Letter from Robert Dale Owen to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Dale Owen tells his father that he has enclosed the statement of the wages and produce at New Lanark for the years 1814 through to 1821.

Dale Owen was informed by Mr Clegg that it was impossible in such a short time to provide a complete statement of the sales, and in any case Dale Owen feels "it may not be as important as showing in what proportion the value of the produce of that establishment has fallen". Owen is advised to compare the price of cotton with those of yarns.

A detailed statement of wages and produce for the years 1814 to 1821 is included.


Stamped number: 129