Letter from Henry McCormac to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter opening with words of comfort for Owen following the death of one of his relatives. McCormac follows this with an endorsement of Owen's (and Gray's) plans for the opening of "Labour Banks" [Labour Exchanges]; if successful they will "go far to work an entire change in the condition of the working classes".

The letter closes with discussion of the situation in Belfast, with McCormac writing of the opposition raised by some in the clergy to his "advocacy of cooperative principles"; he is still unable to "support himself in a professional direction". He also notes his appointment by Owen as the Superintendent for the "district" of Ireland, but thinks the method of appointing individuals with out their "assent" to be flawed.

Note

Stamped number: 239