Letter from Robert Owen to the Editor of the Bolton Free Press

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Owen replies to a letter published in the Bolton Free Press.The letter, signed "Lacins", critiques a lecture delivered at Bolton Theatre - questioning Owen's concept of "a new moral estate." Owen documents his own learning and experience and suggests that: "it is evident that 'Lacins' like every other writer upon this new system has given his opinion before he has taken rational means to understand what the subject really is."


Stamped number: 830