Correspondence of Anne Caroline Owen

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

This early items in this series of letters between Robert Owen and his wife Caroline refer, in the main, to Robert Owen's visit to Ireland to attempt to bring in measures to alleviate poverty in that country. The later letters focus on family matters, in particular the poor health of their daughter.

Administrative / Biographical History

Anne Caroline Owen, nee Dale, was the daughter of David Dale, the Scottish mill owner and businessman. Anne married Robert Owen in Glasgow in 1799, and the couple went on to have 8 children, one of whom died in infancy.