Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Rigby provides Owen with an account of the progress he has made with tasks carried out on Owen's behalf. Rigby explains he is thinking of going against Owen's wishes and writing to [ The Daily Telegraph] in support of the measures Owen introduced at New Lanark as a "benevolent despot", and remarking that if the current government were to do this they would be "sent to the winds".


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