Letter from Alex Dickson to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter referring to coverage of Owen's forthcoming lectures in Maidstone in the local press; Mr Whiting was unable to insert a "lengthened note" in that days paper, but will do so the next week; Owen is asked to write a column for which Dickson has been promised space in a forthcoming edition.

Dickson writes that he has enclosed a copy of the "Tory paper" so that Owen may see the coverage his lectures received; they find fault with a "worthy Magistrate" for attending the Lectures - a point which Dickson sees as "laughable".

Also noted is the response of the Maidstone clergy to Owen's Lectures, with a local Reverend announcing mid-sermon that "there is A man at this moment in the town - an agent of the Devil who is busy propagating doctrines that are most damnable".

Dickson remarks the impression made by Owen has been "most favourable" to their cause.


Stamped number: 1174