Letter from George Wood to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter an invitation is extended to Owen by the Radcliffe Bridge Branch of the Rational Religionists to open their new Hall of Science. Such is their desire for Owen to perform the opening ceremony, they indicate a willingness to delay the opening a week if the planned opening date in early February clashes with other arrangements Owen may have.

Wood explains to Owen that if he performed the ceremony it would provide a "new vigour into the cause" at a time when it is most certainly needed, with many in Radcliffe having suffered "a great deal from the ravagions of the present system".

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Stamped number: 1212