappings" despite his feelings so far being "strongly in favour of disbelief".

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Stamped number: 2052

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