Letter from James Jennings to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter, opening with Jennings writing of a "family Cyclopedia"; Owen was sent two copies and is asked to pay for them and to make an order more copies if able to.

Discussion of Owen's plans follows, with Jennings writing he is glad to see via the press that subscription for the plan [to build a community] is going well, although he believes "the public mind is not yet ripe for the reception and furtherance of the plan".

The letter closes with Jennings explaining he has sent his sons to live with his brother in America, as his brother, who recently emigrated there, had wrote saying he was "quite satisfied with the country".


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