Letter from John Finch to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, opening with discussion of the forthcoming lectures Owen has agreed to deliver in Liverpool. Finch explains he thinks at midday on Monday and Tuesday 29th and 30th January Owen could "deliver two public lectures to the wealthy classes", and in the evenings of the same days deliver "two Lectures to the working classes".

Finch recently returned from a short tour of Scotland and describes the country as being "ripe for change and extremely thirsting for knowledge".

The letter closes with with Finch referring to difficulties being encountered in obtaining Owen's weekly published journal the New Moral World in various parts of the country, he blames "abominable carelessness and neglect" which has caused numerous branches "to complain grievously of the loss of sale and falling off in demand".

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Stamped number: 861

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