Letter from John Ashburner to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter, in which Ashburner writes of being very ill and shall leave Sunday by steamer for a month's recuperation (ending in "Homburg"). He writes he has not been able to read the latest pamphlet sent to him by Owen and is also sorry that Owen has chosen not to follow a plan of his memoir and "captivate a larger number of persons", believing that when Owen has died nobody will be able to complete this task as well. Reference is made to the phrenological studies of a Dr Leger whose statistics would "do more to change the conviction of mankind [towards Spiritualism] than a thousand volumes".

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Stamped number: 2655

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