Letter from Alex Campbell to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter advising Owen that his planned visit to Oxford to view progress on the "Panorama" are unsatisfactory at present. This is due to Thomas Atkins [the designer of the Panorama] and the Mr Storey [the artist employed to paint the Panorama] both being away from Oxford. Atkins is ill and has taken to "more elevated ground" 3 miles from Oxford.

Campbell writes of his interest in a visit made to Owen by the author [John Pemberton] of "The Happy Colony"; asks Owen to forward Pemberton's details, so he may correspond with a man "who is struggling for the realization of the Same Noble Plan for the elevation of humanity" as they.

Loose with the letter are 2 items, neither of which are referred to in the letter; a cutting taken from the Oxonian Advertiser and Family Newspaper, which consists of a letter written by Thomas Atkins on the subject of "Gas Light" in Oxford; a notice for a Dr W. Washington Evans' "Potent Remedy For Cholera".

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Stamped number: 2285

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